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Why its so hard to catch tax dodgers


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FOOD THE ART OF MAKING BREAD


Preserving the tradition of bread embroidery at the European Bread Museum

TRAVEL QUICK GETAWAYS


Experiencing village life a stones throw away from the capital

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ARCHAEOLOGY A TRAVELERS TALE OF GREECE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY


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Stopping the carnage

A GROUP called the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) as well as members of the Communist Partyaffiliated union PAME said this week they were planning to stage rallies outside the American Embassy in Athens to protest the planned Nato military intervention in Syria. Their mobilisation is clearly tied to the idea that the forces of Imperialism are at it again, itching to get into the fray and impose their will on Syria. But the question in Syria is not really one of western imperialism versus the rights of the oppressed. Its a moral one. Does the world stand by as it has done so many times in other conflicts-as Syria plunges deeper into chaos and a humanitarian crisis? Sitting back and firing off accusations of a Nato conspiracy as everything unravels in Syria is not a solution, given the bloodshed over the past two years Of course, no one can prove -without a doubt -who is exactly gassing who. And the Americans know only too well what it means to enter a war on false pretenses. And reports of Al-Qaeda having infiltrated the rebel groups have proliferated But video footage out of Syria, confirms that the use of chemical weapons on the ground is indeed a heinous reality. The West has, so far, come under fire for doing nothing to stop the conflict and stop the senseless deaths of unarmed civilians. And Obama has been repeatedly mocked for repeatedly redrawing his red lines. The truth of the matter is that diplomacy and sanctions have so far failed to end the conflict and hundreds of thousands have perished. That doesnt necessarily mean the military option is the sole way forward. What is crystal clear though is that something has to give in Syria. If the military option is the wrong way about it, then its opponents must come up with an alternative. And fast. Because time is not on the side of the Syrian people. Just pointing the finger of blame on western imperialism for everything wrong in the world can, in many instances, be indeed justified. But it will do nothing for the Syrians. At least not now.

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Athens plays down talk of the need for additional bailout money, now widely seen as inevitable
By George White he government is struggling to keep Greece out of campaign debates in Germany, ahead of the September 22 federal election in Europes largest economy, and is pressing ahead with punishing, unpopular reforms while playing down talk of the need for additional bailout money, now widely seen as inevitable. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras insisted the country would not need a second debt restructuring deal - referred to as an ofcial sector haircut, fol-

Greece struggling toduck German poll


German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (L) and his Greek counterpart Yannis Stournaras taking part in a Greek-German industry and trade chamber meeting in Athens in July

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Mr Stournaras has aligned himself with the German lenders, contradicting himself when he says that a second haircut will not be necessary Syriza statement

lowing the landmark private sector deal last year - in a nod to his German colleague Wolfgang Schaeuble who has insisted that detailed talk of debt relief would be premature and counterproductive. Stournaras told the Handelsblatt, the Duesseldorf-based nancial daily, that Athens remains focused on its goal to reach a primary budget surplus this year, allowing it to qualify for EUpromised assistance as early as 2014. As the eurozone emerges from recession, the Greek question has remained prominent in Germany after European ofcials conceded that two successive bailouts worth 240bn would still fall short of the money needed to ultimately prevent default. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, a German Christian Democrat with no direct involvement in the Greek bailout, said Athens was likely to receive at additional 10bn in its third rescue package.

Merkel, 59, is favoured to win a third term as chancellor, allowing ofcials in her government to discuss the likelihood of additional rescue money for Greece openly for the rst time - trig-

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gering claims by opponent Social Democrats that the conservatives have proved unreliable. Though her policies are deeply resented by many Greeks, Germans have generally appeared

supportive of Merkels effort to press indebted eurozone members to stick to recessionary reforms rather than try to spend their way out the debt crisis by boosting growth.

The need for a new rescue programme for Greece promises a drawn-out drama of late-night negotiations but is unlikely to trigger the sort of crisis that has threatened the breakup of the euro in the recent past
By Alan Wheatley and Martin Santa

New rescue promises euro


hat the collapse of the single currency is no longer an immediate danger reects the solidity of the political bargain that saved Greece a year ago. Then, Germany, the eurozone's paymaster, agreed to keep aiding Greece so it could stay in the euro as long as it continued to tighten its belt and implement reforms to restore competitiveness. Portugal has received a similar assurance. Yet the fact that Greeces programme has veered off course so soon shows that Europe is still muddling through, a long way from defusing the threat to its agship project from recessionplagued southern governments with excessive debts tied in a doom loop to vulnerable banks. So although nancial markets shrugged off German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeubles surprise public acceptance last week that Greece will need more aid, the potential for turbulence remains, according to Lena Komileva with G+ Economics, a London consultancy. Are we looking at a scenario where the eurozone can successfully overcome the crisis and move towards a highly dynamic growth cycle supported by healthier bank balance sheets as in the US? No, she said. The looming renegotiation of rescue packages for Portugal and Cyprus as well as Greece is one obvious ashpoint.

None of those countries is anywhere near being able to stand on its own two feet in terms of funding itself in the market, Komileva said. Troika demands have put huge strain on the governments of all three countries. The longer they are in recession and have to take orders from Brussels and Frankfurt, the closer they will come to testing the political limits of austerity. Nevertheless, Jacob Kirkegaard, of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, said both sides had every incentive to persevere with the aid-for-reforms formula.

The strain begins to tell

The fact that Greeces programme has veered off course so soon shows that Europe is still muddling through, a long way from defusing the threat to its flagship project from recessionplagued southern governments with excessive debts tied in a doom loop to vulnerable banks

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Germans have generally appeared supportive of Merkels effort to press indebted eurozone members to stick to recessionary reforms rather than try to spend their way out the debt crisis by boosting growth

In Athens, the government insisted it was sticking to that formula, approving plans to suspend public sector workers, totally 12,500 by the end of September, with another 12,500 to

join mobility scheme by the end of the year. Stournaras insisted the top-up rescue loans would not come with a new set of austerity demands.

drama,not crisis
Abandoning the periphery to its fate would risk contagion that could condemn the euro, while Greece would face incalculable costs if it were to quit the single currency, starting with the collapse of its banks, capital ight and default on private-sector contracts denominated in euros. As bad as the Greek economy has turned out in the past four of ve years, this would be a cardiac arrest, Kirkegaard said. The troika is due to review Greeces programme this autumn. Fabric Montagne, an economist with Barclays in Paris, said he expected the discussions to be protracted and difcult. For markets, though, the process is unlikely to be disruptive because the talks will be limited to allocating losses within the public sector, Montagne said in a recent note. Since Greeces private bond holders were persuaded to write down most of their exposure, more than 80 percent of Greek government debt is now in the hands of ofcial creditors. Whats more, Greeces immediate needs are relatively modest. The IMF puts its uncovered funding needs for 2014-2015 at 10.9bn, a pittance next to the 240bn that Athens has already received in aid.

Panos Marangos, Ethnos

How that debt relief is provided - if it is ultimately needed, as the IMF and most economists believe will be an acid test for Germany and northern creditor countries, for which write-offs are anathema

The crisis emerged over many years, through founding errors in the euro. For example, Greece should not have been admitted into the euro area German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Were not talking about new (bailout) memorandum, but a nancial support package without new conditions, he told Proto Thema newspaper in an interview. In any case, our targets and obligations and been set though the year 2016, so no measures or goals are needed on top of this. Syriza accused Stournaras of eagerly towing the German line. Mr Stournaras has aligned himself with the German lenders, contradicting himself when he says that a second haircut will not be necessary, a statement from the opposition party said. Now is preparing a new bailout deal, choosing to ignore the fact that the bailout recipe has so far exploded the national debt, pulled society apart and deepened the recession.

If the debt is still considered to be too high [next year], the Eurogroup will consider to take additional measures. This is already decided and made public in November last year Jrg Asmussen, member of the European Central Banks policymaking executive board

Before it comes to additional help, I will surely demand compliance with the [existing programmes] terms I will not comment on that [whether Austria could accept a writedown on Greek sovereign debt] because that is fantasising about something that is not now on the table Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter

Since when did they start eliminating us with chemicals?

Ever since our finance ministers established good chemistry with our lenders

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Greece is counting on achieving a primary budget surplus - before interest payments for 2013, which would entitle it to ask its euro area partners for help in bringing about a further credible and sustainable reduction of its debt-to-GDP ratio. Having already secured a writedown of privately held bonds, the government of Antonis Samaras sees that the best way of following up with ofcial debt relief is to cooperate with the troika, Kirkegaard said. Investors realise this too. This is another reason why the talks with Greece are unlikely to be too unsettling for markets, which are

Deceptive market clam

already reassured by the ECBs as-yet unactivated Outright Monetary Transactions backstop bond-buying programme. The markets have internalised the lesson learned by all the peripheral countries, namely that in the end the best way to achieve some sort of restructuring of ofcial sector debt is to do their homework rst, Kirkegaard said. How that debt relief is provided - if it is ultimately needed, as the IMF and most economists believe - will be an acid test for Germany and northern creditor countries, for which write-offs are anathema.
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On a collision course

The government and unions brace for another standoff this autumn as plans to sack thousands of public sector workers gets the go ahead
By George White weeping plans to re and suspend thousands of government workers this autumn have been approved by the government, keeping it on a collision course with unions, which readied plans for a wave of strikes likely to cause widespread disruption next month. The staff overhaul will see 12,500 employees suspended by the end of next month, counting

4,400 teachers and school guards already in the controversial mobility scheme. Seen by scal conservatives as being long delayed, the changes are among the toughest austerity measures imposed since the 2010 bailout, with previous governments preferring to slash wages, raise taxes, and watch private sector jobs go before risking state disruption and confrontation with powerful unions

with cross-the-board staff cuts. By the end of the year, a further 12,500 will be added to the scheme that involves a work assessment of up to eight months during which time the employees are suspended on three-quarters of their basic salary until being transferred to another public sector department or fired. The government has promised the troika it will also re 15,000 staff by the end of the year, through direct dismissals or the mobility process. I want to stress that mobility is not just a commitment we have towards our creditors. It is a tool

that has a positive effect, that will lead to the better use of the resources we have in the broader public sector, Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said after meeting cabinet colleagues and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to nalize the cuts that will be announced in about three weeks. He said the government was considering making the mobility scheme a permanent measure, raising further alarm with unions that launched post-summer holiday work stoppages this week. Basic public services are being handed to the private sector, the civil servants union Adedy

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I want to stress that mobility is not just a commitment we have towards our creditors. It is a tool that has a positive effect, that will lead to the better use of the resources we have in the broader public sector
said. The government is neglecting its obligations to its citizens and ... has shown itself to be totally subservient to its creditors local and overseas interests ... driving a large section of the Greek people into poverty.

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Stelios Stavridis

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ALL THEY SAY IS NO, NO, NO! Fuck you. Dont say no. Say yes and tell me how to do it. Im sorry but thats what the situation is Referring to those who believe the old Elliniko airport should be turned into a public park and not privatised

ITS SHAMEFUL that they are making such a fuss because they will be moved one kilometre away from Omonia to Evangelismos. We should have red you, so that you can understand what is really happening To protesting hospital staff who are due to be transferred

Rows of closed stores in the capital. Greece may need further support from its eurozone partners but does not expect any loan to come with conditions attached

Stelios Stavridis, in an interview to Norways Bergens Tidende on August 4, before his dismissal as privatisation agency chief

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis on Mega TV on August 26

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Basic public services are being handed to the private sector, the civil servants union ADEDY said. The government is neglecting its obligations to its citizens and ... has shown itself to be totally subservient to its creditors local and overseas interests ... driving a large section of the Greek people into poverty Civil servants union ADEDY

Bank rescue wont save us, warn struggling shopkeepers


MALL businesses are facing a worsening crisis, with money trickling in from Greeces 50bn bank rescue programme coming too late to save distressed stores, a new study has found. The survey published this week warned that an additional 40,000 small businesses are likely to close in the second half of 2013, adding 90,000 people to the countrys burgeoning jobless total. The Marc survey was commissioned by the Greek Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants, or GSEVEE, and conducted July 10-16 with 1,200 small businesses. It found that 75.8 percent had suffered JanuaryJune turnover losses compared with the previous six months. The massive bank recapitalisation, propping up lenders through the recession after the private Greek debt restructuring last year, was touted by the government as major step towards ending the recession next year. But GSEVEE leader Giorgos Kavvathas argued that the extension of emergency taxes, frequent changes to the tax system and rapid liberalisation of market rules was still batterring the private sector. We are expecting 40,000 further closure of businesses in the last half of 2013. That dees the governments position that the economy is being restarted, he said.

A grocery market in central Athens

We are expecting 40,000 further closure of businesses in the last half of 2013. That defies the governments position that the economy is being restarted

We need a tax system that doesnt change every week. And a banking system is not closed to us. At least 15 percent of the (recapitalisation) money should have been reserved for the market. He added: Instead of helping us, the

Christos Staikouras

AS LONG AS we are consistent with our commitments, we shall demand, according to the decisions of the Eurogroup in 2012, the tangible contribution of our partners in lightening public debt. We shall seek the best through negotiations

Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras to Parliament on August 29

Giorgos Kavvathas, head of the small business association GSEVEE, presents the ndings of a July survey this week, predicting that 40,000 more small businesses will close in the second half of 2013

The union is planning to hold a major protest rally on September 7 in Thessaloniki at the annual trade fair in the northern city, where prime ministers traditionally deliver a keynote speech on the state of the nations economy. Government attendance at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair is normally announced weeks in advance, but Samaras ofce said his schedule has not yet been nalised for early September. Staff cuts will affect most major government departments, with the health ministry named as the major exception. On live television, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis exploded at protesting public hospital staff who are due to be transferred. We should have red you, so that you can understand what is really happening, the newlyappointed minister said during an on-air confrontation with a protest organiser. He later described his remarks as excessive.

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The continued slump in public consumption is likely to eat further into long-established working rights as owners struggle to avoid bankruptcy Some 65.7 percent of small businesses said they had cut hours and/or salaries further for employees so far this year. That gure is set to rise to as high as 70 percent. So we will be talking about a jungle in terms of labour rights, the studys lead researcher Dionysis Gravaris said Unemployment - already over 27 percent - is likely to rise further Businesses have already laid off so many people ... Now, the major source of unemployment concerns people entering the workforce for the rst time because the market cannot create jobs for them

government is taking a clear position in favour of big business. They brought up the Sunday trading issue, even though no one really wanted it. GSEVEE represents small businesses, which make up the vast majority of commercial enterprises in Greece - 99.5 percent of the countrys businesses have fewer than 50 employees. The warning comes follows repeated government assurances that it will not impose further austerity taxes, as it turns its attention to longer-term reforms, including an unprecedented campaign to slash state jobs. But shopkeepers argue that nearly four years of hypertaxation has left many unable to recover. There is no fat left, Kavvathas said. Small business had an informal system of nancing, with postdated cheques. But that has also dried up.

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Brief military action in Syria would limit risks for Obama


The key to reducing political damage: Keep intervention short as Obama doesnt have the luxury of inaction
By John Whitesides ost Americans want no part of a US military intervention in Syria, but there is a growing sense in Washington that President Barack Obama would face more political risks from a weak response to Syrias use of chemical weapons than from an attack on Bashar al-Assads government. As Obamas administration builds a case for a likely military action in Syria, several analysts said such a move probably

would not have lingering negative consequences for the president at home - as long as the intervention was short-lived. By declaring last year that Assad would cross a red line that could trigger a US response if he used chemical weapons, Obama ensured that foreign foes and allies - as well as his Republican political rivals - would view any failure to respond as a sign of presidential weakness. Obama has to consider the implications for other policy areas if he fails to act, said William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who was

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Protestors during a rally against the proposed attack on Syria in central London on August 28

Greece not to have active involvement

a domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. Doing nothing - that is what would be devastating. After the chemical attack near Damascus last week that killed hundreds of Syrian adults and children and injured many more, Obama doesnt have that luxury, of inaction, he said. Obama, who has long been wary of any involvement in Syrias civil war, and US allies appeared on Tuesday to be carefully laying the groundwork for a coordinated military response.

Vangelis Papavasileiou, Eleftherotypia

Nato ally Athens to grant permission to American ships and aircraft to use the military bases of Souda Bay and Kalamata in an intervention in Syria Government ofcials have reportedly denied Greece will have any active military involvement in the event of a US-led strike in Syria. The crisis prompted Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to reiterate what he stressed during his recent visit to Washington; that Greece has entrenched its role as a bastion of stability in a region that is literally ablaze. One year ago, the region around Greece emitted a sense of stability while Greece was the source of instability, Samaras said. Now that situation has made a 180-degree turnaround. He added: These issues were extensively analysed with President Obama on his recent visit to Washington. This sense of stability also needs to be enhanced within this country.

LOCAL media reports this week said Washington had asked

Polls show large majorities of Americans, weary of more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, strongly oppose a US military mission in Syria. A Reuters-Ipsos poll last week found about 60 percent of Americans are against US intervention in Syria, while just 9 percent support it. More Americans favor intervention if Syria has used chemical weapons, but even that support has dipped as the situation in Syria has deteriorated, according to the poll. However, US military action typically sparks a surge of at least short-term support for their presidents actions, as Americans rally around the troops. My prediction would be that

Polls show sinking support for intervention

public opinion would swing very quickly to support the military action in Syria, said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark. The danger for Obama is if it becomes more prolonged. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers have been sending mixed signals on Syria, arguably giving Obama more room to maneuver. Republicans, led by Senator John McCain of Arizona, have criticised Obama for moving too slowly and called for a strong military intervention. McCain suggested on August 28 that a brief attack by cruise missiles, aimed more at sending a message to Assad than altering the course of Syrias civil war, could make the situation

worse by allowing an emboldened Assad to claim that he had withstood an assault by the Americans. Meanwhile, some liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans - including Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a potential 2016 presidential candidate - have opposed any US intervention. Obama faces the decision on Syria just as Congress prepares to return to Washington next week to renew a lingering budget ght over government spending and the federal debt limit. Some Republicans are threatening another government shut-

No lasting political impact

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Making census of IMMIGRATION

Latest data shows the countrys foreign-born population has risen only slightly in percentage terms since 2001
By Kathy Tzilivakis fter 50 years of recorded increases, the number of immigrants living in Greece remained rather at between 2001 and 2011, the latest census data shows. According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (Elstat), the countrys foreign-born population represented 8.4 percent of the population in 2011, up only slightly from 7.3 percent in 2001. The data, which was published by Elstat last week, suggests there really hasnt been that much of a surge in the number of foreigners immigrating to Greece. But given the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment over the past couple of years, the census data, which provides one of the most complete snapshots of the countrys population, is rather big news. While Elstat does not explain the lower than expected rise, the countrys deep recession (described as a depression by many economists) is probably one reason

down if Democrats dont agree to deeper spending cuts, or to delay funding for the presidents healthcare overhaul. The intense focus in Congress on domestic policy issues means the impact of any shortterm military action in Syria could be limited. Its one of those things that, however tragic, wont have any lasting political impact one way or the other, Republican strategist Rich Galen said of a shortterm US intervention in Syria. We are locked in a cycle of domestic turmoil, and politically that will overwhelm everything else. (Reuters)

the number of immigrant residents is not much higher. As previously reported, the economic crisis (especially the soaring rate of unemployment) is pushing immigrants back to their homeland. Last month, more than 700 non-European Union nationals living and working in Greece reportedly applied to leave the country under a voluntary repatriation programme recently launched by the government. More than 11,500 immigrants have chosen to return under this programme since August 2012. According to ofcials, increasing numbers of immigrants unemployed and struggling to make ends meet are seeking to return to their homeland or nd a way to emigrate to another EU country.

situation in Syria is extremely The worrying. We have very clearly

and unequivocally condemned the use of chemical weapons, which is cruel, which is a heinous crime, which obviously violates the strict rules of International Law, and thus there has to be an international response in the name of legality and in the name of human rights. Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos on the governments position on Syria, August 28

Populations from English-speaking countries


UK USA Austraia Canada Ireland 15,386 5,773 1,894 1,475 481

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According to the census data, the total number of permanent residents with foreign citizenship and those with unknown

The census data: past and present

or undened citizenship was 911,929. The biggest group (52.7 percent) of foreign citizens residing in Greece is from Albania (the largest single source country), followed by 8.3 percent with Bulgarian citizenship, 5.1 percent with Romanian citizenship, 3.7 percent with Pakistani citizenship, and 3.0 percent with Georgian citizenship. Filipinos represent 1.1 percent of the countrys foreign-born population. It should be noted, however, that the census does not necessarily count the undocumented migrants, who were generally afraid to answer the door to census enumerators, fearing that any information provided would be passed on to the government. It is also worth noting that the number of non-Greek European Union citizens residing in Greece has increased dramatically. In 2001, the census counted some 47,000. In 2011, the number was 199,101. This, however, is mainly due to the European Unions enlargement in 2004 with the accession of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia

and in 2007 with Bulgaria and Romania. But it was the 2001 census that provided data never before collected about immigrants (non-Greek citizens) living and working in the country. The government had made an explicit attempt to capture a record of all immigrants legal and undocumented living in the country, it found they made up roughly seven to eight percent of the countrys total population.

As regards immigrants length of residence in Greece, the census found that 50 percent had been living in the country for at least ve years. About half of the Albanian men and 40 percent of Albanian women claimed to have been living in Greece for more than ve years. A large number of Filipinos and, to a certain extent, Egyptians and Poles also said they had resided in Greece for more than ve years. Most immigrants from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh said they had been living in Greece between one and ve years.

The census data: past and present

An increasing numbers of immigrants unemployed and struggling to make ends meet are seeking to return to their homeland or to emigrate to another EU country

Non-EU immigrant population of Greece


YEAR 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011 TOTAL 7,632,801 8,388,553 8,768,641 9,740,417 10,259,900 10,934,097 10,815,197 IMMIGRANT 30,571 54,736 92,568 171,424 167,276 715,191 708,003
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Former US ambassador Thomas Miller


In the rapidly expanding economic crisis in Europe, Greeces case the toughest in the EU has been hard at times to assess with a clear eye from within. A former ambassador and long-time friend of the country, Thomas Miller, lends another view from across the Atlantic
people start to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Greece has announced that there will be a primary budget surplus, which is a big deal. When people start to see tangible effects of the turnaround, thats when things will get better. What were some of the biggest challenges of your job in Greece? There were a lot of demonstrations against the US embassy and there was lot of street hostility. Many Greeks would say, We dont like your government but we like Americans. The demonstrations were much bigger back then and Americans were often the target of demonstrations that had very little to do with us. Do you agree that many Greek people and politicians used to be very anti-American? Do you think that has changed? Why? Yes. Anti-Americanism in Greece was born in the aftermath of World War Two. We were involved in every aspect of Greek political life and I think that is where some of the resentment grows. We also didnt oppose the junta as strongly as many Greeks thought we should have. My sense is that there had to be an external target, and we were the biggest one on the block. That all changed, as Greece started going through its economic crisis, because we are a peripheral player. Even though we are the largest contributor to the IMF, we are a small player on the economic crisis. What bit of a player we are, I think there is a lot of sympathy. I also think there has been a maturity in Greece, theres been a lot of looking in the mirror and saying, What can we be doing differently rather than blaming outsiders for our problems? Greeks are focused on the economy, as they should be, and getting out of this economic crisis. There is no question about it. Our contribution is that we can be there on the sidelines, supporting Greeks and cheering them on.

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Americans will invest anywhere if there is a

By Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou peaking to Athens Views, Thomas Miller recalls a pre-crisis Greece, talks about what he thinks the future holds for the Greek nation and people and shares his love for what he calls his second home. Athens Views: What are some of your favourite parts about serving as ambassador in Greece? Thomas Miller: The best part was the Greek people. We had a lot of friends from my two earlier assignments there, so we were going back to a country that we really loved. We had been there a total of over ve years before. The fact that I had acquired the language and could speak it was very helpful. The people and the friendships, thats what we loved the most. I was there during a very exciting period of time, when Greece was at its best. How different were things in Greece back then? How has it changed? I left in December 2004, a little less than nine years ago, and the answer is - totally. There have been tremendous changes. Greece has come into the information age big time and the proliferation of the media has been unbelievable. I think Greeks took tremendous pride from the Olympics because they got worldwide attention and they looked really good. That has changed now, with the crisis bringing about a great sense of pessimism. When you walk around the streets you see people suffering, you see poverty. I think the big difference between 2004 and now is that there is a sense of pessimism and that will only change when

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There has been a maturity in Greece, theres been a lot of looking in the mirror and saying, What can we be doing differently rather than blaming outsiders for our problems?

How can the US help Greece with investment? Americans will invest anywhere if there is a possibility of good return for their money, but they are not going to do it out of charity. I think it is a great time for investors to be seriously looking at Greece because prices have declined in various sectors. There are some natural areas of potential growth in Greece, with tourism right at the top. Also many Greek banks have actually been wellrun and theres no reason why they cant be a nancial centre for the region. The Greek stock exchange is selling stocks for

One of his most prominent memories is playing tennis with a then young and aspiring politician Antonis Samaras

very small fractions compared to seven years ago. These are just a part of areas in Greece that people with a lot of money should seriously consider.

On Samaras visit to the US: He came here to try and get President Obamas support for lightening up on austerity, and I think he did

Right now the IMF is being criticised for failing to understand the capabilities of Greece when it comes to coping with the debt, and for imposing extreme measures. For three years now all Greece has seen is extreme cuts and layoffs, while investments remain at an all time low. What do you think is going to happen? First of all, I dont think anything is going to happen before the German elections. But assuming that we have the same land-

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THOMAS MILLER was born and raised in the Chicago area, graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelors degree, two masters degrees and a PhD (in 1975). After asking him to deliver the commencement speech for the 2003 graduating class, his alma mater awarded Miller an honorary degree, bringing his total number of university diplomas to ve. He joined the US foreign service in 1976 and among other assignments - including as US ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1999 to 2001 -he served in three different capacities in Greece. His rst assignment was as political ofcer, from 1985 to1987. (One of his most

Art21 celebrates the 100 most iconic artists


THE HELLENIC American Union celebrates contemporary art with a documentary series name-dropping some of the most important creators of the 21st century Documentary has been spreading like wildfire through the Athenian landscape in the past couple of years with year-round screenings at Exile Room, Cinedoc and shortly at Ianos. But now that ERT has paused commissions for homegrown series, its time to sit back and examine what the global production circuit has in store. The Hellenic American Union will be bringing viewers four installments of the highly successful Art21 project, every Tuesday in September. Art21 celebrates the 100 most iconic artists working today in bite-sized chunks that can bring anyone closer to contemporary art. In the series, international artists discuss their work as well as the creative process they follow, their relationship with the audience and their attitude towards social developments in the 21st century. Art21-100 Artists comprises 24 documentaries, with screenings equally split among the Athens School of Fine Arts, CAMP and the Hellenic American Union. The first episode, entitled Place, to be screened on September 3, features Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee and Pepon Osorio as well as an introduction by artist Laurie Anderson.

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prominent memories is playing tennis with a young and aspiring politician by the name of Antonis Samaras.) Miller returned to Greece as deputy chief of mission, serving from 1994 to 1997, and then returned for his nal and most prestigious assignment as US ambassador Greece, a post he held from 2001 to 2004. During his tenure, Miller witnessed some of Greeces most historical events, including the roundup of the November 17 terrorist group and the Olympic Games. Now based in Washington DC, Miller serves as president and CEO of the International Executive Service Corps, an organisation that focuses on nding business solutions in the developing world.

the patient from large amounts of radiation. And while there may be no cancer left, the patient is dead. I think this is what Samaras is trying to get people to listen to. What do you think of Samaras visit to the US and his meeting with US President Barack Obama? What kind of tone did his visit set for the two nations? I was in Afghanistan when Samaras visited, but from what I heard he came here with a few different objectives. He came here to try and get President Obamas support for lightening up on austerity, and I think he did. America wont lecture Europe but I think our own experience shows that austerity isnt the way to get out of this downward spiral - it just doesnt work. You need stimuli to get the economy going and attack the horrendous jobless rate. Samaras got those statements on public record and that was good. He is a very personable, attractive, charismatic guy and I think he can make a compelling case when you put him before investors and audiences. I think he accomplished a good deal by persuading investors to take another look at Greece and persuading audiences to actually see Greece not only as an investment opportunity but a place to travel to. Pasoks popularity ratings have gone down, yet we see ratings going up for parties like Syriza. What are your thoughts on that, and what's your opinion of Syriza leader Alex Tsipras? This is for the Greek voters to decide and there is a basic choice out there. Do people choose the traditional parties, with leaders like Samaras, which have been

This year will still be tough but I think that by the end of next year people will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel

scape, there are several things that the troika has put on the table and it is all about the politics of how to get it done. Greece has got to have more effective tax collection; there is a lot of room for improvement there. Looking at Greece versus other countries, you have a much larger percentage of people working for the state and government. Also, the government has to consider more privatisation sales; thats how the world is today. Finally, because of the quantity in birth rates, you have more people living on pensions and less people working to support paying those pensions. All of these structural issues have got to be addressed. The question that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has raised is what the pace should be. When you have a cancer patient, you can kill

saying that Greece will work with the troika to try and get the best possible deal, while keeping in mind that those parties got Greece into this mess? Or do you go with a party like Syriza, which is basically playing poker and saying that Greeces economic collapse would be of greater harm to Europe, and while they want Greece to remain in the EU they are against austerity? As far as I can see, Greek voters have to ask themselves whether they are willing to take those chances. To me, its a very highrisk bet. What future do you see for Greece? I think that Greece has hit rock bottom, or at least it is pretty close to it. So things have to get better pretty soon and when they do, they will get better fairly rapidly. There are certain intangibles in this country that cant go unnoticed. Greeks have a phenomenal history and are extremely resolute, and the best part of the Greek DNA is hard work. They are extremely hard-working and the Greek-Americans that come to this country take two or three jobs. That is one of the most positive aspects of the Greeks. This year will still be tough but I think that by the end of next year people will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It will not be an immediate recovery, but Id like to be kind of optimistic.

Screenings:
September 10: Identity featuring artists Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin and Louise Bourgeois (Introduction by Steve Martin and William Wegman). September 17: Spirituality featuring Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander and James Turrell (Introduction by Beryl Korot and S. Epatha Merkerson). September 24: Consumption featuring Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel and Mel Chin (Introduction by Barbara Kruger and John McEnroe). The documentaries will be screened in English with English subtitles.

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America wont lecture Europe but I think our own experience shows that austerity isnt the way to get out of this downward spiral - it just doesnt work

 Art21-100 Artists, September 3 - 24 at the Hellenic American Union Theater, (22 Massalias St, Kolonaki, tel 210-368-0900, www.hau.gr). Screenings start at 8.30pm and admission is free.

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Tax evasion is as complicated to resolve as are the ways of cheating the state out of its revenues and it all comes down to political will
By Efthimios Tsiliopoulos ne of the main problems the Greek government is trying to deal with is the inability to collect taxes, especially from the haves Instead it has to rely on taxing those that cant get away (ie employees in the private sector whose pay is registered by employers, civil servants and pensioners), taxing assets and employing indirect taxes that cut across the board. The problem is not new and has been a mainstay of Greek civic culture since the very beginnings of the modern Greek state, causing many to argue that it is an inherited vice from almost four centuries of Ottoman rule. The problem was bad before, but has become extremely acute since the crisis hit Greece. Now the government is contemplating new laws that foresee the conscation of property and the immediate incarceration of those caught dodging their taxes. For

most, this like other measures is too late, since the perennial shortfall of state income was one of the chief causes of Greek government debt. It seems, however, that tax evasion rests on very strong pillars: corruption and patron-client relations between the political establishment and powerful economic vested interests. In a study by researchers from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, it was noted that banks lend to tax-evading individuals based on the banks perception of true income. The report estimated a lower bound of 28bn of unreported income for Greece. The foregone government revenues amount to 31 percent of the decit for 2009. It is no secret that many selfemployed professionals do not issue receipts for their services and, therefore, do not report this income. As the report mentions, primary tax-evading occupations are doctors, engineers, private tutors, accountants, nancial service agents, and lawyers, who either refuse to issue receipts for

Sly professionals

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It seems tax evasion has two very strong pillars it rests upon: corruption and patronclient relations between the political establishment and powerful economic vested interests

services, or place recipients in a dilemma: one price if you want a receipt (that includes VAT) and a lower price if you dont. VAT alone is 23%. This practice is also rife among white collar self-employed professionals such as doctors and lawyers. Such professionals will offer token receipts for a small portion of the amount paid, or again pose the same dilemma to the recipient of their services. In other cases, patients will be given a receipt on a rst visit, and once it has been ascertained they are not tax investigators, receipts are then waived. Even for doctors working within the state health system, the practice of fakelaki, the little envelope, is very common. Many doctors

will request additional under the table remuneration in order to guarantee their diligence or in order to bump people up the waiting list for examinations or surgery. The practice of not issuing receipts is not limited to professionals, but is also the domain of shop owners who also use the different price and partial sum approaches for such physical items such as clothing or furniture, or no receipt in elds such as entertainment and dining. The recent spate of spot checks by the nancial crime squad (SDOE) on nightclubs, concert venues, cafes and dining establishments has yielded a treasure trove of misdeeds, in certain areas reaching 100 percent of establishments inspected. By itself, every single case may not seem crippling, but when many tens or even hundreds of thousands are summed up, the total is staggering. However, Tryfonas Alexiadis, the deputy head of tax ofcials union POE-DOY, believes that this is not the case. If we were to ever to undertake a quantication of tax evasion and this has never been undertaken by any state agency - we would nd, I believe, that the

vast loss of tax revenues comes from banks, offshore accounts, and multinationals. In any case, one wonders why this has been allowed to go on. Alexiadis says that tax evasion is a political choice. Especially during this latest period, they did nothing to counter tax evasion, and instead they chose additional measures.

The aforementioned study pointed to the role of banks in bankrolling people who obviously misreport their income, essentially laundering unreported income. But if they do this for individuals, one can assume that what they do for large rms are even more advantageous and evasive. The use of offshore companies to manage assets and capital has long been a global practice to avoid taxation and launder illgotten gains. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (CIJ) has undertaken, along with a number of journals globally, a massive hunt for the role of offshore companies, relying on a cache of 2.5 million les to crack open the secrets of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts, exposing hidden dealings of politicians, con men and the mega-rich the world over. Delving into Greek cases through this list, German magazine Der

Banks, offshore dealings, and multinationals

The recent spate of spot checks by the financial crime squad (SDOE) on nightclubs, concert venues, cafes and dining establishments has yielded a treasure trove of misdeeds, in certain areas reaching 100 percent of establishments inspected

Spiegel spotted 107 Greek rms, of which only 4 are registered with tax codes in Greece as they ought to be. For the rest, the state has no record of existence. Some of these companies have actual dealings with the state in the defence procurement sector, or even in the dealing with trading in Greek state bonds, notes Der Spiegel. The general secretary for revenue at the nance ministry, Haris Theoharis, just noted in ofcial announcements that the ministry would take all necessary measures in the event of any wrongdoings being uncovered. In a recent interview, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said that theres a lot more revenue to come from checks on offshore companies.

Paradise for Shipowners


SHIPPING, which has traditionally been a pillar of the Greek economy, is one of those sectors that although raking prots contributes next to nothing to state coffers. Shipowners enjoy a tremendous amount of legal tax exemptions. Law 25/1975 spells out all shipowner benets, including exemptions from taxation, dues, and fees towards the state for income garnered from foreign shipping companies establishing themselves in Greece, from taxation of income generated by ships operating abroad (a benet extended to all partners and shareholders), from any taxes or dues for income generated by holding companies that exclusively hold stock of Greek shipping companies under the Greek ag. The law also exempts from taxation of income generated by an investment rm active in international shipping and the income from dividends paid out to shareholders, which is also extended to local rms. Individuals exploiting under the Greek ag are also tax exempt. And to top it all off shipping rms are exempt from paying the so-called surplus value fee that comes with liquidating, reimbursing, or insuring assets.

Only 41 of 10,000 offshores have been checked and we have collected 13 million euros [from those]. If 41 gave us 13 million euros, imagine what will happen with 10,000, he said. Stournaras, however, bemoaned that his ministry moves slowly and doesnt have the know-how for this level of auditing. Alexiadis believes that not looking into these cases is a political choice. A few years ago a lot was made of 45,000 persons that had sent funds abroad. Of these, 25,000 were deemed questionable. Alexiadis notes that only ve people were charged to research all these cases, some of which are easy; some, however, are notoriously complicated, especially in the case of rms that actually have a lot of assets and transactions. Multinationals use a well-known way to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. As economist and accountant Grigoris Kokkolakis explains, parent companies charge local subsidiaries exorbitant amounts for royalties, private label products and loans. While, as he explains, parent companies attain economies of scale, these are not passed on to local subsidiaries. All these factors allow local subsidiaries to report cash ow problems, and even show losses.

Getting away with it


BUT HOW IS IT that many people obviously lived and had assets beyond their means and got away with for so long? In some seemingly agrant cases, even when discovered, prots are exponentially higher than nes, allowing entrepreneurs to play cat and mouse with tax authorities, a game which more often than not they win. The other leg in tax evasion has to do with the state services charged with collecting taxes and assessing nes for wrongdoings. As an accountant that works with many rms noted anonymously, tax bureaus are rife with corruption. In the past they were brazen, asking for standard retainer fees, on top of payment for xing specic wrongdoings, or degrading nes. Money channelled to one tax ofce ofcial also greases the pockets of his superiors. Nowadays with the state of the economy the way it is and with many businesses on the verge of shutdown, they dare not ask, and are actually even accommodating. But for decades, some crafty civil servants in tax bureaus amassed fortunes from payoffs to accommodate patrons, as has been seen from a modicum of arrests in recent years. Recently, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras asked for scrutiny into the assets of 432 employees of his ministry, after the internal affairs bureau pointed to irregularities in their personal nances. However, Tryfonas Alexiadis, the deputy head of tax ofcials union POE-DOY, charges: No one attains a high-ranking position of authority in the ministry without scrutiny of his nances. We dare him to check all of us. In other cases orders came from above, from the political establishment, asking for specic favours for specic clients, or even intervening personally to rescind nes or let rms off the hook. One such case was that of former SDOE head Yannis Kapeleris, who was discharged when he froze a large number of nes against fuel distributors found to be cheating on taxes or at the pumps. Although Kapeleris was indicted in 2011 for this case (he was also involved in the infamous Lagarde list case), he was found not guilty of any wrongdoing a little over a month ago, prompting critics to again talk of collusion between the political system and the judiciary. On his personal site, Giorgos Sourlas, secretary general for transparency and human rights at the justice ministry, notes that a systematic and methodical effort is necessary in order to strike at corruption and to sanitise and protect the political system. One wonders however if this can be done with the current legal framework on the accountability of political persons - without a revision of the constitution, and especially article 85. Such a process would be lengthy and could not be achieved within the scope of the current parliament.

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The 38th Toronto International Film Festival (September 5-15) shines a light on Greece, dissecting local talent with a 10-film tribute

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the rules. When we started thinking about the startlingly original films emerging recently from this ancient and contemporary city, the perfect choice for us this year was Athens. The tribute is masterminded jointly with TIFF international programmer Dimitri Eipides, a former Toronto resident who is currently the head of the highly respected Thessaloniki International Film Festival. After a long period of creative hibernation, Greek cinema has finally found its way back to the forefront with new and unexpected force, he confirms. Laughing in the face of adversity, a number of young filmmakers - most of them fresh out of film school or, at best, with a couple of shorts to their name - turned things around, looking at the credit crunch that swept through the country like burning lava, as their own private muse. Where others saw devastation, they saw a bottomless pit of inspiration! Reaching as far back as 2011, TIFF chooses to highlight some key moments in the post-Dogtooth revival of Greek cinema, once a stagnant and stale affair that hardly deserved the term film industry, until Yorgos Lanthimos landed a best foreign language film Oscar nomination, gaining international acclaim and giving an entire generation of filmmakers a kiss of life. Working with minimal means, often exchanging services on each others productions, they churned out films which gained attention around the world, says Eipides. Hopefully this new wave of international exposure will give Greek cinema the confidence to communicate its message from a position where national boundaries will no longer matter, he adds. City to City will kick off the autumn festival season in style, to be followed by major Greek cinema showcases in Iceland, Romania and the Czech Republic. Here are some of the best films the TIFF tribute has in store:

By Despina Pavlaki reek cinema continues to make waves, as Torontos City to City series, a 10-film programme showcasing filmmakers living and working in a selected city, makes a well-deserved stop in Athens. Past editions have featured such metropolises as Tel Aviv, Istan-

bul, Buenos Aires and Mumbai. City to City looks for cinematic hotspots around the world, said Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) artistic director Cameron Bailey in a recent press release. We want to introduce our audience to new generations of filmmakers unafraid to rewrite

To the Wolf Christina Koutsospyrou and Aran Hughes


NEVER have the Greek mountains seemed so much like purgatory as in Christina Koutsospyrou and Aran Hughes timely docudrama To the Wolf. Arriving at a village in a remote, mountainous region, the lmmakers stumbled into a mini credit-crunch circus in the most unlikely of places. Stricken by poverty, this community of shepherds a dying breed, if there ever was one are looking to get rid of their animals and cut corners any way they can before eventually admitting defeat. Tough as granite and as unromantic as dirt, this hard-luck tribe has no time to ponder nature and appreciate the virtues of country life. Theyd rather drown
their troubles in homemade alcohol, blaming their woes on a distant version of the Greek government that seems so far removed from their near-medieval surroundings they might as well be on Mars. The lmmakers manipulate their largely observational footage, compressing four months worth of tape into four desolate days reminiscent of Lars Von Triers Melancholia, lightly guiding their characters towards the end of days. Koutsospyrou and Hughes have no intention of masking their interest in the ctional side of reality, but the end result - more of a tableau vivant rather than a narrativedriven piece would have been devastating either way.

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The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas


Elina Psykou
TIRED OF BREAKING NEWS on local celebrities while sinking in debt, morning talk show host Antonis Paraskevas (Christos Stergioglou) decides hes going to be the star of his own show - in more ways than one. Along with his trusted producer, he sets up an elaborate kidnapping scheme posing as the victim which instantly transforms him into the talk of the town, while he watches from afar, holed up in a luxury hotel thats closed for the season. In keeping with Weird Wave tradition, rst-time director Elina Psykou stages an absurdist tale of 21st-century celebrity culture, which seems to have seamlessly replaced the traditional hero-worship Greeks have always been prone to, be it mythical gures like Hercules and Achilles or the moustachioed leaders of the 1821 Greek War of Independence. Keeping dialogues to a minimum, she lets the story unfold through news bulletins pouring out of the multiple monitors the fame-starved talk-show host has set up around the hotel grounds. A smidgeon of Kubrick-like paranoia starts setting in as Antonis begins to suspect imaginary intruders are messing with his food supplies,

Wild Duck
Yannis Sakaridis
yet the lm never descends into full-on Shining madness. Instead, it infuses the narrative with a few telling musical numbers, starting with a karaoke performance of Gloria Gaynors I Will Survive and culminating in Julio Iglesias lip-synched 1979 hit Me olvide de vivir (I Forgot to Live), none of which are random choices. The only thing thats missing is Queens The Show Must Go on, the inevitable conclusion to this tale of misguided celebrity obsession that runs parallel to Greeces nancial strain.

Unfair World
Filippos Tsitos
HEAVILY FLIRTING with the surreal absurdity of Aki Kaurismaki and the urban isolation of painter Edward Hopper, director Filippos Tsitos empties out Athens, creating an alternative dimension where police interrogator Sotiris (Antonis Kafetzopoulos) is the only person falling over drunk in his neighbourhood bar. It might sound a little far-fetched, but diluting Sotiris loneliness in a sea of people would have made this film a little less poignant, as his world really only consists of two things: drink and work, work and drink, with a few potential criminals in-between - until one day he decides he has had enough. Refusing to be part of an unfair system, he starts judging suspects by the look in their eyes, letting most of them off scot-free. Before he knows it, hes involved in an unsavoury blackmailing scheme that pushes him over the edge, turning him into an accidental murderer. Now its the worlds turn to look him in the eye and decide if hes guilty. Kafetzopoulos adopts a deadpan approach to a superbly calibrated script that both attracts and repels, generating equal parts empathy for and fear of a character whos a lot like someone we all know, and a lot like someone were afraid we might one day become.

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Menelaos Karamaghiolis
then Menelaos Karamaghiolis second narrative feature is the spitting image of Jace (Alban Ukaj). Mute by choice, Jace is a postmodern Oliver Twist, whose whacky, amboyant and deeply heartbreaking Odyssey seems to take place despite his best efforts. Depicting him as a naive bystander of his own life story, the lm begins to recount his personal mythology at age seven, shortly before the twice-orphaned Albanian witnesses the massacre of his foster family in rural Greece. Drifting from one tragedy to the next, he eventually nds himself stranded in the underbelly of Athens, a silent dancer in a mad carnival including everything from drug dealers to transsexual performers and lion tamers - part magic, part tragic. Desperate to anchor himself in this waking dream, he becomes a substitute brother, a potential lover or even a longlost son to everyone he meets, a blank slate waiting for his own history to be rewritten. Somewhere along the line, his never-ending search for a family to call his own will bring him face to face with his worst nightmares in an audiovisual feast of unprecedented proportions. Karamaghiolis celebrates Jaces naked ambition by assembling an army of visual references from the opera to contemporary art and from Alejandro Jodorowsky all the way to Pedro Almodovar, under the same circus tent, and dees expectations by making it all work.

A PENSIVE ATTEMPT at summing up Greece in ve easy pieces - a bankruptcy, a friendship, a debt, an unexpected human connection and a catharsis - all taking place in the same apartment building, brings us face to face with a new talent that will make you screech to a halt. Yannis Sakaridis is not a vociferous lmmaker. Despite dealing with some major life changes, his lm is quiet and introspective, edited to the ebb and ow of the main characters emotions. Dimitris (Alexandros Logothetis) is a telecommunications engineer whos forced to shut down his business after running up considerable debt with a local loan shark. But just like a wild duck hiding in the reeds, he will not be left alone by the world, even when hunting season is over. When he and his buddy Nikos (Giorgos Pyrpassopoulos) decide to get to the bottom of a big scandal, their research leads them to a certain apartment, whose tenant Panagiota (Themis Bazaka) becomes the focus of their attention. Sakaridis discreet yet penetrating gaze, obviously informed by his nonction past, is beautifully paired with Jan Vogels uid aesthetics (now on cinematographer duty after co-directing Wasted Youth with Argyris Papadimitropoulos) to create a thoroughly refreshing version of the Greek capital. Their slice of Athens is in constant dialogue with the sea breeze blowing through the entire lm like a restorative force. Who knows, it might even be enough to nurse this wounded duck back to health

IF FILMS are said to resemble their central characters,

by Thanos Anastopoulos aMiss Violence by Alexandros Avranas aSeptember by Penny Panayotopoulou aStanding Aside,Watching by Yorgos Servetas aWasted Youth by Argyris Papadimitropoul os and Jan Vogel For more information, visit: tiff.net/thefestival/lmprog ramming/ programmes/citytocity

The other lms in the City to City programm e: aThe Daughter

Fashion designer found dead in his home


PROMINENT Greek fashion designer Michalis Aslanis, was found dead in his Athens apartment on August 28. Initial media reports said there was no indication of foul play. Aslanis, 63, had told a tabloid Espresso newspaper a week earlier that he had been nancially ruined by his close aides

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Temple of Olympian Zeus, with Ilissos River in foreground (1821)

Commemorating a fascinating period of Greek history through the evocative images of the early Irish adventurer and explorer, Edward Dodwell
By John Leonard

Thrasyllus monument, southern slope of the Acropolis

Acropolis (1821)

Serenity and adventure in early 19th-centur

n times of trouble and uncertainty, it is often a source of comfort or a pleasant diversion to think of other moments in the past when life was better, or at least seems to have been more satisfying in retrospect. So it is this year that museum-goers in London and book collectors everywhere have been given the opportunity to slip back into a seemingly more peaceful era in the Greek past the early years of the 19th century when time moved more slowly and the daily adversities of life (at least as they were experienced or observed by western visitors) were masked behind a romantic perception of ancient Greek lands and the people then inhabiting them. From 7 February to 28 April 2013, the British Museum (BM) hosted a special exhibition

entitled In Search of Classical Greece: Travel Drawings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi, 18051806. Now, although the exhibition is over, an illustrated catalogue of Dodwells and Pomardis drawings and paintings, some of them never before seen by the public, is available. This handsome volume, In Search of Greece: Catalogue of an Exhibit of Drawings at the British Museum by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi introduced by BM curator Ian Jenkins and American archaeologist John Camp, with additional essays by BM curator Kim Sloan and Benaki Museum curator Fani-Maria Tsigakou commemorates both a fascinating period of Greek history and a uniquely evocative body of images that leave a lasting impres-

sion on anyone who views them. In Search of Greece represents even in this age of electronic media one of those prized, deeply engaging books (yes, an actual book!) that Hellenophiles of all stripes will be delighted to have on their shelf. Of a total of 1,000 drawings and watercolours executed by the British, classically educated Dodwell (400) and his Italian travelling companion Pomardi (600), only 287 were originally published in the early 19th century. In 2002 the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) acquired a collection of 850 of these works, 63 of the best of which were presented at the BM and are included in the published catalogue. In Search of Greece also contains many other ne illustrations, ve maps showing the artists itineraries and two large, richly detailed colour foldouts of panoramic views recorded from a church steeple in Corfu town and the summit of Philopappos Hill in Athens. PHI has digitally photographed its entire collection of Dodwell Pomardi works, which it intends to publish and make available as an electronic archive. Many other images by the two artists, contained in Dodwells three books published in 1819, 1821 and 1834, are currently viewable at (www.s4ulanguages.com/dod-

A plethora of images

well). These illustrations, however, were published as black-andwhite or hand-coloured engravings. The stunning digital photographs now presented in the BM exhibition catalogue represent the rst publication of the artists original nished drawings and watercolours. Through its acquisition, digitisation and this initial dissemination of the Dodwell Pomardi works, PHI has already made an inestimable contribution to scholarship and the publics appreciation of these truly impressive works of art. Camp notes that the PHI Dodwell Collection is the largest known group of illustrations of Greece as it appeared at the beginning of the 19th century, in the last generation before the creation of the modern state of Greece. Serenity, languidness, atmospheric clarity, the exceptional il-

THE MONASTERY of Sirgiani [Kaisariani] is one hour and forty minutes from Athens. We arrived there [on horseback] in the evening and, to our great surprise, found it completely deserted and the doors fastened! ... With a great deal of difculty, and some danger, we scaled the lofty walls The storerooms were open, well furnished with jars of Hymettan honey, ranged in neat order; next were large tubs of olives; and from the roof hung rows of grapes, pomegranates, and gs. The only inhabitants left in the convent were some cats, who seemed to welcome us in the absence of their masters. We took complete possession of the place.
A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece (1819), p. 485.

A deserted monastery on Mt Ymittos (Hymettus)

Edward Dodwell

Among the assorted baggage that Dodwell and Pomardi carried about was their camera obscura, a precursor to the photographic camera that projected an image onto a sheet of paper

luminative quality of Greek light, the Eastern exoticness and ageold character of Greek lands and the inevitable passage of time, as revealed through the encroachment of humble, contemporary buildings upon the majestic ruins of ancient Greece, are all conveyed through Dodwells and Pomardis drawings and watercolours. These images create a feeling in the viewer that must to some degree reect how the artists themselves felt when rst beholding the Greek landscape and all of its intriguing features. Yet with these peaceful, romanticised views, Dodwell and Pomardi provide a very different picture and impression from that found in Dodwells written account of their eventful, adventurous, even occasionally dangerous travels. Jenkins, referring to the 2ndcentury AD Greek traveller, calls Dodwell the new Pausanias. Like Pausanias, Dodwell employed local guides as informants and was fascinated by everything around him. His descriptive, richly detailed narrative, A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece (1819), makes a ne companion to the BM exhibition catalogue for any reader seeking a rsthand, well-documented, highly entertaining view of pre-Revolution Ottoman Greece. Edward Dodwell (17671832) had recently completed his education

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camera that projected an image onto a sheet of paper. This image could then be traced with some degree of accuracy. The device itself was bulky and box-like, with a heavy shroud under which the artist worked. It had to be broken down into at least two pieces before it could be moved by pack animal from place to place. Dodwell and Pomardi used such a device to create numerous landscapes including at least 32 panoramas, 13 of which record 360-degree views. Their works ranged from simple sketches with pen or ink to full watercolours. Dodwells self-proclaimed goal was to describe precisely and accurately with words and drawings what he saw around him. His nished views aptly reect this aim, but at the same time evoke a pervasive romantic spirit, with pastoral or urban landscapes often inhabited by shepherds, travellers and reclining Turks. Occasionally, such as in his written description and illustrations of the Tower of the Winds, in the present-day Plaka district of

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Dodwell searches for the temple of Apollo at Delphi

THE NEXT SPOT which I was impatient to visit was the temple of Apollo It was in the upper part of the town, near a magnicent theatre [according to Pausanias] I had reason to hope I should nd [this theatre] and that it would lead to the discovery of the temple; but I was disappointed; as I could not discover any positive traces of either one It appears that the far-famed temple of Apollo must be sought for under the humble cottages of Kastri, as the whole village probably stands within its ancient peribolos.
A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece (1819), p. 174.

Edward Dodwell

Lion near Mt Ymittos with Mt Pendeli in background (1819)

Dodwell had had ogged for throwing stones at him while he was drawing. When journeying around the countryside, Dodwells and Pomardis partywhich typically included a local guide, two or three servants and ve hired horses to carry themselves and their baggagehad to nd lodging wherever they could. Aided by an ofcial Turkish travel document (rman) and letters acquired along the way from one local ofcial or prominent citizen to their counterpart in the next town, Dodwell usually found accommodation in private houses and inns. Occasionally, he opted instead to sleep outdoors on a folding bed; or within the shelter

A romantic spirit

Dodwell was a young gentleman from a well-todo family, a classical scholar and an amateur artist. Pomardi was twenty years his senior and already an accomplished painter from Rome with a reputation for drawing antiquities and landscapes
Erectheion (1821)

observers had not. He recorded the presence of ship sheds at Zea port in Piraeus and the rst recognised bronze jurors allotment plate (pinakion), according to Camp, was found by Dodwell. BM curator Kim Sloan recounts that attitudes in Britain towards Greece evolved over the years between Dodwells visit in 1805 1806 and the appearance of his publications just before the Greek Revolution. By the time Dodwells second book (Views in Greece) appeared in 1821, his work had

ry Greece
at Trinity College, Cambridge when he made his rst visit to Greece in 1801, departing Venice on 29 April. His second trip, on which he was accompanied by Pomardi, spanned much of 1805 1806. They departed from Messina on 1 February 1805. Dodwell was a young gentleman from a well-to-do family, a classical scholar and an amateur artist. Pomardi was twenty years his senior and already an accomplished painter from Rome with a reputation for drawing antiquities and landscapes that extended outside Italy. Dodwells interests in Greece were vast, Camp reports, and during his travels he recorded daily notes on the ora, fauna, history, commerce, population, local dress and customs, music and dancing, relations between Greeks and Turks, the Orthodox clergy, the evil eye and even the history of disgurement, the removal of noses, ears and teeth, to encourage the payment of ransom, or as a form of punishment or torture. Travel in the early 19th century was cumbersome, tiring and often dangerous. Roads, where they existed, were often mere dirt tracks. Dodwell had to endure or avoid bad weather, unreliable guides, uncooperative pack-animals, plague, pirates and bandits. In Thiva (Thebes) he was nearly shot in the bazaar by an angry Turkish nobleman, whose son

Dinner at Krisso, near Delphi (1821)

Dodwells admiration for the Greek landscape

ALMOST EVERY ROCK, every promontory, every river, is haunted by the shadows of the mighty dead. Every portion of the soil appears to teem with historical recollections; or it borrows some potent but invisible charm from the inspirations of poetry, the efforts of genius, or the energies of liberty and patriotism. Edward Dodwell

A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece (1819), p. vii.

of a natural cave as he did when he visited Cape Sounion, the southern coast of Salamina island and the temple of Aphaea on Aegina island.

Dodwell and Pomardi also helped themselves to a deserted monastery when they spent four pleasant days on Mt Ymittos (Hymettus). Every morning, they rode their horses to the summit, where they would spend the day observing the panoramic vista and drawing. Dodwell devoted seven pages in his 1819 publication to describing the view from Ymittos, including seemingly every mountain, hill, gulf, island, promontory, and cape for at least 80 miles in every direction. He could also discern every detail of the city of Athens below, with all of its ancient monuments and white mosques glittering in the sun. Among the assorted baggage that Dodwell and Pomardi carried about was their camera obscura, a precursor to the photographic

Morning horse rides to Mt Ymittos

Athens, he presents oversize, fantasy architecture that fails to adhere to the actual dimensions of the ruins themselves. Nevertheless, Dodwell made signicant contributions to archaeological, architectural and sciCapuchin Monastery and Garden in Athens

entic knowledge. He was among the rst travellers to attempt the formulation of a masonry typology for the ancient walls he saw everywhere. He also noted the swelling (entasis) of ancient columns where other previous

become as demonstrated by its frontispiece depicting a chained maiden (Greece) and a shield and helmet symbolic of Athena under the gaze of a seated Turkish ofcial and soldier a political cry for freedom.

Dance of the Dervishes (1821)

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FOOD

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Weaving lifes tales into our daily bread


Water, flour, oil the necessary elements of life the basic ingredients of bread: the most flawless of mans creations, the divine gift
By Maria Paravantes preserve the art of bread embroidery, documenting not only the importance of bread in traditional Greek culture but also a particular art form practised on it. On display are breads of all shapes and sizes, intricately shaped with designs celebrating those very special occasions that mark our lives and make our memories. The dexterous artists who knead, make and bake these breads are usually housewives who have learned the secrets and villages in rural Greece. And worthwhile efforts are being made to preserve the folk art form with several western Attica cultural centres offering lessons in this craft. Of the most important woven breads or latreftika psomia (breads of love or worship) in Greek folk tradition are the Gamokoulouro (wedding roll), the Kouloura tis vaftisis (Christening bread), the breads of Easter (Tis Lambris), and of course, the Christopsomo (or Christmas bread). The wedding roll, prepared by the female relatives of the couple ahead of the ceremony, is wreath-shaped and elaborately decorated with doves symbolising the couple, owers, wheat and hearts signifying love, health, wealth, fertility and happiness. The bread, protected by a specially trimmed tablecloth, usually an heirloom, is laid out in the centre of the wedding table in front of the newlyweds. As the feast begins, the bride hands out pieces to the guests. The Christopsomo also features prominently on the holiday table and is also intricately decorated with a large cross at its centre as well as birds and owers. The making and baking of this celebratory bread is a ritual in itself, and its ingredients include fruits and nuts to symbolise wealth and prosperity. Madame Lent, or Kyra Sarakosti, is a Lenten bread in the shape of a woman with seven legs, each representing the weeks that lead up to Easter. A leg is broken off and eaten week by week.

Cherishing tradition and Gods grace

read has fed and nourished since ancient times. A basic means of sustenance, it is associated with lifes most important events: birth, marriage and death. As such it is steeped in symbolism, playing a central role in the rites and rituals of cultures far and wide. Some 40km from Athens, in a lush forest with a breathtaking view to the sea down below, is Varnavas. A renovated mansion

(archontiko) in this Attica village is home to Varnavas Folk Museum. It is here, in the dark, humid rooms of yesteryear that a centuriesold tradition is displayed richly, introducing visitors to the wonderful world of embroidered breads. With over 500 exhibits from 22 countries, the European Bread Museum, housed in the same building, aims to record and

patterns from their grandmothers. Patiently, they adorn their breads with ornate motifs depending on the occasion but also on their own taste and talent. Today, few continue to decorate bread, primarily due to time restrictions. The skill is however still very much alive in remote

Bread
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Ingredients 1kg our, whole wheat and white our combined 2-3 cups of water 3-4 tbs olive oil 1 tsp salt tsp sugar 16g dry yeast (two sachets) or 50g prozymi (sourdough)* Preparation The night before, prepare the yeast by mixing 1 cup of lukewarm water, the dry yeast, tsp sugar and 1 cup of our. Cover and set aside in a warm place. The next day, add the remaining our and water, oil and salt to the yeast (or prozymi) mixture and knead into a soft and smooth dough that doesn't stick to the ngers. Cover with a damp towel and place in a warm spot for about two hours. Punch down and knead once again for several minutes, form two loaves, score each loaf three times across the top, coat in oil and roll in sesame seeds. Place in oiled baking pan. Set aside and let double for about an hour. Bake in a pre-warmed oven in the beginning at 200C for 20 minutes, later reduce the heat to 180C for about 40 minutes. Take out of the oven, remove from pan and place loaves on their sides on a wooden board to cool.

You know the bread is ready when you take out it of the oven and it makes a hollow sound when you tap its base. * Prozymi or sourdough Bread made with prozymi (literally meaning dough made before) or sourdough is more robust, with a slightly sour-tangy taste. It is more elastic, boasts a wonderfully crunchy crust and has a much longer shelf life.

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The clove-eyed Lazarakia are small doll-shaped sweet breads made with flour, sugar, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts - and may include figs, almonds, honey and spices. They are offered to the children singing carols on Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday celebrating the miraculous resurrection of Lazarus, marking the beginning of Holy Week for Christians. It must be noted that ingredients used vary depending on the region. For instance, the Lazarakia on the island of Karpathos are made of orange juice and tahini. Another particularly important embroidered bread is the Perpatopita (walking bread) commemorating a childs rst steps in life. The pattern features a cross for health and wisdom as well as symbols of potential professions. Tradition has it that the godmother is given the rst piece (as it is she who brings the baby its rst pair of shoes). She must then run forth, wishing in this manner the baby a fruitful and successful life. Embellished breads are also made as offerings to a particular saint as a request to intervene to ensure good health. These edible offerings are made in the shape of the ailing part of the body.

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Ingredients 1 cup wholegrain our 1 cup lukewarm water 1 tsp of salt

In a large bowl, mix the our and the salt and form a small heap. In the middle add the lukewarm water and mix to make a thick batter. Cover with a damp towel and set aside somewhere warm for about four days. Every day feed your prozymi by whisking in a little bit of water (at room temperature) and some our. Retain the consistency. You will soon see bubbles - this means the fermentation has begun. After four or ve days of repeating this process, coat in olive oil and place in a terracotta container in the fridge for later use. When you want to use, take a small piece out of the fridge and bring to room temperature, before kneading it into your bread dough.

Give us this day our daily bread

Good luck!

STILL PRACTICED across the country is the artoklasia, which means the act of dividing bread. Also known as the The Blessing of Five Loaves, artoklasia is a form of thanksgiving for all of lifes blessings. The bread (artos), oil and wine are blessed by the priest before the service, usually on a feast or saints day. Once the service is over, the bread is cut and distributed to the faithful. There are regional and familial variations of the craft. Each area has its own designs and occasions. On the islands, for example, breads are made to wish shermen a safe return. The motifs also reveal the region: islanders prefer intricate designs, mainlanders have simpler patterns.

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VARNAVAS
If theres one thing that makes Greece a great place to visit, its the proximity of vacation spots. Whether youre seeking the sun and a picturesque seashore or a green oasis of trees and sparkling waters, its often only an hours drive away from any point on the map
By Maria Paravantes

Village life a stones throw from Athens


idents claim an inner wisdom and are eager to explain: Varnavas has its own beach, is in the woods, boasts fresh air and a pollution-free environment, is safe, sound and peaceful, and all of this close to Athens. Legend has it that the village got its name after Apostle Barnabas made a stop here while on a missionary journey. History, on the other hand, claims the entire area belonged to a feudal lord of the same name. Located amid plane trees and water springs, the main settlement of Varnavas looks over a beautiful beach (some 13km from the main village), on the southern Evian Gulf. The drive down is pretty steep and curvy but worth it. The pebbled seashore will reward you, as will the food - including everything from fresh sh to ne meats to bounties of local harvest. In the early years, the residents of the wider area worked in farming. Many still do but the newcomers are also active in agricultural activities such as the production of organic wine and vegetables. The beach that serves the folks of Varnavas is actually made up of two little bays: Dorberi and Skaloma. Walk along Dorberi towards the end of the beach, then take a left and follow the path that will lead you to a well of refreshing water. Continue along the stone path and you will arrive at Agios Dimitrios. Further past the chapel of Agios Panteleimonas is Skaloma. Characteristic of Varnavas and the surrounding villages are the traditions of the Arvanites, a dominant part of the local population who also speak arvanitika, a dialect of the Albanian language. They settled in Greece between the 13th and 16th centuries from areas in what is today southern Albania. They set up house in Varnavas in the 18th century. Whether on foot or bike, Varnavas and the surrounding area is a nature-lovers delight. The hillside is spotted with chapels - namely, Agia Paraskevi and Agios Giorgios dating back to the 12th century and the Church of Apostles Peter and Paul - as well as the Monastery of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (the Saviour) where a huge panigyri (open-air fair) is held every year on the saints day in July. The visitor will also get a taste of the local architecture thanks to several well-preserved towers dating back to Byzantine times. Despite its size, Varnavas is a pretty active community. The Varnavas Folk Museum, which also houses the European Bread Museum with its special art of bread embroidery, organises a wide variety of day events, trips, treks in the forest, as well as lectures and cultural festivals during the summer months. A great getaway, Varnavas is close to the seaside resorttowns of Nea Makri, Zouberi, Schinias and the historic town of Marathon.

ts one of those gems close to Athens, yet so far away. A small village, much like the ones youd expect to nd in some remote area, Varnavas is a mere 40minute drive from Athens. And just when you thought Attica was dreadful, chaotic and crowded, Varnavas and its neighbouring towns in northeastern Attica come to prove you wrong. Exiting the national road and its zooming trafc, the drive up to Varnavas (altitude 650m) is much like a trip back in time. The hustle and bustle of the inner city, the smothering apartment buildings, the depressingly dark concrete and the streets full of parked cars are replaced by compact communities with unreasonably large supermarkets and churches and massive villas-cum-pools on either side of the road. A few miles along and the random tree and blossoming wayside ower gradually turn into the comforting shade of a lush

forest where instead of honking cars you hear running water and rustling leaves. A turn off the main road to your left and you nd yourself crossing narrow cobblestone side streets leading to the traditional spring (dating back to 1920), which besides quenching the travellers thirst also serves as a meeting point just as it did in the days of old. Some 40km away from Athens, and it feels like you're ready to start your holidays - it's no surprise that the village has seen its permanent population rise to 2,000 in a short time, making it one of the fastest-growing communities in the region. The res-

Amid springs and trees

Arvanite traditions

THINGS TO DO

ON THE ROAD AGAIN Take the national highway towards Lamia, turn off at the Agios Stefanos exit and from there follow the signs to Lake Marathon. uses depart ve times a day from Pedion tou Areos park in central Athens.

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INDULGE IN meat in Kalentzi, Varnavas, Grammatiko and sh at Marathonas and Varnavas beaches. The area also produces delicious fruit and vegetables, and, of course, wine. DONT FORGET TO BUY cheese, meat and local produce.

TRUTH OR DARE The Interactive Folk Museum of Varnavas (www.ilmb.gr), open Monday through Friday (tel: 22950-97870), organises day trips and other events.

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PLANNING AHEAD
Beaches - Sunsets in the Concert Hall Garden

FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2013

 September 6 at the Athens Concert Hall Garden at 9pm (Vassilissis Soas Ave & Kokkali St, tel 210-728-2000, www.megaron.gr)
IF YOUVE NEVER SEEN IMAM BAILDI live, its time rectify this mistake on the occasion of their Athens Concert Hall appearance. The band, known for tinkering with well-loved classics from the 40s, 50s and the 60s, will perform their own take on local anthems with their trademark musical interventions.

Petros Gaitanos
 September 6 at the Badminton Theater Lobby (Olympic Properties Goudi, tel 13855, 210-884-0600, www.badmintontheater.gr)
PETROS GAITANOS took the music industry by storm when he rst took the stage thanks to the sound of his voice. Since then, he has shown extraordinary regard for musical tradition and has even gone so far as to interpret ecclesiastical and world music. This time around, he will be trying his hand at Stavros Kouyioumtzis most popular songs, as well as highlights from his own discography.

New entries

September 1-6 on the island of Andros. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit www.aegeanartscircle.com

Aegean Arts Circle Workshop


THE THIRD AEGEAN ARTS CIRCLE WORKSHOP will be taught by John

Hydra School Project


 till September 30 at the Sachtoureion School (Hydra, tel 6938-024-554).
ESTABLISHED IN 2000 by Greek artist and curator Dimitrios Antonitsis, the Hydra School Project is a nonprot foundation that organises exhibitions and supports publications that explore the relationship between contemporary art and culture. This year, the title of the show is Poetry, commemorating 150 years from the birth of poet CP Cavafy.

Malathronas, a versatile travel writer and photographer who has dipped his ngers in as many pies as he speaks languages. In previous incarnations he has been a music journalist and a computer programmer, as well as the author of a wildlife nature guide. This workshop will focus on travel writing using the island of Andros as a live subject.

Still September 8 at the Kipseli Cultural Foundation (Kipseli, Aegina, www.imaginethecity.gr)


ATTRACTING a remarkable number of visitors the rst time around, the Once Upon a Time in Aegina exhibition has reopened its doors to the public for an additional two weeks, showcasing still images from the islands glorious past, captured by well-known photographers, as well as virtual unknowns. Parallel to the photography exhibition, the Kipseli Cultural Foundation will be showing a collection of traditional jugs and pitchers, on loan from local families.

Once Upon a Time in Aegina

Zaz & Marietta Fafouti Summer 2013


Kolonaki Sq, tel 210-360-8278, www.zoumboulakis.gr)

 September 3 at the Lycabettus Theater at 8.15pm. Tickets available via www.viva.gr


FRENCH POP SINGER with a Gypsy jazz edge, Zaz released her chart-topping eponymous album debut in 2010 and hasnt stopped rising. Born Isabelle Geffroy, her vocals are often compared to those of Edith Piaf and if youve had any doubts about her artistic caliber, now is the time to nd out for sure. Greek chanteuse Marietta Fafouti is set to open the concert.

 till September 14 at Zoumboulakis Galleries, Kolonaki (20

ZOUMBOULAKIS GALLERIES beckons art lovers for a summer escape through

art. In anticipation of the new season, new and old works from the Zoumboulakis dpt are exhibited side-by-side, including small-scale seascapes by Yiannis Adamakis, Greece is love by Harry Lambert, photographs from the Ice Songs installation by Danae Stratou and landscapes by Miltos Golemas, among others.

till October 31 at the Hydra Museum Historical Archives (Hydra, tel 22980-52355/54142, www.iamy.gr)
returns to Hydra, his favorite holiday spot of the past few years, for a oneman-show held at the Hydra Museum Historical Archives, which is normally home to an array of 19th century paintings and several objects from the Hellenic War of Independence (1821). Kottis exhibition is a breath of fresh air, including works inspired by memory and the heightened sensibilities of childhood, interpreted with beautiful bursts of colour.

Yannis Kottis

Melina Mercouri Tribute


 September 7 at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus at 9pm (Dionysiou Areopagitou St, Acropolis). Tickets available at www.viva.gr
WITH REFERENCE to some of her career landmarks, her songs, her stage and lm roles, her life and her struggles, the show uses theater, music and dance the way she would, in a performance that highlights Melinas cultural heritage. The musical part of the tribute is curated by leading composer Stavros Xarchakos, while Elli Paspala and Iro Saia will sing Melinas songs.

PARIS-BASED FINE ARTIST Yannis Kotis

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SHIPPING
special report

FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2013

Women at the prow


Shipping families in Greece are known for encouraging their offspring to follow a parents line of work, but for inventive Danae Bezantakou it was also an opportunity to turn her expertise to mentoring young women entrepreneurs
In addition, through daily collaboration with Greek-based shipping companies and the organisation of Navigator Annual Maritime Conferences - the rst Greek shipping conference organised by the private sector, held since 2001 - we were able to witness all shipping developments rsthand and receive vital feedback straight from Greek shipowners and from industry representatives. Shipping remains and will continue to be our countrys most valuable asset. Greece is the most powerful country in shipping, a fact the Greek people can be proud of. As to the crisis, we can resort to the old saying, When there is a will, there is a way - meaning that we all need to work together and work harder in order to overcome the difculties and open the way to development. Let us not forget that this is not the rst shipping crisis we have seen. What is the relationship between the shipping ministry and Greek shipowners? The shipping ministrys role is signicant and vital to Greek shipowners, because it can further encourage them to build and create. The ministry needs to be aware of and constantly active in order to protect the shipping industrys interests. At this point,

By Angeliki Xylaki

Athens Views: You were born into a family with a shipping tradition and you are a successful businesswoman who has extended her business activities into different sectors in other words, a success story. But through it all, in essence you remain in the family business. Lets start with shipping. Could you tell us a few words about your company, Navigator Shipping Consultants, and how you see the future of shipping? Danae Bezantakou: My family has indeed been engaged in the shipping industry for more than 40 years, with companies that include Navex Maritime. Also, as a captains daughter, I ended up following the family tradition. Navigator Shipping Consultants was established in 1991, with the main task of being an exclusive representative in Greece of port agents and towing companies worldwide.

allow me to mention the continuous support the ministry has provided to Navigators efforts, by holding our annual conferences under its auspices and by honouring us by having the shipping minister give the opening address at the conferences. Cooperation between the Greek shipping community and the ministry can lead to improved strategies for our countrys future. Apart from your company, you have also become involved in the tourism sector. You own a hotel on Zakynthos and a tourist ofce besides. Have tourist numbers been good in Greece this year? Do you think the government has the right strategy in attracting more tourists to Greece? Along with shipping, tourism is without a doubt Greeces legacy for future generations. This year, trafc to Greece increased compared with the last few years, despite the fact that overall revenues from tourism were lower than we expected. During the last few years there

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DANAE BEZANTAKOU WORKED IN her family business from 1996 to 2000, at Ke Tours & Conferences Ltd and at the Matilda Hotel on the Ionian island of Zakynthos. She then worked at family-owned Navigator Shipping Consultants, where she is managing director. She founded Greek Food Obsessions to promote gourmet products from around Greece; the company was shortlisted for the 2012 Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award. Bezantakou also founded nonprot organisation iforU, a network dedicated to mentoring women entrepreneurs and serves on the Hellenic Start-up Association advisory board. Bezantakou represented Greece in the Women in Leadership conference in the US in 2011, addressed many international conferences for entrepreneurs and written several articles on the subject.

University of the Aegean maritime week 2013

have been successful efforts to overcome the Schengen visa restrictions, especially for tourists coming from Russia. But there is much more to be done and a strategy to be built in order to attract more tourists from countries such as China, Qatar, Kuwait; this will increase revenues. The tourism tourism as well as relevant organisations, including private business support, are

trying to promote Greeces image and create specialised tourism packages such as medical tourism and agrotourism, all of which will improve our image. In March 2011 you were appointed Greeces representative to the United States-based International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP), and specically for the Women in Lead-

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SHIPPING
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in business, playing an important part in the new order of things through the programmes we offer. Additionally, and despite the global nancial crisis, you have recently founded Greek Food Obsessions. What is its purpose? The idea of creating Greek Food Obsessions (GFO) was born after answering a very simple question: What does Greece have to offer? We are not car manufacturers, nor do we have nuclear plants. We can offer however traditional, handmade products which are special and unique. We started our idea by focusing on our main mission of discovering unique traditional products from all over Greece. So far we have nalised our selection of 20 products from dozens of those we have tested. We want to export natural and quality Greek products. We are focusing on gourmet and delicatessen markets all over the world. Greek products can easily stand in overseas markets with demanding and high-level consumers and buyers. Premium extra virgin olive oil, smoked olives with coriander and lemon, three-avour sea salt with saffron, honey with walnuts and variety of tomato sauces and pate, are some GFO products, based on the Mediterranean diet which is famous for its benets (vitamins, minerals, balanced diet) and offsets health problems and obesity. The company was short-listed at the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award 2013. It is funded and administered by the Libra Group on behalf of the Hellenic Initiative, a nonprot organisation that is responsible for a number of economic development programmes designed to encourage entrepreneurship and investment in Greece. Unemployment in Greece, especially among young people, is particularly high. What is your opinion about the situation, and what would you like to advise young people? The fact that unemployment is a nightmare of our times is already known. However, we can turn things around. Educational institutes need to be the rst to take action and provide students with the correct tools to be able to respond to market demands. Through iforU network, I have visited the University of the Aegean and have spoken to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, who have shown an eagerness to learn and to take a step forward to overcome unemployment and to succeed. Encouragement, advising, discipline and inspiration are the driving forces our children need.

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Intermodal Weekly Market Report


WITH a lot of help from Capes, the dry bulk market has rmed further this past week. The big bulkers have once more pushed the BDI higher and the market looks ready to test new highs for the year once more. The BDI closed on Tuesday (27/08/2013) at 1169 points, up by 4 points compared to Fridays levels (23/08/2013) and an increase of 24 points compared to previous Tuesdays levels (20/08/2013). Rates for Afras continue to win further ground mainly due to North Sea activity, while the recent Suezmax rate surge already feels like a distant memory as rates for the segment plummeted this week. The BDTI Friday (23/08/2013) was at 658 points, an increase of 14 points and the BCTI at 591, an increase of 39 points compared to the previous Fridays levels (16/08/2013).

Chartering (Wet: Stable+ / Dry: Firm+)

IforU is a nonprofit organisation for the empowerment and support of young women entrepreneurs through mentoring and networking, and the first mentoring network for the empowerment of women entrepreneurs in Greece
ership section, which was founded by Hillary Clinton. What exactly is this programme, and what has your experience taught you? I was chosen to represent Greece in IVLP and the Women in Leadership section as one of 100 women representing 92 countries. It was a remarkable honour and a jumping point for my future business choices. It would not be an exaggeration to say that my participation in IVLP to a great extent shaped the career path I followed after that. During the programme, which lasted almost a month, I had the chance to meet and exchange views with successful businesswomen from all over the world. We discussed our goals, our challenges and our

common wish to succeed through personal commitment, specic business plans, inspired management decisions and a desire for collaboration and a common strategy. One of the most important results of your participation in IVPL was the creation of iforU. What exactly is this, and what are your goals for this organisation? The knowledge that I acquired in the US was turned into action and shared with another seven women entrepreneurs when I founded iforU in January 2012. IforU is a nonprot organisation for the empowerment and support of young women entrepreneurs through mentoring and networking, and the rst mentoring network for the empowerment of women entrepreneurs in Greece. It is targeted to women who have recently started their business or have had their own business for a while but are ready to take it to the next level. Women have great ideas and a way of going about things that differentiates them from their male counterparts, especially when they realise their potential and are encouraged to full it. Traditionally, Greek society has not encouraged its women to go into business; safer options have always been promoted over self-employment. Our vision is to see women in Greece achieve their full potential

Sale & Purchase (Wet: Stable- / Dry: Stable-)

Action on the SnP front considerably slowed down this week, while buying interest was spread equally between tankers and bulkers. As most owners are due to return back from their holidays this week we expect that activity will soon pick up considerably. On the tankers side, we had the sale of the Hellespont Providence (73,784dwt-blt 07, China), which reportedly went for a price of USD 24.5m to German buyer TB Marine, on a bank deal. On the dry bulker side, we had the en-bloc sale of the Id Red Sea (70,029dwt-blt 94, China) and the Pioneer Pacic (70,003dwt-blt 94, China), which went to Indian buyers for an en-bloc price of USD 9.8m.

FEWER reported newbuilding deals came to light this week, but given the activity rate that has prevailed so far it is evident that the ordering interest isnt softening anytime soon. Owners appetite for modern designs is slowly becoming evident on prices as well. Despite those increases being modest they do offer some reassurance to those who believe that the lows of the current cycle must have taken place during the last twelve months as far as the newbuilding price levels are concerned. The former belief is also supported by the fact that we continue to see a great number of options being declared at those earlier agreed levels. In terms of concluded deals, Greek Flagship Marine declared their options for two LR2 (115,000dwt) at Daewoo, S. Korea at a price of USD47.0m each, with delivery set for 2015.

Newbuilding (Wet: Stable+ / Dry: Stable+ )

Demolition (Wet: Softer- / Dry: Softer-)

IVLP programme under Hillary Clintons initiative: the group photo

For those who were being hopeful that things couldnt get any worse in the demolition front, last weeks developments have denitely left no room for any optimism. With the exception of China, where bids sustained their levels from the previous week, price levels in the demolition market lost substantial ground this past week. The Indian rupee continued its free-fall against the US dollar, scaring away any potential demo buyers that might have survived the volatility so far. The Pakistani rupee also made headlines last week, as it also tested new lows against its US counterpart, while at the same time the strike in Bangladesh has pretty much killed any potential buying action in the region. As one would expect, this perfect storm has had a lot of buyers renegotiating prices agreed previously or trying to get out of deals altogether. Prices this week for wet tonnage were at around 360-400USD/ldt and dry units received about 350-365USD/ldt.

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otics for pregnant women or young children, and it's still too soon to make that leap, said senior author Dr Erick Forno of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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I Quit

smoking programme helps psychiatric patients, too

atients in psychiatric hospitals who take part in smoking cessation programmes during their stay are more likely to be smoke-free after 18 months, compared to patients who don't participate in the programmes, says a new study. What's more, researchers found that quitting smoking appeared to be safe for the patients and was tied to a decreased risk of being admitted back into the hospital.

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tuberculosis rates among highest in Western Europe

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linked to lower risk of allergies for kid

ates of tuberculosis (TB) in Britain are among the highest in western Europe and London is struggling to shed its status as the "TB capital" of the region, according to data released earlier this month. If trends of infection continue, within two years Britain is likely to have more new cases of TB each year than the United States, according a report from the government's health agency, Public Health England (PHE).

agement," lead author Dr Dragos Ciocan of the Unit d'Aide Mthodologique, Hpital Robert Debr, Reims, France, and his coauthors write in JAMA Dermatology.

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of depressed men comparable to women

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abies whose mothers take probiotics while pregnant and those who are given the so-called "good bacteria" supplements early in life may be at lower risk for allergies but not asthma than other kids, according to a new analysis of past studies. Doctors don't typically recommend for or against probi-

may be a factor in melanoma treatment quality

eople over age 70 diagnosed with melanoma may wait longer to have the malignant spot removed and receive less comprehensive care and monitoring than younger patients, a French study suggests. "Age-related variations are observed at every step of melanoma man-

he proportion of men who experience symptoms of depression may be similar to the proportion of women with depression when doctors look for non-traditional symptoms, according to a new study. Researchers found that one third of both men and women met the criteria for a depression diagnosis when traditional and alternative symptoms such as aggression and sleep problems - were taken into account.

Thessaloniki
The MET Hotel 26th October 48       Saturday 31 August 2013      10.00 - 18.00      Sunday 1 September 2013      10.00 - 17.00
  

Athens
Hotel Divani Caravel Vas. Alexandrou Ave 2        Saturday 7 September 2013      10.00 - 18.00         Sunday 8 September 2013        10.00 - 18.00


 

Seminars, workshops and presentations with speakers from all over Europe. Special guest speakers Lindsay Clandfield, Marisa Constantinides and Phil Holland Extensive book exhibition with all prominent foreign and Greek publishers New books, software, teaching materials & examinations in English, Chinese,            German, Italian, Russian and Spanish

Download the detailed programme from: www.ip-exhibitions.eu

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Google Glass for better navigation

Signs of new climate 'normal' apparent in hot 2012

Mercedes-Benz takes the in-car entertainment leap, announcing their intention to integrate Google Glass with its top range models
sition between walking and in-car navigation and provide an advanced navigation system in a door-to-door manner. The user will set the destination before departure and Google Glass will provide walking directions to the car. Navigation will automatically switch to the cars infotainment system, which will calculate the best route to the destination, providing a detailed turn-by-turn navigation, plotted on the smart-glass screen and nally back to the Glass for the walking instructions to the nal destination. The most impressive part of the proposal is that the navigation arrows are virtually drawn to the physical path that is to be followed and hence the user does not need to read the map when driving or rely explicitly on the often insufcient voice instructions. All the user needs to do is to mind the trafc and follow the route. Of course this project is way ahead of its time, given that Google Glass is not yet commercially available and only a limited number of the smart glasses have been shipped for evaluation and user acceptance testing purposes. It is expected that Google Glass will hit the US market in time for Christmas and will be widely available in 2014. Concerns have been raised with regards to safe driving while wearing the smart glasses. Soon after the publication of the MercedesBenz plan to integrate Glass in their infotainment system, the UK authorities expressed their intention to ban drivers from using any form of smart-glass headsets while driving as they can potentially be a source of dangerous distraction. The department for transport has also announced a penalty for the offenders, which is expected to be the same as for those using hand-held mobile phones. The Irish government is also considering banning drivers from using wearable computers on the roads and most likely more countries will follow. *Triantafyllos Kanakis, Phd, is a mobile and wireless communications engineer

LAST YEAR was one of the ten hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a "new normal", scientists said last week in the 2012 State of the Climate report. Meant to be a guide for policymakers, the report did not attribute the changes in climate to any one factor, but made note of continued increases in heat-trapping greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

By Triantafyllos Kanakis*

Italian astronaut recounts near-drowning during spacewalk

he German car industry is commonly admired for its efciency, safety and elegance. It is only recently that German companies have begun investing funds and effort in the research and development of the in-car entertainment. Mercedes-Benz recently announced their intention of integrating Google Glass with its top-range models to be used for the turn-byturn navigation system. Google Glass is a concept developed by the Google research labs in Menlo Park, California ,and it is manufactured by Foxconn in Taipei, Taiwan. Google Glass refers to a wearable computer utilising the optical head-mounted display (OHMD) technology, often referred to as smart glasses. Practically, it is a set of glass frames where a tiny transparent monitor is tted onto the side of the frames, very close to the users eye, giving the impression of a large screen but without blocking the users direct and peripheral sight. The smart glasses are controlled by natural language voice commands that are being received by the built-in microphone. Google Glass can also be tted with prescription or sun protection lenses. Mercedes-Benz is working towards the integration of in-car infotainment by means of the wearable glasses. The main goal is to develop a smart navigation system that transfers the satellite navigation system from the main control console to Google Glass. The concept was announced in the Silicon Valley Business Journal in last July by the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development of North America president and CEO Jonathan Jungwirth, who said that he wants Glass to seamlessly tran-

AS HIS HELMET lled with water, blurring his vision and cutting off radio communications, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano says his thoughts quickly turned to the possibility of drowning during a recent spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Parmitano gave a blowby-blow account of the terrifying incident, which occurred on July 16, in a blog published this week.

Research shows Voyager left solar system last year

NASA'S long-lived Voyager probe crossed into interstellar space last year, becoming the rst man-made object to leave the solar system, new research shows. Scientists have been waiting for Voyager to detect a magnetic eld that ows in a different direction than the solar system's magnetic eld. But the new research shows that scenario is not accurate. "We think that the magnetic eld within the solar system and in the interstellar are aligned enough that you can actually pass through without seeing a huge change in direction," University of Maryland physicist Marc Swisdak said in an interview with Reuters last week. That would mean that Voyager actually reached interstellar space last summer when it detected a sudden drop in the number of particles coming from the sun and a corresponding rise in the number of galactic cosmic rays coming from interstellar space.

Mothballed telescope gets new life as asteroid hunter

The main goal is to develop a smart navigation system transferring the satellite navigation system from the main control console to the Google Glass

NASA WILL REACTIVATE a mothballed infrared space telescope for a threeyear mission to search for potentially dangerous asteroids on a collision course with Earth, ofcials said last week. The Wide-eld Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, telescope also will hunt for targets for a future mission to send a robotic spacecraft to rendezvous with a small asteroid and relocate all or part of it into a high orbit around the moon.

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FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2013

Back to basics for Greens

Back in action

By Julian Linden

A YEAR after watching last years nal on television, Rafa Nadal is back in New York, revitalised and ready to make up for lost time at the US Open. A knee injury forced Nadal to miss the last grand slam of 2012, spoiling his chances of reaching the nal for a third straight year. With Nadal absent, Britains Andy Murray went on to win his maiden grand slam title, beating Novak Djokovic in a ve-set thriller. When I was in that period of time outside of the tour I didnt follow the tour every week, because at the end I was focused on my recovery, Nadal told reporters at Flushing Meadows ahead of August 26s opening play. But a few matches you cannot miss, and for sure I watched all the nal. It was a great nal. This time Nadal is back, fully t and at the top of his game, having won back-to-back Masters events at Montreal and Cincinnati. Nadal also missed this years Australian Open but has been in great form since making his comeback, winning a record Nadals absence from last years US Open could eighth French Open in June. have another positive effect, Because of his knee probhelping him regain the number lems, Nadal has had to adjust his game for the North one ranking from Djokovic American hardcourt seabecause he has no points son, playing more aggresto defend sively to reduce the pounding on his legs, and he seems to have found the perfect balance. I think you can play aggressive when you are playing well. Thats the rst and important thing, the left-hander said. Its true Im trying to take the ball a little bit early and that I worked on my game to be a little bit more aggressive. But at the same time, its true that in the past when I was playing well on this surface I had good success too, so its not something crazy that changed today. Nadals absence from last years US Open could have another positive effect, helping him regain the number one ranking from Djokovic because he has no points to defend. Nadal, currently ranked second, can overtake the Serbian if he wins the US Open and Djokovic fails to reach the nal. This tournament will make the difference. Its true that I am having a great season. I am in a positive position, said Nadal, who has won nine titles in 2013. Im gonna try ... but being number one is not my goal. My goal is be healthy, have the chance to be competitive, and nish the year with a good feeling and having the chance to play well. If I am number one, it will be amazing, amazing season for me. (Reuters)

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Nadal looking to make up for lost time at US Open

Survival is the watchword in troubled economic times for a revamped Panathinaikos as the Greens make a mixed start to the season
By Graham Wood gmwood79@hotmail.co.uk

he word survival may not be the mantra every football fan would want to hear being uttered from their teams coach talking about his hopes and expectations at the start of the season, but for Panathinaikos it is a reality that they will have to become accustomed to as the Greens at least try to get back on a rmer nancial footing. Having failed to qualify for Europe for the rst time since 1997 last season, the clubs nancial obligations, given the difcult nancial climate in the country, means ensuring the clubs viability is its main concern rather than trying to chase after arch

rivals Olympiakos Piraeus and their mega-rich owner Vangelis Marinakis. It is a harsh reality to be faced with for many of the clubs most fervent fans of the Gate 13 ultras, but it is an unfortunate sign of the times. New coach Yiannis Anastasiou, who was appointed in the summer amid a wave of optimism of a new era where the club could get back to basics and base its success on young, homegrown talent, has experienced a mixed start to his reign. An opening 2-0 Super League win over Panaitolikos at the refurbished Apostolos Nikolaidis stadium, or Leoforos as it is more affectionately known by

Bolt not worried about England team apologise failure at 2016 Olympics for post-Ashes behaviour
USAIN Bolt is not worried about tarnishing his career by failing to retain his 100 and 200 metres Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in three years time. In life you dont always get what you want, the Jamaican said after visiting FIFA president Sepp Blatter at the headquarters of footballs world governing body. ENGLAND apologised on August 28 for inappropriate behaviour after media reports that some players urinated on the pitch at the Oval as they celebrated their Ashes test series victory. After a 3-0 series win over Australia, the team came under re and made headlines globally after Australian journalists still in the grounds reported seeing some of the players relieve themselves on the grass. England issued an apology, saying there was no intention to disrespect anyone. We got carried away amongst the euphoria of winning such a prestigious series and accept that some of our behaviour was inappropriate.

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The club must be viable and be able to meet its obligations. Survival, economically speaking, is the priority at the moment. Lots of people are demanding transfers but the obligations of the club are huge
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to retire after US Open

JAMES Blake announced this week he was retiring from tennis after the US Open. The 33-year-old American told a news conference at Flushing Meadows he could have played on but decided it was time for him to quit.

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threatens Oracles Americas Cup defense

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Ensuring the clubs viability rather than trying to chase after archrivals Olympiakos and their megarich owner Vangelis Marinakis is a harsh reality to be faced with for many of the clubs most fervent

the Greens supporters, was followed up with a disappointing 3-0 reverse at Panionios the clubs heaviest defeat to the men from Nea Smyrni for 54 years. Panathinaikos then announced the sale of teenage Greek international midelder Haris Mavrias to Sunderland for a reported 4 million euros.

The former Greece international, who spent most of his career in Belgium in Holland, admits he is rst focusing on balancing the books, while at the same time trying to mould his young squad into title contenders. The fact that Haris left and the club will get some money in the bank is very important, although our overall plan does not change, said Anastasiou in an interview with sports channel Novasport. The club must be viable and be able to meet its obligations. Survival, economically speaking, is the priority at the moment. I know that lots of people are de-

Anastasiou is not worried though.

manding transfers but the obligations of a club like Panathinaikos are huge. Every win helps improve condence. We have a new team, a stadium completely different from what the players were used to last year, Anastasiou added. The rst win was important in the opening match but obviously it does not dene the team, there is a long way to go and the expectations and requirements for the players at this club are always increasing. Our goal is to improve this young team we have. The important thing is for all our players to stay t as we do not have a large squad. Despite the disappointment of losing, in Mavrias, one of his key players so early in the season and one who is the epitome of what he is trying to build in Athens, Anastasiou only had words of encouragement for Mavrias for his Premier League adventure. Above all I wish Haris his health and tness and to not forget that he represents Greek football, he said. To play in the Premier League should be the aim of any talented young player. At this time there are two former Panathinaikos playing in the UK with Giorgos Karagounis at Fulham and I believe this shows the greatness of Panathinaikos. Although the team has not enjoyed its best spell in the past year or so it continues to provide top players for the bigger

leagues abroad and this says something about the jersey and name of the club. For a club used to Hollywood signings like Djibril Cisse and Gilberto Silva, that will be small consolation for its supporters, with the hope that this transitional season will see their club make inroads into restoring its reputation. The Greens have the opportunity to get back to winning ways with what fans will feel is a winnable home match against minnows Veria in round 3 on August 31. Three points are a must if Panathinaikos are to keep tabs on Oympiakos, who lead the standings outright with six points as the only team with a 100 percent record at this early stage. Star summer signing Javier Saviola scored his rst goal for the club last time out in the 2-1 home win over Atromitos, the Argentines second half strike from close range proving the difference at the Karaiskakis stadium. Michels team travel to Levadiakos on August 31 for a late evening kick-off where the Red and Whites will not be expected to drop any points as they look to build up momentum ahead of the big Uefa Champions League kick-off next month. Thessaloniki side Paok will also be looking to get back on track following their European exploits in mid-week having lost 2-0 at Panaitolikos last time out in the Super League.

AFTER years of preparation and countless controversies, software mogul Larry Ellisons Oracle Team USA is poised to defend the Americas Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand beginning September 7. But rst it must beat back a cheating scandal that threatens to blacken the reputation of Oracle and several of the biggest names in yacht racing, and could make it harder for the American team to hang on to the 162-year-old trophy.

Paoks dream ends

SCHALKE 04s Adam Szalai (28) celebrates after scoring against Paok Thessaloniki during their Champions League soccer match in Thessaloniki on August 27. The German team scored twice after being reduced to 10 men to win 3-2 at Paok and progressed to the Champions League group stage

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Weekly TV Guide
Saturday 31 August
06.00 Edens Secrets, GR series 07.00 Dont be Afraid Of Fire, GR series 07.50 Women GR series 09.00 Oh Eleni, GR series 10.00 So Delicious, GR cooking 11.00 Sweet Alchemy, GR cooking 12.00 The Good Time GR series 13.10 Greek series 14.00 News 14.50 My Name Is Vangelis, GR series 15.50 L.A.P.D., GR series 16.45 News in Brief 16.50 Family Hurts, GR series 18.00 The Red Room, GR series 20.00 News 21.15 Clinical Case, GR series 22.30 Confessions of an American Bride, US film 00.30 News 00.45 Safe Sex, GR series

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Friday 30 August
05.45 Edens Secrets, GR series 06.45 Morning MEGA, GR current affairs 10.00 My Morning, GR entertainment 12.00 The Good Time, GR series 13.10 Small Middle Class, GR series 14.00 News 15.00 Men No Longer Exist, GR series 15.30 National Lottery Draw 16.00 Deadly Beauty, Turkish series 17.00 News in Brief 17.10 Oi Autheretoi, GR series 17.50 Irthe kai Edese, GR series 18.50 A Star Is Born, Turkish series 20.00 News 21.15 Clinical Case, GR series 22.30 50/50 GR series 23.40 Drop Dead Diva, US series 00.50 News 01.00 Unbelievable and Greek, GR satirical

Sunday 1 September
06.00 Edens Secrets, GR series 08.00 Dont be Afraid Of Fire, GR series 09.00 Oh Eleni, GR series 10.00 So Delicious, GR cooking 11.00 Sweet Alchemy, GR cooking 12.00 The Good Time, GR series 13.10 High Rock, GR series 14.00 News 14.50 Confessions of an American Bride, US film 16.45 News in Brief 16.50 Family Hurts, GR series 18.00 The Red Room, GR series 20.00 News 21.15 Charlies Angels, US film 23.30 Protagonists, GR documentary 01.00 News

Monday 2 September
05.45 Edens Secrets, GR series, 06.45 MEGA Society Time, GR current affairs 10.00 Beautiful World, GR entertainment 11.00 Seven Deadly Mother-inlaws 13.10 High Rock, GR series 14.00 News 15.00 Top Floor, GR series 16.00 Deadly Beauty, Turkish series 17.00 News in Brief 17.10 Oi Autheretoi, GR series 17.50 Back Home, GR series 18.40 A Star Is Born, Turkish series 20.00 News 21.15 Clinical Case, GR series 22.30 50/50, GR series 23.40 Drop Dead Diva, US series 00.50 News 01.00 Burn The Script, GR satirical

06.00 A Woman And A Car, GR series 07.00 Morning ANTENNA, GR current affairs 11.00 FTHIS, GR lifestyle 12.50 TV Quiz(1st part), GR 13.00 News 13.30 TV Quiz(2nd part), GR 13.40 Family Life, GR series 14.40 TV Quiz(3rd part), GR 14.50 Constantine and Helens, GR series 15.50 Haras Cafe, GR series 17.00 Karadayi, Turkish series 18.00 News with Sign Language 18.10 Blind Date, Argentinian series 19.10 Crimes 20.00 News 21.00 BAM, GR entertainment 22.15 Greek series 23.15 X-Factor Audition, GR 24.00 All Hot, GR entertainment

06.00 Waves of Love, Croatian series 07.00 Friends, GR series 08.00 Lifting, GR 09.00 Those Women And I, GR series 10.00 Greek Film 12.00 You Will Find Your Teacher, GR series 13.00 News 13.30 Another 48 hours, US film 15.30 Litsa.com, GR series 16.50 Horoscope Wars, GR series 17.50 News with Sign Language 18.00 Working Woman, GR series 20.00 News 21.15 Diana: Last Days Of A Princess, UK film 23.40 Greek series 00.40 Entourage, US series

06.00 Waves of Love, Croatian series 07.00 Friends, GR series 08.00 Lifting, GR 09.00 Those Women And I, GR series 10.00 Greek Film 12.00 You Will Find Your Teacher, GR series 13.00 News 13.30 An Officer And A Gentleman, US film 16.00 Litsa.com, GR series 16.50 Horoscope Wars, GR series 17.50 News with Sign Language 18.00 Working Woman, GR series 20.00 News 21.15 Film 00.20 The Godfather III, US film

06.00 A Woman And A Car, GR series 07.00 Morning ANTENNA, GR current affairs 11.00 FTHIS, GR lifestyle 12.50 TV Quiz(1st part), GR 13.00 News 13.30 TV Quiz(2nd part), GR 13.40 Family Life, GR series 14.40 TV Quiz(3rd part), GR 14.50 Constantine and Helens, GR series 15.50 Haras Cafe, GR series 17.00 Karadayi, Turkish series 18.00 News with Sign Language 18.10 Blind Date, Argentina series 19.10 Crimes, GR series 20.00 News 21.00 BAM, GR entertainment 22.15 Greek series 23.15 X-Factor Audition, GR 24.00 All Hot, GR entertainment

06.00 Royal Pains, US series 06.20 F+M Live, GR entertainment 08.20 Duck Dodgers 08.45 Tom And Jerry Kids 09.10 Krypto The Super Dog 09.40 Baby Looney Tunes 10.20 Xiaolin Showdown 11.00 Pokeman 11.10 A Pup Named Scooby Doo 11.40 Batman.The Brave And The Bold 12.10 Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries 12.40 Ben 10 Alien Force 13.00 Generator Rex 13.30 Road Runner Show 14.00 News 14.30 Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, US film animation 16.00 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, US series 16.30 Mike And Molly, US series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.45 Christine, US series 18.45 Joey, US series 19.45 News 21.00 NCIS, US series 22.00 Lethal Weapon, US film 00.30 A Perfect Murder, US film

06.40 Justice League 07.00 Pirates Of Dark Water 07.30 Xiaolin Showdown 08.00 Thomas And Friends 08.10 Polly Pocket 08.15 Firehouse Tales 08.45 Peppa Pig 09.00 Tom And Jerry Kids 09.30 Lazy Town 10.00 Baby Looney Tunes 10.30 Scooby Doo 11.00 Thundercats 11.30 Bayblade Metal Fury 12.00 Max Adventures 12.30 Ben 10 Alien Force 13.00 Bugs Bunny 13.30 Suburban Girl, US film 15.30 Friends, US series 16.30 $ *! My Dad Says, US series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.45 Gossip Girl, US series 18.45 House M.D., US Series 19.45 News 21.00 Dumb And Dumber, US film 23.30 Sex Drive, US film

06.40 Justice League 07.00 Pirates Of Dark Water 07.30 Xiaolin Showdown 08.00 Thomas And Friends 08.10 Polly Pocket 08.15 Firehouse Tales 08.45 Peppa Pig 09.00 Tom And Jerry Kids 09.30 Lazy Town 10.00 Baby Looney Tunes 10.25 Barbie: Life In The Dream House 10.30 Scooby Doo 11.00 Max Steel 11.30 Beyblade Metal Fury 12.00 Transformers Prime 12.30 Ben 10 Alien Force 13.00 Bugs Bunny 13.30 ACE Ventura 3, US film 15.15 Friends, US series 16.30 $ *! My Dad Says, US series 17.30 News with Sign Language 18.45 Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, US film 19.45 News 21.00 Somethings Gotta Give, US film 23.30 Three, US/UK film

06.00 Royal Pains, US series 06.20 F+M Live, GR Entertainment 08.20 Duck Dodgers 08.45 Tom And Jerry Kids 09.10 Krypto. The Super Dog 09.40 Baby Looney Tunes 10.20 Xiaolin Showdown 10.45 Pokemon 11.10 A Pup Named Scooby Doo 11.40 Batman.The Brave And The Bold 12.10 Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries 12.40 Ben 10 Alien Force 13.00 Generator Rex 13.30 Road Runner Show 14.00 News 14.30 Superman Doomsday, US film animation 16.00 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, US series 16.30 Mike And Molly, US series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.45 Christine, US series 18.45 Joey, US series 19.45 News 21.00 NCIS, US series 22.00 Sanctum, US film 00.15 Cold Case, US series

06.00 American Idol, US talent show 07.00 MacGyver US series 07.45 TV Sales 08.00 Akata Makata Me Ta Zouzounia, GR childrens 09.45 TV Sales 10.00 Velvet From Silk, GR series 11.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 12.00 News 12.50 What Are We Eating Today Mum? GR cooking 14.00 Glee, US series 15.00 Pedes, GR entertainment 17.25 News with Sign Language. 17.30 Family Stories, GR reality 18.30 News 20.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 21.00 Two And A Half Men, VIII, US series 22.00 Glee II, US series 23.00 Real Love Stories, GR series 24.00 Constable Bekas Stories, GR series

06.00 MacGyver US series 08.00 Akata Makata Me Ta Zouzounia, GR childrens 10.00 Frasier, US series 11.00 Mums Kitchen, GR cooking 11.50 Change It, GR reality 12.50 What Are We Eating Today Mum? GR cooking 14.00 News 14.15 How Clean Is Your House? UK series 15.00 If Only, US film 16.00 Mr Bean, UK comedy 17.00 News with Sign Language. 17.05 STR8 Music Festival 19.00 News 20.00 The Nanny, US series 21.00 Greek Film 23.00 Trade, US film

06.00 MacGyver US series 08.00 Akata Makata Me Ta Zouzounia, GR childrens 10.00 Frasier, US series 11.00 Mums Kitchen, GR cooking 11.50 Change It, GR reality 12.50 What Are We Eating Today Mum? GR cooking 14.00 News 14.15 How Clean Is Your House? UK series 15.00 30Meals, UK cooking 16.00 Mr Bean, UK comedy 17.00 News with Sign Language. 17.05 Greek Film 19.00 News 20.00 The Nanny, US series 21.00 Greek film 23.00 Rat Race, Canadian/US film

06.00 Front Line, GR current affairs 10.00 Now, GR current affairs 13.00 Top Chef, US cooking 14.00 Its Me Or The Dog, UK/US reality 15.00 Live, GR current affairs 16.50 News In Sign Language 17.00 Cooking, GR cooking 17.50 Chef on Air, GR cooking 18.45 SKAI With Nicos Evangelatos, GR current affairs 19.30 Big, Bigger, Biggest, UK documentary 21.00 News 22.00 NYC22, US series 23.00 NCIS Los Angeles, US series 24.00 The Good Wife, US series

06.45 Good Morning with George Aftias, GR current affairs 10.00 Get Into The Climate, GR ecology 11.00 60 Online, GR technology 12.00 Goal Without Borders, GR sport 14.00 Repairing, GR documentary 15.00 The World Upside Down, GR entertainment 16.00 Travel, GR documentary 17.00 Joy, GR magazine 19.00 The Invisible Leopard, BBC documentary 20.00 Aegean Regatta 2013, GR sailing 20.30 Red Bull Art Of Motion, GR free-running 21.00 News 22.00 Australias Greatest Flood, NG Documentary 23.00 Galapagos, BBC documentary 24.00 Deadly Women, documentary

06.30 Good Morning with George Aftias, GR current affairs 10.00 The New Files, GR documentary 11.30 Battles of The Greeks, GR documentary 12.30 In Action, GR current affairs 13.20 Bike Action, GR entertainment 14.00 Tastes Of Nature, GR cooking 15.00 The F Word, US/UK cooking 16.00 Travel, GR documentary 17.00 Joy, GR magazine 19.00 Sweet Alchemy, GR cooking 20.00 Wonders Of The Solar System, BBC documentary 21.00 News 22.00 Goal, GR sports 23.00 Natures Great Events, BBC documentary 24.00 Ascent Of Money, BBC documentary

06.00 American Idol, US talent show 07.00 MacGyver US series 07.45 TV Sales 08.00 Akata Makata Me Ta Zouzounia, GR childrens 09.30 TV Sales 09.45 Velvet From Silk, GR series 10.45 TV Sales 11.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 12.00 News 12.50 What Are We Eating Today Mum? GR cooking 14.00 Glee II, US series 15.00 Pedes, GR entertainment 17.25 News with Sign Language. 17.30 Family Stories, GR reality 18.30 News 20.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 21.00 Two And A Half Men VIII, US series 22.00 Glee II, US series 23.00 Real Love Stories, GR series 24.00 Constable Bekas Stories, GR series

06.00 Front Line, GR current affairs 10.00 Now, GR current affairs 13.00 Top Chef: Just Desserts, UK cooking 14.00 Americas Next Top Model, US reality 15.00 Live, GR current affairs 16.50 News With Sign Language 17.00 Cooking, GR 17.50 Chef on Air, GR Cooking 18.45 SKAI With Nicos Evangelatos, GR current affairs 21.00 News 22.15 Hawaii Five-0, US series 23.00 Sports Issues, GR

06.00 Drake And Josh 06.25 Drake And Josh 06.50 Big Time Rush 07.15 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 07.40 Spongebob 08.05 Spongebob 08.30 Dora The Explorer 08.55 Wonder Pets 09.20 Go Diego Go 09.45 Team Umizoomi 10.10 Bubble Guppies 10.35 Chalkzone 11.00 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 11.30 Mighty B 11.55 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12.20 Rugrats 12.55 Hey Arnold 13.20 Penguins Of Madgascar 13.45 Tuff Puppy 14.15 The Xs 14.45 Fan Boy And Chum Chum 15.15 Spongebob 15.45 The Legend Of Korra 16.15 Monsuno 16.45 Kung Fu Panda 17.15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 17.45 Tak And The Power Of Ju Ju 18.10 Tuff Puppy 18.35 Back At The Barnayard 19.00 Fairly Odd Parents 19.30 Big Time Rush 20.00 Victorious 20.30 Bucket And Skinners Epic Adventures 21.00 How To Rock 21.30 I Carly 22.00 Spongebob Squarepants 22.30 Monsuno 23.00 Penguins Of Madagascar 23.30 Avatar

06.00 Drake And Josh 06.25 Drake And Josh 06.50 Big Time Rush 07.15 Wonder Pets 07.40 Wonder Pets 08.05 Dora The Explorer 08.30 Dora The Explorer 08.55 Team Umizoomi 09.20 Go Diego Go 09.45 Bubble Guppies 10.10 Winx 10.35 Monsuno 11.00 Fan Boy And Chum Chum 11.30 Tak And The Power Of Ju Ju 11.55 El Tigre 12.20 Planet Sheen 12.55 Sponge Bob 13.20 Kung Fu Panda 13.45 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 14.15 Power Rangers Samurai 14.45 Penguins Of Madagascar 15.15 Best Player film 16.45 Supah Ninja 17.15 The Legend Of Korra 17.45 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 18.10 Kung Fu Panda 18.35 Back At The Barnyard 19.00 Fairly Odd Parents 19.30 Big Time Rush 20.00 Victorious 20.30 Bucket And Skinners Epic Adventures 21.00 How To Rock 21.30 I Carly 22.00 Spongebob Squarepants 22.30 Monsuno 23.00 Penguins Of Madagascar 23.30 Avatar

06.00 Drake And Josh 06.25 Drake And Josh 06.50 Big Time Rush 07.15 Wonder Pets 07.40 Wonder Pets 08.05 Dora The Explorer 08.30 Dora The Explorer 08.55 Team Umizoomi 09.20 Go Diego Go 09.45 Bubble Guppies 10.10 Winx 10.35 Monsuno 11.00 Dinofroz 11.30 Tak And The Power Of Ju Ju 11.55 El Tigre 12.20 Planet Sheen 12.55 Sponge Bob 13.20 Kung Fu Panda 13.45 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 14.15 Power Rangers Samurai 14.45 Penguins Of Madagascar 15.15 Marathon. Spongebob 16.45 Supah Ninja 17.15 The Legend Of Korra 17.45 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 18.10 Kung Fu Panda 18.35 Back At The Barnyard 19.00 Fairly Odd Parents 19.30 Big Time Rush 20.00 Victorious 20.30 Bucket And Skinners Epic Adventures 21.00 How To Rock 21.30 I Carly 22.00 Spongebob Squarepants 22.30 Monsuno 23.00 Penguins Of Madagascar 23.30 Avatar

06.00 Drake And Josh 06.25 Drake And Josh 06.50 Big Time Rush 07.15 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 07.40 Spongebob 08.05 Spongebob 08.30 Dora The Explorer 08.55 Wonder Pets 09.20 Go Diego Go 09.45 Team Umizoomi 10.10 Bubble Guppies 10.35 Chalkzone 11.00 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 11.30 Mighty B 11.55 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12.20 Rugrats 12.55 Hey Arnold 13.20 Penguins Of Madgascar 13.45 Tuff Puppy 14.15 The Xs 14.45 Fan Boy And Chum Chum 15.15 Spongebob 15.45 Avatar 16.15 Monsuno 16.45 Kung Fu Panda 17.15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 17.45 Tak And The Power Of Ju Ju 18.10 Tuff Puppy 18.35 Back At The Barnayard 19.00 Fairly Odd Parents 19.30 Big Time Rush 20.00 Victorious 20.30 Bucket And Skinners Epic Adventures 21.00 How To Rock 21.30 I Carly 22.00 Spongebob Squarepants 22.30 Monsuno 23.00 Penguins Of Madagascar 23.30 Avatar

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Weekly TV Guide
Wednesday 4 September
05.45 Edens Secrets, GR series, 06.45 MEGA Society Time, GR current affairs 10.00 Beautiful World, GR entertainment 11.00 Seven Deadly Mother-inlaws 13.10 High Rock, GR series 14.00 News 15.00 Top Floor, GR series 16.00 Deadly Beauty, Turkish series 17.10 Oi Autheretoi, GR series 17.40 News in Brief 17.50 Back Home, GR series 18.50 A Star Is Born, Turkish series 20.00 News 21.15 Clinical Case, GR series 22.30 50/50, GR series 23.40 Drop Dead Diva, US series 00.50 News 01.00 Sea Of Souls: Shades Of Evil, UK series

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Tuesday 3 September
05.45 Edens Secrets, GR series, 06.45 MEGA Society Time, GR current affairs 10.00 Beautiful World, GR entertainment 11.00 Seven Deadly Mother-inlaws 13.10 High Rock, GR series 14.00 News 15.00 Top Floor, GR series 16.00 Deadly Beauty, Turkish series 17.10 Oi Autheretoi, GR series 17.40 News in Brief 17.50 Back Home, GR series 19.00 Popular Lottery Draw 19.10 A Star Is Born, Turkish series 20.00 News 21.15 Clinical Case, GR series 22.30 50/50, GR series 23.40 Drop Dead Diva, US series 00.50 News 01.00 Sea Of Souls: Possession, UK series

Thursday 5 Septwmber
05.45 Edens Secrets, GR series, 06.45 MEGA Society Time, GR current affairs 10.00 Beautiful World, GR entertainment 11.00 Seven Deadly Mother-in-laws 13.10 High Rock, GR series 14.00 News 15.00 Top Floor, GR series 16.00 Deadly Beauty, Turkish series 17.10 Oi Autheretoi, GR series 17.40 News in Brief 17.50 Back Home, GR series 18.50 A Star Is Born, Turkish series 20.00 News 21.15 Clinical Case, GR series 22.30 50/50, GR series 23.40 Drop Dead Diva, US series 00.50 News 01.00 Sea Of Souls: Voodoo Nights, UK series

IT TAKES a tragedy to teach Ian, a young businessman, to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls,Tom Wilkinson

SATURDAY ALPHA 15.00 IF ONLY (Comedy/Drama)

SATURDAY STAR 22.30

06.00 A Woman And A Car, GR series 07.00 Morning ANTENNA, GR current affairs 11.00 FTHIS, GR lifestyle 12.50 TV Quiz(1st part), GR 13.00 News 13.30 TV Quiz(2nd part), GR 13.40 Family Life, GR series 14.40 TV Quiz(3rd part), GR 14.50 Constantine and Helens, GR series 15.50 Haras Cafe, GR series 17.00 Karadayi, Turkish series 18.00 News with Sign Language 18.10 Blind Date, Argentina series 19.10 Crimes, GR series 20.00 News 21.00 BAM, GR entertainment 22.15 Greek series 23.15 X-Factor Audition, GR 24.00 All Hot, GR entertainment

06.00 A Woman And A Car, GR series 07.00 Morning ANTENNA, GR current affairs 11.00 FTHIS, GR lifestyle 12.50 TV Quiz(1st part), GR 13.00 News 13.30 TV Quiz(2nd part), GR 13.40 Family Life, GR series 14.40 TV Quiz(3rd part), GR 14.50 Constantine and Helens, GR series 15.50 Haras Cafe, GR series 16.30 Karadayi, Turkish series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.40 Blind Date, Argentina series 18.45 EUROBASKET 2013, Sweden-Greece 21.00 News 22.00 EUROBASKET 2013, Serbia-Lithuania 24.00 Sports show

06.00 A Woman And A Car, GR series 07.00 Morning ANTENNA, GR current affairs 11.00 FTHIS, GR lifestyle 12.50 TV Quiz(1st part), GR 13.00 News 13.30 TV Quiz(2nd part), GR 13.40 Family Life, GR series 14.40 TV Quiz(3rd part), GR 14.50 Constantine and Helens, GR series 15.50 Haras Cafe, GR series 16.30 Karadayi, Turkish series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.40 Blind Date, Argentina series 18.45 EUROBASKET 2013, Bosnia-Serbia 21.00 News 22.00 EUROBASKET 2013, Greece-Russia 24.00 Sports show

SAM, a bride to be, faces a dilemma when an old college boyfriend comes back into her life. Who will she choose? Starring: Shannon Elizabeth,Eddie McClintock,Alan Van

CONFESSIONS OF AN AMERICAN BRIDE (Romantic comedy)

06.00 Royal Pains, US series 06.20 F+M Live, GR Entertainment 08.20 Duck Dodgers 08.45 Tom And Jerry Kids 09.10 Krypto: The Super Dog 09.40 Baby Looney Tunes 10.20 Xiaolin Showdown 11.45 Pokemon 11.10 A Pup Named Scooby Doo 11.40 Batman:The Brave And The Bold 12.10 Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries 12.40 Ben 10 Alien Force 13.00 Generator Rex 13.30 Road Runner Show 14.00 News 14.30 Scooby Doo And The Legend Of the Vampire, US film animation 16.00 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, US series 16.30 Mike And Molly, US series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.45 Christine, US series 18.45 Joey, US series 19.45 News 21.00 NCIS US series 22.00 The Specialist, US film 00.15 Cold Case, US series

06.00 Royal Pains, US series 06.20 F+M Live, GR Entertainment 08.20 Duck Dodgers 08.45 Tom And Jerry Kids 09.10 Krypto: The Super Dog 09.40 Baby Looney Tunes 10.20 Xiaolin Showdown 11.45 Pokemon 11.10 A Pup Named Scooby Doo 11.40 Batman:The Brave And The Bold 12.10 Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries 12.40 Ben 10 Alien Force 13.00 Generator Rex 13.30 Road Runner Show 14.00 News 14.30 Kangaroo Jack: Gday USA, US film animation 16.00 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, US series 16.30 Mike And Molly, US series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.45 Christine, US series 18.45 Joey, US series 19.45 News 21.00 NCIS US series 22.00 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, US film 00.15 Cold Case, US series

06.00 Royal Pains, US series 06.20 F+M Live, GR Entertainment 08.20 Duck Dodgers 08.45 Tom And Jerry Kids 09.10 Krypto: The Super Dog 09.40 Baby Looney Tunes 10.20 Xiaolin Showdown 10.45 Loonatics Unleashed 11.10 A Pup Named Scooby Doo 11.40 Batman:The Brave And The Bold 12.10 Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries 12.40 Ben 10 Alien Force 13.00 Generator Rex 13.30 Road Runner Show 14.00 News 14.30 Chill Out, Scooby Doo! US film animation 16.00 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, US series 16.30 Mike And Molly, US series 17.30 News with Sign Language 17.45 Christine, US series 18.45 Joey, US series 19.45 News 21.00 NCIS US series 22.00 The Hangover, US film 00.15 Cold Case, US series

SATURDAY ALPHA 23.00

06.00 Kitchen Nightmares, UK entertainment 07.00 MacGyver US series 07.45 TV Sales 08.00 Akata Makata Me Ta Zouzounia, GR childrens 09.30 TV Sales 09.45 Velvet From Silk, GR series 10.45 TV Sales 11.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 12.00 News 12.50 What Are We Eating Today Mum? GR cooking 14.00 Glee II, US series 15.00 Pedes, GR entertainment 17.25 News with Sign Language. 17.30 Family Stories, GR reality 18.30 News 20.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 21.00 Two And A Half Men VIII, US series 22.00 Glee II, US series 23.00 Real Love Stories, GR series 24.00 Constable Bekas Stories, GR series

06.00 Kitchen Nightmares, UK entertainment 07.00 MacGyver US series 07.45 TV Sales 08.00 Akata Makata Me Ta Zouzounia, GR childrens 09.30 TV Sales 09.45 Velvet From Silk, GR series 10.45 TV Sales 11.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 12.00 News 12.50 What Are We Eating Today Mum? GR cooking 14.00 Glee II, US series 15.00 Pedes, GR entertainment 17.25 News with Sign Language. 17.30 Family Stories, GR reality 18.30 News 20.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 21.00 Two And A Half Men VIII, US series 22.00 Glee II, US series 23.00 Real Love Stories, GR series 24.00 Constable Bekas Stories, GR series

06.00 Kitchen Nightmares, UK entertainment 07.00 MacGyver US series 07.45 TV Sales 08.00 Akata Makata Me Ta Zouzounia, GR childrens 09.30 TV Sales 09.45 Velvet From Silk, GR series 10.45 TV Sales 11.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 12.00 News 12.50 What Are We Eating Today Mum? GR cooking 14.00 Glee II, US series 15.00 Pedes, GR entertainment 17.25 News with Sign Language. 17.30 Family Stories, GR reality 18.30 News 20.00 Avenida Brasil, Brazilian series 21.00 Two And A Half Men VIII, US series 22.00 Glee II, US series 23.00 Real Love Stories, GR series 24.00 Constable Bekas Stories, GR series

ADRIANA is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City who is kidnapped by sex trafckers and her brother, 17-yearold Jorge, who tries to save her Starring:Kevin Kline,Kathleen Gati,Paulina Gaitan

TRADE (Thriller/Crime)

THREE PEOPLE marooned on a desert island, only one will survive Starring: Billy Zane,Kelly Brook, Juan Pablo Di Pace

SUNDAY STAR 23.30 THREE (Thriller/Adventure)

06.00 Front Line, GR current affairs 10.00 Now, GR current affairs 13.00 Top Chef: Just Desserts, UK cooking 14.00 Americas Next Top Model, US reality 15.00 Live, GR current affairs 16.50 News With Sign Language 17.00 Cooking, GR 17.50 Chef on Air, GR Cooking 18.45 SKAI With Nicos Evangelatos, GR current affairs 21.00 News 22.15 Hawaii Five-0, US series 23.15 NCIS Los Angeles, US series 00.15 The Good Wife

06.00 Front Line, GR current affairs 10.00 Now, GR current affairs 13.00 Top Chef: Just Desserts, UK cooking 14.00 Americas Next Top Model, US reality 15.00 Live, GR current affairs 16.50 News With Sign Language 17.00 Cooking, GR 17.50 Chef on Air, GR Cooking 18.45 SKAI With Nicos Evangelatos, GR current affairs 21.00 News 22.15 Hawaii Five-0, US series 23.15 NCIS Los Angeles. US series 00.15 The Good Wife, US series

06.00 Front Line, GR current affairs 10.00 Now, GR current affairs 13.00 Top Chef: Just Desserts, UK cooking 14.00 Americas Next Top Model, US reality 15.00 Live, GR current affairs 16.50 News With Sign Language 17.00 Cooking, GR 17.50 Chef on Air, GR Cooking 18.45 SKAI With Nicos Evangelatos, GR current affairs 21.00 News 22.15 Hawaii Five-0, US series 23.15 NCIS Los Angeles. US series 00.15 The Good Wife, US series

MONDAY STAR 22.00 SANCTUM (Adventure)

experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world Starring: Rhys Wakeeld,Allison Cratchley,Christopher Baker

AN UNDERWATER cave diving team

06.00 Drake And Josh 06.25 Drake And Josh 06.50 Big Time Rush 07.15 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 07.40 Spongebob 08.05 Spongebob 08.30 Dora The Explorer 08.55 Wonder Pets 09.20 Go Diego Go 09.45 Team Umizoomi 10.10 Bubble Guppies 10.35 Chalkzone 11.00 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 11.30 Mighty B 11.55 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12.20 Rugrats 12.55 Hey Arnold 13.20 Penguins Of Madgascar 13.45 Tuff Puppy 14.15 The Xs 14.45 Fan Boy And Chum Chum 15.15 Spongebob 15.45 Avatar 16.15 Monsuno 16.45 Kung Fu Panda 17.15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 17.45 Tak And The Power Of Ju Ju 18.10 Tuff Puppy 18.35 Back At The Barnayard 19.00 Fairly OddParents 19.30 Big Time Rush 20.00 Victorious 20.30 Bucket And Skinners Epic Adventures 21.00 How To Rock 21.30 I Carly 22.00 Spongebob Squarepants 22.30 Monsuno 23.00 Penguins Of Madagascar 23.30 Avatar

06.00 Drake And Josh 06.25 Drake And Josh 06.50 Big Time Rush 07.15 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 07.40 Spongebob 08.05 Spongebob 08.30 Dora The Explorer 08.55 Wonder Pets 09.20 Go Diego Go 09.45 Team Umizoomi 10.10 Bubble Guppies 10.35 Chalkzone 11.00 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 11.30 Mighty B 11.55 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12.20 Rugrats 12.55 Hey Arnold 13.20 Penguins Of Madgascar 13.45 Tuff Puppy 14.15 The Xs 14.45 Fan Boy And Chum Chum 15.15 Spongebob 15.45 Avatar 16.15 Monsuno 16.45 Kung Fu Panda 17.15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 17.45 Tak And The Power Of Ju Ju 18.10 Tuff Puppy 18.35 Back At The Barnayard 19.00 Fairly Odd Parents 19.30 Big Time Rush 20.00 Victorious 20.30 Bucket And Skinners Epic Adventures 21.00 How To Rock 21.30 I Carly 22.00 Spongebob Squarepants 22.30 Monsuno 23.00 Penguins Of Madagascar 23.30 Avatar

07.15 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 07.40 Spongebob 08.05 Spongebob 08.30 Dora The Explorer 08.55 Wonder Pets 09.20 Go Diego Go 09.45 Team Umizoomi 10.10 Bubble Guppies 10.35 Chalkzone 11.00 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 11.30 Mighty B 11.55 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12.20 Rugrats 12.55 Hey Arnold 13.20 Penguins Of Madgascar 13.45 Tuff Puppy 14.15 The Xs 14.45 Fan Boy And Chum Chum 15.15 Spongebob 15.45 Avatar 16.15 Monsuno 16.45 Kung Fu Panda 17.15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 17.45 Tak And The Power Of Ju Ju 18.10 Tuff Puppy 18.35 Back At The Barnayard 19.00 Fairly Odd Parents 19.30 Big Time Rush 20.00 Victorious 20.30 Bucket And Skinners Epic Adventures 21.00 How To Rock 21.30 I Carly 22.00 Spongebob Squarepants 22.30 Monsuno 23.00 Penguins Of Madagascar 23.30 Avatar

THURSDAY STAR 22.00 THE HANGOVER (Comedy)

THREE groomsmen lose their about-to-be

wed buddy during their drunken adventures in Las Vegas. They must then retrace their steps in order to nd him Starring: Zach Galianakis,Bradley Cooper,Justin Bartha

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