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Red Cross, Cosco team up to help children preparing for uni

The Hellenic Red Cross and Chinese shipping giant Cosco on Monday announced the launch of the "Children Included" program to support 2,180 children from poor families at risk of social exclusion.

The announcement was made just days after Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Greece.

Greek PM presents incentives for more solidarity with islands in migration crisis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the country's 13 regional governors in Athens on Monday to present them with a plan that will link local government's funding to their support for the transfer of thousands of migrants and refugees from the islands to the mainland.

Greek PM presents action plan for migration, slams Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the country's 13 regional governors in Athens on Monday to present them with a plan that will link local government's funding to their support for the transfer of thousands of migrants and refugees from the islands to the mainland. 

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.

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