NEWS Migration

Welcome for refugees is wearing thin on Chios

A group of residents on the eastern Aegean island of Chios have blocked the road leading to a refugee hot spot to protest its further expansion as tensions in and around camps across the country have intensified in recent weeks.

NEWS Defense

Turkish violations fueling concerns

Greek concerns are growing about the continued violation of national air space in the Aegean by Turkish fighter jets ahead of the Easter holiday, usually a calm period.

NEWS Economy

Moscovici says detailing of standby measures not needed as talks head for break

Greece’s lenders spoke hopefully on Thursday of an imminent agreement with the government in Athens on the first bailout review, with Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici insisting that it is not necessary for Athens to set out in detail the extra 2 percent of GDP in contingent fiscal measures being demanded by the institutions.



Traveling the world on soap bubbles

A Polish soap bubble artist performs on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in the historic center of Athens. Piotr Ostrowski, 31, gave up his job at a recording studio in Poland six months ago to travel the world, funding his journey along the way by putting on soap bubble spectacles in public spaces using two selfie sticks and what he calls his ‘magic’ soap mixture. Ostrowski has been in Athens for a month and plans to stay at least another two weeks before continuing his journey, performing on the popular promenade every day until sunset. (Stelios Misinas/ANA-MPA)