A Greek army paratrooper was arrested on Monday was arrested after allegedly firing his service gun for no justifiable reason while on duty at his station near Hania, on Crete.
European and Greek officials might have welcomed last week’s Eurogroup debt deal for Greece with expressions of satisfaction and relief but it was actually Berlin that scored the largest victory, Kathimerini understands.
In comments on Monday in Luxembourg, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, said the alliance would only extend an invitation to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia if it ratifies its deal with Greece to change its name and if the accord is accepted in a referendum.
Former US ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis finished first in a tight race to qualify for the November general election to replace Gavin Newsom as California’s lieutenant governor.
Maritime and air limits are products, not producers, of sovereignty. Both Greece and Turkey claim 6 nautical miles of sea limits, an international norm. Turkey has threatened Greece with war if it extends its limits to 12 nautical miles.
The Trump administration is turning a blind eye as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan consolidates his dictatorship.
A panoramic view of the capital’s landfill at Fyli, northwestern Attica, which has been expanded several times as authorities have failed to set up an effective waste management system. Attica’s 4 million residents rely on the Fyli dump though it has long exceeded its capacity. Two weeks ago the landfill literally cracked under the strain and was temporarily closed, leading to tons of trash piling up in the streets. Authorities have vowed to open new dumps though there are concerns of opposition by residents, a key reason for stalled projects over the years.
An earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, struck northeast of Thessaloniki at 11.21 a.m. on Monday, and was strongly felt in the northern port, but there were no initial reports of any injuries or damage.
A debt relief package offered to Greece by its creditors last week is credit positive for the overborrowed country, rating agency Moody’s said on Monday.
Members of the union of Greek hospital workers, POEDIN, on Monday morning blocked the entrance to the Finance Ministry on Nikis Street near Syntagma Square, protesting austerity with a black banner bedecked with ties.