Veteran soccer players (including a host of Euro 2004 winners) and thousands of fans, mostly OFI supporters, gathered on Monday evening at the Theodoros Vardinoyiannis Stadium of Iraklio to honor Eugene Gerards, the 77-year-old former manager who coached OFI from 1985 to 2000.
Chris Singleton had a tremendous game for Panathinaikos on Sunday as the Greens’ preserved their perfect record at bottom club Kymi.
The financial conditions and performances of small and medium-sized enterprises are improving, according to a survey of 17,000 such companies across all sectors of economic activity conducted by Piraeus Bank.
The government has imposed strict income and property criteria to determine who will qualify to receive this year’s “social dividend”handouts, to come from the amount by which the primary budget surplus exceeds its target, according to the details submitted in Parliament on Monday.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told Parliament during Monday’s session on the "social dividend" that Greece will exit the bailout process without needing any further support as it is winning back market confidence.
Fears are mounting that the situation at migrant reception centers on the Aegean islands could spiral out of control as riots and altercations with local residents are increasing, with the recent bad weather adding to the misery of thousands of desperate people.
The state is set to become the legal owner of properties in 111 areas around the country (including 20 in Athens and Thessaloniki) whose real owners have not declared their assets to the land registry offices (Ktimatologio) that are about to complete 14 years of operation, according to the head of the property owners federation (POMIDA).
As the death toll from last week’s flash floods west of Athens rose to 20, and authorities continued their efforts to assess the extent of the damage to infrastructure and property, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos announced state compensation for those whose homes and businesses sustained serious damage.
Police said on Monday they have unraveled a gang that had carried out more than 125 robberies across Attica.
A new opinion poll carried out by the University of Macedonia on behalf of Skai found that conservative New Democracy maintains a strong lead over ruling leftist SYRIZA, but Democratic Alignment (formerly PASOK) has risen to third place, knocking neo-Nazi Golden Dawn down to fourth.