The Council of State, the Court of Auditors and the country's regular administrative courts will reopen on June 1, but criminal courts will wait until after June 21, according to a joint ministerial decision published by the Ministry of Justice on Friday.
Greek retail sales by volume dropped 3.1 percent in March compared to the same month a year ago after a downwardly revised 2.5 percent increase in February, statistics service ELSTAT said on Friday.
The alleged collusion between inmates and authorities recently uncovered at a penitentiary in northern Greece has led to the sacking of its directors and the transfer today of prisoners to other institutions.
The Greek government is planning to set up four new committees aimed at bolstering key areas of the economy as part of efforts to offset the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the recently announced buyouts of the Greek companies Softomotive and Think Silicon, by two giant global technology companies, Microsoft and Applied Material, respectively, were landmark successes for the development of advanced technology in Greece.
The Education Ministry bill aiming to overhaul public education, with more school hours for foreign languages and information technology and English lessons in kindergarten was submitted to Parliament late on Thursday, bringing about changes at all levels of education.
A light earthquake was recorded on Friday morning east of the northern Greek town of Naousa, in Imathia, according to a reading of the Seismological Station of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Greece’s Migration Ministry said on Friday it had “no knowledge” of a report by an international organization castigating its policy on and handling of migration, responding to a news story published in Kathimerini.
The mayor and the deputy regional governor in the town and regional unit of Grevena, northern Greece, expressed their opposition to a government plan to house refugees and migrants in hotels in the mountainous parts of the region in the coming days, as part of ongoing efforts to relieve pressure on camps on the islands.
Unidentified assailants fired against police officers as they fled the scene of a break-in in the northern Athens suburb of Metamorphosi early Friday morning.