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Athens 11th-Cheapest European Capital

With a record tourist season in swing in Greece comes the good news that Athens is the sixth-cheapest European capital concerning the average price of a hotel room, according to the online hotel search engine Trivago. The figures show that...

New Metro Line 2 Ready To Roll

The project of expansion of Line 2 toward Elliniko has added to the Metro network of Athens some 5.5 kilometers of underground rail and four new Stations (Ilioupolis, Alimos, Argyroupoli and Elliniko) that will open on noon on July...

PASOK, New Democracy Rally; Set to Control Parliament Again

ATHENS - For nearly two years, Greeks have rallyed against pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions imposed by the government as a condition of getting bailouts from international lenders, protesting and rioting and striking and vowing to throw...

Greece's Critical Election Campaign Set to Kick Off

ATHENS - With only three weeks to woo voters before the May 6 election, Greece's political parties will try to rally support beginning this week in a campaign to elect a new Prime Minister and government amid rising anger...

Too Many Immigrants, So Greece Rounds Up the Usual Suspects

ATHENS – There aren’t many Greeks left in Omonia Square, which some years ago used to be a rotary with a fountain and greenery, but in recent years has become a Third World cement cesspool, an urban nightmare of...

Mayor and Minister Renew Vow to Clean Up Athens' Center

ATHENS – Mayor George Kaminis – as many of his predecessors said without doing so – has promised to clean up the city’s center, which has deteriorated into a filthy, graffiti-ridden, crime-festered area filled with drug addicts, criminals, prostitutes...

Loverdos Bows Out of PASOK Race and Backs Venizelos

ATHENS – With the PASOK Socialist party imploding into near-nothingness and beset by infighting over who should be its new leader when former Prime Minister George Papandreou steps aside, just before new elections for Prime Minister are held, Health...

Papandreou Fiddles While PASOK Disintegrates

ATHENS – While former Prime Minister George Papandreou was in Costa Rica addressing the Socialist International conference as its leader, the PASOK party he still heads – if only for a while and under constant pressure to quit –...

Greece’s Deal with the Devils: Did Anybody Read this Thing?

ATHENS – At least he didn’t say the dog ate the memorandum or go “hummana hummana hummana" while looking sheepish and wiping his face, like Jackie Gleason’s portrayal of Ralph Kramden confronted by wife Alice when he screwed up...

Greek Minister Chrysochoidis Says He Didn’t Read Troika Demands!

ATHENS - Development Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis, who has stated he wants to take over the leadership of the PASOK Socialist party, which has been in shambles and sliding deep in the polls since the resignation of George Papandreou as...