News archive of September 2018

Attica governor and another 10 summoned over Mandra floods

Following months of investigation, the Athens prosecutor's office has summoned Attica Regional Governor Rena Dourou and another 10 officials as suspects in connection with the flash floods in Mandra, western Attica, last November, which resulted in the death of 23 people and the destruction of hundreds of properties. 

Folli Follie's market impact

The Alvarez & Marsal report on the chaotic discrepancies in the figures of luxury jewelry company Folli Follie appears to concern the foreign funds that have invested in Greece or are monitoring it, as well as fellow Greek listed companies, sources say. This is despite the largely anticipated outcome of the troubled company's case.

Educational chasm

The distance separating the modern requirements of Greece's job market and the country's tertiary education system is huge.

Thousands of students mistakenly believe that their entry into one of the country's university institutions will somehow guarantee them a professional future.

PPC ponders CO2 levy in power bills

Households' electricity rates may be about to rise again. According to Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis, the major increase in the price of carbon emissions places a great burden on Public Power Corporation (PPC) that needs to be shared.

Three arrested in Patra trying to plant heroin in playground

Two 18-year-olds and a 25-year-old were arrested on Friday for trying to plant heroin in a children's playground in the western port city of Patra.

According to reports, the three men refused to stop for a check by police on a street and ran off to a nearby playground where they were nabbed as they tried to hide a package containing 206 grams of the drug.

Greek toddler in hospital in Crete after balcony fall

A 4-year-old boy was in critical condition on Friday after falling from the balcony of his family's second-floor home in the Cretan port of Iraklio.

Local police are investigating the circumstances of the fall which left the toddler with serious injuries to his head and chest.

Man arrested in central Greece for raping daughter

A local community in the Fokida region in central Greece was reeling on Friday after the revelation that a mentally disabled 16-year-old was impregnated by her father.

According to reports, the girl, who lives with her family in Itea, was found to be pregnant after she was rushed to a hospital in the town of Amfissa suffering from stomach pains.

Cyclone Zorbas to bring winds of 11 Beaufort

In the wake of the Xenophon weather system that brought the cold, wet front to Greece earlier this week, authorities are on Saturday bracing for a cyclone dubbed Zorbas, which is expected to move in from the south, affecting the Peloponnese, Crete, Attica and eastern Evia as well as much of the Aegean.

Analyst Magdin: Romania does not lack leadership human resources

Romania does not lack of leadership human resources but the courage to restore common sense in the public space, analyst Radu Magdin said on Friday, adding that political leaders have the greater responsibility for civic trust to return to the leadership area.

Trolley bus employees call work stoppage on Oct. 2

Trolley busses in Athens will stop running from noon to 5. p.m. on October 2, due to a work stoppage called by the employees' union ILPAP to attend their union's general meeting.

The union said employees will discuss economic and budgetary issues and  select for an election committee.