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Does Greece have what it takes to become a normal European country? In fact, this should be our overall objective in the years to come.
The reforms, which will soon be put to vote in Parliament, are a step in this direction, but they need the support of political parties across the left-right spectrum.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to pay an official visit to Greece before Easter (April 20), sources have told Kathimerini.
A date for the trip has not yet been set but Merkel is expected to show her support for Greeces adjustment efforts in the wake of its next bailout tranche being approved at an informal Eurogroup in Athens on April 1.
Political parties in Cyprus canceled all their public events over the weekend as a mark of respect for Defense Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos, who died at the age of 48 on Saturday after suffering a brain hemorrhage at his office a day earlier.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who had known Mitsopoulos since he studied in Greece in the 1980s, expressed his condolences.
Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani has ordered an investigation into whether a solicitors office had knowledge of or helped a recent uprising by prisoners at Domokos jail in central Greece.
There are allegations that lawyers were aware that there was going to be a protest against plans to build a maximum-security facility in Domokos.
Air arrivals from abroad posted a 16.9 percent yearly increase in the first two months of the year, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The number of air arrivals in Greece came to 602,222, from 515,379 in the same period in 2013.
Most flew in to the countrys biggest airport in Athens.
The union representing secondary school teachers in Greece (OLME) failed to reach an agreement on Friday with Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over the future of 212 teachers who entered the public sector mobility scheme on reduced wages eight months ago but are now due to be sacked.