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Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to scrap its part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey, designed to reduce unchecked migration to Europe from the east.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Moscow for an official visit being touted as the beginning of the end of a frosty period in traditionally warm ties between Greece and Russia and during which energy cooperation is expected to be a key focus of talks.
Tsipras is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, as well as his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.
Greece has a very poor record as far as the amounts invested in startups by venture capital funds are concerned: Since 2013, no more than 220 million euros has been invested in local startups, placing Greece in 23rd place among 34 European countries, according to Atomico's annual report presented this week, titled "The State of Europe Tech 2018."
Political and economic developments in Greece indicate that general elections are approaching.
The leftist-led coalition government appears to have run its course.
Officials are hoping, of course, that the climate might be reversed with the help of a series of pledges for new handouts to voters as well as the touting of alleged political scandals.
A 50-year-old man was killed Thursday after a tree he was cutting down near the village of Ano Kalentini in Arta, western Greece, fell on him.
The local fire service was informed about the incident shortly after noon and dispatched six firefighters and three engines to the scene, but the 50-year-old had died by the time they arrived.