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Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis has reacted to reports that Greek anti money-laundering authorities have requested the opening of his bank accounts saying he has "nothing to hide."
Describing the allegations contained in the report published in Ta Nea daily Wednesday as "slanderous," Simitis said he would respond to them after finding out "who is behind them."
At the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday, George Ciamba was sworn in as the new minister-delegate for European affairs, with President Klaus Iohannis underlining on this occasion that the preparations for Romania's presidency of the Council of the European Union have reached the home stretch.
Hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged all parties engaging in gas exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean not to pressure it over Ankara's own energy plans in the region, the US State Department said Washington "discourages any actions or rhetoric that increase tensions in the region."
The mayor of Samos, Michalis Angelopoulos, has written to Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas calling for the immediate transfer of migrants from the island's identification and processing center, or hotspot, to the mainland due to overcrowding.
The facility on the island is currently hosting 5,000 migrants and refugees - much more than the 648 it was designed to hold.
A group of Greek-Cypriot university students went on a two-day hunger strike on Tuesday outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the unilateral proclamation of the Turkish-Cypriot state in the occupied north of Cyprus on Thursday.
A march to the Turkish Consulate has also been planned for Thursday.