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  1. Lambrakis, Polychronopoulos, Tzavaras | Athens | January 22

    Musicians Harris Lambrakis, Spyros Polychronopoulos and Vassilis Tzavaras will appear on stage at TV Control Center (KET) in the downtown district of Kypseli on Wednesday, January 22. 

  2. With a nod from Parliament, Greece gets first female president

    Top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou became Greece’s first woman president on Wednesday when lawmakers elected her head of state in a rare display of unity.

  3. Greek islanders protest overcrowded refugee camps

    Local residents, business owners and officials have launched a day of protest on the Greek islands hardest hit by migration, demanding that the Greek government ease the severe overcrowding at refugee camps.

  4. Incoming Greek president vows to seek ‘maximum possible consensus’

    In her first comments after her election by Greek lawmakers on Wednesday, incoming President Katerina Sakellaropoulou vowed to seek the “maximum possible consensus” from the country’s political system with the aim of safeguarding “the smooth functioning of democracy.”

  5. Kidnapped crew members of Greek tanker released

    The eight crew members of the Greek-flagged tanker Happy Lady – among them five Greek nationals – who had been abducted by pirates in an attack near the coast of Cameroon were released on Wednesday.

  6. Nicosia suspicious over Yavuz drilling spots

    The government of the Republic of Cyprus believes Turkey has obtained privileged drilling information regarding an area off the southern coast of the island.

  7. EU chief welcomes Sakellaropoulou election

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has congratulated Katerina Sakellaropoulou on her election as Greece’s first female head of state, welcoming the development as a step toward “a new era of equality” for the country.

  8. Tourist arrivals from Finland seen up in 2020

    A further 10 percent increase is expected in Finnish tourist arrivals to Greece in 2020, following an 11.5 percent increase in 2019, when 322,549 Finns had visited Greece by November 30.

  9. Mitsotakis: New president a symbol of national unity

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hailed the election of Katerina Sakellaropoulou as Greece’s new president on Wednesday saying that the outcome symbolized “the transition to a new era.”

  10. Top judge Sakellaropoulou elected Greek President

    Greece’s parliament elected former Council of State head Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the country’s next president on Wednesday, a largely ceremonial role that also brings with it limited political powers.

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