Thessaloniki also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Macedonia. Greeks consider it like συμπρωτεύουσα (the associated-capital) of the Northern Greece. Indeed, Thessaloniki was already the largest city of the Byzantine Empire after Constantinople.

Country: Greece Population: 385 406

Rain, storms will persist, but won’t be as intense

Rain and, in some parts of the country, snow will persist Friday, but phenomena will be less intense.

In the capital Athens, there could be thunderstorms early in the day in the southern suburbs and rain will fall locally throughout the day, but the capital is not expected to experience major traffic and transport disruptions as it did Thursday.

Greek Police Retires Seven Officers Over Surveillance Scandal

Riot police officers in Thessaloniki, Greece. Photo: EPA-EFE/DIMITRIS TOSIDIS

According to the Greek media outlet Kathimerini, the seven persons, two lieutenant generals and five major generals, served in critical positions such as the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit and the Attica Security department, the Internal Affairs Service and the Police Intelligence Division.

Drug Traffickers’ Exploitation of Balkan Ports Requires Regional Response

Applying the classification to the nine ports in the Balkans [see below], criminal networks lead the way with a presence in five of the nine: Koper in Slovenia, Rijeka and Ploce in Croatia, Varna in Bulgaria and Constanta in Romania. Mafia-style groups are active in Bar and Albania's Durres. Foreign actors are busy in Greek ports in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Demand is increasing for flexible workspaces

The office market expects major shifts in the coming years, due to the emergence of hybrid work and the increased need to create flexible workspaces.

The reduced presence of ever more workers in the workplace is a trend that has intensified since the pandemic and is expected to diversify the way office buildings are used, increasing the need for greater flexibility.