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It’s time we finished with fairytales

What would you wish for the country in 2023? Out of the many things I can think of, two stand out.

The first would be for Greece's politicians to regain the ability to face real problems openly and honestly, and to be prepared to have a sincere discussion about them, rather than using those problems as an excuse and with the sole goal of grabbing onto power.

Vekic beats Papamichail to give Croatia lead in Perth City Final

Despina Papamichail of Greece in action against Donna Vekic of Croatia during the 2023 United Cup City Final tennis tournament match between Greece and Croatia at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, Wednesday. Vekic dropped just two games against No. 158-ranked Papamichail in the first rubber of the competition to give Croatia a 1-0 lead over Greece. [EPA]

Moderate quake rattles Lakonia and Messinia

A moderate earthquake shook areas of Lakonia and Messinia in the Peloponnese in southern Greece on Tuesday at 10.50 p.m.

Bulgaria signs deal to use Türkiye's gas terminals

Bulgaria on Jan. 3 gained access to Türkiye's terminals and gas transmission network under a long-term deal that will help the country replace supplies once provided by Russia.

Bulgaria's state gas company Bulgargaz and the Turkish gas transmission company Botas signed a 13-year deal that grants the Balkan neighbor access to Türkiye's terminals for liquefied natural gas.

113 migrants pushed back by Greece rescued

Some 113 immigrants pushed into Turkish territorial waters by Greek authorities have been rescued off the Aegean province of İzmir.

Turkish Coast Guard Command teams were dispatched to the regions upon the information that there were immigrants in life rafts off İzmir's Dikili, Seferihisar and Çeşme districts at different times on Jan. 1 and 2.

Mother accused of murdering baby insists on innocence

A 29-year-old mother accused of killing her 11-month-old baby by throwing it into the icy waters of Aliakmonas River dam in Veria, northern Greece, reportedly insisted on her innocence on Tuesday. 

Why Greece still has costly power rates

For the second week in a row, Greece stands on the European map of wholesale electricity markets as the only country that does not reflect the significant de-escalation of the gas price at the Dutch TTF hub, which has returned to the levels before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Two people stopped at port carrying dozens of suspect artifacts

Two people were arrested on Monday night at the port of Igoumenitsa in northwestern Greece for violating laws on the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage after they were found in possession of hundreds of ancient coins and other items. 

Fred Boissonnas | Thessaloniki | To January 8

The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (momus.gr) presents "Fred Boissonnas and the Mediterranean: A Photographic Odyssey" at the port warehouse complex, comprising 110 works and multimedia applications that encapsulate the evolution of the great late Swiss photographer's vision.

Sources deny Sculptures deal report

Sources within the Culture Ministry have dismissed a report by Bloomberg on Tuesday that the British Museum and Athens' Acropolis Museum are nearing a deal that would see the Parthenon Sculptures returned to Greece over time as part of a cultural exchange.

The deal would putt an end to a feud over historical artifacts that dates back to the 1800s.

Sloppy measures or true reform?

The Greek government has announced that it will submit to Parliament a series of bills ahead of the general elections, whenever they are held.

Sculptures deal close, Bloomberg reports

The British Museum and Athens' Acropolis Museum are nearing a deal that would see the Parthenon Sculptures returned to Greece over time as part of a cultural exchange, according to a report by Bloomberg on Tuesday.

The deal would put an end to a battle over the ancient treasures that stretches back to the 1800s.

Health minister: No drugs shortages in hospitals, state-run pharmacies

Health Minister Thanos Plevris stated on Tuesday that "the problem concerning the shortages of medicines is an international problem due to the low production and the lack of raw materials" and explained that Greece is in a better condition because it has domestic production.

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