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IMF Spokesman Offers Condolences Over Greek Pharmacist's Suicide

The IMF has sent its official condolences over the suicide of the 77-year-old retired pharmacist on Wednesday in Athens. The tragic loss of the desperate man has caused public outburst and has hit a nerve in the crisis-hit Greek society....

Downtown Athens Historic Shops Shut Down One After the Other

Shops in downtown Athens that have been open for many decades are now kneeling under the burden of the economic crisis. More and more historic shops and restaurants that managed to survive the junta regime are now shutting down because...

Unprecedented Security for Independence Day Military Parade in Athens

Thousands of police cordoned off streets across central Athens on Sunday as a military parade to mark Independence Day was held under unprecedented security measures for fear of anti-austerity protests. For the first time, the public was banned from a...

Dozens Line Up Every Week in Athens to Apply for Asylum

Every week more than 100 people, including a few women and children, wait for hours overnight outside a police building in Athens, hoping to apply for asylum. The moment they have been waiting for comes at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday,...

Greek Oil Tanker Sinks Off Piraeus; Captain Dead

A tanker sank en route from Piraeus to Eleusina on Monday around 10.30 a.m. The captain was found dead by rescuers 3 hours later . Officials said the “Alpha 1”, which is belongs to the Greek company Viamar, was carrying 1,800 tonnes...

Athens in Flames: Historic Cinemas, Cafes, Shops and Banks On Fire

 Historic cinemas, cafes, shops and banks went up in flames in central Athens on Sunday as black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament, while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the public rage by endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity...

Homeless of Athens Find Shelter From Cold Weather At OAKA Stadium

Homeless people living in Athens can find shelter from the adverse weather conditions at the Olympic Stadium (OAKA). According to e-kathimerini, a heated area at the OAKA is available as of Wednesday to all homeless people of the capital, while...

23rd World Congress of Philosophy to be Held in Athens

The World Congresses of Philosophy are organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies in collaboration with one of its member societies. The xxiii World Congress of Philosophy will be held from August 4 through August...

"Desperados" Unveils the Present Reality of Greek Youth

“Desperados”, a play written by George Iliopoulos and directed by Charalabos Loukopoulos, is about a group of college students that have just graduated from law school. When audiences walk into the Dimotiko Theatre Kallithea in Athens, they seen an...

International Conference ‘Paris – Athens 1919 – 1939. The Double Voyage’

The Conference is the final step of a four-year Research Programme of the same name concerning the artistic and intellectual relations between Greece and France from 1919 to 1939, carried out by the Ecole Francaise d’ Athenes (EFA), the...