Syntagma Square

“Μarathon Runner” Protest Arrives in Athens

At 10am, it was expected for the school wardens to reach Syntagma Square. The “marathon runner” march of  Greek school wardens began in Thessaloniki on the 28th of September with slogan “Marathon of Primary surplus, Unemployment, Poverty and Destitution,” ended...

Greek Protesters March to Finance Ministry Bringing Food

Athens' municipal workers marched to the finance minister's office in the Greek capital today with baskets of olive oil, tomatoes and a whole chicken on Thursday in an ironic protest after he suggested his family was suffering like other...

Special Forces Reservists Want Government Out

With the Greek government already probing possible ties between the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and whether military forces are training its members, a prosecutor has ordered an investigation into a blog post on the special forces reservists' website demanding...

Greeks Abandon Studies to Serve Coffee

Bloomberg published an article about Greece, according to which, despite the optimistic messages for the increase of tourism in Greece, unemployment, chiefly among young people, is at high levels. “For Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, the tangible recovery signs in...

Big SYRIZA Gathering at Syntagma

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA parliamentary group and Leader of the Opposition since June 2012, delivered a public speech at an open political gathering in Syntagma square at the same time the tripartite government  leaders were holding a...

Tear Gas Stops Golden Dawn Food Handout

Athens Mayor George Kaminis made good on his vow to keep the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party from conducting a Greeks-only Easter food giveaway on May 2 when police battled the extremists, blocking their van and then firing tear gas...

Two Greeks Held For Pakistani Man's Murder

Two Greeks, a 25-year-old private employee and a 29-year-old fireman, are being questioned in connection with the fatal knifing of a 26-year-old Pakistani in the Athens neighborhood of Ano Petralona, an attack that prompted angry condemnation from the leftist...

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...

Famous Turkish Bagel To Be Sold in Greece Soon

Representatives of the Turkish Simit Sarayi stores announced their intention to introduce one of their most successful products into the Greek market soon. The Turkish officials of the Simit Sarayi firm, which means Bagel Palace in the English language, stated...

16 Activists Arrested in Syntagma Square, Charged on Insubordination

25 activists from Spain, Italy, Ireland, France, as well as from Greece, participated in European demonstrations against the Greek crisis and the EU's and the IMF's policy. 16 were arrested early in the morning of May 15 in Syntagma Square in...