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Greek PM presents incentives for more solidarity with islands in migration crisis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the country's 13 regional governors in Athens on Monday to present them with a plan that will link local government's funding to their support for the transfer of thousands of migrants and refugees from the islands to the mainland.

Greek PM presents action plan for migration, slams Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the country's 13 regional governors in Athens on Monday to present them with a plan that will link local government's funding to their support for the transfer of thousands of migrants and refugees from the islands to the mainland. 

Party-list system in cards for European elections

Greece's conservative government is mulling the reintroduction of the party-list system in European Parliament elections in a bid to promote the emergence of serious but less recognizable candidates, Kathimerini understands. 

Potami centrists close to suspending operations

To Potami's political council on Monday proposed that Greece's centrist party suspends its operations ahead of a meeting of party representatives on November 24.
A statement said the reason behind the proposal for the party's suspension was the decimation of Potami's local groups.

Athens and Berlin on the same page on migration

Berlin shares Athens' basic positions on the migration issue, Germany's new Ambassador to Greece Ernst Reichel has said in an interview with Kathimerini. Reichel says that given the bloc's failure to reach a consensus on the issue, the German government favors establishing a critical mass of European Union member-states willing to create a relocation system.

Invest in Greece forum next month in New York

The 21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum will be held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 9.
The event has a 21-year track record and this year is expecting to see 1,000-plus delegates and government leaders from Greece, Europe and the US as well as business leaders and top executives from the investment, financial and business communities.

Inaugural Southeast Europe conference in Washington

Business leaders, policy makers and think-tank experts are to converge in Washington on Monday for the inaugural Southeast Europe & East Med conference, a joint initiative of the Delphi Economic Forum and Kathimerini aimed at boosting dialogue and the potential for cooperation between the US and countries in the Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region. 

Editorial : Rotten apples

The new government which was elected on 7 July has been in office for five months and by all accounts has done substantial work.

Baby dies in Greek refugee camp: MSF

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Nov. 16 that a 9-month-old baby died in the Moria refugee camp in Greece.

One in four unaccompanied child-migrants live on the street

Shocking data have emerged from a recent study of unaccompanied child migrants entitled "Children as prey: Exclusion and exploitation of unaccompanied child-migrants in Greece, Italy, and Spain".

The contribution of Albanians

The contribution of Albanians and ethnic Greeks from Albania to the Greek economy is indisputable. The big migration wave of the 1990s revitalized almost all professions and remains a decisive factor in the country's economic development. Greece gained capable blue-collar workers and laborers who, with their dedication and hard work, continue to contribute to the country and create wealth.

Police to enforce 'special plan' for 1973 anniversary

More than 5,000 police officers will be on duty on Saturday and Sunday for events commemorating the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against Greece's junta amid simmering tensions following a series of raids on squats as well as a standoff earlier this week between police and students at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Proper consultation

This time the debate on the tax bill is not taking place in a ceremonial fashion - simply because public consultation is required by law.
This time around, the consultation seems genuine.
The New Democracy government is reportedly already improving its proposals after taking into consideration citizens' comments and objections. Only good can come of this procedure.

Mitsotakis vows to support Zaev if Prespes deal honored

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday essentially offered his support to North Macedonia Premier Zoran Zaev and his country's effort to unstick its stalled bid for European Union accession talks but emphasized that Skopje would have to honor the terms of the Prespes name deal. 

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