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Greek, Egyptian FMs affirm strategic relationship

Greek Foreign Minister Georgios Gerapetritis, after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Athens on Monday, stated that the two countries have "a strategic relationship that shall not be determined by external factors."

Prosecutor orders investigation into fire at catering factory linked to mass food poisoning in schools

A Supreme Court prosecutor has ordered officials in Lamia to investigate the causes of a fire that completely destroyed the factory of a catering company that has been linked to an outbreak of food poisoning among primary schoolchildren.

The Giannitsis factory, which was located in an industrial part of the Central Greece city, was completely gutted in a fire on Sunday evening.

Greece to deport nine European nationals over pro-Palestinian protest

Nine protesters from Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain, arrested during a pro-Palestinian demonstration at the University of Athens School of Law last week are set to be deported from Greece, their lawyers said on Monday.

Why fuel remains so expensive in Greece

Fuel prices in Greece are not just high, they are consistently higher than the European Union average, both before and after taxes.

Greek FM expresses condolences following death of Iran’s Raisi

Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis on Monday expressed his condolences "to the government and the people of Iran" for the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. The two officials were killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain near the Azerbaijan border, according to officials and state media.

Türkiye dismisses far-right Greek claims on Pontus

Türkiye has dismissed recent claims by far-right groups in Greece regarding the historical region of Pontus as "baseless," arguing that the assertions are aimed at harming bilateral relations.

Greek PM urges Commission to take action on multinationals

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has penned a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, urging action on the issue of Territorial Supply Constraints (TSCs) within the European Single Market. 

PAOK players celebrate 4th Greek league title

PAOK players celebrate with the Greek Super League cup after becoming champions, in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Sunday. PAOK will enter the qualifying rounds of the Champions League next season after beating fellow Thessaloniki club Aris 2-1 to win the country's championship for the fourth time.

Can the Prespa accord be changed or annulled?

On the day the Prespa Agreement signed between Greece and North Macedonia was ratified by the Greek Parliament, the then leader of the main opposition and current Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, assailing ing its text, had declared on the floor of the Parliament: "So, if the Prespa Agreement is ratified, it will not be possible to annul it the next day, as it supersedes any law.

National issues, cost of living to dominate the weekly agenda

We are just three weeks away from the European elections, and political leaders are intensifying their pre-election campaigns, touring around the country.

National issues, particularly the dispute between Greece and the newly elected government of North Macedonia, relations with Turkey, and the crisis in the Middle East, dominate the agenda.

Civil servants planning strike, protest rally on Tuesday

The umbrella union representing Greece's public sector workers, ADEDY, has announced a nationwide 24-hour strike on Tuesday. 

The union is calling for a horizontal increase of 10% in the salaries of public sector employees, the reinstatement of the two additional salaries in the public sector known as the Christmas and Easter bonuses and collective bargaining.