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New Interim Mayor of Athens Elected After Kaminis Resignation

George Broulias was elected on Wednesday afternoon as Athens' new interim mayor, following the resignation of George Kaminis several days ago. Broulias was elected by Kaminis' municipal group with eighteen votes from the city's local council; Epameinondas Lamprakakis, the president...

Yoga, Concerts and Childrens' Events Planned at National Garden in June

The National Garden, Athens’ emblematic park behind the Parliament building, is hosting numerous sports, cultural and music events throughout June, as part of the municipality’s efforts to promote the city’s parks and green spaces as meeting points for Athenians. As...

Mayor Kaminis and Aegean Airlines Vice President: Tourists Arrivals in Athens Increases 14% in Q1

Athens recorded a 14 percent increase in tourist arrivals in the first three months of 2017 compared with the same period last year, according to data presented on Thursday by city mayor George Kaminis and Aegean Airlines Vice President...

Vote for Two Mayors from Greece Shortlisted for World Mayor 2016

Two Greek mayors have been shortlisted for the prestigious biennial World Mayor Award. Athens Mayor George Kaminis and his Lesbos counterpart, Spyros Galinos, are in the running, having made their way to the Top 15 mayors of the world....

Athens Pride 2016: Demonstrating Proudly for the Right to Love

With music, dancing and plenty of joy, thousands of people in Athens, Greece, of various ages sent out the message that the rights of homosexual people should be equal to heterosexuals during the 12th Annual Edition of Athens Pride. The Pride...

Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection

Athens Mayor George Kaminis announced his decision to move statues from central areas where vandalism is rife.The services of the Municipality of Athens on Thursday announced that they have already pinpointed 49 statues that are safe and are examining...

Municipal Election Results: Kaminis Remains Athens Mayor; Boutaris in Thessaloniki

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis held on to his seat in the 2014 Greek municipal elections leaving behind SYRIZA’s candidate, Gavriil Sakellaridis. Sakellaridis congratulated Kaminis late Sunday night after the results put Kaminis at 51.6 percent compared to 48.4 percent for...

Samaras Blisters Golden Dawn, "Nazi Sympathizers"

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, whose New Democracy Conservatives face a twin elections test on May 25, stepped up his verbal assaults on the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and railed against its supporters. New Democracy is being pressed hard by the...

Athens Mayoral Candidates to Hold Televised Debate

The candidate mayors of Athens, George Kaminis and Gavriil Sakellaridis, who had the higher rates in the first round of local government elections on Sunday May 18, will hold their first televised debate on Wednesday. The debate will be aired on Athens-based...

Showdown Sunday: Samaras, Tsipras Set Elections Battle Plans

Battle lines are being drawn for the Sunday, May 25 second round of Greek local elections, and for the European Parliament, which will mostly pit Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy Conservatives against the major opposition Coalition of the...