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Cavusoglu: Ankara seeks to defend Turkish-Cypriots’ rights in Cyprus’ EEZ

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has told the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean that Ankara's activity in the Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ] of the Republic of Cyprus aims to "guarantee that the rights of the Turkish-Cypriots are accepted by the Greek-Cypriot administration, Greece, the EU, and everyone else".

Man dies after falling off Rio-Antirrio bridge

A 23-year-old man died on Wednesday after falling off the busy Rio-Antirrio bridge in western Greece.
No details were immediately available as to how the incident happened. Some unconfirmed reports in Greek media suggested the man was cycling when he fell off  the cable-stayed bridge.

European Music Day | Greece | June 21

European Music Day will be extra special this year as the popular institution celebrates its 20th anniversary. Here in Greece, 48 towns, cities and other locations will be hosting more than 400 artists from different parts of the world - from full orchestras to small ensembles, solo artists and DJs - at 270 venues, from June 21 to 23.

Greece faced with threat of future desertification

The Eastern Mediterranean and Greece run the risk of desertification over coming decades according to climate experts who spoke to Kathimerini on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on Monday.

The protracted crisis and descent of Golden Dawn

Greece's Golden Dawn sustained significant losses in the two recent election races in Greece. In its former stronghold of Laconia in the Peloponnese, the neo-Nazi party lost more than 50 percent of the support it had in the 2014 European Parliament elections in last month's contest.

EU's Juncker looks back on lessons from Greece

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker looked back on six milestones that "shaped the euro and European Union as we know it," making particular reference to Greece and the Greek crisis. 

Editorial: Energy roles and obligations

Only dreamers could have really believed that drilling for and exploiting hydrocarbons would have been an easy affair.

Similarly, one must view as dreamers those who envision global energy roles and loads of revenues without fully assuming the responsibilities that these roles entail.

Ankara only seeking to protect Turkish-Cypriot rights, says FM

The "only thing" that Ankara wants with its recent activities in the Eastern Mediterranean is to "guarantee that the rights of Turkish-Cypriots are accepted by the Greek-Cypriot administration, Greece, the EU and everyone else," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted by the state-run Anadolou Agency as saying on Wednesday.

Rain, thunder and hail set to hit Greek capital

More rain, thunder and hail was expected to hit the Greek capital for a second day, after Tuesday's downpours caused traffic jams and other problems.

Heavy Traffic on the Way to Greece through Makaza Border Checkpoint all Summer

The one-day sea that the inhabitants of Kardzali and the region practiced during the summer months has become a mission impossible. Although the nearest beaches of the Aegean Sea are less than 80 km away, fewer Kardzalian people have the courage to get into the car to spend a few hours on the seashore.

Five-way electoral debate on 1 July, no one-on-one between Tsipras, Mitsotakis

An inter-party committee that convenes at the Interior Ministry has decided that the sole parliamentary elections debate will be held on 1 July between PM and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata, KKE Greek Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas, and Centrists' Union leader Vasilis Leventis.

Taxation on coffee boosts smuggling

"Such high taxation strengthens coffee smuggling and reduces the chances for investments," commented Mario Cerutti, president of the European Coffee Federation (ECF), as he described the consequences of coffee taxation in Greece.

Country improving in terms of innovation

Greece's record in innovation showed an improvement from 2010 to 2018. Although the country considerably lags the European average, it appears that the innovation gap between Greece and the European Union has been reduced over the last nine years.