Greece’s biggest electricity utility, Public Power Corp. (PPC), said on Wednesday it has finalised a deal to sell off unpaid bills to investment bank JP Morgan that will raise about 200 million euros ($235 million).
Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants crammed into trucks in two separate operations in central and northern parts of the country, and have arrested two men on suspicion of trafficking migrants.
Turkey’s illegal activities in the Eastern Mediterranean were at the center of a telephone call Wednesday between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides ahead of Friday’s extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
Turkey wants to resolve a dispute with Greece over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean through dialogue, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday, but added that Ankara would defend its “rights and interests” in the region.
Turkey has accused Greece of oppressing the members of its Muslim community in western Thrace, while slamming the European Union for allegedly tolerating the “systematic violation of human rights” in the country.
Bilateral relations between Greece and Israel and Turkey’s illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean were at the center of talks between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Israel’s ambassador in Athens, Yossi Amrani, the former said in a tweet Wednesday.
Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) which is an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, has accused Greece of displaying an “hostile behavior” amid tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The government on Tuesday announced a relief package for the island of Evia, which suffered extensive damage during powerful rainstorms and floods last Sunday which cost the lives of eight people.
A man was killed after being run over several times near Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council meeting Friday afternoon.