News archive of March 2023

Reds make a habit of beating the Greens

Olympiakos beat Panathinaikos for a 13th time in a row on Friday, as the Reds outplayed their Eternal Rival for the fifth time this season with an 81-73 result on Friday for the Euroleague.

Connected card terminals

We have heard myriad announcements about improving the connectivity of card terminals directly to the tax authorities over the years, but progress has always been elusive.

The government has now announced a new timeframe for making this finally happen.

Cultivating philhellenes of the future

A group of 17 students (pictured here in Meteora) from the US, India, Japan, Venezuela, Taiwan, Mexico and Kuwait earlier this month visited Greece on a 10-day educational tour that included visits to archaeological sites, museums and modern monuments as well as meetings with government officials and business leaders.

ATHEX: Bourse posts both daily and weekly rise

The benchmark of the Greek stock market cleared the 1,050-point bar on Friday, but that was not enough to prevent it from ending the month of March with a loss - a first after the rising streak from October to February. While the benchmark recorded a drop of 6.61% for March, it ended the first quarter with an increase of 13.42%.

Pensioners’ rally morphs into anti-government protest

The third rally by pensioners organised by a civil society group spearheaded by former Democrats MP Pavel Rupar turned into a fully-fledged anti-government protest on 31 March as pensioners demanded that the government resign and a snap election be held.

4.8-magnitude tremor recorded southwest of Kythnos

A strong 4.8 point magnitude earthquake occurred in the island of Kythnos shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, according to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 39 kilometers southwest of Kythnos, with a focal depth of 114.7 kilometers.

Is there room for hope?

Despite the daily rise in tension and polarization, we need to be optimistic. But can we hope that after the coming elections things will not be as bad as today's politics predict? Can we look forward not to instability and uncertainty but towards a newfound spirit of consensus, so that the country can make progress? 

Wind turbines to be installed in falcon territory on island of Skyros

The Ministry of Environment is set to approve a wind farm with 58 wind turbines in a pristine area of southern Skyros in the central Aegean.

However, the move has been met with the objections of the Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency (NECCA).