Greece is a country in the southern Balkans




Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis will address an informative event by his ministry and the Technical Chamber of Greece on "The Built Environment and Electronic Systems: The Online Issue of Construction Licenses." Starts at 4 p.m. at the chamber's headquarters, 4 Nikis, Syntagma, Athens.

US official sends clear message to Turkey over Cyprus drilling

In an exclusive interview with Kathimerini's Sunday edition, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell has sent a clear message to Ankara not to obstruct drilling for hydrocarbons that is under way in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), while hailing Greece as a "fantastic ally" to the United States in the region.

Kammenos: President, party leaders could block FYROM name deal

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has reiterated his opposition to the name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), calling on President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to summon the Political Leaders' Council and scrap it if the deal does not safeguard Greece from its northern neighbor's irredentism.

Minister Angelkova: We have to Continue Investing in Tourist Infrastructure in Bulgaria

This year, we expect a 5% growth in tourist in the winter season, with tourists from Greece, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia as well as the UK - the grouwth will be about 10%. This forecast was made by Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova for Darik.

End of the line

The economy is the hot-button issue that will determine the outcome of the next general elections in Greece.

The ruling leftist SYRIZA party appears to believe that the way to exercise economy is to appoint your cronies and voters to positions in the civil service, and to promise all sorts of handouts.