Traffic jams formed in and around the city center on Thursday morning as a result of three protest rallies in downtown Athens, while motorists and commuters don’t look likely to catch a break in the afternoon either.
Police in northern Greece have detained 12 people who evaded security and staged a protest against Turkey’s attacks in Syria at the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey.
New legislation drafted by the Citizens’ Protection Ministry aimed at speeding up asylum applications and intensifying the pace of returns and deportations in a bid to reduce the number of migrants and refugees trapped in Greece by lengthy bureaucratic procedures was put up for public consultation on Wednesday.
Police in Thessaloniki responded in force on Thursday morning when a group of around 10 people barged onto the premises of the northern port city’s Turkish Consulate.
Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered the Athens Flight Information (FIR) region on Thursday, flying at 28,000 feet above the Aegean islands of Oinousses and Panaghia.
The mayor of East Samos has warned that a fire at its Vathy migrant reception and processing center earlier his week has brought the eastern Aegean island to breaking point as hundreds of people are having to sleep in the streets and public squares.
The tweaked 2020 draft budget submitted in Brussels on Tuesday appears to be earning the approval of the European Commission.
As a growing influx of migrants from Turkey puts Greece under increasing pressure and amid the threat of a new wave of refugees, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said he will broach the issue of burden-sharing among European Union member-states at a leaders summit in Brussels on Thursday.
Hundreds gathered at Athens’ Syntagma Square on Wednesday for a concert featuring several popular acts, organized by the KETHEA rehabilitation network in protest at a government decision curbing its independence. [InTime News]
Former leftist foreign minister Giorgos Katrougalos on Wednesday defended the SYRIZA government’s tactics in 2015, when Greece came close to a eurozone exit, describing the administration’s effort as “heroic.”