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Speaking nearly a year after the deadly wildfires in the seaside resort of Mati, east of Athens, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heralded the restructuring of the country's civil protection mechanism, while promising that the 112 emergency telephone number will be operational by the end of the year.
Greece may need stability in Europe and the world so that it can make up for lost time, but everything is in flux. We may have a new government and new faces in politics, we may hope that Greece is entering a period of stability and growth, but this will depend on many factors inside and outside the country.
Greece's Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis discussed about American investments in the country which remain pending in a meeting Friday with US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
The ambassador noted that there are "important opportunities" to develop trade relations in investments such as the massive development project in Elliniko and the Elefsina shipyards.
Greece's current account balance showed a larger surplus in May compared to the same month last year, on the back of an improved balance in the primary income account due to lower net payments for interest and dividends, the Bank of Greece said on Friday.
Central bank data showed the surplus at 301 million euros from a surplus of 37 million euros in May 2018.
5.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale was registered in Greece. The tremor was recorded at 11.13 am
There is no information about seriously injured people or major damages. There were power cuts in Athens.
The epicentre of the earthquake is located 23 km northwest of Athens, reports the European Mediterranean Seismological Center.
Featuring performers from Greece, Germany, Georgia, France, Turkey, the United States, Russia and China, the 10th Samos Young Artists Festival bridges cultural divides with seven concerts at the open-air theater of Pythagoreion. The concerts pay tribute to 18th- and 19th-century European music and include performances of Italian Baroque and traditional Mediterranean classics.
Now in its eighth year, the Penny Marathon raises awareness and funds for stray and neglected animals through a pet-friendly walk/run. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) will host the last 10 kilometer-leg of the 42k race, in which participants will run, swim, cycle and paddle. The race was established by two Greek Australians looking to bolster animal rights in Greece.
In a post on Twitter in Greek and German, Germany's new ambassador in Athens, Ernst Reichel, announced his arrival.
Reichel, who said "Hello Greece!" in both Greek and Germany, previously served as Germany's ambassador to Ukraine and as the head of the German Foreign Ministry's office for Southeastern Europe and Turkey.