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Greece set to return to markets within 3 months

Greece could opt to sell 1.5 to 2 billion euros of five-year bonds in a test issue in the first half of the year to end its four-year exclusion from bond markets, a senior Greek Finance Ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Number of flu deaths in Greece this winter surpasses 100

The number of flu-related deaths in Greece exceeded 100 on Wednesday, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), which has been monitoring the spike in the number of cases of the virulent H1N1 strain this year.

‘Racist’ provision removed from Greek draft law

Deputy Interior Minister Leonidas Grigorakos on Wednesday removed from a draft immigration law a provision that foresaw the immediate expulsion from Greece of any migrants that made a false complaint to authorities.

The provision met with criticism from opposition parties.

SYRIZA MP Vassiliki Katrivanou called it “racist and dangerous.”

Special: International education in Greece, 2014

Check out Kathimerini English Edition's special educational supplement, featuring international schools, colleges and universities in Greece and their views on their institutions and the work that they do.


Platon IB World School

Platon IB World School is a school with a 45-year tradition in quality education and the first school in Greece to implement the three International Baccalaureate Programmes: Primary Years Programme (ages 3 to 11), Middle Years Programme (ages 12-16) and Diploma Programme (ages 16 to 19).

New York College

New York College Educational Group

KE.ME NEW YORK COLLEGE (NYC) offers high-quality multicultural education through academic collaboration with well-known US and European universities.

The American College of Greece

Transformative Education in an Inspiring Setting

Every visitor who passes through the gate of The American College of Greece and walks around its campus almost invariably comments: “This feels like a different world!”

Greece seeks higher offer for old Athens airport development

Greece has given the only bidder in a deal to develop the former Athens airport of Hellinikon a week to improve its offer, the country's privatisations agency HRADF said on Wednesday.

Three times the size of Monaco, Hellenikon, one of Europe's biggest real estate projects, is crucial for the debt-laden country to meet its 2014 privatisations target.

New State Sector Strike in Greece

State employees are to stage on Wednesday a new nationwide strike in Greece.

They are demanding that the government in Athens abandon plans for fresh mass layoffs within the state sector which are a condition of the international bailout program, has reported.

WTTC sees tourism rising 3 pct in Greece this year

By Stathis Kousounis

Greece’s travel and tourism sector will enjoy growth of 3 percent this year compared with 2013, when the sector’s contribution in the country’s gross domestic product amounted to 28.3 billion euros or 16.3 percent, according to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Turmoil in Golden Dawn grows as MP ousted

Golden Dawn on Tuesday ousted one of its lawmakers, Stathis Boukouras (photo), from its parliamentary group, a move that will bring the number of seats the neofascist party holds in Parliament to 16 from 18 if Boukouras does not cede his seat to another GD candidate.

After troika deal, Greek coalition aims to secure next bailout tranche on April 1

After reaching an agreement with the troika on Tuesday, the Greek government now has to prepare legislation for the reforms it agreed with its lenders in the hope that the disbursement of at least 10 billion euros in loans will be approved at an informal Eurogroup meeting due to take place in Athens on April 1.

Greek court questions where would be best for ‘Maria’

A court in Larissa, central Greece, on Tuesday questioned the Bulgarian Embassy’s second secretary, Lubomir Georgiev, about what conditions a young girl known as Maria who was found at a Roma camp in Farsala last year would be brought up in if she were taken to Bulgaria.