More than a dozen Turkish fighter jets violated Greek air space 60 times on Friday, according to Greek military authorities. The violations by 14 planes occurred in the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean.
The office of Greek Archbishop Ieronymos and the Archdiocese of Athens said on Saturday that they have never authorized anyone to raise money on their behalf to repair damage incurred by monasteries in the recent fires.
European Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said in an interview published on Saturday that it was high time that governments of European Union member-states stopped bickering and started working together and exchanging intelligence to fight the battle against terrorism which, he said, will take years to win.
The head of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR), Giorgos Pitsilis, said that a law to protect Greek tax inspectors will be tightened in the wake of a spate of cases involving business owners threatening officials.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his cabinet can hope for a few more days of respite before a return to work next week, when the focus is expected to be on preparing for a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron scheduled for September 7 and 8 and for Tsipras’s speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) a few days later.
In the latest clash between the judiciary and the leftist-led government, the Council of State on Friday suspended a decision by the Transport Ministry to renationalize the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH).
A view of the archaeological site of the Roma Agora in central Athens where restoration work was completed last week on the 17th century Fethiye Mosque. The building is now accessible to the public. [Orestis Panagiotou/ANA-MPA]