News archive of December 2018

A British photographer's snapshots of Athens in 1904

One of the Benaki Museum's last exhibitions launched in 2018 offers visitors to its Ghika Gallery, near Syntagma Square, the chance to travel back to that same central Athens plaza 114 years ago.

Locals are likely to experience a lot of deja vus in the show, with plenty of familiar scenes, as well as others that evoke wonder at how much they've changed.

Tax installments to be increased

The Finance Ministry plans to increase the number of monthly installments for the payment of income tax and the ENFIA property levy.

Speaking to ANT1 TV, Deputy Finance Minister Katerina Papanatsiou said the government wants "some of the taxes to be paid in more installments" in 2019.

FORT: Romanian transport operators prepare big protests nationwide, in Europe

Bucharest, Dec 29 /Agerpres/ - The Ministry of Transport has halted the entire road transport sector and the operators are preparing big protests in the country and in Europe, reads a Saturday's release issued by the Federation of Romanian Transport Operators (FORT) for AGERPRES.

Teenager's ordeal over blocked wheelchair ramp causes furor

A report that a wheelchair-bound teenager was marooned at a pedestrian crossing for 45 minutes by an illegally parked car in Glyfada, southern Athens, caused a social media storm on Saturday.

Turkish intel returns wanted FETÖ from Azerbaijan

Turkish intelligence officers brought back from Azerbaijan a member of the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, security sources said on Dec. 29.

Minimum wage increase to affect 1.5 mln workers

A planned increase in the minimum wage on January 15 will affect more than 1.5 million employees, but also unemployed people receiving benefits based on its level.