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Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) technology is arriving in Athens on Tuesday, with the Hellenic Trade Council aspiring to expand the modern Silk Road into an innovation channel between Greece and China by introducing Chen Haibo, founder and chief executive officer of DeepBlue Technology, to the Greek public.
Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos on Friday called a meeting of the country's National Council for Foreign Affairs (ESEP) on June 26 to discuss developments with Turkey and specifically its planned drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The minister will brief party representatives on the issues at hand. The council will be held at 1:30 p.m. (local time).
A Supreme Court official who has challenged the handling of an investigation into claims that several high-ranking opposition politicians had taken bribes from a Swiss pharmaceutical firm, has requested that his testimony before colleagues be postponed until after Greece's general elections on July 7.
Delivery of the Athens metro's extension to the port city of Piraeus is being beset by delays, with the opening of the first three stations (Aghia Varvara, Korydallos and Nikai) being pushed to early 2020 and the other three (Maniatika, Piraeus and Municipal Theater) slated to open in 2021, the company running the project has said.