Athens-Macedonian News Agency

National Theater of Northern Greece celebrates social milestone

The Thessaloniki-based National Theater of Northern Greece is celebrating an important milestone after hitting the 1-million seat mark in special group bookings.

These groups include a diverse range of theatergoers, from ex-convicts in social reintegration programs and patients at psychiatric facilities, to pensioners from community centers and school pupils for far-flung islands. 

EODY team to visit University of Patra following third meningitis case

A team from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) is scheduled to visit the University of Patra in western Greece on Thursday following the report of a third serious case of meningitis involving a student this year, which was reported on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old patient is currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of Patra University Hospital.

Overflowing streams cause damage in Meteora

Heavy rainfall on Thursday has caused severe problems in Meteora, Thessaly, local officials have said.

Roads leading to the village of Glykomilia, with a population of around 200, have been partially destroyed as have bridges in other areas.

In the village of Ampelia, which has a population of around 250, a local stream burst its banks, causing damage to homes.

Greek cinema funds boosted

As part of the state's effort to promote modern Greek culture, the Greek Film Center (GFC) is to implement five new financial programs to boost the local industry.

The programs will be bankrolled through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF), while just last week, the GFC approved financial support for 13 film projects to the tune of 1,262,000 euros.