The European Central Bank (ECB) appointed Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras chairman of the European bank's Audit Committee.
Europe’s largest warship, the French navy flagship Charles De Gaulle, docked at Limassol port once again on Friday, in view of upcoming joint military exercises between the armies of Cyprus and France.
South London post-funk collective Normil Hawaiians are coming to Greece for the first time, where they will be performing a show at Death Disco in central Athens on February 22.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held talks in Brussels on Friday with the leaders of Germany Angela Merkel, France Emmanuel Macron, Spain Pedro Sanchez, Italy Giuseppe Conte and Portugal Antonio Costa in a bid to break a deadlock in negotiations for the European Union’s 2021-2027 budget.
Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands dug in their heels over the next European Union budget, insisting it cannot top 1 percent of economic output, to leave the EU no closer to a deal on Friday after all-night talks.
A 42-year-old man was arrested on Greece’s northeastern land border with Turkey while trying to smuggle almost a dozen migrants into the country, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said in an announcement on Friday.
The general secretary for crime policy at the Citizens’ Protection Ministry, Sofia Nikolaou, told a special House committee on Thursday that checks conducted at Greek prisons since the conservative government came to power in July have yielded hundreds of knives, makeshift weapons and mobile phones.
As he arrived on Thursday for a two-day summit in Brussels to hammer out the European Union’s joint seven-year budget, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for “active solidarity” from the bloc to help Greece deal with migration.
Greek lawmakers were presented with evidence that modern-day slavery is being practiced in the country today and were urged by experts to accelerate action to investigate the phenomenon during the presentation of a report earlier this week to a parliamentary committee on human rights and exploitation.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday that Greece has not submitted coordinates of its maritime borders to the United Nations, arguing that securing such borders cannot be done “unilaterally” with a declaration, but has sent the international agency a “description of Greek claims.”