CITY LIFE


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TRAFFIC CHANGES

Motorists in downtown Athens will not be able to park on the street for free starting Monday unless they have a special resident’s permit, the municipal authority reminded over the weekend. 

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Culture Minister Lina Mendoni (right), Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis (center) and Deputy Development Minister Yiannis Tsakiris (left) look at photographs and plans during a visit to the Athens Conservatory worksite, on Thursday.

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NEWS

Following the reopening of retail stores on Monday, the City of Athens will be charging for non-resident parking spaces on the street in the downtown area as of next week, the municipal authority was reported as announcing on Tuesday.


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CITY LIFE

Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis visited the Faliro Bay worksite in southern Athens yesterday to inspect progress on what is one of the capital’s biggest infrastructure projects in more than a decade, describing it as ‘emblematic.’




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CITY LIFE

The Thessaloniki municipal authority is meeting Monday to discuss a tender for giving the northern port city’s iconic Aristotelous Square a much-needed facelift.

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NEWS

A large-scale operation by cleaning crews of the Athens municipality to remove smudges and graffiti from building walls, shop shutters, planters, marble columns and phone booths was completed on Tuesday on Ermou, the capital’s commercial high street.


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CULTURE

Back at the beginning of March, few would have thought that terms like “restrictions,” “without friends,” “only at home” and “no hugs or kisses” would be a part of any discussion about the Christmas and New Year’s holidays this year.

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Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis visits a dilapidated factory in Maroussi in northern Athens. There are 9,342 dilapidated buildings in 112 municipalities around the country that have been declared as such to the Environment Ministry so that they can be demolished. Of these, 2,800 are located in the municipality of Athens and about 1,500 on the northern Aegean island of Lemnos. The ministry has pledged to present its proposal for the demolition of dangerous buildings and the subsidy for the repair of listed buildings at the beginning of the new year. "We are preparing a legislative intervention, which, without affecting property rights, will facilitate the municipalities in terms of accelerating demolition where needed," the minister said, adding that special care would be taken to safeguard listed buildings. [Yiannis Liakos/InTime News]

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A worker places an ornament on a Christmas tree on the illuminated Syntagma square, during the coronavirus disease pandemic, in Athens, Saturday. [Stelios Misinas/Reuters]