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A fire protection program budgeted at 1.76 billion euros will replace old water-dropping airplanes and allow the hire of of 3,000 permanent firefighters, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis and Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Tuesday.


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There are significant delays in the creation of new infrastructure for asylum seekers on the islands of Chios and Lesvos and at the Evros border outpost after the Council of State accepted the request for imposition of temporary breaks in the tender process.


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New cases of coronavirus in Greece rose to 835 on Tuesday from 472 the day before, according to the daily data published by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY).



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The delicate balancing act in tense EU-Turkish relations continues ahead of the European Council meeting in Brussels on June 24-25, as evidenced by the draft conclusions of the meeting that have been seen by Kathimerini.

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The umbrella union representing all public sector workers on Tuesday approved a request from one of its members to be exempted from Wednesday’s general strike.


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A 17-year-old girl in the northern port city of Thessaloniki has come forward to report her systematic sexual abuse by a close family member over a period of six years that started when she was nine or 10 years old.



urkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the NATO summit, in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. [Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters]
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In a 50-minute meeting described by Greek sources as an “ice breaker,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to a joint understanding on Monday that 2020 tensions should not be repeated in 2021, while noting at the same time that the big differences between the two NATO members remain. 

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As part of the effort to expedite proceedings concerning organized crime, Supreme Court prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas has decided that once the Hellenic Police create a relevant case file it must immediately notify the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court.