News archive of October 2020
Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi is visiting Athens on Monday (Oct. 26) for talks with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.
The talks will focus on bilateral, regional and international issues, with emphasis on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the situation in the Middle East, and EU-Israel relations, the Foreign Ministry said.
It's a meaty issue but the EU has taken a stance: veggie burgers are in fact burgers.
European lawmakers said Friday that plant-based products that do not contain meat, including veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages, can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops across the European Union's 27 countries.
The Turkish defense minister on Oct. 24 said his country continued the preparation process of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems as planned.
"We continue the controls and preparations of the system as planned," Hulusi Akar said, addressing a meeting of the ruling AKP in the central province of Kayseri.
As part of an initiative by City Hall aimed at facilitating both commuters and taxi drivers in downtown Athens, six new taxi ranks are being set up in key streets.
The new ranks - which come in addition to an existing five - will be on Sofokleous, Evripidou, Omirou and Sina streets, as well as at Monastiraki and Agion Asomaton squares.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 24 slammed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, over his policies toward Muslims, saying that he needed "mental checks."
"What can one say about a head of state who treats millions of members from different faith groups this way: first of all, have mental checks," Erdoğan said in a televised address.
A day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heralded new restrictions to curb a sharp spike in coronavirus infections, the latest figures indicate that the upward trend shows no signs of abating, with epidemiologists warning of an "aggressive" increase in northern Greece, while cases are up 40 percent in Attica since last week.