Latest News from Greece
The son of former Cypriot Interior Minister Dinos Michailides, who is on trial for money laundering in arms deals involving Greeces ex-Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, has been seriously injured in an attack in southern Athens.
Marios Michailides suffered a head injury and broken ribs when three men attacked him at a hotel in Palaio Faliro on Tuesday.
As Nikos Romanos started a thirst strike Wednesday, Greek Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou submitted an amendment in Parliament aimed at breaking the deadlock over the 21-year-old jailed anarchist and robber.
Romanos has been on hunger strike since November 10 over authorities' refusal to grand him an educational leave to attend classes at a Greek technical college (TEI).
The Vertical Gas Corridor connecting the gas grids of Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, will have a capacity of 3-5 billion cubic meters a year, according to reports of Greece's Energy Ministry.
On Tuesday, the three countries agreed to build the Vertical Gas Corridor as an alternative to the South Stream gas pipeline project, according to the Bulgarian National Radio.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday named former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas as his coalitions candidate for early presidential elections this month, paving the way for weeks of political turbulence as the government scrambles to garner the 180 votes required to endorse Dimas and avert snap general elections.
A 63-year-old motorist died Tuesday when his car was swept up by floodwaters on a country road near Scholari in the municipality of Thermi following heavy rainfall.
A 64-year-old woman who had been in the car with him managed to get out of the vehicle and was transferred to the hospital with symptoms of hypothermia.
Police and the fire service in Larissa, central Greece, were investigating the exact circumstances of the death of a man whose charred body was discovered Tuesday on a construction site in the city.
Local residents had called the authorities to the scene, saying they had seen a figure engulfed in flames at the site after hearing cries.