Varoufakis Expresses Reservations over Impact of EU Aid on Greek Economy

ATHENS – The secretary of opposition MERA25 party, Yanis Varoufakis, on Wednesday expressed strong doubts that a 500-billion-euro aid package announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to support Europe's recovery will have a beneficial impact on the Greek economy.

In reply to a question about whether the decision will result in help from the EU, Varoufakis expressed his certainty that even if the Merkel-Macron proposal is implemented, a fifth austerity programme for Greece will not be averted.


ATHENS - Greece’s Health Ministry announced a Period Poverty Program to provide free menstrual products for women and girls who can’t afford the monthly costs, including distributing 14 million of them in schools.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


A Texas Town Was Helpless to Watch as the Largest Wildfire in State History Engulfed it

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — As the largest wildfire in Texas history engulfed his town, Danny Phillips was left helpless.

BROOKLYN, NY – Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R, C-Staten Island, Brooklyn) secured $75,000 in state grant funding for the Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) to assist in renovations for their greenhouse.

ATHENS - The Public Power Corporation (PPC) announced on Friday a further reduction in the "green" tariff for March to 10.