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Boutaris Tells Greek PM Thessaloniki Attack was Pre-Planned

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris on Monday to wish him a speedy recovery after the 75-year-old politician was assaulted...

Thessaloniki’s Atatürk Museum Reopens

With the backing of Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, the Kemal Ataturk Museum has been inaugurated after its restoration in Thessaloniki and stands as a monument...

Boutaris Allows Muslim Call to Prayer

It was a little after 4 in the morning on August 9, when the psalm by the young imam from Xanthi, Greece, was heard...

Greece Sets 4,200 Worker Layoffs

The Greek government has identified 4,200 workers, mostly teachers, school janitors, crossing guards and municipal police officers who will be the first to be...

Boutaris Defends Mosque Youth Prayers

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris isn't backing down from giving permission to a group of students from the Muslim School of Komotini, in northern Greece,...

Thessaloniki Ex-Mayor Gets Life for Embezzlement

Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, a former sprinter who studied medicine, earning him the nickname "The Flying Doctor," before becoming Mayor of Thessaloniki from 1999-2010, was found...

A Dark Christmas Coming For Greece

With Greeks limping to the end of a fifth year of recession and readying for another, along with more pay cuts, tax hikes and...

Mt. Athos Bureau Eyed for St. Petersburg

In his greeting speech during the Central Conference of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris discussed with Russian authorities the...

Thessaloniki Mayor Refuses Layoff Order

Thessaloniki’s Leftist Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, who earlier said he could operate the city with half its staff, now has refused government orders to lay...

Boutaris The Turk, Ataturk’s Brother

The beginning of the end of the Ottoman Occupation of Greece in 1821, which gave birth to the modern Greek state, and the fall...

Thessaloniki Symposium Marks Centennial Liberation

Thessaloniki will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its liberation and incorporation into Greece with a three-day international symposium and an historical exhibition open to...

Boutaris Speech for the Documentary Festival

By Sevi Tsimaki The mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr Boutaris pointed out that despite the difficult economic and social situation in Greece, it is essential to...

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