The recent increase in arrivals, over-population at the islands and a record number of children outside the official care system, raise serious issues of child protection, public health and social cohesion.
In 2021, the annual conference of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), which will be attended by thousands of members, will take place in Athens instead of the United States, as part of its support for the recovery of the Greek economy and the promotion of a positive narrative for the country in the wake of the 10-year crisis.
Beachgoers watch a firefighting helicopter scoop up water from the sea at the coastal resort of Loutraki, near Corinth, on Tuesday. A wildfire that started on Saturday on the area’s Mount Geraneia and burned through hundreds of hectares of brush and trees over the weekend and on Monday, experienced fresh conflagrations Tuesday, which, however, were quickly doused. Greece’s fire service Tuesday said that it responded to 67 calls for wildfires in just 24 hours, from 7 p.m. on Sunday to 7 p.m. on Monday, deploying 855 firefighters and 307 trucks,among other forces. [Vassilis Psomas/ANA-MPA]