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Public universities a breeding ground for entrepreneurs

More than 52% (180) of 346 young, successful, innovative entrepreneurs active in Greece and abroad have earned undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from at least one public university in the country, according to Savy.gr, a professional services comparison company.

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) stands out with an impressive 24 percent.

Police union lashes out at Athens mayor over ‘cop’ comment

A video in which Athens Mayor Haris Doukas is allegedly heard using the derogatory term "batsos" (loosely translated as cop) has drawn the ire of the Panhellenic Federation of Police Officers and the Panhellenic Federation of Police Employees. 

Doukas allegedly used the term during a meeting at the Municipal Council. 

Varying short-term rental trends

Short-term rental accommodation in Greece is showing diametrically opposite trends at the moment, depending on the location. Based on the latest data, the superiority of Athens compared to the rest of the country is quite evident, as in the capital there is a clear upward trend, while in the rest of the country it is the opposite.

Twelve Athens playgrounds to close over safety concerns 

Twelve playgrounds in the Municipality of Athens will close for safety reasons as they lack an updated operating permit, following a decision of the city council on Wednesday.

The playgrounds will receive extensive renovation before they reopen to the public, which is expected to be in June for some of them.

Weather: The warmest March in 20 years with an explosive mixture of African dust – At 32 °C temperatures on the island of Crete

The thermometer in Athens hit 25.3 degrees – The meteo map with the highest temperatures – What Kostas Lagovardos told protothema.gr – New warm invasion at the beginning of next week

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