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President Pavlopoulos calls Greek-born Mayor of Tarpon Springs, FL, short before Irma arrives

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his support to the Greek-born mayor of Tapron Springs, Chris Alahouzos, as Florida was bracing for powerful hurricane Irma. From the island of Kalymnos, Pavlopoulos called mayor Chris Alahouzos and expressed the his and the support of Greek people to the people of Florida. The Greek …

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Mayor: “Dark foreign powers organize earthquakes to destroy Turkey’s economy”

The mayor of Turkey’s capital Ankara is convinced about the source of the recent earthquakes in Canakkale, in the west of the country. Mayor Melih Gökçek claims to have conducted reach and have found out that the earthquakes could have been organized by dark external powers aiming to destroy Turkey’s …

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Athens Mayor: Minister for Public Order must step down

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Tuesday said that the Greek capital is experiencing a “security vacuum” and called for the resignation of Citizens’ Protection Minister Nikos Toskas. Kaminis made his comments after a meeting with PASOK chief Fofi Gennimata, saying that he is “puzzled” by the ministry’s inaction in response …

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Mayor of Dusseldorf, Thomas Geisel, robbed in Athens

German politician from Social Democratic Party (SPD) and mayor of Dusseldorf, Thomas Geisel, suffered an unpleasant surprise after a visit to Acropolis Museum in Athens. Thieves had broken into his car and stole everything removable inside, including his and his wife’s travel documents. The couple had parked their car in …

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Athens Mayor’s sophisticated benches to prevent use by homeless

No, no, no! Public benches are not for homeless to sleep. Public benches are for proper people with proper homes and proper beds. In Agios Georgios Square, in Kypseli district of Athens, the new public benches have been installed: nicely lacquered and with a metal detail – apparently a designer’s …

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Athens: Mayor Kaminis attacked by angry protesters

Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis came under physical attack late Sunday afternoon, while he was leaving a meeting of the Confederation of Greek Municipalities (KEDE).  The mayor was beaten with fists and he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.  At the time of assault, several municipality unionists had …

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Tear gas against racist “Greeks only” food handout, GD lawmaker attacks Athens Mayor

The row between Mayor of Athens and extreme-right Golden Dawn ended in police firing tear gas at Syntagma square on Thursday morning and the mayor to denounce that he was attacked by a GD lawmaker. The extreme-right party has announced to organize a food handout for “Greeks only” in front …

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Athens Out of Control: Municipality Workers Beat …Mayor (videos)

The war between municipality workers/garbage collectors and political authorities got a new dimension and claimed its first victim on Thursday. Simos Daniilides, mayor of Neapolis/Sykeon. The battle started at the mayors meeting in Athens, when municipality workers from the POE-OTA union entered the building, went up to 3rd floor. Daniilides, …

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Moody Moody’s downgrades Greece’s capital, Athens, as well

No, it’s not a joke! It’s bitter serious!  Rating agency Moody’s is very moody recently and downgrades whatever “Greek” crosses its way. So, beware to avoid a Moody and its small Moody’s, should you see one on the streets. Moody Moody’s will downgrade you personally by 3 notches and define …

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Athens: Hunting the illegal parking

New Athens mayor, Giorgos Kaminis, is determined to tackle illegal car parking  and give a human face to the historical centre of Greek capital. Since new mayor took office on January 1, municipality policemen are walking around with grim expressions and fine motorists who have parked their cars illegally: mostly on …

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