A large fire that broke out on Saturday night in a pine forest in Dervenochoria, an area of the prefecture of Viotia, north of Athens, has split into two fronts, making firefighters’ job that much harder, authorities said on Sunday evening.
Of the 49,000 migrants and refugees currently stranded in camps around the Greek mainland, up to 35,000 are expected to resettle in other European states over the next two years, Kathimerini understands.
After a round of talks with the leaders of all the opposition parties represented in Parliament, bar Golden Dawn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to propose that Greece’s electoral system change to one of proportional representation.
Five police officers have been arrested for their role in a ring which smuggled weapons and ammunition in packages containing frozen meat, after an undercover investigation in Hania, Crete, that lasted for months.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke with French President Francois Hollande on Saturday as the Greek government started to gauge the mood within the eurozone in the wake of the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, a result which Athens fears will make its life more difficult in the months ahead.
President Prokopis Pavlopoulos stands for the flag-raising and christening ceremony of Type 214 submarines Matrozos and Katsonis at the Skaramangas shipyard, west of Athens, Thursday. The ceremony was also attended by the ministers of defense and shipping, Panos Kammenos and Theodoros Dritsas, respectively, as well as European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos. The two submarines are already a part of the Hellenic Navy fleet and have participated in NATO exercises in the Mediterranean. [ANA-MPA/Ministry of Defense]