Dupont Circle

Robbers with alleged terror links to testify next week

Two anarchists arrested on Wednesday after attempting to rob a money delivery van outside Thessaloniki's AHEPA Hospital are to face an investigating magistrate in the northern port city on armed robbery charges on Tuesday while police step up a probe into their suspected links to Greek guerrilla groups.

Terror suspect homes raided

Two anarchists arrested on Wednesday following a botched holdup of a money delivery van at Thessaloniki's AHEPA Hospital, who are thought to have links to guerrilla groups Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire and Group of Popular Fighters, have been given until Tuesday to prepare their defense.

Bulgarian climber dies of injuries sustained on Mount Olympus trail

A 25-year-old Bulgarian climber died while scaling Mount Olympus on Monday, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The man was injured and trapped at the trail near Kofto, at an altitude of 2,300 meters. He was rescued by fellow climbers who transferred him to the Zolota refuge and from there he was airlifted to AHEPA hospital in Thessaloniki.

An idea for incentive-compatible debt relief

In previous Notes for Discussion, we have looked at a long-term plan to bring the debt down; issues in state enterprises and whether these might be best managed in the private sector or by public sector managers; and the public sector balance sheet, which should reflect all the debt but also all the assets that the government owns.