What is organic farming?
Put simply, organic farming is an agricultural system that seeks to provide you, the consumer, with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Sounds of Christmas go Baroque!

A festive event at the MICHAEL CACOYANNIS FOUNDATIONfeaturing Baroque Concertos for Recorder, Flute, String Ensemble and Basso Continuo by J.S. BACH, A. VIVALDI, G.F. HAENDEL and G.Ph. TELEMANN
Soloists:
NATALIA GERAKIS - flute & DIMITRIS KOUNTOURAS - recorder
Texts – Narration: ANNA SAKALIS
String Ensemble:
FANI VOVONI - violin, ANASTASIA MILIORI - violin, ANGELA YANNAKI - viola,
IASON IOANNOU - violoncello, DIMITRIS TIGΚAS - double bass,
MARKELLOS CHRYSICOPOULOS - harpsichord

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Acropolis Museum ‘Pericles, Son of Xanthippos’

‘This is a new type of exhibition introduced by the Museum – the idea of small ‘vignette’ exhibitions that build on our permanent collection and give visitors the opportunity to understand the permanent exhibit within a richer historical context, by providing information on other related individuals and events of antiquity’.

Dimitrios Pandermalis is talking about the first temporary exhibition of the Acropolis Museum ‘Pericles, Son of Xanthippos’ that opened on 20 June, 2010 and runs through 31 January, 2011.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

CHRISTMAS AT THE CONCERT HALL

The Nutcracker Suite - Featuring the Stars of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

-The Nutcracker, a ballet in two acts
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Marius Petipa
Choreography: Vasiliy Vainonen
Sets - Costumes: Anna & Anatoliy Nezhnye
Stars-Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre
Dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Ballet

Ticket prices: € 25.00 – 40.00 – 50.00 – 65.00
Students-Children: 50% discount on each respective zone price
Advanced ticket sales begin on: Monday, November 8
ALEXANDRA TRIANTI HALL

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Τhe art.estate CHRISTMAS PHOTO BAZAAR!

he event : the art.estate Christmas photo bazaar !

The exhibition: photos everywhere, photos from everyone, photos for everyone ! ( in here lies the –really– low prices subliminal message)

Your task : Simple! Send art.estate via email a photo that you took and feel that it’s awesome. We print it , frame it and display the 100 best in the exhibition ! The exhibition will last all Christmas , opening Friday December the 17th and ending in January 8th.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Paris 1900, Art Nouveau and Modernism. Treasures from the Petit Palais.

National Gallery, 24 November 2010 - 28 February 2011
The exhibition “PARIS 1900, Art Nouveau and Modernism - Treasures from the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum” to open its doors at the National Gallery on 22 November 2010, transports us to the French capital of the Belle Époque through works of French art from the collections of the Petit Palais, with their unique evocation of the bourgeois and lower-class Paris of the 1880-1914 period.
This reciprocal exhibition, organised in return for the exhibition “Mount Athos and the Byzantine Empire – Treasures from the Holy Mountain”, which went on display at the Petit Palais in 2009, comprises 11 thematic sections featuring a total of some 200 exhibits.
The first section is dedicated to the Exposition Universelle, the World Fair held in Paris in 1900, for which Petit Palais itself was erected.
The second section comprises paintings from the Greek participation to the Exposition Universelle of 1900 from the National Gallery collections and private collections.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Athena of Arezzo in Athens-MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART

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MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART
An unexpected visitor
The Athena of Arezzo in Athens
18 November 2010 – 30 January 2011



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Monday, December 13, 2010

'A World of Votive Offerings' exhibition at HAU

        ANA-MPA/An exhibition with votive offerings from all over the world as well as depictions of present-day devotional practices and works of contemporary art inspired by votive offerings is currently on display at the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in downtown Athens.

    The HAU and the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens present the exhibition "A World of Votive Offerings", which runs through December 22.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sculptures of Stoa of Attalos in ancient Agora to be showcased

    (ANA-MPA) -- The magnificent sculptures of the Stoa of Attalos at the ancient Agora -- off the northern end of the Acropolis -- in central Athens will be showcased in the upper floor of the two-storey 159 BC structure, which will reopen to the public after remaining closed for three decades. Dozens of stone antiquities will be put back on display, together with a plethora of antiquities that have not been previously exhibited. The Stoa of Attalos houses the Museum of the ancient Agora. Its exhibits are mostly connected with the Classical Athenian democracy. (ANA-MPA)
more at ANA-MPA

Thursday, December 2, 2010

World AIDS Day observed throughout Greece

World AIDS Day, observed on December 1 each year, was marked throughout Greece with public awareness campaigns on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Informational material and condoms were given out by NGO volunteers and actors at several spots throughout Athens, who also shared out "FreeHugs" to passers-by in a move aimed to eliminate social racism against HIV carriers and to stress the fact that HIV is not communicated through social contact.
Similar events were held throughout the country.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Media strike on Tuesday

A nationwide media strike has been called for Tuesday, November 30, throughout Greece, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Athens News Agency-Macedonian Press Agency (ANA-MPA) will be taking part in the strike, and as such there will be no news services during that time.
News transmission will resume normally after 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Striking journalists in Athens will hold a demonstration outside the Athens Journalists' Union (ESIEA) at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.


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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Christmas, Meet Market

The Meet Market - <<Technopolis>>
Sat 17 & Sun 19, December, 2010
Halls: Konstantinos Kavafis D6
& Takis Paptsonis D7
15:00 - 00:00 each day
Peiraios 100, Gazi
This Christmas, the Meet Market presents its largest event to date hailing our 3 year anniversary, our 20th market and the holiday season! 
There's plenty to celebrate, with over 110 stalls from local artists, designers and independent businesses with a full line-up of festive music from some of Athens' finest soundscapers.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A different museum

What is the Emotions Museum of Childhood? It is a children’s museum which uses interactive exhibitions, play and fairytales, in order to encourage children to discover their emotional world, to learn more about themselves and others. Moreover, it sensitizes adults, parents and teachers on subjects which deal with the children’s emotional development and socialization.
Member of Association of Children' s Museums HOE (Hands on Europe)

Which is the museum's philosophy?
As children grow up they usually get confused with their emotions, they feel the need to understand themselves and the world that surrounds them and find their own meaning in life. Harmonic emotional development helps them to become creative, sociable, tolerant and happy adults.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seventeen Greek painters present their works in Grand Palais in Paris

   Seventeen Greek painters will be presenting their works at the historic Grand Palais des Beaux Arts, in the Champs Elysees in Paris.
    The exhibition, titled "Artistes Independants", will open on November 23 and run through November 2.
    The "Artistes Independentes" exhibition is a very old institution in France in which famous painters such as Toulouse Lautrec, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Braque and others have presented their works.


more at ANA-MPA


See the exhibition website
and the Artistes Indépendants  website

Monday, November 15, 2010

Voter abstention, tight races dominate local gov't election

      (ANA-MPA) -- Voter abstention, expected to reach a record high for Greek elections, dominated the political landscape on Sunday during the second round of municipal and regional elections around the country. In the regional elections, voter participation was given at 46.5 percent, although blank and void ballots totaled a significant 11.3 percent of the vote, as opposed to 61 percent and 9.1 percent in the first round, respectively.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gallery Talks at the Acropolis Museum:

Brief presentations by Museum Archaeologists-Hosts are held in Greek and English every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, until 31 December 2010.

Participation is limited to 20 visitors per session.
Coupons are available on a first-in first-served basis Friday,

To bee or not to bee..?

That could be the question we are asking ourselves sooner rather than later with some of Europe's regions reporting that 80% of bees have died. Parasites, pesticides and climate change are all believed to be at fault. As bees pollinate over two thirds of our food - mainly fruit and vegetables - the bee crisis could soon have an effect on us. A European Parliament resolution is being drawn up that will set out clear steps to protect their habitats.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Save Europe's bees

Bee mortality is rising while the number of beekeepers in Europe is declining, all of which could have a serious impact on food production since most plants and crops are pollinated by bees. The EP Agriculture Committee therefore wants the EU to step up support to the beekeeping industry when the common agricultural policy is next revamped.
With 76% of food production and 84% of plant species dependent on pollination by bees, the committee approved a draft resolution on Wednesday calling on the Commission to increase aid to the beekeeping sector in the common agricultural policy (CAP) after 2013, by reviewing legislation and increasing financial support as well as investment in research.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Attention turns to second round of local gov't elections next Sunday

   ANA-MPA/With attention now focused on next Sunday's second-round local administration elections, the political parties have begun a flurry of deliberations, after failure to elect regional authority leaders in 12 of the country's 13 regions and mayors in 221 of Greece's 325 municipalities.
   As at 8:00 a.m. Monday, the only Region that had elected a regional authority leader in the first round of elections yesterday (Sunday) is that of the Southern Aegean, with the ruling PASOK-backed candidate Ioannis Mahairidis amassing 50.72 percent against main opposition New Democracy (ND) backed candidate Haralambos Kokkinos with 31.15 percent.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gauguin :exibition by Tate gallery

Gauguin is one of the world's most famous and best-loved artists from the early 20th century. For the first time in the UK in over 50 years, Tate Modern presents an exhibition dedicated to this master French Post-Impressionist, featuring paintings and drawings from around the world. His sumptuous, colourful images of women in Tahiti and beautiful landscape images of Brittany in France are some of the most popular images in Modern art.

Tate Modern 30 September 2010  –  16 January 2011
Tate is a public institution owned by, and existing for, the public.


 
more information at http://www.tate.org.uk/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chestnut season celebrated with annual festivals throughout Greece

   (ANA-MPA) -- The chestnut season is celebrated every autumn, from mid-October to mid-November, in many regions across Greece with special events organized to promote the chestnut's nutritional value.

    In antiquity, the chestnut tree was regarded in Greece as the tree of Zeus. Mount Olympus, home of the gods of the ancient Greeks, was said to have had an abundance of chestnut trees producing this sweet, edible nut.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Marathon Race

Course Info :
After the 2009 event, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) included the Athens Classic Marathon in the IAAF GOLD LABEL category, recognizing the high standards of the organization.

The Marathon Race starts at 09.00am from the Marathon Start Venue in the City of Marathonas.

The first 200m of the course are sloping, leading to the exit of the Marathon Start Venue. The first 4 kilometers go downhill. The runners run along the Marathonos Avenue up to the 4thkm, when they turn right and enter the Marathonomachon Street and the Marathon Tomb, which they follow for the next 2.2km. The course follows a rather circular route around the War Memorial for those that died during the Marathon Battle (Marathon Tomb).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scorpions concert on Wed.

   ANA-mPA/The cancelled concert by metal rock band Scorpions in Athens will finally take place on October 27, organisers have announced.
   The Athens date on the band's farewell 'Get your Sting and Blackout' tour - originally scheduled for October 6 - had to be postponed after signer Klaus Meine suddenly came down with acute laryngitis. Organisers at the time had stressed that the Athens date was only postponed, however, and that all tickets already sold would be valid for the new date.

Youth on the Move: Boosting Educational Opportunities, Cooperation and Youth Employability in Europe

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Marathon of History and Culture at Zappeion Megaro on 29.10 at 19:30

Is it a myth or a true fact that the ancient soldier run from Marathon to Athens, exclaimed “We won” and died after the end of the Marathon Battle?

The answer to this historic mystery will be revealed on 29 October 2010 in front of the Zappeion Megaro, where time will go back to 490BC and we may see what really happened after the Marathon battle and why the legend of this ancient soldier lasted through all eras, keeping its inspirational character.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ultramarathon Jurgen Mennel marks 2,500th anniversary of Battle of Marathon

   German ultramarathon veteran Jurgen Mennel arrived at the ancient Kallimarmaro (Panathenian) Stadium in Athens, venue of the first Modern Olympic Games, on Thursday after running 2,200 kilometers from Strasbourg in 30 days in his own personal tribute to the 2,500th anniversary of the historic 490 BC Battle of Marathon, covering more than 70 kilometers per day.

Monday, October 18, 2010

32nd annual Athens International Boat Show

Τhe 32nd annual Athens International Boat Show opened to the public on Saturday evening at Metropolitan Expo exhibition center at Athens' 'Eleftherios Venizelos' International Airport.

The Athens Boat Show is the most important specialised event of its kind, offering a unique show of equipment and services ranging from aquatic sports through surfing, water skiing and diving technologies to charters, motorboats and luxury yachts.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Restaurants to defy smoking ban

   Restaurant owners faced by plunging turnover and profits intend to defy the newly imposed smoking ban and supply their clients with ashtrays as of Sunday, their federation announced on Friday.
   "We are radically opposed to the time period in which the anti-smoking law is coming to be enforced. In a period when [the drop in] turnover in venues has reached or exceeded 50 percent, no one can oblige you to enforce an anti-smoking law that based on the figures that we have from the European Union leads to a 25 percent reduction in turnover.

Unemployment rose to 12pct

ANA-MPA/Greek unemployment rate rose to 12 pct in July this year, from 9.6 pct in the same month in 2009, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday. The statistics agency said the number of unemployed people totaled 607,035 in July, up 130,328 from July 2009 and higher by 24,671 compared with June 2010.
The financially non-active population in the country totaled 4,261,458, while the number of employed people totaled 4,429,296 in July, with the latter number down by 52,866 people compared with July 2009 and up 9,473 compared with June 2010.

Friday, October 15, 2010

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.

The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. It shares many objectives of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), which advocates cultural exchanges and highlights creativity and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.

Carpe Diem graffiti artists in pioneer public mural project with City of Athens

photo prosopsi.gr
   "Imagine a city where waiting at a bus stop is not boring..."
   This is the theme of a pilot public art, or graffiti, program for aesthetic intervention on buildings in Athens.
   "Public Mural Art - Revamping of Psyrri" is a pilot project of the City of Athens and the Carpe Diem association.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Creation of National Marine Antiquities Museum planned

   Substantial underwater antiquities and other finds brought to light in the Aegean in exploration that is continuing full swing despite the economic crisis will be housed in a new National Marine Archaeology Museum after suitable premises are found, according to the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities.
   The creation of such a museum was recently approved after pending for 34 years, and the search is on for a suitable space to house it in the area of Piraeus or nearby Faliron, Department of Underwater Archaeology director Dr. Angeliki Simosi told ANA-MPA.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spinalonga: The island no one wants to remember

   "Here, one feels that there is an invisible force that urges you to tell the story," says Thodoris Papadoulakis, the director of a television series just launched on a private Greek tv station based on British writer Victoria Hislop's best-seller "The Island" that recounts the fictional story of a family's ties to the now-unoccupied island of Spinalonga that served as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Annual bicycle tour of Athens on Sunday

    (ANA-MPA) -- The annual bicycle tour of Athens will be held under overcast skies on Sunday, with the entire event kicked off at 9 p.m. in the Greek capital's centre. The longest course, eight kilometres long, begins at the all-marble Panathinaiko (Panathenian) stadium, while the shortest course will be for people with special needs, and begins in Syntagma square, (ANA-MPA) outside the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Traffic will be restricted along the bicycle routes, freeing up normally congested Athens to cyclists and pedestrians alike.

    Other bicycle races will take place in other sites around the greater Athens region, including the 25th annual course between the Acropolis and Mt. Hymettus, overlooking Athens from the east.
(ΑΝΑ-ΜPA photo / A. BELTES)

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Honey and Beehive products Festival opens in Thessaloniki

A honey and beehive products festival opened Friday at the Pedion tou Areos Park in Thessaloniki, with producers and bee-keepers displaying the various kinds of honey produced in Greece and other honey and beehive products, such as pollen, royal jelly, beeswax and propoline, while bee hives with live bees will also be on display
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about beehive products and their nutritional and health properties by experts from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and by beekeepers and honey producers.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Green Neighbourhoods project

ANA-MPA/The environment ministry on Wednesday presented its "Green Neighbourhoods" project, under which 70 to 80 buildings in two Athens neighbourhoods will be refurbished so as to maximise their energy efficiency, reduce their energy consumption to almost zero levels, while improving the local microclimate.

By using the latest materials, techniques and methods to minimise environmental impact, creating energy saving systems and use of renewable energy sources, the project hopes to create homes with a zero energy balance. Systems will also be installed to ensure optimal management of wastes and water.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Focus on illegal migration

(ΑΝΑ-ΜPA) -- Citizens' Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis, speaking in the extreme northeastern city of Alexandroupolis on Sunday during a meeting on the increasingly urgent problem of illegal immigration, emphasised that "Greece is not a free-for-all."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Athens Newspaper Headlines

The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

The government's efforts to meet the State Budget's targets, the draft law on the closure of outstanding tax obligations to be voted on Thursday in parliament, and the tax collection 'safari', mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers

Monday, September 27, 2010

Free admission to museums

photo by Lizzy
Admission to all archaeological sites, historical sites, museums and monuments will be free today celebrate World Tourism Day, while all sites will be open, the culture and tourism ministry announced on Friday.

World Tourism Day on September 27 was first established by the UN in 1980 and this is its 30th anniversary.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lyceum of Aristotle in Athens to open to public as archaeological site

The Central Archaeological Council has finally given its long-awaited go-ahead for a series of mild interventions on the site of the 4th century BC Lyceum of Aristotle, which was discovered in downtown Athens 14 years ago, thus paving the way for opening it to the public as an archaeological site.

The Lyceum, named after its 6th century BC sanctuary to Apollo Lyceus (the "wolf-god", from the word "lykos", or wolf), had long been a place of philosophical discussion and debate, and had had been the meeting place of the Athenian assembly before the establishment of a permanent meeting area on Pnyx hill in the 5th century BC.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

3rd Autumn Flower Show in Athens

The 3rd Autumn Flower Shop opens Thursday at Kotzia Square in downtown Athens, hosted by the City of Athens and the Agricultural Cooperative of Attica prefecture.

The Flower Show, turning Kotzia Square into a flourishing garden, will run through October 10, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Eretria exhibition in Basel

(ANA-MPA) -- The archaeological exhibition "Eretria: A look at an ancient city" has been transferred from Athens to the Basel archaeological museum in Switzerland, where it will be inaugurated by Greece's deputy tourism and culture minister George Nikitiadis on Sept. 21.

The exhibition was previously on show at the Athens Archaeological Museum and is organised by the Swiss School of Archaeology in collaboration with the Evia (Euboea) Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Ephorate.

The exhibition follows the history of the city of Eretria from early until late antiquity through the finds made in archaeological digs of the Greek Archaeological Service, the Swiss School of Archaeology, the British School of Archaeology and the Archaeological Society.

The exhibition will run from Sept. 22 until Jan. 31, 2011.

Caption: One of the objects from the exhibition "Eretria: A look at an Ancient City" to be displayed at the Basel archaeological museum in Switzerland as of Sept. 21. ANA-MPA / STR


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Monday, September 13, 2010

Truck owners strike

ANA-MPa/Truck owners, including public-use fuel tankers supplying petrol stations with fuel, have decided to begin another indefinite strike on Monday during a meeting held in Thessaloniki.

The truck owners are demanding that the government withdraw a bill to "open" their profession and allow new licences to be issued.

The previous truck owners' strike brought Greece to a standstill as the country was quickly starved of fuel.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Pella Archaeological Museum inaugurated

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos inaugurated the new Archaeological Museum of Pella on Friday and stressed that landscaping work on the area around the museum will begin soon.

Geroulanos also said that the ministry has incorporated the 1.6 million euros project under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).

Friday, September 10, 2010

THE CLIMATE CHANGE TRAIN: GREECE–TURKEY 2010

photo: British Council
Since July 2005 there has been a train service between Thessaloniki and Istanbul. The train leaves Thessaloniki at around eight in the evening and twelve hours later arrives in Istanbul with intermediate stops at a number of major northern Greece towns.
A number of Greek Climate Advocates will board the train and arrange a series of events at the main train stations in Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli, Soufli and Istanbul aiming to raise awareness of the climate change problem and the benefits that travelling by train can offer. They will interact with the local community inviting its members to take part in a number of activities aimed at increasing awareness of the need to reduce CO2 emissions. They will also present the initiatives that Climate Advocates have undertaken both in Greece and throughout Europe.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Emotion Pictures Festival Event

photo http://www.eyewriter.org/
A presentation of the innovative device The EyeWriter Initiative, η, which allows authors and artists with paralysis to create works of art with only the use of their eyes. The device will be presented by the group which designed it, a group of cutting-edge technology scientists and researchers from Los Angeles.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Cabinet convenes after swearing-in ceremony

A new Cabinet arising from a sweeping reshuffle by Prime Minister George Papandreou, announced shortly after midnight, was sworn in at noon on Tuesday.

After the customary swearing-in ceremony, which was officiated by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece and held in the presence of President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias and the premier, the new ministers, seven alternate ministers and 24 deputy ministers -- 48 in total -- were expected to head to their respective ministries to take over the new portfolios from their predecessors.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Farmers' Association Account Programmes: FREE BOOK SUPPLIES PROGRAMME

The free book supplies programme is intended for 200.000 people: pensioners with an OGA policy, pensioners with an uninsured old-age account and to policyholders who will have cleared their outstanding insurance contributions during the time of submitting their application to participate on the programme.
It is also intended for the policyholder's protected family members who have been insured for healthcare under OGA. One of the conditions of participation is that the person interested is in possession of a valid OGA personal healthcare booklet.
Those interested will be able to receive book vouchers equivalent to the value of €20 together with a catalogue of bookstores/publishing houses (KEP).
The programme will operate between the following dates: 6-9-2010 or until all book vouchers have been depleted.

Bullfighting in Spain stops

The Parliament of Catalonia approved a ban on bullfighting. The ban will apply from 2012 and the parliament decided to stop this activity because of the low popularity of bullfighting.

it was time to stop the spectacle of torture an animal

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Athens Newspaper Headlines

The Saturday edition of Athens ' newspapers at a glance

Preparations for local government elections, the economy, the course of state revenues and rumours of new revenue-raising measures dominated the headlines on Saturday in Athens ' newspapers.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Annual Book Festival opens at Zappeion in Athens

The 39th annual Book Festival opened Friday in the courtyard of the Zappeion Mansion in central Athens.

The Book Festival, which runs through September 19, is organised annually by the Association of Book Publishers in collaboration with the City of Athens' Cultural Organisation and Historical Archives under the aegis of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, also features a number of side events, including photo exhibitions readings for children.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Athens Newspaper Headlines

The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

Prime Minister George Papandreou's meeting with the country's productive sectors ahead of the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), ruling PASOK's Political Council meeting on Thursday, the pensions' issue, and the issue of equalisation in heating oil and fuel oil rates, mostly dominated the headlines on Friday in Athens' newspapers.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Exhibition on ... exam cheats

(ANA-MPA) -- An original and humorous exhibition illustrates how resourceful, imaginative and, of course, dishonest even the dullest students can become at exam time has been organised by the Thessaloniki University's economics department.

Athens Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday edition)

The Wednesday edition of Athens ' dailies at a glance

Significant losses at the Athens Stock Exchange over the last six months, supposed changes in the price of pharmaceuticals as well as an education ministry draft law eyeing alternative ways of entering Greece 's scores of colleges and technological institutes mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens ' newspapers.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ban on smoking in indoor public places from Sept. 1

As of Wednesday, September 1 there will be a blanket ban on smoking in all indoor public areas throughout Greece, with stiff fines for transgressors. The ban applies equally to work places and recreational venues, without the option of a special smoking area, except in the case of casinos and recreational venues larger than 300 square metres playing live music. For the last two categories, there will be an eight-month transitional period and the full ban will begin to apply from June 1, 2011.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Classic motorcycle exhibition in Hania

A journey through yesteryear atop motorcycles, three-wheelers, scooters and bicycles will again be revived this year in Hania, on the occasion of the 6th Classical Motorcycle Exhibition that opened at the old customs house in the picturesque Cretan port city this week.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Law 3851/2010 for Renewable Energy Sources

Law 3851/2010
“Accelerating the development of Renewable Energy Sources to deal with climate change and other regulations addressing issues under the authority of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change”
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Athens Newspaper Headlines

Developments in the economy and the Finance ministry's efforts to increase revenues dominated the headlines on Saturday in Athens' newspapers.

ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Hot autumn with rough mobilisations".

APOGEVMATINI: "Safari for the arbitrary and trespassed”.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

10th 'Aegean Regatta' race

The 108 sail boats participating in the "Aegean Regatta" began their race on Monday from the island of Thassos in the northern Aegean .

The Aegean Regatta is being held for the 10th consecutive year by the general secretariat of the Aegean and islands' policy, and transport ministry. Among the participants are crews from Cyprus , Russia , England , Italy and Bulgaria . The race will be concluded on Saturday on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos

From ana-mpa.gr

Friday, August 27, 2010

Athens Newspaper Headlines

The Thursday edition of Athens ' dailies at a glance

The spectre of closure for thousands of SMEs due to the economic crisis, a "mini" tax bill to be tabled in parliament in September and changes in university and college entry exams system following a collapse in entry scores - one as low as 0.9 out of a possible 20 - mostly dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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