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Dendias holds talks in Abu Dhabi

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, currently on a visit to Abu Dhabi, was scheduled to meet on Monday with business representatives in a bid to strengthen bilateral economic relations between Greece and the United Arab Emirates.

Mitsotakis receives Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II on Monday at the Maximos Mansion.
Mitsotakis thanked the Patriarch for the patriarchate's missionary work in Africa.
On his part, the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa warmly thanked the Greek State and the Church of Greece for their support and cooperation. [ANA-MPA]

Party-list system in cards for European elections

Greece's conservative government is mulling the reintroduction of the party-list system in European Parliament elections in a bid to promote the emergence of serious but less recognizable candidates, Kathimerini understands. 

Potami centrists close to suspending operations

To Potami's political council on Monday proposed that Greece's centrist party suspends its operations ahead of a meeting of party representatives on November 24.
A statement said the reason behind the proposal for the party's suspension was the decimation of Potami's local groups.

Athens and Berlin on the same page on migration

Berlin shares Athens' basic positions on the migration issue, Germany's new Ambassador to Greece Ernst Reichel has said in an interview with Kathimerini. Reichel says that given the bloc's failure to reach a consensus on the issue, the German government favors establishing a critical mass of European Union member-states willing to create a relocation system.

Invest in Greece forum next month in New York

The 21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum will be held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 9.
The event has a 21-year track record and this year is expecting to see 1,000-plus delegates and government leaders from Greece, Europe and the US as well as business leaders and top executives from the investment, financial and business communities.

Inaugural Southeast Europe conference in Washington

Business leaders, policy makers and think-tank experts are to converge in Washington on Monday for the inaugural Southeast Europe & East Med conference, a joint initiative of the Delphi Economic Forum and Kathimerini aimed at boosting dialogue and the potential for cooperation between the US and countries in the Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region. 

Editorial : Rotten apples

The new government which was elected on 7 July has been in office for five months and by all accounts has done substantial work.

Dubious estate agents marring success of Golden Visa scheme

The performance and the reputation of the "Golden Visa" residence permit program in Greece are being tarnished by the presence of a number of companies that are of doubtful origin and solvency and have been active in the local market over the last couple of years despite lacking the necessary funds.

Baby dies in Greek refugee camp: MSF

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Nov. 16 that a 9-month-old baby died in the Moria refugee camp in Greece.

State psychiatric hospitals send out distress signals

Greece's three main psychiatric hospitals are reportedly in crisis mode due to an increasing influx of patients, understaffing, a lack of funding, crumbling infrastructure as well as severe equipment shortages.

Greece to pay off loans from IMF early

As long expected, Greece will pay off early its high-interest loans from the IMF.

The date that has been set is 25 November and the amount is 2.8bn euros.

Μάνδρα : Συγκλονίζουν οι μαρτυρίες των κατοίκων, δύο χρόνια μετά

The move was approved by the Board of the ESM and the Governing Board of the IMF.

One in four unaccompanied child-migrants live on the street

Shocking data have emerged from a recent study of unaccompanied child migrants entitled "Children as prey: Exclusion and exploitation of unaccompanied child-migrants in Greece, Italy, and Spain".

Man dies after being hit by train near Soufli

A man believed to be an undocumented migrant died on Saturday morning after being hit by a train en route to Ormenio from Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece.
The incident occurred near the town of Soufli, close to the Turkish border, with authorities suspecting that the man had slipped into Greece through the Evros region.

The contribution of Albanians

The contribution of Albanians and ethnic Greeks from Albania to the Greek economy is indisputable. The big migration wave of the 1990s revitalized almost all professions and remains a decisive factor in the country's economic development. Greece gained capable blue-collar workers and laborers who, with their dedication and hard work, continue to contribute to the country and create wealth.