News archive of October 2023

"No ceasefire"; Netanyahu holds military consultations with top security officials

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that there is no question of a ceasefire, and that now is the time for war.
"For Israel, a cease-fire would be the same as handing over to Hamas," Netanyahu said, and announced that the war would last.

The latest figures after the attack on the camp

Turkey’s path of no return, away from the West

In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his choice. At first, he appeared to be ambivalent and maintain a relative balance (it should be noted that he had not unequivocally condemned the attack by Hamas), but over time his views became clear and more aggressive towards Israel, the West and the United States.

€86.4 mln given to flood victims, so far

Victims of the September floods which mostly hit the region of Thessaly have received €86.4 million in aid thus far, the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry announced Tuesday.

The sum includes €4.24 million disbursed Tuesday, the ministry added.

There are 22,458 aid recipients, individuals and businesses alike.

‘Calling Palestinians terrorists has to stop’

It was June 29, 1982 and Andreas Papandreou had just returned from a fraught European Economic Community summit. The Greek prime minister gave his family a detailed account of what was said during the talks with his European counterparts with regard to the war that was raging in the Middle East at the time.

Digital nomads like Athens

Athens ranks among the world's 20 cities that are most accessible and most attractive to remote workers, according to research by the global human resources platform WorkMotion.

ATHEX: Minor drop for index in October

Greek stocks edged higher for a third session in a row, taking the benchmark close to 1,200 points on Tuesday. However, that was not enough to prevent a negative result for October, which closed with monthly losses of 1.34% for the main index. That was the third consecutive month with a decline.

A new pillar in education

The existence of a strong alternative pillar with a professional orientation in high school and post-high school education is a big challenge for the modernization of the Greek system. 

Steps have been made, but there is still a need to enrich educational programs without taboos, in order to link them to the labor market. 

Mayor-elect insists on reopening central Vasilissis Olgas Avenue

The campaign pledge by newly elected Athens mayor Haris Doukas to reopen the closed-to-traffic Vasilissis Olgas Avenue has triggered a public debate, with Culture Minister Lina Mendoni asserting her opposition, saying antiquities have been found there and therefore asphalt cannot be laid. 

Doukas takes over as Athens mayor from defeated incumbent Kostas Bakoyannis on January 1.