Ex-justice minister asks for more time, witnesses in Novartis investigation probe

Former justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Thursday requested a month-long extension to prepare his defense to a parliamentary committee investigating allegations that he sought to influence a judicial probe into the Novartis bribery affair.

Debate on Europe’s role after the pandemic

New Democracy deputy Dimitris Keridis is organizing a live online debate titled "The Economic Crisis of the Pandemic: More or less Europe?" to take place at 9 p.m. on Monday, with the participation of New Democracy MEP Marietta Giannakou, Athens University of Economics and Business professor Giorgos Pagoulatos, and London Business School professor Elias Papaioannou.

MIT professor upbeat on virus outlook

As Greece enters the fourth phase of easing restrictions that were imposed in March to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, an eminent Greek professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dimitris Bertsimas, has developed an epidemiological model that suggests Greece is unlikely to see a significant increase in Covid-19 cases over the summer. 

Artists call for roadmap to support culture

A view of the National Theater of Greece in central Athens. As the government prepares to gradually reopen the coronavirus-hit economy on May 4, directors and other artists have called on the Culture Ministry to announce a similar plan to help the performing arts. "One would have expected that, after specialized measures were announced for hairdressers...

Tapping the markets would 
make sense, say experts

Greece's bond yields have eased from a year-high recorded in March, but remain above the all-time lows posted earlier this year.
In its latest weekly bulletin, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) went as far as calling for an immediate market foray, before other bigger countries do so, with an impact on yields.

The class dimensions of a virus

There is a social class dimension to the way the new coronavirus is affecting the population, and by that of course I do not mean the indirect revanchism of MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis, of the main opposition SYRIZA party, who almost celebrated the fact that the outbreak in our country started from a woman who returned from a trip to Milan and a student in a private school in Athens.

Dimitris Yeros | Athens | To April 11

Ikastikos Kiklos DL in downtown Athens presents a retrospective exhibition on internationally renowned Greek painter Dimitris Yeros. The 30 paintings that are on display were produced in Greece and the United States between 1993 and 2019 and include bright watercolors featuring his signature "man in a hurry" figure. Yeros has held 58 solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Covid-19 cases in Greece jump to 31; Amaliada region enters Phase 2 of containment

The total number of the new coronavirus cases in Greece has risen to 31, after 21 more people who came in contact with the country's ninth confirmed case tested positive, Greek Health Ministry spokesman Dimitris Tsiodras said in press briefing on Thursday.

Damning claims made against former minister

Testifying before the Parliament committee probing the handling of the Novartis case by the previous government, Greek-Israeli businessman Sabby Mionis accused former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos, the publisher of the Dimokratia newspaper, Ioannis Filippakis, and two journalists of blackmail in 2016.