European Parliament President David Sassoli on Wednesday criticized Ankara over its illegal drilling activities in the East Mediterranean and its operation in Syria, while accusing it of using the migration crisis to “pressure the EU.”
As part of an overhaul of its migration policy amid an ongoing influx of migrants from Turkey, the government on Wednesday announced plans to set up five “closed pre-departure centers” for migrants on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday reiterated his government’s pledge to keep Greece in the path of sustainable growth, during a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic in Zagreb.
A prominent left-wing politician and second world war resistance fighter, Manolis Glezos, was under observation in the intensive care unit of the Athens' NIMTS hospital on Thursday, after suffering from breathing and neurological problems.
A NASA-funded, international oceanographic research expedition to study the seabed around the active submarine volcano of Kolumbo, off the Cycladic island of Santorini, left from the port of Lavrio on Wednesday night, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
Weather conditions will bring a new wet front in Greece on Thursday, with rain and storms expected to hit northern parts of the country and the Peloponnese first, as well as Attica and parts of Crete later in the day.
Proposals to change the law granting political immunity to members of Parliament and government and the procedure for a possible prosecution, to facilitate the vote of diaspora Greeks and change the electoral system will be debated by Greek lawmakers on Thursday, as part of the procedure to revise the country’s Constitution.
A religious ceremony was held Tuesday to bury the remains of another 193 Greek soldiers who died in the 1940-41 Greco-Italian War at the military cemetery of Kleisoura, in a valley where the armies of the two countries clashed near the Albanian border. The total number of Greek soldiers’ remains that have been exhumed and buried at the military cemeteries of Kleisoura in Greece’s Western Macedonia region and Bularat in Albania now stands at 1,050. Athens and Tirana last year started to exhume thousands of fallen soldiers, finally implementing a bilateral agreement signed in 2009. [ANA-MPA]