Latest News from Greece

It’s now or never

We have seen "holistic plans" for the economy before, but never such thorough plans.

Most of the points raised in the so-called Pissarides Report on a long-term growth strategy for Greece (named after Cypriot Nobel Laureate Sir Christopher Pissarides who chaired the committee of experts that authored it) have been common knowledge for years. 

US Embassy and gov’t offices to remain closed on Thursday

The US Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece will be closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Greek health workers to join public sector strike on Thursday

Health workers are taking part in Thursday's nationwide 24-hour strike announced by ADEDY, Greece's largest public sector union, demanding protective measures for employees and mass hirings in the health sector.

The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) has called on its members to gather at hospital entrances at 8 a.m.

Editorial: No Age Discrimination in coronavirus spread

Since Aristotle's time some basic characteristics of the youth remain unchanged.

The Stagirite philosopher's description is decisive and unchanged.

Among other distinctive traits is a firm resistance to preaching and firm urgings.

The illusion of immortality that is inherent in the nature of youth is ominous in the current pandemic.

Experts see Piraeus Bank strengthening its credit profile

International agencies view the outlook of Piraeus Bank favorably after the formal verdict by the European Central Bank that leads to turning the Greek lender's contingent convertible bonds (CoCos) into common shares, and despite the major drop in third-quarter profits announced.

Belgium to accept 150 refugees from Greece by year-end

Belgium confirmed its intention to receive 150 refugees and asylum seekers from Greece by the end of the year during a teleconference on Wednesday between Deputy Migration Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos and the Belgian secretary of state for asylum and migration, Sammy Mahdi.

Koumoutsakos thanked the Belgian government for its practical solidarity with Greece.

Intubations rise to 597, 87 deaths from Covid-19

The number of reported deaths from Covid-19 continued to remain high in Greece with 87 patients reported dead, according to the latest data published by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) on Wednesday.

This raised the overall number of fatalities to 1,902 since the pandemic begun. The median age of those who died was 80 years.

Weber calls on EU Council to act on Turkey

The head of the European People's Party (EPP) called on members of the European Council to take action against Turkey in their next meeting in December.

Greek-operated tanker damaged by mine at Saudi terminal, says security firm

A Greek-operated tanker was damaged by a mine at a Saudi Arabian terminal, damaging its hull, British maritime security company Ambrey said on Wednesday.

The Maltese-flagged tanker Agrari, is operated by Greece's TMS Tankers, Ambrey said. TMS could not be reached for immediate comment.

Greece offers new incentives for relocation

The government is about to complete measures seen attracting businesses and workers to Greece with the submission of a clause to that effect in a bill against smuggling.

Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta sign joint memorandum on EU’s new migration rulebook

The prime ministers of the four European Union countries on the frontline of the migration crisis, namely Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta, on Wednesday sent a joint memorandum outlining their positions on the bloc's new Pact on Migration and Asylum to the German chair of the European Council, Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von de

Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta sign joint memo on EU’s new migration rulebook

Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta, which have borne the brunt of the European Union's migration crisis, have sent a joint memorandum outlining their positions regarding the bloc's new Pact on Migration and Asylum to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.