Latest News from Greece

White Christmas not in the cards for Athens

Athenians hoping for a white Christmas are unlikely to see their wishes come true, as the Greek capital - or most of the country for that matter - rarely see snow in December, data from the Athens Observatory show.

Hundreds of religious sites targeted in 2017

A total of 556 incidents targeting religious sites were recorded in Greece in 2017, according to a report by the Education Ministry's department of religious affairs.

The incidents, mostly acts of vandalism, robberies, arson attacks and acts of sacrilege, occurred at 537 Christian, 11 Jewish and eight Muslim sites.

Macedonian, Greek PMs to be Nominated for Nobel Prize

One of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winners, Tunisian economist Uided Bushamaui, has said she will nominate the two prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece, Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras, for signing a landmark agreement between their countries.

We welcome cooperation with like-minded countries, Israel's ambassador to Cyprus says

The partnership among Cyprus, Greece and Israel is not exclusive, and the three countries welcome cooperation with other like-minded parties to promote the goals of stability, security and prosperity, the Ambassador of Israel to Cyprus, Shmuel Revel, has told the Cyprus News Agency, in an interview ahead of the Cyprus, Greece and Israel Trilateral Summit that will take place on December 20, in

Hurriyet Daily News: Bulgaria Likely Option for TurkStream 2nd Route

Turkey will transform from an end user to an intermediate user with the commissioning of the second line of the TurkStream natural gas project, while eliminating transit risks through Ukraine, Volkan Özdemir, head of the Ankara-based Institute for Energy Markets and Policies (EPPEN), said in an interview with Anadolu Agency, quoted by Hurriyet Daily News. 

Skopje, Sofia Not Speaking Same Language When It Comes To Macedonian

Macedonia and Bulgaria's long-simmering dispute over the Macedonian language is threatening to boil over again, just as Skopje nears a resolution to its dispute with Greece over the name "Macedonia'', reported Radio Free Europe. 

Greek president offers 'undivided support' after bomb attack

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday expressed his "undivided support" for the owners, management and staff of Skai TV and Kathimerini newspaper, whose offices were attacked earlier in the day.

24 km more from the Struma Мotorway will be Open for Exploitation

The Ministers of Regional Development and Public Works Petya Avramova and Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Rosen Zhelyazkov will find the newly built Kresna - Sandanski section of the Strouma highway, which is 23.6 km long, the press office of MRDPW announced.
 

Greece must prove it means business

As next year looks set to bring multiple challenges in global markets, it is important for Greece to convince international investors that the fiscal risk has diminished and to normalize its credit system, UBS Wealth Management Global Chief Economist Paul Donovan tells Kathimerini.

Agenda

MONDAY

Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis will address an informative event by his ministry and the Technical Chamber of Greece on "The Built Environment and Electronic Systems: The Online Issue of Construction Licenses." Starts at 4 p.m. at the chamber's headquarters, 4 Nikis, Syntagma, Athens.

Kotzias: Let lawmakers vote freely on FYROM name deal

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says lawmakers should be allowed to vote freely, in a secret ballot, on the agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) which he helped broker last July.

US official sends clear message to Turkey over Cyprus drilling

In an exclusive interview with Kathimerini's Sunday edition, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell has sent a clear message to Ankara not to obstruct drilling for hydrocarbons that is under way in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), while hailing Greece as a "fantastic ally" to the United States in the region.

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