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Municipality of Athens Revitalizes City by Restoring Twenty Fountains

A Municipality of Athens initiative has already completed works on 20 of the 34 fountains it plans to revamp around the city.

Christmas Meal Offered to 1,000 Poor Citizens of Athens (photos)

The municipality of Athens opened the doors of an indoor stadium in the centre of the Greek capital, and laid out tables to welcome about 1,000 homeless and poor people on Christmas day. Employees and volunteers served turkey, salad, soft...

Municipality of Athens Launches New Social Support Program Backed By Norway

The Mayor of Athens Giorgos Kaminis, the Norwegian Ambassador in the Greek capital Sjur Larsen and the President of the NGO (nongovernmental organization) "Solidarity Now," Stelios Zavvos inaugurated yesterday a new program aiming to support Athenians in need due...

Alexander the Great Statue to Be Placed in Downtown Athens

A statue of Alexander the Great created over two decades ago will be placed in downtown Athens, Greece, after the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) gave its approval. Meanwhile, Delta Municipality mayor in Thessaloniki Mimis Fotopoulos came in contact with Athens mayor Giorgos...

Syrian Refugees Removed from Syntagma Square

The Syrian refugees who had camped in across the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square in protest, were removed from the spot in a joint effort between the Municipality of Athens and the Greek Police. The refugees had been at the...

Athens Wins Bloomberg Innovation Award

Each year, Bloomberg Philanthropies hands out innovation awards, accompanied by a large money donation to various cities across the world. Athens was among the five cities awarded in 2014. The grand prize went to Barcelona for creating the "Trust Network," a digital community aimed at...

Demolitions in Downtown Athens to Begin in September

Over 1,800 abandoned buildings in downtown Athens have come under scrutiny by the Environment Ministry, and in cooperation with the Municipality of Athens these buildings will be demolished, starting in September. Most of the buildings slated for demolition are in the...

Apartment Building for the Homeless

The volunteers of the nonprofit organization “Human People” furnished a six-story building located in the center of Athens, which will host at least 15 homeless families with young children. The repairs in the building, which started last December, are almost...

First Athens World Poetry Festival

A number of 69 poets will participate in 22 different events that will take place in the region of Athens as part of the first international Athens World Poetry Festival. The Festival will commence on Sept. 23 till 29,  in...

Thissio Square to Be Renamed

Thissio Square will be renamed into Jacqueline de Romilly, in honor of the Hellenist and member of the French Academy Jacqueline de Romilly. The decision has already been taken by the municipal council of the Municipality of Athens. The members...