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  1. Normil Hawaiians | Athens | February 22

    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.

  2. PM meets with five EU leaders over bloc's budget

    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.

  3. No deal in sight as ‘Frugal Four’ stamp down on EU 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.

  4. Migrant smuggler nabbed crossing Evros River

    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.

  5. Greek prisons brimming with knives, official tells House

    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. 

  6. PM asks EU to show 'active solidarity' on migration

    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.

  7. Experts seek more action over modern-day slavery

    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.

  8. Greece has conveyed claims to UN, says FM

    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.”

  9. Twelve new members join Greece 2021 bicentennial committee

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday approved the expansion of the Greece 2021 committee, which is responsible for designing and supervising a program of celebrations to mark the bicentennial anniversary of Greece’s War of Independence against Ottoman rule.

  10. Pressed in Syria, Turkey upping the ante

    The increasing pressure Turkey is feeling in Idlib, northern Syria, and the threat of large-scale clashes with the Syrian Army have coincided with an escalation in tension in the Eastern Mediterranean. On Thursday, Turkish fighter jets brought the number of overflights carried out in the Aegean to 100.

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