Greece is a country in the southern Balkans


President issues decree dissolving parliament and sets June 25 as next election day

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou issued the Presidential Decree dissolving parliament and officially calling for elections on June 25 on Monday. According to the decree, the resulting parliament will convene on Monday, July 3.

The decree is also signed by caretaker prime minister Ioannis Sarmas and members of the caretaker ministerial cabinet.

Greek caretaker PM congratulates Erdogan on election victory

Greece's caretaker prime pinister, Ioannis Sarmas, sent a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, extending his congratulations on his re-election as the president of Turkey and expressing wishes for peace and prosperity for the Turkish people.

Erdogan extended his rule into a third decade by defeating Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the country's runoff election Sunday.

Alert for summer fires

Higher temperatures are coming soon in Greece, and with them the dreaded wildfire alerts. And, this year, the danger could be heightened because of low rain and snow coverage during the winter months.

Quadruple Opening | Athens | June 7

The Athens-Epidaurus Festival ( is inaugurating its program at the cool Pireos 260 venue with a feast of shows for the week starting on June 7. On Stage D, avant-garde Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is making his Greek debut with a performance expressing his opposition to Moscow and its invasion of Ukraine.