Arm points to existence of at least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting
ATHENS, GREECE — Bailout inspectors have returned to Athens as Greece races to comply with the final terms of its rescue program, which ends in August.
Negotiations resumed Monday, with Greece still facing dozens of measures to address in the next ten days to remain on track for an agreement next month on the terms of bailout debt repayment after the program ends.
Athens is seeking a full return to financing itself on international bond markets following eight years of dependence on loans from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund. But some creditors favor a more gradual approach.
Among the economic measures still under discussion are protections for families facing home repossession and an end to sales-tax exemptions in areas affected by the refugee crisis.
On This Day
- 1453: Byzantines saw the lunar eclipse that occured while Constantinople was under siege as a bad omen. An old legend stated that Constantinople would never fall while the Moon was waxing in the sky.
- 1825: Laskarina Bouboulina was shot dead after a family dispute with in-laws.
- 1963: MP Grigoris Lambrakis was run down by a delivery truck driven by two right-wing extremists. He died five days later.
- 2006: The 19th century painting The Naughty Grandchild by Nikiforos Lytras became the most expensively piece of artwork by a Greek painter, going for 1.08 million euros at an auction at Sotheby's in London.
- Births: Ploutis Servas, Cypriot politician, founder of AKEL (1907), Fanis Christodoulou, basketball player (1965).
- Deaths: Laskarina Bouboulina (1825); Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer, colonial governor of Cyprus (1958).