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Gale-force winds and freezing cold as weather system ‘Chioni’ settles over Greece

Temperatures plunged, falling below zero in many parts of the country, and sea transport was disrupted as the weather system “Chioni” arrived in Greece, bringing gale-force northerly winds reaching up to 9-10 Beaufort. . According [...]

Greece-US cooperation in energy dominates conference by Transatlantic Leadership Network

The strategic dimension of Greece-US cooperation in the energy sector dominated the conference organized by the Transatlantic Leadership Network in Washington, entitled “Mediterranean: Opportunities and Challenges”. The conference [...]

Apostolakis and Hulusi Akar agreed to proceed on trust-building measures

Bilateral issues and trust-building measures between Greece and Turkey were the focus of a meeting that took place on Wednesday in Brussels between Defence Minister Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, on the sidelines [...]

Contactless transactions in Greece soared 3662 pct since 2016, MasterCard reports

The value of contactless transactions in Greece has rocketed by a whopping 3662 pct since 2016, according to an announcement issued by MasterCard on Wednesday on the findings of a survey on how Greeks shop for Valentine’s Day. The survey [...]

Greeks in UK will need to travel to neighbouring EU countries to vote in European elections

Greeks in the United Kingdom who wish to vote in the European elections will have to travel to neighbouring European Union countries in order to vote, the Greek Embassy in London announced on Wednesday. The UK will not be holding a vote due [...]

Strong winds keep ships docked at ports

Strong winds reaching up to 10 Beaufort have kept ships docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio. Authorities have also shut down the ferry links Pahi Megaron-Fanaromeni Salaminas, Oropos-Eretria, Kavala-Prinos as well as Alonissos-Volos. Ferry [...]

Lawmakers to vote on Constitution articles to be revised

Greek Parliament will vote on Thursday on which articles of the Constitution will be revised by the House that will be sworn in after this year’s elections. Lawmakers will have one ticket on which the proposals from the two main parties will [...]

United Nations received North Macedonia’s note verbale

The Secretary-General congratulated the two countries and Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev on their determination in creating a forward-looking vision for relations between the two countries and reconciliation in the Balkan region [...]

North Macedonia: Prespes Agreement comes into effect

Following the note verbale Greece sent earlier on Tuesday, formally notifying Skopje that the Hellenic Parliament has completed the procedures for the ratification of the Prespes Agreement and the NATO accession protocol, Skopje announced late [...]

Parliamentary debate on revision of constitution extended to Thursday

The Hellenic Parliament will continue debating constitutional revision until Thursday rather than conclude discussions on Wednesday evening as originally scheduled, it was announced on Tuesday. President of the Hellenic Parliament Nikos Voutsis [...]