[InTime News]

Hundreds of DJs took to the streets of Thessaloniki on Monday to protest the ban on music in bars, cafés and restaurants due to local Covid restrictions.

[Dimitris Tosidis/ANA-MPA]

As a number of ancient artifacts uncovered during excavations for the Thessaloniki metro started being returned as showpieces to the downtown Aghia Sofia station, more were being removed from the Venizelos Street station so they could be documented and analyzed. 


Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce a package of measures on Saturday aimed at easing the pressure on middle and low income earners from the increase in retail prices – particularly in energy – while also sending the message that the government’s reform policy and tax breaks will continue.


Finance Ministry officials want to tone down expectations about the economic policy measures to be announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis early next month at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).


The winning proposal of the architectural competition for the renovation of the iconic Aristotelous Square and Aristotelous Street in Thessaloniki seeks to highlight the city’s modern perspective and its recent history.


Thessaloniki’s high street, Tsimiski, is already seeing the second impact of the pandemic on commerce, as 17 enterprises have been forced to close for good, according to the president of the Thessaloniki Tradesmen Association Pantelis Filippidis.


Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis and Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias are expected to visit Thessaloniki in northern Greece on Thursday for an emergency meeting on coronavirus amid alarm over a surge in infections in the region.


The three foreign nationals (two Albanians and one Croatian) who were arrested on Friday in connection with 324 kilos of cocaine that was confiscated during a police operation in the center of Thessaloniki were remanded in pre-trial detention on Tuesday.