Country: Greece

Greece fights fires during 'worst heatwave since 1987'

Firefighters were battling two large wildfires in Greece on Aug. 2, as the prime minister said the country was suffering its worst heatwave in more than three decades.


Fires have also raged across Turkey, Spain and Italy over the weekend with experts warning climate change was increasing both the frequency and intensity of such blazes.

US amb Pyatt expresses optimism for ‘calm summer’ this year

US ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Friday reminded that the State Department last summer expressed concern over provocative Turkish actions in the wider region, especially in the maritime areas around Cyprus.The high-profile US diplomat made the statement during his appearance in the western port city of Patras for an event entitled "Regional Growth Conference".In response to a question,

Magnitude 4,4 Earthquake Rocked Greece This Night


An earthquake of magnitude 4,4 on the Richter scale rocked Greece shortly after midnight, the National Observatory of Athens reported. The epicenter is 17 kilometers north of the city of Agio and 32 kilometers from the city of Patras. The quake occurred about 4 kilometers deep, in mainland Greece near Nafpaktos. No casualties or injuries were reported.

Government on red alert over Patras religious feast day as epidemic rages

By George Gilson

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held consultations today with top members of the expert National Committee on COVID-19 just three days ahead of a potential super spreader event in the port city of Patras, Greece's third largest city and the largest in the Peloponnese with a population of 167,000 residents.

Health ministry announces 46 new Covid-19 cases, fast-track hiring of hundreds of doctors, nurses

Some 46 new coronavirus infections, raising Greece's confirmed cases total to 464, were announced on this evening at the daily briefing by infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras.

Of these infections, 72 are of undetermined origin.