Ilias Kasidiaris, a prominent former MP and spokesman of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, testified on Wednesday in the ongoing trial into GD leaders on suspicion of forming a criminal organization.
Describing the charges against him and the party leadership as "fabricated" and "politically motivated," Kasidiaris said he would not apologize for his and the party's ideology.
The tragicomic backlash sparked by the unfortunate plan to rename Athens' Evangelismos metro station (which serves the hospital of the same name in the downtown Kolonaki district) Pavlos Bakoyannis, after the late conservative politician who was gunned down in the area 30 years ago by the November 17 terrorist group, was not all bad.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis commemorated the 30-year anniversary of the assassination of politician Pavlos Bakoyannis by the now-defunct terrorist group November 17 in downtown Athens in 1989.
"Thirty years without Pavlos Bakoyannis. We miss him always. He will never cease to inspire us," he wrote in a tweet on his official account.
The third installment of the Thessaloniki Beer Festival kicks off at the Helexpo exhibition center in the northern port city, featuring 40 brewers and eight street food stalls, as well as live music. The concert program starts on Thursday with Pavlos Pavlidis and the B Movies band, followed on Friday by Max the Sax, on Saturday by Koza Mostra and on Sunday by Locomondo.
Greek Parliament was on Wednesday debating lifting former alternate health minister Pavlos Polakis' immunity from prosecution to pave the way for a judicial inquiry into accusations made by Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras that he recorded a private telephone conversation between the pair without his consent, as well as a charge of slander made by the head of the workers' union of Gree
Launched in 2009, the Kalamata Street Festival endeavors to encourage artistic creativity and promote the urban spaces of the capital of the Messinia regional unit. In its 11th edition, the 2019 Kalamata Street Festival will provide spaces for artists to express themselves freely through painting, theater, music, dance and other art forms.
Irene Skylakaki will perform alongside rock musician Pavlos Pavlidis this Thursday on the Gazarte roof terrace. Skylakaki first entered the music scene at age 22, with her original song "In the Light" becoming the official selection for the Cosmote Jumping Fish service. Now 30 years old, she has released three albums and performed at popular festivals including Release Athens.