Tag: Athens
Balkans 17.07.23 | 18:15

Strong forest fire prompts evacuations in Greece

Several settlements east of Athens have been evacuated after a major forest fire. Over 150 firefighters, including a unit from Romania, and several planes are fighting the fire. Greece is at serious risk from forest fires every summer due the heat and the strong winds.  

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 11:23

Zaev to sign agreement on Alexandropolis gas pipeline during two-day working visit to Athens

The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is paying Thursday a two-day working visit to Athens, Greece, where on Friday he will participate in the panel discussion within the Economist conference – 25th Roundtable with the Government of Greece on the topic: “From social distancing to social solidarity”. The...

Macedonia 16.09.20 | 14:52

Zaev says his dream of coming to Athens to discuss business cooperation came true

I’ll try to encourage the leaders in the neighboring countries, but also those here, in Greece, in Macedonia to recognize a good partner for future development, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Wednesday taking part in The Economist conference in Athens. To me personally, it is important to show the...

Balkans 05.10.19 | 12:50

Pompeo announces closer military ties with Greece on Athens trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced closer cooperation, especially militarily, with Greece on Saturday after meeting with the country’s prime minister during a trip to Athens. The NATO countries will also strengthen their ties in the energy and economic sectors, Pompeo and Prime Minister Kyriakos...

Balkans 03.06.19 | 11:42

In new sign of coming right wing backlash in Greece, Kostas Mitsotakis elected Mayor of Athens

Kostas Bakoyannis, from the powerful conservative Mitsotakis/Bakoyannis family, was easily elected as Mayor of Athens yesterday in the second round of the municipal elections. The conservative New Democracy swept Greece, leaving the leftist SYRIZA party in control only of Crete and portending a major...

Balkans 19.04.19 | 13:40

Athens installs Alexander the Great statue

Athens on Friday installed its first Alexander the Great statue, a project mired in bureaucratic delays for nearly three decades. The 3,50-metre (11.5-foot) equestrian statue of a young Alexander, cast in bronze, was erected in central Athens opposite a statue of Lord Byron. According to the city of...

Balkans 17.04.19 | 18:13

‘First and only statue’ of Alexander the Great in Athens to be unveiled

The statue of Alexander the Great was raised in central Athens on Wednesday morning by workers from the municipality of Athens, the Greek Reporter reports. The statue is located at the intersection of Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas (Queen Olga) avenues in downtown Athens, just a few meters from the...

Macedonia 02.04.19 | 10:13

Zaev: There is initiative to exchange monuments with Athens

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, in his Monday’s brief conversation with the AFP news agency, revealed, that there are contacts between official Skopje and official Athens for the exchange of monuments and other works that in the country associated with the Hellenic culture from the ancient period. There...

Macedonia 29.03.19 | 11:25

Athens plans to erect a statue of its conqueror – Alexander the Great

Greek media are reporting that sculptor Yiannis Pappas was commissioned to make a 3.5 meters high monument of Alexander the Great which would be placed in Athens. The report comes after an alleged proposal to make a monumental swap – the large Macedonian statue of Alexander the Great which adorns...

Balkans 22.01.19 | 09:52

OSCE condemns attacks on journalists in Athens

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, condemned the attacks yesterday on reporters and photojournalists by extremist groups in Athens. “I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them,” said Désir, “Journalists must...

Balkans 21.01.19 | 11:40

Seven arrested in Greece name protests which injured 25 police officers

Protesters clashed with police outside Greece’s parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people Sunday against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people arrested, police said, AP reports. Demonstrators threw rocks, flares, firebombs, paint...

Balkans 10.01.19 | 10:05

Angela Merkel in Athens, Prespa deal one of the topics on the agenda

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to Athens is taking place in a completely different political environment than the last one in April 2014. Then, Alexis Tsipras had described the visit as a stunt aimed at “showing support for her representative Mr [Antonis] Samaras,” Kathimerini...

Balkans 27.12.18 | 09:31

Two injured after explosive device goes off outside church in central Athens

A homemade explosive mechanism blew up outside Aghios Dionysios church in the upscale Athenian district of Kolonaki on Thursday morning injuring a policeman and another man, Greek media reported. The device was placed inside a metallic box discovered by a church employee who notified police, according...