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Cyprus: The island the world forgot

At 6 a.m. on July 20, 1974, Turkish troops stormed into the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with Article III of the Treaty of Guarantee of the first constitution of 1960. This mandated each of the guaranteeing parties - Greece, Turkey and Great Britain - "to take action with the sole aim of re-establishing the state of affairs" if that were ever threatened.

A Migrant Camp in Greece Was Evacuated duet to a Fire

A large fire broke out in a migrant-populated camp on the Greek island of Samos. Authorities have begun evacuating its occupants, according to BGNES.

There was a conflict between Afghans and Syrians living in the camp, with three people injured. Local police say there have been no injuries since the tension.

Ex-PM says he may also go on record about 2015 negotiations with creditors

SYRIZA opposition leader and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday that he may be compelled to give his own account of the make-or-break negotiations between his recently elected leftist-led government and European creditors in the first half of 2015 that saw Greece teetering on the brink of expulsion from the eurozone.

"We even changed the name of the country for the sake of EU negotiations"

Pendarovski said in an interview for the Vienna-based daily newspaper "Die Presse" that his country had changed its name to obtain accession negotiations.
"So far, no candidate country has done so", he said.
If the accession negotiations are delayed further, the EU will lose its credibility and, as Pendarovski says, Euro-enthusiasm will be drastically reduced.

Historic icon on procession

A monk attends a procession in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Monday, of an icon of the Panagia Soumela - believed to have been painted in the 4th century by the Apostle Luke - which for centuries reposed in a Greek Orthodox monastery on the Black Sea coast of northeast Turkey. The icon's procession coincides with the centenary of the genocide of Pontic Greeks in 1919-22. [Intime News] 

EU proposes Turkey sanctions

European foreign ministers on Monday upped the ante against Ankara, heralding sanctions against companies and individuals involved in illegal prospecting for oil and gas in Cyprus' territorial waters while also committing to restricting arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria. 

Selonda gets ‘Fish from Greece’ certification

Selonda Aquaculture has received the "Fish from Greece" private certification from the TUV Hellas monitoring organization, concerning responsible fish farming and underscoring the high quality of Greek fish.
After acquiring the certification, the fish distributed by the Greek firm will also bear the "Fish from Greece" tag.

Central, eastern Greece to feel the heat on Tuesday

Daytime temperatures in many parts of the country are expected to hit unseasonal highs of 30 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with the warmest weather forecast in eastern parts of the country and the Aegean islands, the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) said on Monday.

Turkey likens Syria push to Cyprus intervention

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's military offensive into northeast Syria is as "vital" to Turkey as its 1974 military intervention in Cyprus, which split the island in two.

In a speech he delivered in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday, Erdogan also made clear Turkey would not halt its offensive despite the widespread condemnation it has drawn.

Tsipras slams ND as he seeks to broaden electoral catchment

Leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras went on the offensiveon Monday as he launched a campaign aimed at expanding his party's electoral catchment, accusing the New Democracy government of reneging on its pre-election promises.

More than Half a Million Bulgarians Are Going to Travel During Christmas and New Year Holidays

This is indicated by the statistics of the Institute for Analysis and Evaluation in Tourism.

More than half a million Bulgarians are expected to travel to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays. About 140,000 of them will welcome holidays outside Bulgaria, according to statistics from the Institute for Tourism Analyzes and Assessments.

Greek Expressionism | Athens | To January 5, 2020

The Athens Municipal Gallery pays tribute to often overlooked yet important Greek artists who were active in the second half of the 20th century with "Exception: Aspects of Expressionism in Greece." The main part of the exhibition is dedicated to painter Giorgos Bouzianis and engraver Giorgos Economidis, local pioneers of the the expressionist scene developed in Germany and France, as well as t

Terna Energy Finance to launch green bond tender offer Oct. 16

Terna Energy Finance, the financing arm of Terna Energy, will launch a tender on Oct. 16 for a green bond loan of up to 150 million euros, it said on Monday.

The offer for the seven-year bond will end on Oct. 18, it said.

A source at Terna Energy said that about 90 million euros from the bond will be used to build a wind park in Greece and to buy one in the United States.

Greek PM facing a tough balancing act at EU summit

At his first European Council meeting this week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will face a difficult balancing act of backing further funding for Turkey to curb the flow of refugees through Greece while also supporting sanctions against Ankara for its illegal drilling off Cyprus and its incursion in northern Syria.