Civil disobedience

Directing ‘Antigone’ behind Korydallos’ high prison walls

The journey from central Athens to Korydallos is a daily routine for Aikaterini Papageorgiou. As the director and facilitator at the Korydallos Prison Theater Workshop, she and 26 inmates are now preparing Sophocles' "Antigone," following last year's presentation of "The Persians." The performance is scheduled for June 11 and 12 in the prison courtyard.

Convicts tap their inner thespian

Stage director Aikaterini Papageorgiou is set to open her second production with a theater workshop she helped set up at the Greek capital's Korydallos Prison. After staging Aeschylus' "The Persians" last year, the 27-year-old will be back with Sophocles' "Antigone" in June. [Elina Giounanli]

Consumers show mixed response to restaurant boycott call

The call for a boycott of restaurants and cafes due to exorbitant price increases has received a mixed response from consumers and business owners over the weekend.

Social media users initiated the boycott, which was scheduled to take place on April 20-21, to express their discontent with rising prices.

Inflated prices spark nationwide restaurant boycott calls

Thousands of people have issued a call to boycott restaurants and cafes this weekend, accusing business owners of exploiting economic issues and inflation as an excuse to set exorbitant prices.

The boycott plea has resonated widely among the public, with several prominent figures lending their support.

University occupations de-escalate amid student fatigue

After two months of university occupations in protest at new legislation allowing the establishment of non-state universities in Greece, the vast majority of students are expected to return to classes on Tuesday.

In fact, most occupations had already ended by Friday. At the peak of the mobilizations, approximately 200 schools were shut down by protesters.

Central Athens street clashes injure 16

A student rally against an education bill that was ratified in Parliament on Friday was marred by clashes with police.

Seven police officers and nine civilians were injured.

The clashes erupted after student associations from all over Greece gathered at Athens University's Propylaea in the city center and marched to Parliament.

Bulgarian Farmers Call for Minister's Ouster in Sofia

Farmers and animal breeders from 26 agricultural organizations have converged on the heart of Sofia, staging a protest in front of the Council of Ministers. The protesters have barricaded the square, demanding the immediate resignation of Minister Vatev and urging for constructive dialogue with the authorities.