A total of 70 more asylum seekers arrived at the country’s main port of Piraeus on Wednesday morning as part of the Greek government's ongoing transfers from overcrowded facilities on the Aegean islands.
On the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is expected to reassure his North Macedonia counterpart Nikola Dimitrov of Greece’s commitment to help reboot the Balkan country’s stalled bid to join the European Union.
Five closed pre-departure centers for migrants are expected to open on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Samos, Kos and Leros, with details to be announced by government spokesman Stelios Petsas on Wednesday.
Part of the Petalioi island complex, off the coast of Evia, is to be auctioned off on Wednesday at a bargain price.
Prompted by Turkey’s increasingly reckless and destabilizing behavior under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as manifested in Ankara’s Syria incursion and repeated violations inside Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), US Congressman Gus Bilirakis has introduced legislation to prohibit the deployment of US strategic assets in Turkey.
The Arsakeio Arcade in downtown Athens is to be renovated thanks to a 12-million-euro investment that will turn it into a culture and gastronomy center promoting healthy lifestyle and food, it has been announced.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Zagreb on Wednesday for the statutory congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) which will be held in the Croatian capital November 20-21.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis officially launched the Health Ministry’s national action plan against smoking on Tuesday, hailing it as a “bold initiative for protecting public health” that would “modernize and refine public life.”
Students at the Athens University of Economics and Business are expected to meet Wednesday to decide on their stance following a police raid on the campus earlier this month that turned up an anarchist cache of makeshift weapons.
Panathinaikos produced an important road win at Zalgiris Kaunas for the Euroleague on Tuesday, while Olympiakos let its lead at Bayern slip through its hands to lose in Munich.