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At a time when cynicism and divisions are prevalent in Greece, many will choose to ignore or minimize the support offered to Costas Bakoyannis, who is running for mayor of Athens, by his rival candidates Pavlos Geroulanos and Nasos Iliopoulos following the attack on the former's campaign kiosk in central Athens.
Archbishop Ieronymos received Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios on Wednesday in what has been described as a visit intended to the bury the hatchet between Athens and the Phanar.
Vartholomaios described the thaw in relations between the two leaders saying, "Blood cannot be turned into water."
Greek retail stores may have been disappointed with their revenues this Easter, but supermarkets saw a significant increase in turnover over the holiday period, according to Nielsen figures.
Total sales at supermarkets across Greece in the runup to Easter (April 22-27) registered 8.8 percent growth, with fresh products jumping 12.2 percent from the Holy Week of 2018 (April 2-7).
Speaking of Tuesday's attack on the Parliament in Athens, House Speaker Nikos Voutsis said that the assault "offers nothing to social struggles." But the incident in which vandals threw paint at the front of the building, an attack which was claimed by the anti-establishment group Rouvikonas, had something to offer to some people.