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Boutaris Defends Mosque Youth Prayers

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris isn't backing down from giving permission to a group of students from the Muslim School of Komotini, in northern Greece, to visit and pray in Thessaloniki’s New (Yeni) Mosque – for the first time in...

New Industrial Gas Museum in Athens

The Athens gas works reopened its gates to the public on Jan. 27 as Athens's first Gas Museum, nearly 30 years after the operation was shut down. The gas works were founded in 1857 in order to cover Athens’ need...

No Ho Ho, Bleak Greek Christmas

With a pay cut 40 percent and the end of a temporary contract as a computer teacher, Fivos Karalis, 32, said he was carefully watching what he spent this Christmas, but said he was still luckier than many Greeks....

A Dark Christmas Coming For Greece

With Greeks limping to the end of a fifth year of recession and readying for another, along with more pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions, many are foregoing Christmas celebrations or planning family gatherings with everyone chipping in...

Turkish Newspaper Zaman Athens' Exhibit

Zaman Turkish daily is celebrating its 25 years of circulation by organizing different events, including an exhibition running until Dec. 10 at the Technopolis Cultural Center in Athens. The exhibition entitled Türkiye'de Zaman translates as Time in Turkey and features...

Greece's Drug Addicts Face Struggles During Crisis

Eli Pandi, 38, started using drugs when she was 14 to escape the pain of family issues. "There was a lot of pain and misery," she told the website SETimes. But through an Athens drug rehabilitation centre called Over...

Political VIP Bodyguards Will Patrol Athens Instead

ATHENS – The reassignment to regular duty of some 1,500 police officers who had been used as personal bodyguards by politicians and people deemed VIP’s by the government means a bigger presence of law enforcement in Greece’s capital, particularly...

Immigrant Detention Center To Be Set Up in Athens

ATHENS – Mayor George Kamminis said he is prepared for the capital city to host a holding center for illegal immigrants, one of a number to be set up in Greece to help stem the influx of people fleeing...

Yet Another Idea to Restore the Deteriorating Omonia Square

ATHENS – A hundred years ago, Omonia Square was filled with trees and benches and was a beckoning oasis in the middle of the city. Later, there was a fountain, before it was removed in 2000, disappearing just like...

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...