Samaras criticizes gov’t amendment on residence permits

Former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras has criticized a government amendment that would grant residence permits to third-country nationals living in Greece for many years without legal documents and working in undeclared jobs.

Samaras, who was premier from 2012 to 2015, said Greece was becoming a "beacon for attracting illegal immigrants" with such legislation. 

Sakellaropoulou to open conference on Lausanne Treaty centenary

A two-day international conference commemorating the centenary of the Lausanne Treaty, a historic peace agreement that defined the modern borders of Greece and Turkey, will be inaugurated by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday. The conference, titled "100 Years since the Treaty of Lausanne: Looking Back, Looking Ahead," will commence at 10 a.m.

A way to a greener city

Initiatives promoting urban vegetable gardens have existed in the past in Greece, with some municipal authorities setting aside a few parcels of land for people who want to grow their own tomatoes, lettuces and other produce.

Exploratory talks, support and objections

In his recent interview with Kathimerini, former prime minister Antonis Samaras put forward a number of arguments concerning the exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey and shed light on an important aspect of the issue by expressing the belief - shared by a part of Greek society and certainly by a large part of the ruling center-right party - that it is not in Greece's interest to negot