Konstantinos Kouvaras had to make a change. The 32 year old engineer couldn't find work in his field in Greece due to the financial crisis. He and his wife decided to leave Athens and open a custom design T-shirt shop in Nafplio.
Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing.
As smuggling activity in the Aegean Sea has reached the highest level since last fall, the Greek islands are once again becoming overcrowded. Diego Cupolo reports that most new arrivals come via Turkey.
One of Greece's largest foreign investors, Eldorado Gold of Canada, has said it is going to scrap further investments at its mines in the country. It complained about government delays in issuing permits and licenses.
Can yogurt be called Greek if it's not made in Greece? The government in Athens faces an uphill battle in defending its creators of the dairy delight which generates billions of euros in global profits.
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