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Thessaloniki Municipality Bank Accounts Blocked

Half of the bank accounts of the Municipality of Thessaloniki have been blocked by a legislative act by the Greek Ministry of Finance, because...

Boutaris Backs Pride Parade

With the slogan “Free spirits, Free bodies,” the 2nd Pride Parade will take place in Thessaloniki under the auspices of the city’s Municipality, from...

Boutaris Believes In God, Not Church

Thessaloniki’s Mayor Yiannis Boutaris,  during a reception hosted by the city  for 8th Academic Meeting Dialogue between Judaism and Orthodox Christianity, said that, "I...

Bishop Anthimos Says Gays Sinners

A gay pride parade scheduled for June 14-15 has drawn the ire of Bishop Anthimos who said he has  collected 20,000 signatures against the...

Bishop Anthimos Opposed to Gay Pride Event

Bishop Anthimos of Thessaloniki is blaming Yiannis Boutaris for his attitude on the Gay Pride Festival. Vehemently opposed to the scheduled homosexual festival on June...

Boutaris Likes Gay Pride, Hates Golden Dawn

The Mayor of Thessaloniki Yiannis Boutaris talked in an interview in the radio station Palmos 96.5 and said he supports the Gay Parade in...

Thessaloniki, Gavras Open 53rd Film Festival

Despite Greece's crushing economic crisis, the 53rd International Film Festival of Thessaloniki opened on Nov. 2 with a welcome from the director, Dimitris Eipidis...

Without a Mosque, Greece’s Muslims Go Underground

Muslims in Greece are being left to pray in basement apartments, coffee shops, garages and old warehouses, many of which are targets of arsonists,...

Louvre Museum to Return Ancient Statues to Greece

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris traveled to Paris on Friday to meet with Greek-Cypriot hedge fund manager Elena Ambrosiadou to finalize the details of a...

Thessaloniki Mayor Launches Initiative to Build a Mosque

Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris said that his city launched initiatives to build a mosque. Nearly 5,000 Muslims are living  in Thessaloniki. Boutaris visited Mayor Aziz...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Feels Closer to Turkey than Germany

“I feel much closer to Turkish people than to German”, said Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki during his interview.  “I don’t have much in...

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