The mayor, Mr Th .Manavis answers Andreas Ioannides’ questions.What effect does decentralization of government have on the local, decentralized culture? How does the local administration affect the arts in the city and how does it relate to the archaeological services? In a city that is known for its many important monuments what role would you like these monuments to play? The second most important city of Byzantion has no Byzantine museum.Would you comment on this?And what about the cultural life of Thessaloniki. How would you like it to evolve?