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UN official says world body committed to Cyprus peace deal

The United Nations remains committed to helping rival Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots reach an agreement to bridge the island nation's ethnic rift, a senior UN official said Wednesday. The problem has been a source of instability in the east Mediterranean for decades.

Fustanellas and veladas

Modern Greece's first populist prime minister, Ioannis Kolettis, wrote that "[Alexandros] Mavrokordatos perceived Greece as Europe and the proof of this is the constitution of his government…"

They take to the streets: The whole country will be blocked

The Athens subway and tram will only operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., while buses will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be no suburban train services, and air traffic controllers and seafarers will participate in the strike, reports Kattimerini. The Athens Journalists' Union (ESIEA) announced that journalists will commence striking earlier today.

Albania’s ‘Wild River’ Vjosa Declared a National Park

Albania's Tourism and Environment Minister Mirela Kumbaro announced on Monday that the River Vjosa, its banks and the land around it are now a national park with a size of 12,727 hectares.

"We have today the final decision to declare the River Vjosa, the last wild river in Europe, a national park," Kumbaro said.

PM says tension with Turkey easing

Greece's prime minister Monday said a massive earthquake in Turkey and deadly rail disaster in northern Greece have helped de-escalate tension between the two neighbors, driven by a popular feeling of solidarity.

SIPRI: Turkey Arms Exports Grew by 69 per cent in 2018-2022

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits a drone factory. Photo: Turkish Presidency

Turkey's global share of the trade also increased in the period 2018-2022, by 0.5 per cent. Turkey's arms exports comprise 1.1 per cent of all global arms exports.

New Cyprus president to meet Mitsotakis, Sakellaropoulou on Monday

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with new Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides at Maximos Mansion in Athens on Monday at 12 p.m.

It is the Mediterranean island's first official trip as president since his election on February 12.

The two leaders will hold a joint press conference after the meeting.

Five migrants die as boat sinks in the Aegean, Turkish coastguard says

Five migrants died when a dinghy sank off the coast of southwest Turkey on Saturday, the coastguard said, adding that it had rescued 11 people, while Greece said five more migrants from the same wreck were found on a nearby island.

Pondering the new electoral landscape

With May general elections looming, political party staffs are doing their utmost to diagnose the unfolding political landscape in the aftermath of the deadly train collision in northern Greece on February 28.

ND: Mood in society not the same as in 2012

The first polls recorded after the deadly train collision in northern Greece show that the ruling conservative New Democracy party recorded a significant drop in its approval rating - around 3 percentage points.

Greek bonds unaffected by extension of pre-election period

Political developments after the railway tragedy have certainly moved onto investors' radar, however, they are not seen as a risk on the bond market, as yields have stayed put.

Moving the elections to May instead of early April, with the second polls expected in the summer, increases the time of the pre-election period.

Activists throw fliers outside ex-transport minister’s home

Members of far-left activist group Rouvikonas ("Rubicon") threw fliers Sunday outside the home of former Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis and posted the event, along with a statement, on their Facebook account.

The fliers read "Karamanlis, Minister of Crimes and Murders."

Akar: Disputes with Greece can be peacefully resolved

Disputes with Greece can be peacefully resolved through dialogue, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, while expressing his optimism over the sale of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. 

Türkiye, Sweden, Finland agree to more talks on NATO bids

Türkiye welcomes the steps taken by Finland and Sweden against the illegal PKK group, but they are not enough to ratify the Nordic countries' NATO bid, presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın said on March 9.