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The eighth edition of the genre-defying Plissken Festival is taking place at the Piraeus Academy on Saturday, December 8, with a diverse lineup of music acts, including German electronic dance DJ David August in his first ever appearance in Greece. Other acts include Norway's New Disco pioneer Pantha Du Prince and British ambient electronica sensation Nathan Fake.
Greece is the fourth most religious country in Europe, behind Romania, Armenia and Georgia, a study by the Pew Research Center has found.
According to the survey published on Wednesday by the American think-tank, Greece ranked first, however, on the importance of religion in citizens' lives, with a response rate of 55 percent, against Romania's 50 percent.
Greece's jobless rate eased to 18.6 percent in September from 18.9 percent in the previous month, falling to its lowest level since July 2011, data from the country's statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday.
Seasonally adjusted data showed the number of unemployed at 887,009 people, with younger persons aged up to 24 bearing the brunt of being out of work.
People must "choose wisely" what kind of impact they have on the planet, Dr Jane Goodall tells Kathimerini in an interview about the work being done by the Greek branch of her Roots & Shoots initiative and ahead of her visit to three Greek cities on December 9-11 to spread the message of conservation.
Albania's Foreign Ministry has condemned the murder of four ethnic Albanians in neighboring Greece and denounced the hate speech propagated by the extremist Golden Dawn party.
A statement Wednesday called on Greek authorities "to denounce and put on a break any effort from the Golden Dawn or other extremist segments to violate Albanians' security and dignity" there.
European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China.
Under the plan, developed in the wake of a surge in Chinese investments, the European Commission would investigate foreign investments in strategic technologies and infrastructure such as ports or energy networks.
Greece is the last decade's tax hike champion among the 35 member-states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a new OECD report.
The report, which reflects the huge burden imposed on Greek taxpayers, shows that Greece remains the global leader not only in the sum of taxes but also in categories such as consumption taxation and property levies.