Fredi Beleri named ruling ND candidate in European elections

Ruling New Democracy announced Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek mayor-elect in Albania recently sentenced to two years in prison for vote-buying, as a candidate for the upcoming European Parliament elections.

He was represented by his brother, Leonardo, at the ballot announcement in downtown Athens, as Beleri is currently in Albanian police custody.

Government condemns attack on journalist by shipowner

The Greek government on Wednesday denounced an attack against a journalist by a ship owner during a football match in Athens.

Giorgos Papachristos, an opinion writer and adviser at the daily Ta Nea, was attacked on Tuesday evening after the end of the first half of the football match between Panathinaikos and Braga, in front of dozens of spectators.

Quadruple Opening | Athens | June 7

The Athens-Epidaurus Festival ( is inaugurating its program at the cool Pireos 260 venue with a feast of shows for the week starting on June 7. On Stage D, avant-garde Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is making his Greek debut with a performance expressing his opposition to Moscow and its invasion of Ukraine.

Commission wants to assist Greece in railway investigation and development

The European Commission wants to assist the Greek authorities in the official investigation into the causes of the Tempe railway disaster and in coming up with a railways framework that will be safer and more attractive to citizens, a government minister has said.

Event for Greek Language Day canceled in Turkey amid reactions

An online event organized in Turkey to mark International Greek Language Day on Tuesday was cancelled in the wake of reactions on social and mainstream media.

The conference was called off "because of erroneous perceptions regarding its purpose," the University of Ankara said in a statement.