Days of mourning have begun in Serbia

In accordance with the Law on Marking the Day of Mourning, certain rules are prescribed.
The regulations on the manner of marking the day of mourning state that authorities and organizations, as well as other legal entities that display the flag, are obliged to lower the flag of the Republic of Serbia to half-mast, i.e. at half mast, with appropriate lighting at night.

Jazz at the Museum | Athens | May 5 & 6

The Basil & Elise Goulandris Museum ( wraps up its tribute to poetry and jazz with a performance centered on 15 poems by Dimitris Kataleifos. The award-winning poet and actor joins forces with the Dimitris Tsakas jazz quartet for this program, which has been titled "Body and Dreams." Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 11876.

Suspected fraudster wanted in Switzerland arrested at Athens Airport 

A 44-year-old man wanted in Switzerland for online fraud was arrested at the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" on a European arrest warrant on Tuesday night, police said Thursday.

Swiss authorities believe the accused is a member of a criminal network that engaged in online investment fraud against citizens primarily within the European Union.

Berlin ‘ready to contribute’ to Athens-Ankara thaw

There are encouraging signs of progress in Greek-Turkish relations, according to the German Chancellery's Foreign and Security Policy Adviser Jens Ploetner. Speaking to Kathimerini as he attended the eighth edition of the Delphi Economic Forum, the former German ambassador to Athens stresses that Berlin is ready to facilitate bilateral contacts "if so wished by the parties."

Married women to be able to use maiden name

The Constitutional Court has annulled a decree in the Civil Code that a woman should take her husband's surname after marriage on the grounds that it is contrary to the principle of equality.

With this decision, which will enter into force after nine months, women will not need to file a lawsuit in order to use only their celibate surnames after marriage.