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Türkiye challenges Greek plans for Aegean marine park

Türkiye has issued a warning to its neighbor Greece, cautioning against potential tensions following Greece's announcement of plans to declare a marine park in the Aegean Sea.

Greece’s F-35 deal moves forward

The letter of acceptance (LOA) regarding Greece's request for the supply of F-35 fighter jets has been in the General Directorate of Defense Equipment and Investments since Wednesday morning.

Europe’s wildfires in 2023 were among the worst this century, report says

The 2023 wildfire season in Europe was among the worst this century, according to a European Commission report published on Wednesday.

Last year, more than half a million (504,002) hectares, an area twice the size of Luxembourg, was scorched by wildfires, according to a report on Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2023 by the Commission's Joint Research Centre.

Greece's position on so-called Kosovo remains unchanged - report

ATHENS - Quoting unnamed diplomatic sources, the Greek news agency ANA reports that Greece's position on Serbia and the so-called Kosovo remains completely unchanged.

"There has been no change of attitude, nor do we intend for there to be a change of attitude," the sources were quoted as saying.

SYRIZA condemns Turkey’s provocations, calls for diplomatic action

Greece's main opposition party, SYRIZA, issued a statement Wednesday condemning Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement regarding Greek maritime parks. SYRIZA placed blame on the government "for the downgrading of Turkish provocations" and urged diplomatic action.

Three minors die, 19 migrants rescued at Chios island

Greece has recovered the bodies of three minors and rescued 19 migrants after their dinghy hit rocks at the island of Chios in the Aegean Sea near Turkey, the coastguard said on Wednesday.

Greece has been a favored gateway to the European Union for migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia since 2015 when nearly 1 million people landed on its islands.

Top court shoots down bonuses for taller buildings

In a ruling on Tuesday, the Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, deconstructed all the arguments in favor of the bonuses included in the building regulation which can enable the construction of taller buildings.

Inflation climbed to 3.2% in March

The national inflation rate in Greece amounted to 3.2% in March climbing from 2.9% in February, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) reported on Wednesday.

ELSTAT's data confirm the rising inflation picture shown by Eurostat's statistics, according to which European Union-harmonized inflation rose in Greece to 3.4% in March, from 3.1% in February.

The losing battle against Greece’s tumbling birthrate

ORMENIO - Army sergeant Christos Giannakidis was planning to have a second child when Greece's debt crisis exploded last decade, straining his finances and erasing hope of extending the family.

One son is expensive enough, he says, especially the cost of ferrying him around his remote corner of northeastern Greece where the number of children has plummeted in recent years.

Greece rescues 14 migrants off Chios island, searches for more

Greece rescued 14 migrants including eight children from a rocky shore on the island of Chios, the coastguard said on Wednesday, adding that search-and-rescue operations were ongoing.

The migrants were believed to have reached the island in the Aegean Sea near Turkey on a dinghy, a coastguard official said. It was not immediately clear how many had been on board.