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Another 56 undocumented immigrants detained on the island
Authorities in Greece say 77 migrants trying to enter the country illegally have been detained off the Aegean island of Mykonos.
The migrants 53 men, 12 women and 12 children were picked up Friday by a coast guard vessel and transferred to the island's main port.
Albania's main opposition party has slated plans to drastically cut the number of rural and urban municipalities from 350 to 61, three of which will be ethnic minority municipalities.
If the law is passed on July 31, it will be Albania’s first territorial administrative reform since 1992, following the collapse of the Communist regime.
Fund remains against horizontal cuts to salaries and pensions
By Katerina Sokou
The International Monetary Fund insists that Greeces debt needs to be restructured and is waiting for the issue to be discussed this fall in the context of the Greek economys next assessment, a spokesman for the Washington-based Fund confirmed on Thursday.
Thessaloniki Mayor Yannis Boutaris on Thursday announced plans to establish a museum of Islamic art in Greeces northern port city.
Boutaris, who was re-elected in May, told Kathimerini he had already contacted the Benaki Museum in Athens to ask for help to turn either the Alaca Imaret or the Yeni Cami, both former mosques, into a museum.
Democracy was restored in Greece 40 years ago and the country owes a debt to Constantine Karamanlis for handling the transition and anchoring the country firmly in the safe port of Europe with wisdom and determination.
Numerous mistakes were made in the decades that followed the fall of the 1967-74 military dictatorship mistakes that ultimately led to the crisis.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras marked Thursdays 40th anniversary of the end of the military dictatorship by saying that democracy has deep roots in Greece but the governments spokeswoman found herself in disagreement with President Karolos Papoulias, who argued that democracy has suffered during the countrys economic crisis.
By Harry van Versendaal
Anti-Semitism in Greece is more common among people who are susceptible to the lure of conspiracy theories, a new survey has shown.
The study, which was carried out by a group of Greek experts from local as well as international institutions and unveiled during a recent seminar in Berlin, was conducted before Israel's latest Gaza offensive.
The Council of State issued a ruling on Thursday deeming the governments Athena plan for tertiary education reform legal.
Introduced just over a year ago with the aim of merging and shutting down of dozens of university and technical college departments, a number of institutions had appealed against the program.