Protecting valuable coastal ecosystems should be a priority for a country like Greece, which has with nearly 14,000 kilometers of coastline, but just 6 percent of Greek national waters are designated as protected in the European Union’s Natura 2000 network.
A small house close to the beach in western Greece is replete with a small rose garden, flowers in a vase, a thatched roof and a kennel, all created by its newly arrived refugee occupants. It may sound ideal, but for all the coziness, they say it will never be a home.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos chats with swimmer Spyros Gianniotis, a silver medalist in Rio, during an official reception to honor Greece’s Olympic team at the Presidential Mansion Thursday. The event was marred by controversy after 19-year-old shooter Anna Korakaki, who won two of Greece’s six medals, including one gold, said she had not been invited to the event. [Alexandros Vlachos/ANA-MPA]