News archive of June 2018

'History is, above all, an exercise in imagination,' Mazower tells Kathimerini

"I was in the bookshop the other day and I saw your book and realized that you must be the son of Bill Mazower, who was my first boyfriend in Minehead, Somerset in 1941," declares one of several letters Mark Mazower has received since the publication last year of his book "What You Did Not Tell."

Tinos marble sculptors keep tradition alive

Dozens of students are seen in this recent photograph plying their skills at sculpting marble at the Tinos School of Fine Arts. The school in the village of Pyrgos, along with several workshops across the Aegean island, keep the tradition of marble sculpture alive, with local families having passed down their skills down from generation to generation for hundreds of years.

Seven in 10 Athenians worried about crime, report shows

A new study indicates that seven out of 10 Greeks are worried that they may fall victim to crime in the capital. 

According to the study, which was carried out by the Geochoros research team at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 69 percent of respondents are concerned about becoming the victim of a burglary, mugging or other crime. 

'We are in government now'

Speaking in Parliament on Friday, Administrative Reform Minister Olga Gerovasili addressed opposition lawmakers saying that "now we are governing - when you are in government do as you see fit."

She was speaking in response to criticism over the way the government chose to staff the civil service.

Extremist targeting

The targeting of media by extremists has crossed every line and is becoming dangerous.

The government as well as other political forces which have used outrageously extreme language for years in their attempt to slander media with which they disagree are responsible for this unhealthy atmosphere that has been created.

Croatia Arrests Bosnian Serb for Manjaca Camp Crimes

Police arrested a Bosnian Serb who was crossing the border into Croatia on suspicion of ordering the inhumane treatment of prisoners at the wartime Manjaca prison camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Youth House convenes for annual events

The annual sessions of the so-called Youth Parliament (Vouli ton Efivon) will get underway on Monday with the participation of 300 youngsters form Greece and abroad. This year's theme is the concept of being different in school.

Events will end on Friday with a plenary session in Parliament.

Athens municipal workers plan work stoppage on Tuesday

Athens' municipal workers announced a work stoppage on July 3 from noon till the end of their shift to demand permanent jobs in place of their fixed-term employment contracts.

The OTA union of Athens also called for a rally outside the Ministry of Interior at 12.30 p.m.

Moscovici on two-day visit in Athens next week

EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici will visit Athens on July 2-3 as a followup to the comprehensive deal achieved at the Eurogroup on June 21 on the completion of Greece's third bailout program, the Commission said in a press release.