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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. 

Italgas to enter Greek market

Italy's biggest natural gas distribution company, Italgas, is on the verge of entering the Greek market.

Kathimerini understands that Europe's third largest gas distributor is very close to reaching an agreement with fellow Italian Eni Gas e Luce for the acquisition of the latter's portfolio in the Greek gas grid.

Xi’s visit seen deepening Greek-Chinese ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Greece has opened up more promising prospects for the two countries' friendship and win-win cooperation, according to Greek officials and observers.

American IS repatriated from Turkish-Greek border

Turkey's interior minister says an American Islamic State group suspect who was stranded in a no man's land between Greece and Turkey, has been deported to the United States.
Suleyman Soylu said Friday the man was put on a plane "a short time ago."

Greece unveils Macedonia trademark

Greece has unveiled a new logo and brand identity to be used for all products made in its Macedonia region. The trademark combines a blue-and-white logo with the motto "Macedonia the Great" - a reference to ancient warrior king Alexander the Great.

American IS suspect awaits repatriation from Turkey

Turkey's state-run media says an American man suspected of being an Islamic State group member remains in no man's land on the border between Turkey and Greece for a fifth day.

Police out in force for anniversary

Police will be out in force over the next three days as events get under way to mark the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against Greece's military dictatorship amid concern about upheaval following tense clashes between police and far-left demonstrators over the past week.

Mitsotakis, Merkel discuss burgeoning refugee crisis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday discussed the migration issue amid increasing arrivals from Turkey and a report calling for action to head off a new crisis. 

‘Macedonia the Great’ will be the brand for Greek Macedonian products

The official brand that will be placed on products from the Greek province of Macedonia - the largest part of the geographic region of Macedonia - was presented today at an event in Thessaloniki attended by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Head of 2021 committee: Celebrations will be more significant than 2004 Olympics

In comments to Skai television channel, the head of the committee tasked with overseeing preparations to mark the bicentenary of Greece's 19-century revolt against Ottoman Turkey, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, said the celebrations would be more significant than those for the 2004 Olympics, for which she headed the organizing committee.

Preparations get underway for 1973 student uprising commemoration

Preparations got underway on Friday as Greece gears up for the commemorative events marking the 46th three-day anniversary of the Polytechnic student uprising of 1973.

"The message of the Polytechnic is timeless and continues to teach and inspire us," Εducation Minister Niki Kerameus said in a statement on Friday.