Korkoneas sent back to jail

Former police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas was arrested and sent back to prison Saturday.

The arrest followed the Supreme Court's rejection of an appeals court decision that had reduced his life sentence for killing a 15-year-old while on duty to 13 years based on lack of prior criminal record.

It was the second time the high court had nullified the appeals court's verdict.

Air conditioning lacking in many university halls of residence

Air conditioners are non-existent or poorly maintained at student halls of residence in Athens, residents have told the relevant authorities.

Students have requested the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and the Ministry of Education to ensure that proper air-conditioning systems are installed in the residencies.

Cop who murdered 15-year-old faces new trial

Epaminondas Korkoneas, the cop who murdered 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008, setting off a near month of riots in Athens and several other Greek cities, will face yet another trial after the Supreme Court threw out an appeals court decision reducing his initial life sentence because of lack of criminal record up to that event.

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.

Cars torched in central Athens 

Five parked cars and several garbage bins were torched in the central Athenian neighbourhood of Exarcheia on Thursday morning, police said.

The first car was located at the junction of 3rd Septemvriou and Trikorfon Streets, another three burned on Zaimi and Alexandras Streets and a fifth was on Solomou Street. It was not clear who was behind the attacks. 

Architects’ office attacked over Exarchia design

A group calling itself "Anarchist" claimed the attack that left broken windows at the Tense Architecture office in the Polygono district of Athens on February 5 in a post on the Athens Indymedia website at midnight Wednesday, denouncing it for undertaking the design of Exarchia Square above the new metro station that is being constructed.