Protesters clashed with riot police outside the Thessaloniki International Fair conference center on Monday where ruling SYRIZA is holding an event to present the name deal achieved between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) last week.
A municipal official presents a new mobile app designed to facilitate paid parking at its launch in the city center on Monday. With ‘My Athens Pass’ users can buy an electronic pass that allows them to park at one of the downtown area’s 10,500 slots for a period of between 30 and 180 minutes simply by typing in their license plate number. Municipal police officers will be supplied with an electronic map of the parking spaces that show them who is parked there legally and who is not. The app also alerts motorists 10 minutes before their time runs out. [Symela Pantzartzi/ANA-MPA]
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his victory in his country's general elections on Sunday, while also calling for the “immediate release” of the two Greek soldiers who have been detained since early March.
The Council of State reportedly rejected on Monday an appeal by four broadcasters to cancel a tender for the auctioning of seven nationwide TV licenses.
The Chios Mastic Museum at Pyrgi on the island of Chios is gearing up to host the Jean Monnet Symposium on “The Future of the European Port Policy,” an international two-day meeting aimed at generating knowledge and advancing the dialogue on the prospects of European ports and port-related initiatives, later this week.
Four men aged between 16 and 22 have been indicted over a physical assault on a Pakistani minor in central Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Saturday evening.
The leader of the Moria community on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos entered the second day of a hunger strike on Monday to demand immediate action to ease overcrowding at the Moria reception and identification center, which is currently bursting at the seams with around 8,000 asylum seekers.
Award-winning maestro Vladimir Fedoseyev conducts the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (TSO), the historic Russian ensemble which he has led as artistic director since 1974, in works by the celebrated composer for two Greek Festival shows at the Herod Atticus Theater in central Athens.
A three-day conference on “Thucydides the Athenian,” will take place at DIKEMES/College Year in Athens from June 26 to 29.
Nigel Kennedy is hailed as one of the top violinists of his generation and the best-selling violinist in the history of music. He has been invited to perform at Athens’s Herod Atticus Theater by the Greek Festival, with a performance titled “Bach Meets Kennedy Meets Gershwin”.