Referring to the death of an unarmed man, George Floyd, while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis, the Archbishop of America Epidophoros described the incident as an "unjust slaying” that “cannot be where America stands.”
A former basketball coach who had been convicted for sexually molesting 36 boys on the island of Crete has been released from prison after a decision by the Misdemeanor Council of Grevena in northern Greece.
Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday that if the European Union eventually moves towards a joint debt issuance to finance a recovery program it will be “a huge step” for the bloc.
The Development Ministry has published a list of the businesses that are being permitted to go back into operation on Monday, June 1, as restrictions imposed in March as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus continue to be lifted.
On a visit on Thursday to a school in the town of Glafki in Xanthi, in the northern region of Thrace, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou was given a bouquet of flowers by a student in traditional dress. Referring to “a bridge of friendship,” Sakellaropoulou said that the “cross-cultural character of Thrace enriches Greece.” “Two religions coexist peacefully and constructively, with mutual respect and love for the country,” she said, adding that, “Christians and Muslims, men and women make up a mosaic of cultures and traditions which must be capitalized on if the region of Xanthi and its residents are to improve their lives.” [Theodoros Manolopoulos/Greek Presidency/ANA-MPA]