INTERVIEW


[Nikos Kokkalias]
AGUILA SALEH

In the aftermath of the Second Berlin Conference on Libya, Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh Issa, one of the most powerful politicians in the country after the ceasefire and the forming of a Government of National Unity, visited Athens last week at the invitation of his Greek counterpart Konstantinos Tasoulas.

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INTERVIEW

The new strategic planning of Hellenic Petroleum, named ELPE Vision 2025, provides for the growth of renewable energy sources within and outside of Greece through acquisitions or cooperations with third parties, as well as mature plans for the upgrading and a more green operation of the refinery units.


Helene Glykatzi when she was in the Greek Resistance in World War II.
HELENE GLYKATZI-AHRWEILER

One day, when she was a professor at the Sorbonne, she brought the wrong briefcase and walked into a sophomore class with teaching material for postgraduate students. She had to teach the class without any notes.

In 2008, Tsounis lost 90% of his fortune within three days. He remembers how, during the Wall Street Crash of 1929, American businessmen committed suicide. ‘Instead of committing suicide, I thought of my father’s first piece of advice: “Do not forget where you come from,” so I remained calm,’ he says.
IOAKOVOS TSOUNIS

“I started barefoot, I want to die barefoot.” These were the first words that 97-year-old Iakovos Tsounis said to me when I sat down in his office recently.


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PLASTIC

The European Union is mulling a tax on member states that do not meet their plastic packaging recycling targets, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius told Kathimerini in an interview on Sunday, also urging Greece to intensify efforts on waste management and the protection of Natura 2000 habitats.  



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INTERVIEW

Before she could join sailing classes near her home in Athens, Sofia Bekatorou had to show an instructor she could tie a basic knot properly. Passing the test at age 8 changed her life.

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CORONAVIRUS

Nearly 500 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine could be made available to European Union member-states by the end of the first semester of 2021, according to the bloc’s chief executive, Ursula von der Leyen.
 


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EU

Western democracies must win back control of the boundaries of public debate from social media giants, Marietje Schaake suggests in an exclusive interview with Kathimerini.