Greece

Celebrating International Museum Day in Athens

“Museum collections make connections” is the motto for this year's International Museum Day, a global celebration of institutions and cultures taking place around May 18 every year. Established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the event aims to encourage public awareness with regard to the role of museums in societies.

The facts speak for themselves

On several occasions during the course of the crisis Greece found itself very close to exiting the euro. This has been confirmed by an increasing number of publications abroad, as well as testimonies from the protagonists of the Greek and European crises.

Histrionics in Cannes

By Costas Iordanidis

Recent revelations by the Financial Times of the behind-the-scenes machinations at Cannes in November 2011 that led to the downfall of Greece’s then-Prime Minister George Papandreou – a negligible loss of course – and where the leaders of the European Union lost complete control of themselves leave a bitter taste.

Venizelos raises doubts about whether coalition will survive elections


A demonstrator takes part in a protest by Greek schoolteachers outside the Greek Parliament in central Athens, on Wednesday. About a thousand people took part in the peaceful protest, demanding that the Greek government revokes its decision to cut thousands of public sector jobs under the financially troubled country's bailout commitments.

Office rental rates declined 14.5 pct in Q1

By Nikos Roussanoglou

Rental rates for offices in Athens posted a fresh year-on-year decline of 14.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014, according to a survey conducted by certified surveyors Geoaxis.

The survey found that the slide in enterprises’ willingness to launch or expand new activities is continuing to have a very negative impact on rental levels.

What kind of tourists do we want?

By Alexis Papachelas

The sight of thousands of visitors from countries around the world strolling around the streets of central Athens is a sheer delight.

It feels as if the city is coming alive, with hotels often operating at full capacity while there are high expectations that this year will prove one of the best ever for the Greek tourism sector.

Samaras gears up to present growth plan on Friday

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras continued an election road trip that will take him around the country with a visit to the island of Lesvos on Tuesday but the campaign for the local and European Parliament elections is expected to peak on Friday when he is due to set out his growth plan, also known as Greece 2021.

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