Human geography

Vandals damage bank facade in Thessaloniki area

Unidentified vandals early on Monday wreaked damage to the branch of a bank in the outskirts of Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. 

The assailants broke the glass facade of the branch and damaged its ATM.

Officers of the northern city's Toumba district were investigating the incident which occurred at 5 a.m. 

Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe. See more.

But serious analysis of the region's demographic decline, depopulation and the hollowing out of the labour force is harder to find. Possibly this is because governments have neither credible answers nor the resources available to change things.

General strike in Greece: Transportation suspended, banks closed, media shut down

All private and state-owned media in Greece have launched a 24-hour strike today, joining the workers' general strike organized by the General Confederation of Employees in Greece.
The strike will last from Wednesday at six in the morning until about the same time on Thursday, Athens News Agency (ANA) reports.