Erdogan will meet Biden in Madrid, says ‘door closed’ for talks with Mitsotakis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be meeting with US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, he told reporters on Tuesday morning, going on to rule out the possibility of holding any talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Covid infections surge past 20,000 driven by subvariants

Greece’s health authorities reported 20,084 new infections on Tuesday, as the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 continued to drive the sixth wave of the Covid pandemic in the country.

Thessaloniki-Izmir ferry route to be inaugurated in July, says minister

A ferry route connecting the northern port city of Thessaloniki with Turkey’s Izmir is expected to be inaugurated in July, Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis announced on Tuesday.

Jewish memorial park sacrificed for parking lot?

“It’s tough, this square. It reminds us that the Holocaust in Thessaloniki was the heaviest link in a long chain of violence and tyranny.”

Three fires break out in northern Greece, Evia

Firefighters were battling three separate wildfires around the country on Tuesday afternoon, two in northern Greece and one the island of Evia.


The visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Rome took place at an awkward moment for Italian politics.

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Court upholds Thessaloniki surgeon’s life sentence for patient’s death
Greece to challenge EU agency green light of ‘Turkaegean’

Greece will be taking recourse against a decision by the European Union agency responsible for trademarks approving an application from Turkey to register the term “Turkaegean,” government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou said on Tuesday.


The scenario allowing for more state support

The government expects additional fiscal space of ​​600 million to 1 billion euros through the increase of tourism revenues this year to 90% of the record-breaking year of 2019, compared to 80% that was provided for in the Stability Program drafted in spring.


Tsitsipas says he proved doubters wrong with first grasscourt crown
Croatia, Germany snatch 2022 IHF beach titles in Crete

A scoring exhibition by Lucian Bura and a powerhouse Croatia team sealed the fate of a talented team Denmark to win the 2022 IHF Men’s Beach Handball Championships held in Crete all of last week, while in the women’s side, synchronized team play by Germany spoiled Spain’s hopes of victory. Greece made the semis, but ended up fourth in both men and women.


Irish Wings | Paxos | July 8

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and songwriter Paul Muldoon presents Muldoon’s Picnic, a jamboree of Irish music and poetry featuring virtuoso fiddle player Martin Hayes, legendary Irish Celtic rock band Horslips and Athens-based traditional Irish music band Iernis.

Rocking for Parthenon Sculptures’ return
HAF joins UK, Switzerland in French air exercises
President decries rise of nationalisms in Strasbourg
Road bridge over Corinth Canal to be reinforced
Music Day goes underground
Antikythera wreck yields more exciting discoveries


‘Buy now pay later,’ in Greece