HealthMin Pintea: I hope we have a running information system as of Monday

Healthcare Minister Sorina Pintea stated on Thursday that she hopes for the information system of the health insurance cards to be operational as of Monday. "Just as it was conveyed to me by the President of the House [the National Health Insurance House] and I repeat, the Healthcare Ministry has no authority in this system, as of Monday it could resume to normal.

City starts to empty as Holy Week begins

Stavros Polychronidis, 53, arranges church candles at a factory in Lavrio, near Athens. Monday marked the start of Holy Week, leading to Greek Orthodox Easter on Sunday. With Monday's public holiday coming just before Labor Day on May 1 (Wednesday), a lot of Greek workers have arranged to take time off for vacations, as schools will remain closed until May 6 too.