It was long in coming but widespread enforcement of the anti-smoking law now appears to be a reality in Greece.
The data collected jointly by the National Transparency Authority and Greek Police from inspections indicates that the overwhelming majority of citizens and businesses are complying with the law.
Farmers drove tractors through the city of Argos in the Peloponnese on Friday as unions stepped up their nationwide protests against the government's austerity program. The farmers drove past the city's central tax office, to highlight their opposition to recent tax hikes, before heading to the national highway and staging a roadblock.
Students march in a parade in the northern Peloponnese town of Argos on Saturday. Similar events took place around the country to mark Ochi Day, which commemorates October 28, 1940, when Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas rejected Mussolini's ultimatum, propeling Greece into World War II.
Freida and Kanellos are released at the location where they had been picked up in the town of Argos in the northern Peloponnese, on Thursday, after being spayed and neutered as part of a municipal program that includes vaccinations, microchipping and medical care. [Vassilis Papadopoulos/Eurokinissi]
A young woman looks at mosaics depicting the embodiment of autumn (right) and a victorious chariot (left) at the Byzantine Museum of Argolida, which opened its doors on Thursday in the northern Peloponnesian town of Argos. The inauguration is part of ongoing efforts to boost the town's cultural and historical profile.
Right away this title is going to get a wide variety of reactions. Some people are already angry that anyone could say that Alexander wasn’t Greek or that he was only Macedonian, even saying that he was both could rile some people up. On the other hand, some people may have no idea how big an issue this has been in recent years and haven’t given a thought to the ethnicity of Alexander.