Athenian reflections of a Harvard dean

It was Sarah Whiting’s last morning in Athens. For the final day of this dense, week-long tour of Greece, the weather improved and the winter sun shone over Syntagma Square. From her hotel balcony she enjoyed a typical sunny Athenian panorama, with the silhouette of the Parthenon in the background. Until […]

Earlier minimum salary hike

The acceleration of the process of determining the minimum salary, in order for the increase to be implemented earlier and to support employees in practice, will be one the first interventions by the new Minister of Labor, Domna Michailidou.

Varvitsiotis rules out return to politics

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, the New Democracy lawmaker and former shipping minister who relinquished his parliamentary seat last week to pursue a career in the private sector, has ruled out a return to politics. 

Postal voting will ‘deepen democracy’

Interior Minister Niki Kerameus describes the acceptance of the princiople of postal vote by major opposition parties as a “promising signal for our political system.”

Parliament to vote on same-sex marriage by mid-February, PM tells Bloomberg

Greece’s center-right government will soon submit legislation allowing same-sex civil marriages, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, voicing his optimism that the law will be voted in Parliament next month.
In an interview with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television, Mitsotakis said that the draft law “will be submitted to the next cabinet meeting next week.”

Trump already ‘gave us warnings’

The morning after the event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the collaboration between Kathimerini and The New York Times for the former’s English-language edition, thanks to which American columnist Susan Glasser was in Athens for the first time, we meet at the cafe of a hotel in central Athens.

Preaching Orthodox Christianity in the jungles of Colombia

He came to our meeting with his three companeros. He had just arrived at the mission’s offices in Thessaloniki from Colombia and he greeted me singing, “Hello, Mother Saloniki,” a song by popular singer Zafiris Melas. “I love Thessaloniki. I studied here, at the Aristotle School of Theology. I carry the […]

Erdogan: International Court for all problems

In an exclusive interview with Kathimerini on the eve of his much-anticipated visit to Athens on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to all issues concerning Greek-Turkish relations, stressing that he is looking forward to “a new page” on the basis of the “win-win principle.”