Greece's National Commission for Human Rights (EEDA) called on the Minister for Citizens' Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, to extend the period of public consultation over a bill that will bring changes to asylum law, saying the time granted is not enough for any meaningful debate.
Expectations are growing that credit rating upgrades will be speeded up in the next few weeks, following the European Commission’s approval of the Hercules plan to reduce bad loans, the government’s pro-business reforms and the improvement of the Greek debt’s profile following the strong bond rally.
The government is waiting for the price of Hellenic Petroleum shares to rise before approving the launch of the process to sell part of the 35 percent stake it controls in the oil company through the stock market.
Stocks in Athens resisted pressures and continued their upward trajectory on Monday, with banks getting the credit for grabbing investors’ attention and leading the benchmark higher.
Bayern Munich players perform a drill during training at the Karaiskakis Stadium near Piraeus ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League Group B soccer match against hosts Olympiakos. The German powerhouse comes into the match with six points in two games. The Piraeus side, at the bottom of the group, only has one point. [Reuters]
Officers seized 28.7 grams of cannabis, counterfeit alcohol and ten mobile phones during a raid in a prison in the northern town of Komotini on Monday, as part of an ongoing crackdown on crime in jails.
The trial of Golden Dawn continued Monday with the testimony of former MP Ilias Panagiotaros, during which it became evident that the key objective among the top echelons of Greece’s neo-Nazi party is to deflect responsibility for criminal acts onto members of local party organizations.
Having a stronger relationship with China is good for Greece, and their cooperation has set an example for European countries, according to Adonis Georgiadis, the Greek minister for development and investments.
Engineering crews are seen working on Monday on a project to bolster the banks of the Agia Aikaterini stream in Mandra, a town in western Attica where flash floods claimed 25 lives in November 2017. Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis visited the location and inspected the ongoing work, which aims to bolster flood protection in the area, which lies between Mount Pateras and the Gulf of Elefsina. The project also includes strengthening the banks of the Soures stream and rebuilding a section of highway that was washed away in 2017. [InTime News]
A veteran professional soccer player was arrested on Monday in Koropi in eastern Attica on drug peddling charges.