With the relaunch of almost all social and economic activities and with May statistics suggesting that vaccinations are progressing at a more satisfactory pace than ever before, the government is shifting its attention to other areas that are seen playing a pivotal role in the post-pandemic era.

12.05.2021 / 10:28

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced a plan which aims to vaccinate all the residents of the Greek islands by the end of June “at the latest.”

11.05.2021 / 08:19

The government is expected, epidemiological data allowing, to make announcements regarding the next phase in the easing of restrictions, according to its spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni on Monday. 

07.05.2021 / 14:06

The US-backed proposal for a waiver on the patents for Covid-19 vaccines sparked acrimonious exchanges between the government and main opposition SYRIZA Thursday.

06.05.2021 / 09:30

With the lifting of the ban on interregional movement set for May 15, government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni said on Wednesday that travel will only be allowed with a negative self-test or vaccination certificate.

26.04.2021 / 13:55

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday that a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “makes sense and will take place,” adding that “I am not able to tell you when but it will not be too late.”

22.04.2021 / 08:20

A resumption of activities such as outdoor dining and countrywide travel will take place after Easter, provided there is no surge in the spread of the pandemic, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in a televised appearance on Wednesday.

20.04.2021 / 08:56

As pressure mounts over the next step forward, government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on Monday that the final decisions regarding the pandemic restrictions and whether they will be eased for Easter will be made at the end of the week, when the latest pandemic data is evaluated.

13.04.2021 / 09:59

The government is expected to announce the extension of self-testing – as already applied on Monday in schools – to other areas of economic and social life, such as retail, professional drivers, delivery workers etc by the end of the week, most likely Friday.

10.04.2021 / 22:31

With a series of meetings on Thursday and Friday with Greek seniors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is coordinating efforts to convince as many people as possible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus amid reservations stemming from the contradictory reports concerning the AstraZeneca jab.

09.04.2021 / 17:25

The government is preparing an online registry for Greeks living abroad in a bid to strengthen diaspora ties with the homeland as well as enhance public diplomacy and nation branding, Kathimerini has learned.

04.04.2021 / 08:57

As Greece enters the most critical phase since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last year, the government’s decision to “partially decompress” rather than open the economy entirely is seen as the best way forward.

02.04.2021 / 08:13

After announcing that restrictions on movements will be eased at the weekend and that retail will tentatively reopen on Monday, the government Thursday unveiled its roadmap for the country’s gradual return to normal economic and social activities.