Pole-vault sensation Katerina Stefanidi received the award of the best female athlete in track and field in Europe for 2017, having swept its opponents in the World Championship, the European Indoor Championship and all IAAF Golden League meetings she took part in this year.
Greece is one of the three European Union states with the highest poverty rates, despite the very high expenditure for social protection, as more than one in three Greeks live in conditions of poverty or social exclusion, according to Eurostat.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted Monday, on the eve of his meeting in Washington with US President Donald Trump, that Greece is bouncing back after seven years of a protracted financial crisis and is strengthening its geostrategic role in the region.
Sato is the last surviving large Greek company that produces and sells home furniture and rivals the big multinational chains that are active in the local market, making Sato and its counterpart in office furniture, Dromeas, the “last of the mohicans” in the Greek furniture industry.
Greek families pay nearly four times more than their fellow Europeans in housing costs as a percentage of their income, according to the latest survey by Housing Europe, the European Federation for Public, Cooperative and Social Housing.
The university and technical college (TEI) of the Ionian will be merged as part of cost-cutting measures, a meeting on the island of Corfu between Education Minister Costas Gavroglou and senior administrators of the two institutions has decided.
Tension between anti-establishment protesters and police has been growing over the continued incarceration of a PhD student and her 33-year-old co-defendant after their conviction in June to 13 years in prison for their involvement with the urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.
The release of the provisional figures for the state budget took the wind out of the Greek stock market’s sails on Monday, moderating prices and clipping the trading volume well below the 50-million-euro mark, partly due to Moody’s decision not to issue a review of its credit rating for Greece last Friday.
Opposition New Democracy chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis is heading to Brussels this week to present his party’s plan to get the country back on its feet.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos received athletes who took part in the 23rd Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, in July, as well as the president of the Hellenic Federation of Sports for the Deaf, Iosif Stavrakakis, at the Presidential Mansion in Athens on Monday. The games hosted 3,000 athletes from 97 states. The first games for the deaf were held in Paris in 1924, when they were known as the International Silent Games, and hosted athletes from nine European nations. The initial idea for the games is credited to Eugene Rubens-Alcais, who also founded the French Deaf Sports Federation. [Yiannis Panagopoulos/Eurokinissi]