Latest News from Greece
A vote by lawmakers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the final amendments to revise the constitution in accordance with the Prespes accord signed with Greece is expected to be held on January 15, House speaker Talat Xhaferi said Monday.
He said that the parliamentary committees tasked with reviewing the final amendments will convene as of December 17.
Europol officers with expertise in counterterrorism and curbing organized crime are to be sent to locations in Evros, northern Greece, and regional airports in the coming months to intensify inspections on undocumented migrants entering the country from the land border with Turkey and gather information on crime networks, Kathimerini understands.
Hospital doctors and medical staff will walk off the job from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, following a call to action by the Federation of Hospital Doctors of Greece and the national union of public hospital workers.
Unionists' demands include permanent hirings, the employment of support staff and wage increases.
In 2015 frustration spurred Greeks to vote for a party that vowed to turn things upside down with a supposedly heroic renegotiation of the bailout agreements with the country's foreign lenders and partners. But SYRIZA repeated all the bad habits that led Greece to default: nepotism, corruption, misguided handouts, mass hirings, interference in institutions and reliance on party acolytes.