More than 140 films that have been screened and/or awarded at leading European film festivals such as Cannes and Berlin make up the seven-week annual Tainiorama film panorama, taking place at the Asty cinema in downtown Athens from May 16 to July 3. There will be three screenings every night - starting at 6 p.m. - with films organized according to theme.
Greece may face sanctions from its eurozone creditors that could entail holding back the return of central banks' earnings from Greek bonds, due to plans announced last Tuesday by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for reducing the primary budget surplus target from 3.5 to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he wanted a summit of EU leaders in central Sibiu because he wanted to show leaders that the Union is not just Brussels. Ever since September 2007, I wanted to have the European Council in Sibiu, because I wanted to show that the European Union is not just Brussels (...).
The Greek Orthodox Easter period is gone and there was much talk of ascension, of rising from the dead to sacred heights. This formidable achievement is not only reserved to citizens with religious beliefs. It is currently also on display in Greek politics and the manner in which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is being showered with praise on the European stage.