News archive of October 2016

Tempest stuns western Crete

Flights were canceled and trees uprooted on Monday in western Crete after it was hit by a violent storm that caused torrential rain and floods in the wider region of Hania, including the villages of Askifou, Sfakia and Falasarna and the Samaria Gorge.

TV law consensus out of reach

Despite its effort to appear open to dialogue over the way forward after its TV license law was deemed unconstitutional, the government on Monday showed no signs of seeking consensus after it submitted an amendment to Parliament that essentially suspends the right of Minister of State Nikos Pappas to grant nationwide broadcasting rights, rather than meeting the demand of opposition parties to a

Olympiakos and PAOK leave it late

For yet another weekend Olympiakos teetered on the verge of a league defeat, this time at home too, but eventually managed to defeat an unexpectedly strong Kolossos in Piraeus on Sunday.

Rum Festival | Athens | November 6-7

The first edition of the Athens Rum Festival opens its doors at Zappeion Hall on Sunday, November 6. The two-day event includes a display of products associated with the consumption of rum as well as parallel events such as master classes and tastings. The festival also includes an art project featuring artists adding their own creative touches to rum bottles.

EMST opens temporary display halls to public

A visitor walks inside the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens on Monday. The museum, in the location of the former FIX brewery on Syngrou Avenue, opened its temporary display halls to the public Monday following 12 years of construction marred by legal and financial issues. EMST was founded in 2000 and held temporary exhibitions at the Athens Conservatory up to 2015.

Urgent Conversations | Athens | To January 29

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) inaugurates its new premises in central Athens with "Urgent Conversations: Athens-Antwerp," an exhibition running through January 29, 2017. The display is billed as a visual dialogue between works from the EMST as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA). The exhibition runs through January 29, 2017.

End of the line for PepsiCo-Ivi operations

Ninety years after the first production of soft drinks in Greece under the name Ivi, and 43 years after the Ivi-Panagopoulos company first started making Pepsi Cola in the country, the machinery at the PepsiCo-Ivi plants ground to a halt on Monday.

Cypria's Greek Sale | Nicosia | December 6

Works by leading 19th and 20th century Greek and Cypriot artists are going under the hammer at a sale organized by private auction house Cypria in Nicosia, Cyprus, on December 6. The sale includes works by Greek artists Nikolaos Gyzis, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika and Pavlos as well as Cypriot modernist Katy Phasouliotis Stephanides.

New online register to include all properties, shares, money abroad

Taxpayers will have to declare income from abroad, holdings in foreign companies and property assets and capital in other countries in the online asset register ("Periousiologio") that the General Secretariat for Public Revenue will introduce in 2017, which will also include all taxpayer data stored by the tax authorities.

Almost three in every 10 stores are shuttered, data show

The amount of shuttered storefronts as a percentage of all shops in central Athens has crept up, reversing the trend of the first half of the year, according to data released by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Enterprises (ESEE).

In September empty stores amounted to 28.1 percent of the total across the country, with the rate in Athens coming to 26.4 percent.