Will Santa deliver for Athens store owners?


A Santa Claus figure is seen at Klafthmonos Square in central Athens this weekend, ahead of Christmas Day on Friday. After putting up with yet another year of political uncertainty and six months of capital controls, Greek retailers have been looking forward to the holiday season to make up for some of the damage. Shops were open on the last two Sundays and will also be open on December 27, ahead of New Year’s Eve.