News archive of June 2018

Bundestag approves aid package for Greece

Germany's parliament on Friday approved a financial aid package for Greece that is designed to ensure Athens can stand on its own feet after it exits a third bailout program in August.

The Bundestag voted by a wide majority to approve the package of measures, which include extended maturities and deferred interest payments on many loans as well as a 15-billion-euro cash injection.

Diyarbakır court releases HDP lawmaker Leyla Güven

A court in the southeastern Diyarbakır province ordered the release of Leyla Güven, a lawmaker of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), on June 29, according to a judicial source.

#DiplomaticCentennial/Gabriela Dancau: Romanians, integrated in Spain, but miss their country, some consider returning home

Enhancing bilateral relation between Romanian and Spain to the level of a Strategic Partnership basically meant Romania's integration into a small group of EU countries with which Spain has this level of maximum priority and consistency in bilateral relations, in which context, and while also considering the celebration by Romania of its Greater Union Centennial this year, while also pr

Agamemnon | Epidaurus | July 6-7

Aeschylus' "Agamemnon" takes center stage next weekend at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. Plotting, unfortunate fates and morality loom large in the first play of the "Oresteia" trilogy, which focuses on the return of Agamemnon to his kingdom and family. The play will be in Greek with English surtitles. Both performances begin at 9 p.m.

Istanbul municipality takes down shop signs in Arabic

A district municipality in western Istanbul has started taking down Arabic shop signs, citing a new regulation stipulating that shop signs must include at least 75 percent Turkish words, Demirören News Agency reported on June 29. 

Karagiozis Festival | Athens | June 30 - July 1

A two-day music festival is taking place at the old trolley bus (OSY) depot in Gazi on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, organized by the traditional Karagiozis coffee shop in Exarchia.

Guilty Landscapes | Athens | To July 3

Dries Verhoeven's project "Guilty Landscapes" transports images of uneasy responsibility into the white cube of a gallery. The Dutch artist's large-scale video installation is now on display at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, confronting the viewer with jarring images of poverty and desperation and challenging them to form a personal connection with the person being viewed.