Even as PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis was holding talks in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel on a wide wage of national and European issues including migration 500 refugees and migrants on 15 boats left the Turkish coast and landed on the village of Sikamia on the island of Lesvos.
Such a massive flow had not been seen in a long time.
Italy, Germany and Cyprus remained Greece's most important export markets in the first half of the year, in that order, preliminary data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) indicate, also pointing to a 42.7 percent increase in exports to China, raising that country's position from 16th place last year to 12th.
The decision was approved by the Council of Ministers, writes NOVA TV.
Bulgaria will provide humanitarian aid of € 200,000 to tackle migration. This will happen after an agreement is signed between the European Economic Bank and the government. The decision was approved by the Council of Ministers, the government information service said.
The foreign ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia say they have laid the foundations to forge closer ties and help promote stability and prosperity in the region.
The three men said in their first three-way talks in the Cypriot capital Tuesday that they're exploring ways to boost relations on sectors including the economy, crisis management, health care and tourism.