Breath for the economy

Banks are the economy's lungs and they are now healthy enough to pump oxygen on their own, without help from the state. The days of bankruptcy, however, should not be forgotten, because Greece's lenders would not have survived without the significant life support they received.

Fire breaks out in residential East Attica town

A fire broke out in the seaside East Attica town of Artemida on Thursday morning and while it was burning close to homes in the residential area of Agios Ioannis, the fire service has brought it under control.

According to state broadcaster ERT, the blaze is still burning in an expanse of dry brush and weeds at the end of Ioanninon Street but is no longer threatening homes.