The government will provide incentives for people, and companies, to replace old-technology, polluting cars with zero emission ones from next year, Deputy Finance Minister Apostolos Vesyropoulos said.
Is Athens a successful city? Given everything such a simplistic definition entails, I would say that, yes, it is. I also believe that most Athenians would vote it as their top favorite if they were asked to, despite all its ills.
Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American.
A Bulgarian climber fell to his death high on Mt. Olympus Saturday.
There will be no services on the Kifissia-Piraeus urban electric railway (ISAP) or the capital’s trolley buses on Tuesday, as staff are to join a 24-hour strike in protest at the provisions of the government’s growth bill.
Protests demanding government action on climate change which took place in some 150 capitals around the world including Athens on Friday were a welcome development.
Flying enthusiasts watch Hellenic Air Force helicopters participate in the Tanagra International Air Show, part of Athens Flying Week, at the Tanagra Air Base on Saturday. The air show, which took place for the eighth year in a row, drew some 60,000 visitors from across Greece and 4,000 from abroad. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who visited the show on Saturday, stressed that the Hellenic Air Force is “a force for deterrence, for defending the country.” [ANA-MPA]
Costa-Gavras sat patiently in one of the many lounges of the Hotel Excelsior on the Lido in Venice, taking questions from successive groups of three or four journalists. He looked tired, but also happy, smiling.
Farmers in Larissa, central Greece, are planning to roll out their tractors at the Platykambos junction of the Athens-Thessaloniki national road on Monday in protest at cotton prices, which they complain are too low for them to cover production costs.
Police in Attica are seeking the perpetrators behind two robberies in which cars were used to smash through the front windows of shops before the premises were looted.