Municipalities in Greece may grant an extension beyond the end-September deadline for the removal of extra restaurant tables and chairs in public areas, which had been placed outside due to coronavirus restrictions.
Scientists at the Agricultural University of Athens are reportedly closing in on a solution to stop the spread of the tiger longicorn beetle (Xylotrechus chinensis) that has been literally eating away at the mulberry trees lining the streets and neighborhoods of the capital for some three years now.
The recent shocking case of a man, a deputy mayor no less, that dragged a donkey tied to his truck, with the animal finally having to be euthanized, has drawn attention to the continuing abuse and abandonment of domestic animals.
The government’s intention to extend the Evros border fence with Turkey by 80 kilometers was reiterated on Friday by Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis, who stressed that Greece cannot be an “open field.”
In view of the disruption, the vandalism and the rubbish left behind even by the smallest of marches in the city center, Athens mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has urged the ministers of interior and citizens’ protection, Makis Voridis and Takis Theodorikakos, to grant the municipality of the capital the right to license any demonstration or open-air gathering.
The Municipality of Athens is providing subsidized housing, training and work to a total of 56 homeless citizens under its Housing and Work for the Homeless program, which is funded by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to the tune of 826,356 euros.
The Interior Ministry is planning to introduce an online human resources management system (HRMS) within 2023 that will make it easier to monitor gaps in staffing and the performance of every civil servant on the state’s payroll.