News archive of October 2016
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.