Romano Prodi, Pprofessor of economics, European Commission president from 1999 to 2004, and two-time prime minister of Italy, is a friend of Greece. Last October he visited Athens at the invitation of former prime minister Costas Simitis and spoke at a conference event organized by the Costas Simitis Foundation.
A contentious project aimed at diverting Greece's second-longest river, the Acheloos, from western Greece to the heavily farmed Plain of Thessaly, will go ahead after all, it was decided on Saturday following a meeting of State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis and the head of Parliament's public administration committee Maximos Harakopoulos.
Costas Karamanlis' recent talks in Thessaloniki and London have triggered a lot of discussion. This was only to be expected given the suddenness of his reappearance; a lot was written and said about the matter, and many questions were raised. Meanwhile, the former conservative prime minister's supporters were delighted by his presence on the political scene.
Former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis warns that Greece faces major challenges ahead, in the escalation of Turkey's challenge to its sovereignty, the migration issue, Europe's reluctance to assume a leading role, US unpredictability and what he termed as "major weaknesses" of the Prespa Agreement with North Macedonia.
A man walks past an overflowing garbage dumpster in Athens on Thursday following nearly a week of strike action by municipal workers protesting the government's plans to make it easier for private contractors to undertake municipal sanitation projects. Teams were expected to start a cleanup Thursday though unionists have not ruled out further action.
Alexis Tsipras "would have been a very happy prime minister" if he'd been elected to govern Greece a decade earlier, instead of finding "empty coffers" in 2015, he told Open TV on Thursday, lashing out at his predecessors in the wake of comments by former conservative premier Costas Karamanlis the previous day.