An agreement between Greece and its partners has to be achieved, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said addressing the 19th Economist Roundtable in Athens, on Friday (May 15), adding that since it took office, the government has been implementing its mandate to change the country.

In his speech, “A vision for a Europe in change: 100 days in government, achievements and prospects for Greece”, the premier remarked that there was no doubt there has to be an agreement, but it would have to be mutually beneficial.

Tsipras noted that the austerity measures entailed in two bailout agreements were

Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. It hosts monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries. This month is dedicated to female entrepreneurship. Sixty women in forty countries, including Greece, will send out their own message and share their past and present experience in starting up a business.

The Greek event will be held on May 19 and key-note speaker will be Xenia Kourtoglou, recipient of the 2014 Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award and co-founder of e-satisfaction, the first independent platform that records e-shoppers’ entire

Film director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was honoured by the city of Aegio in the Peloponnese, on May 15. Payne is a third generation Greek-American, with roots from Syros Island and Aegio. The ceremony was followed by the screening of the film Nebraska (2013), which was nominated for six Academy Awards. About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004) and the Descendants (2011) are some of his most awarded films.

Alexander Payne attended Stanford University, where he majored in Spanish and History. He then went on to study film at UCLA Film School. His university thesis film was

Your Greek Olive Oil is a new online platform, which enables an international network of retailers and wholesalers to access premium Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the bottle of their preference and with the ability to place their logo on the product.

The network selects the type of Greek olive oil that fits different market needs and the platform arranges for the shipment abroad. The platform was recently launched through the Orange Grove initiative supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Greece.

The founders believe that this new type of networking will secure visibility for small scale

Interested in movies and golf, set in a spectacular landscape? Well, the American romantic comedy "Swing away" set on the Greek island of Rhodes might be for you.

Shooting has begun and the cast is already taken with the gorgeous scenery and the warm local welcome. “Yes, the sun really is that redover "blue" waters here in Greece.

Ever feel like the world’s in the palm of your hand?” lead actress Shannon Elizabeth exclaims as she takes snapshots of mesmerizing sunsets and the blue-green watersof the Aegean sea.

The movie revolves around a Greek-American golf pro who withdraws from

A new bill foreseeing the granting of Greek citizenship to thousands of second-generation immigrants was put up for public consultation (in Greek) yesterday (14.05). The bill, which is to remain open for consultation until May 25 before submission to Parliament, stipulates that applicants must have been enrolled at a Greek primary school at the time of the application. In addition, at least one of their parents must have lived in Greece legally for five years prior to their birth. This draft law is an attempt to improve on previous regulations which required both parents to have legally

Greece's goal is to reach an agreement with the creditors that will allow the country "to make a comeback, not a hasty patch-up job to get the next installment of loans," Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said at the 19th Economist Roundtable in Athens yesterday (15.05).

He further pointed out that Greece cannot slip back into generating primary deficits, that it must carry out market reforms or sink. He added that the state of the labour market is "pitiful" and that the country's pension system was unsustainable: "how could it be sustainable in a country where employment has shrunk so much,

The European Commission has made it a priority to create a Digital Single Market by breaking down barriers for citizens and businesses.

In order to achieve this, the Digital Single Market Strategy is built on three pillars: Better access to digital goods and services; better conditions for digital networks and services to flourish; maximising the growth potential of the digital economy.

Greece is close to the European average in terms of benefiting from the digital market. For example, although the average Greek consumer doesn’t shop much online, he/she does a lot of cross-border online

The European Night of Museums (May 16) and the International Museum Day (May 18) will be celebrated in Athenian museums with a number of special events. The following is a short list.
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The Acropolis Museum is holding a two-day event: it will kick off with sky watching, stargazing and an outdoor jazz concert (May 16). On World Museum Day (May 18), curators will present ancient myths linked to real and mythical birds, such as roosters, owls, the sphinx and the siren. In addition, the National Mint will mint a commemorative coin depicting a rooster.

In Greek mythology, the

In an effort to ease pressure on Greece and other Mediterranean countries, the European Commission presented a European Agenda on Migration yesterday (13.05), outlining the immediate measures that will be taken in order to respond to the crisis situation in the Mediterranean, aiming at a fairer distribution of immigrants among European member states.

The proposed plan, unveiled in Brussels by Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos addresses migrant quotas based on population, national income and employment levels. This plan sets out a European response,