Kalamata’s Carnaval on its way with the city band warming up for the festivities.
On Wednesday, March 21, 2012,the “Re-think Athens”project was presented at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens. This project refers to the redesign of the center of Athens around Panepistimiou Street and the relevant European Architectural Competition that the Onassis Foundation is funding for this purpose. In the presence of political leaders and the absolute consensus of all political parties, the Onassis Foundation has announced the axes on which the project will be materialized as well as the details of its implementation.(source: Onasis Foundation)
Greece‘s government awarded Norway-based Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), during winter 2012-2013, a contract to conduct far-range offshore research for hydrocarbon reserves, based on previous indications for substantial amounts of oil and gas found mostly in the western and southern regions of the country.
The attackers used petrol bombs and flammable liquid to set fire to machinery, vehicles and containers, police told the Associated Press.
The Hellas Gold site is due to open in 2015 and expected to create new jobs in the recession-hit Halkidiki region.
But it has faced protests from environmentalists who say development would cause irreversible damage.
Citizens’ groups have been trying to halt the project since 2011, when the Greek government allowed Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Canadian company Eldorado Gold, to dig in the region.
In January, hundreds of Greeks took to the streets of Athens to demonstrate against the new mine.