News archive of August 2019

Acropolis Hill in need of attention

When you read about all the work that needs to be done as a matter of urgency around the Acropolis, you wonder how the situation was tolerated for as long as it's been. 

Stick to procedure

The excuse that the government had resorted to in early August when it deviated from the norm in the way it legislated in Parliament did initially carry some water.

At the time, the government sought to justify its 11th hour amendments to legislation concerning labor relations on the grounds that the issue had to be resolved before Parliament closed for the summer recess.

Tensions rise in Exarchia

Tensions simmered in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia over the weekend with several skirmishes between police and self-styled anarchists in the wake of a crackdown on squats and the Vox cafe, a hangout for members of the Rouvikonas anarchist group.

USS McFaul in Thermaic Gulf

The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74) is seen in the Thermaic Gulf in Thessaloniki on Saturday. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, which arrived in the northern port city on Friday, will remain docked there for a couple of days before returning to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Commander Rusty J.

Waiting for the rain

Gnarled tree trunks lie on parched earth waiting to be covered by autumn rains at Skipti Lake in Larissa, central Greece, on Saturday. The manmade reservoir on Mount Mavrovouni has become a popular attraction among visitors to the area in recent years. [ANA-MPA]

PM Dancila: We'll send President Iohannis to court

The Social Democratic Party's (PSD) National Executive Committee (CExN) decided in Mamaia, on Saturday, to send President Klaus Iohannis to court for having stated that the Government is corrupt, PSD Chairwoman Viorica Dancila announced.

Expert rebuffs WHO, says Greek measles epidemic has been contained

The Greek Health Ministry's Immunization Committee is planning to send the World Health Organization (WHO) a letter asking that it clarify its decision last week to list Greece among four European nations - including the Czech Republic, Albania and the United Kingdom - where measles is no longer considered eradicated.

Rowing: Silver medal for Romania, at 2019 World Rowing Championships

Romania's Men's Four (M4-) team, made up of Mihaita Vasile Tiganescu, Mugurel Vasile Semciuc, Stefan Constantin Berariu and Cosmin Pascari won the silver medal on Saturday at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz Ottensheim (Austria). Poland took the silver medal, in 06 min 09 sec 860/1000, followed by Romania, 06 min 11 sec 410/1000, and the UK came in third, in 06 min 11 sec 710/1000.