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The classical violinist who can pack a stadium

"Beethoven needed four notes for his 5th Symphony to be recognized: ta-ta-ta-taaaa. Theodorakis only needed two: pa-dam!" the famous Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu tells Kathimerini while he is preparing for his first concert in Greece with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, rehearsing his own version of the syrtaki.

Sons of Opy Zouni root out fakes attributed to their artist mom

Yannis Zounis had learned to identify his mother's works. He didn't only have a detailed photographic archive she had left him and his brother to consult. Whenever Opy Zouni, the famed Greek artist, finished a painting or other creation, she would show it to her family first. "Look at it," she would tell them.

Applications for POS terminals increase

More than 5,000 applications for vouchers to cover the cost of cash register-integrated POS terminals were received on Monday, according to an announcement released on Tuesday by the National Economy and Finance Ministry and the Digital Governance Ministry.

Working pensioners stand to reap benefits

Working pensioners have four months to apply on the special platform of the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) to have the 10% special contribution deducted from their wage which will eventually lead to an increase in their pensions to the tune of up to 3,500 euros annually. 

FM Gerapetritis: Greece is active in the international debate on the protection of human rights

Greece's candidacies as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (2025-26) and as member of the Human Rights Council (2028-2030) will focus on close collaboration with all countries and UN mechanisms to safeguard human rights, Foreign Minister George Gerapatritis said during his address at the 55th UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva on Wednesday.

Vučić from Tirana: "The voice of Serbia is listened to with respect here"

Vui stated that he spoke with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about the territorial integrity of both countries, respect for the UN Charter, but also about other important topics and initiatives for peace.
Vui stated that Serbia's voice was listened to with respect at the summit in Tirana.

Program seeks reduction of pesticides in agriculture

Breaking the indiscriminate cycle of spraying fields with pesticides is the objective of a major 28-month research program involving the Agricultural University of Athens, the Hellenic Mediterranean University, the Hellenic Agricultural Organization, the Benaki Phytopathological Institute, the Aristotle University, the Democritus University of Thrace and the Foundation for Research & Techno

Inhabiting Byzantine Athens | Athens | March 5 

Fotini Kondyli explores the lives and experiences of ordinary people in Byzantine Athens in her talk at the American School of Classical Studies (54 Soudias) on March 5. The "Inhabiting Byzantine Athens" project seeks to reconstruct the topography and spatial layout of the city, alongside the living conditions and activities of its inhabitants, spanning from the 9th to the 15th centuries AD.