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Greek theater celebrated in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - Crossing the street to get to the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA), I saw three students trying to take a selfie with the image of Giannis Angelakas from the poster of "Nekyia" in the background. "Are you Greek?" I asked the young women. No answer. I repeated the question in English. "My boyfriend is Greek," one called Eline explained.

Wind-powered Dutch ship sets sail for greener future

The world's first chemical tanker ship fitted with massive rigid aluminium "sails" has left Rotterdam, its owner hoping to plot a route to bringing down the shipping industry's huge carbon footprint.

The MT Chemical Challenger, a 16,000-ton chemicals transporter set sail from Antwerp for Istanbul on Feb. 16, and will undergo sea trials along the way.

Italy Seizes Greek Shipping Giant’s Vessel Loaded With Cocaine

Italian authorities, after searching a Greek-owned vessel in Venice, found a large amount of cocaine, some 850 kg, worth about 150 million euros.

Trade Winds, which specializes in shipping, reported that the ship, the Atlas, which is under a Liberian flag, belongs to the Laskaridis Shipping company of the well-known Greek shipowner Panagiotis Laskaridis.

Germany has delivered Leopard tanks to Ukraine: Scholz

Germany has delivered promised Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Monday, providing Kiev with much-needed heavy weaponry against Russia.

"Yes, we delivered Leopard tanks as we announced," Scholz told a press conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Rotterdam when asked to confirm a report in news outlet Spiegel.

PM Mitsotakis meets with EPP’s gen sec Antonio López-Istúriz

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday met with the general secretary of the European People's Party (EPP) Antonio López-Istúriz on the sidelines of ruling New Democracy's (ND) 14th Congress.

The talks focused on the developments in Ukraine, the energy crisis and the Greek government's plan against the price hike.

Rogaška Slatina to host world’s largest sports film event

Rogaška Slatina – Rogaška Slatina will in June host an international festival of sports film of the FICTS – Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It is the largest sports film event that attracts many global sports and film stars.

Ports: Valencia rose to fourth place, Piraeus dropped to fifth in Europe in 2021

And officially the port of Valencia (Port Authority of Valencia-PAV) in 2021, was in fourth place in Europe in container traffic behind Rotterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, and in front of Piraeus which remains fifth, as reported in a relevant announcement of the Spanish port.