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Greek soldiers take part in the annual Parmenion large-scale military and civil defense exercise of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, which began on Friday. As part of the exercise, air raid sirens will go off across Greece on Tuesday every 60 seconds, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 11.05 a.m.
The number of irregular migrants crossing the Meriç (Evros or Maritsa) River to enter Greece from Turkey has more than doubled in the first nine months of 2018, compared with the whole year of 2017.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias was in Barcelona on Monday to join his European and regional counterparts at the 3rd Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The summit, now in its 10th year, is to focus on regional issues and prospects for cooperation.
It is to be opened by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell.
After a long car chase that started on the Attiki Odos and culminated outside Greece's Parliament, police early on Monday detained an inebriated motorist.
The upheaval began at 12.45 a.m. on Monday when the 59-year-old driver stopped his car at a set of toll gates on the Attiki Odos and refused to move.
Athens is successfully tapping the global trend of city break tourism, with the Greek capital enjoying an unprecedented boom of investments in new hotels and homesharing accommodation offered through online platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway, as one in six visitors to Greece spends at least one night in Athens.
The Historical Archive of the National Bank of Greece has put together an exhibition of original books and other printed material from the G.K. Dimanatopoulou private collection on Greece's occupation by the Nazis in World War II and resistance efforts, in a show that coincides with the anniversary of Greece's liberation on October 12, 1944.
Greece's demographic crisis as demonstrated by a number of recent studies will undoubtedly have a significant impact on many vital sectors like the economy and defense.
There is a lot of talk about the problems that loom for Greece down the road, but very little - if anything at all - is being done to combat the effects of a shrinking and ageing population.
Just how well public health and education work in Greece is confirmed by data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority and the Center for Liberal Studies, which found that in 2017, 7.3 percent of Greek households' monthly spending went on health services, or 102.44 euros per month on average, and that collectively, beyond the taxes they pay, Greek households also spent 1.5 billion euros on prima