Greece, Israel, Greek Cyprus sign EastMed project

Greece, Israel and Greek Cyprus on Jan. 2 signed an Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) pipeline project, planned to run from Israel to Greek Cyprus, Crete, Greece, and ultimately to Italy, local Greek media reported.

The deal was signed in Athens by the energy ministers of Greece, Israel, and Greek Cyprus, according to the Greek daily Kathimerini.

Jane Goodall | Thessaloniki, Athens & Crete | December 9-11

Acclaimed primatologist Dr Jane Goodall will be visiting Thessaloniki, Athens and Crete,on December 9, 10 and 11, respectively, spreading a message of conservation. The 84-year-old British scientist, with countless awards and honorary doctorates under her belt, is traveling around the world delivering lectures on the environmental crisis.

Dimitris Katsigiannis | Athens | To December 15

Crete-based artist Dimitris Katsigiannis presents a new collection of 30 watercolors executed between 2014 and the present, mostly in the seaside village of Stavros near Hania, capturing summertime scenes, portraits of the people around him and snapshots of daily life. His show at the Ekfrasi Gallery runs through December 15 and opening hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.

A Polish Plane Made Emergency Landing in Sofia

A Polish passenger airplane with 180 people on board made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport today, bTV said.

It is a flight of a charter airline that flew at 8:37 from Crete to Warsaw, but an hour later it had to land in our country. According to Polish media, the cause is broken glass of the cockpit, but this information is not officially confirmed.

Sahara Desert Dust Cloud Blankets Greece in Orange Haze (video)

Swathes of Greece are blanketed in orange haze after southerly winds swept dust from the Sahara desert in Africa to southeastern Europe.

Health authorities have urged the young, elderly and those with breathing problems to limit their time outside.

 Huge dust clouds have reduced visibility in large parts of Greece, including the capital Athens.

Albanian, Greek FMs Head to Crete to Solve Disputes

Albanian and Greek officials head on Friday to Crete, Greece, for two days of planned talks on past and present disputes dogging often tetchy relations between the two Balkan countries.

The talks will be headed by the Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Greek counterpart Nikolaos Kotzias, each accompanied by a large group of experts and diplomats.