Athens' so-called "commercial triangle," an area between Syntagma, Monastiraki and Omonia squares, is arguably one of the most happening parts of the Greek capital right now. Every one of its narrow streets, every building, is a monument to a piece of the city's social and economic history. It's a mosaic in a constant state of transformation yet fundamentally unchanged.
Less than a week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned Albania that Tirana's moves to seize seaside properties of members of the Greek minority in the city of Himara will hinder Tirana's EU course, Tsipras discussed the issue in a telephone conversation with his Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama, today.
The Pentacycle sculpture by acclaimed artist George Zongolopoulos, who died in 2004, has been standing motionless, apart from a few occasions, ever since it was installed in Omonia Square, central Athens in 2001. The purpose of the hydro-kinetic sculpture was to give viewers the perception of constant movement with the help of water.
There were tensions at the Greek-Albanian border on Saturday when Albanian authorities stopped Greek citizens trying to enter the country to attend a memorial service for Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old ethnic Greek man who was fatally injured by Albanian police in an exchange of fire in late October in the village of Bularat.
Two people were injured and two more were arrested during a clash between foreign nationals near Omonoia square in central Athens late Wednesday night, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported on Thursday.
Police said two people were transferred to the Gennimatas hospital after suffering injuries from a sharp object.
It is not clear what caused the fight.