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Eight pregnant COVID-19 patients being treated in Thessaloniki’s Ippokrateio Hospital

The spike in the number of pregnant women being treated, at times intubated, for COVID-19 has raised concerns in Greece's scientific community and among doctors.

Critics say there have been mixed signals that confuse public opinion and that medical associations in various specialties, such as OB/GYN, have not pushed hard enough to dispel misunderstandings.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Pope Francis leads a Holy Mass at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, on December 3, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Katia Christodoulou.

Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim from the bus accident near the village of Bosnek in Bulgaria at Skopje's International airport on December 3, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski.

What the decision of Amazon Web Services means for Greece

The very important investment of Amazon Web Services was the subject of the meeting of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with company executives a few hours after the announcement that Greece is among the countries where Amazon Web Services will invest in the first expansion of Local Zone infrastructure, outside the United States.

Amazon Web Services – The company invests in Greece

Foreign investment funds and large business groups have been steadily voting for Greece lately.

Today at 9.30 in the morning, the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to meet with executives of Amazon Web Services regarding the large investment of the company in our country, following today's announcements of Amazon Web Services in the USA.

Gazprom Increases Gas Supplies to Bulgaria by Nearly 44%

Gazprom increased its gas exports to Bulgaria by 43.8%.

The company's deliveries to foreign countries have increased to 171.5 billion cubic meters, which is 6.6% (10.6 billion cubic meters) more than in the same period in 2020.

Greece and Russia sign a Joint Tourism Action Plan

The Secretary General of Tourism Policy and Development Vicky Loizou visited Moscow, representing the Ministry of Tourism in the 13th Greek-Russian Joint Interministerial Committee (ECC) for Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technological Cooperation that took place on Tuesday, November 30. Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis was also present.

WHO warns of 'toxic mix' as EU chief mulls mandatory COVID jabs

The WHO issued stern warnings on Dec. 1 on the dangers of vaccination apathy and the European Union put mandatory jabs on the table as the United States registered its first case of the fast-spreading Omicron strain of the coronavirus.

Op-ed: «Its the economy, stupid»

By Yannis Kartalis

We are in a period of international tumult as global geopolitical balances have not settled after the end of the bipolar world.

At a time when there is a predominance of authoritarian leaders, untrammelled populism, and dangerous military moves, the overarching question for Greece in terms of security is, "What exactly is Turkey up to?"