Preparations are under way for the October 2 grand opening of the new Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum in the central Athens district of Pangrati. Following the radical makeover of the 7,250 square meter building at 13 Eratosthenous Street, the public will soon be able to admire the foundation’s significant collection of modern art, which includes pieces by Picasso, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Miro, Giacometti and other greats, as well as celebrated Greek artists. There is also a room dedicated to 18th century French furniture and objets d’art, a library and a cafe. [Alexandros Vlachos/ANA-MPA]
Plans to rename a key station on the Athens metro after a modern historical figure were shelved on Monday following reactions from the public.
The Greek men’s national volleyball team has returned to Athens from Slovenia as it left the 2019 EuroVolley tournament with a 3-0 loss to Russia on Saturday in Ljubljana.
Greece can be included in the European Central Bank’s asset purchase program, known as quantitative easing, if it continues to make progress in implementing reforms, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday.
Greece’s Labor Ministry on Monday announced that the national general collective labor agreement will be extended until December 31 this year, through a provision added to a draft omnibus development bill which will be introduced in Parliament in the coming days.
Interior ministers from five European Union countries said on Monday they had agreed a new scheme to distribute migrants saved from the Mediterranean in a deal aimed at relieving the pressure on southern EU states.
Holidaymakers hit by the collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest tourist firm, desperately scrambled for information on Monday on how to get home, as Britain mounted its largest repatriation effort since World War Two.
More than 1,000 people died from influenza-related causes last flu season, experts say, adding that about 42 percent of those who were hospitalized with flu-related complications would have fought off the virus if they had been vaccinated.
The blow dealt by the bankruptcy of UK tour operator Thomas Cook to the Greek economy was too big for traders at the local stock market to ignore on Monday, leading to significant losses for many stocks, albeit on rather low turnover.
The crucial report by the certified accountant on the state of Public Power Corporation is expected on Tuesday, along with the governing board’s approval and publication of the utility’s first-half financial results.