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Turkey withdraws migrants from Evros land border

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkish authorities on Friday evacuated hundreds of migrants from Turkey's land border with Greece. 

The migrants were among an estimated 10,000 that had gathered at the border hoping to cross into Greece and Europe after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government had said last month it would not prevent them from leaving.

Re-localization in arts and culture

Today, with the spread of the COVID-19 virus all around the world, everyone is minimizing the time they spend with others. However, as human beings, we are entitled and conditioned to communicate fully all the time. Considering that art is a way and medium of communication, we are opening a new path in the arts and culture world with new kinds of communication systems.

Recession will depend on course of virus

The global economy is already in recession, hurt by the novel coronavirus and the extraordinary efforts to contain its spread, according to two leading European economists whom Kathimerini has consulted. They are critical of the European Union attitude, saying mistakes of the past should be avoided. They are also optimistic about a swift rebound.

Aegean Airlines suspends international flights until April 30

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines announced Monday they were suspending all international flights as of March 26 and until April 30, citing the "extraordinary circumstances" created by the coronavirus outbreak and the travel restrictions imposed by the government, the EU and other states.

EU foreign ministers to discuss repatriating stranded tourists

European Union foreign ministers were on Monday to discuss, by video conference, ongoing efforts to repatriate hundreds of thousands of European citizens who have become stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

During the discussion, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Brussels time, ministers are expected to discuss the geopolitical repercussions of the pandemic. 

Vucic and Merkel finish video meeting: Fast dialogue resumption PHOTO

This was stated in a joint statement following a video conference by Serbian President Vucic and German Chancellor Merkel.
Merkel welcomes the readiness of the President of Serbia to open a dialogue on trade and non-tariff barriers between, as she said, Serbia and Kosovo with EU mediation.