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Former Prime Minister and Honorary President of the main opposition party New Democracy, Konstantinos Mitsotakis died an hour after Sunday midnight at the age of 99.
His family issued a simple statement:
“Konstantinos Mitsotakis passed away at one o’ clock after midnight, surrounded by the people he loved and loved him”.
For Greece, last week was a bad week. First, the government could not secure an agreement on a relief of its huge debt in a meeting with finance ministers of the Eurozone and the IMF on May 22.
VOLLEYBALL: Greece was eliminated from the World Championship as it suffered its second consecutive loss at its qualifying group in The Netherlands. Although it led Slovakia 2-0 it failed to win and its 3-2 loss on Saturday meant it could not make any of the top two spots of its pool. On Sunday it beat Luxembourg 3-0.
The Greek economy is at a critical point. From 2010 to the present, Greece has accomplished an unprecedented - in the annals of the European Union and of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - adjustment of macroeconomic imbalances. The big "twin" deficits (fiscal and current account balance) have been transformed into surpluses.
Milos is a volcanic island that has a rich landscape. It’s one of those places that people flock to in order to enjoy the peaceful, quiet side of Greece. However, don’t let the size of the island fool you. For holiday goers, there’s plenty of things to do. One of the highlights, however, will be exploring the many picturesque villages that are found throughout the island.
Yes, Summer is almost officially here, but these last few days the weather in Greece has been quite rainy…
However, we are not going to let this bring our mood down.
We choose to fight back!
So, let us remind ourselves of what we are going to be seeing more or less in Greek beaches in just a few weeks and change our mood!
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The union representing workers at railway operator Trainose has announced a three-day strike starting Tuesday, which means that there will be no intercity train services and Proastiakos suburban railway services in Greece until Friday.
The strike also means there will be no connection between the metro and the suburban railway to Athens International Airport.