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Despite the negative economic environment and the direct impact of the pandemic on investment decision-making, Greece attracted significant investment interest in 2020, pointing to the strength of the Greek economy and the opportunities it offers, Enterprise Greece said in a report released on Thursday.
Seventy-nine pct of Greek citizens want a greater future role for the European Parliament, while 72 percent believe that the EU Recovery Plan will allow the Greek economy to recover faster from the negative effects of the pandemic, according to the latest European Parliament (Eurobarometer) survey on Europe released on Friday.
The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) reported 1,410 new infections on Friday, which drove the total number to 170,244.
None of them were reported at the country's entry points.
At the same time, 21 patients died from Covid-19, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,077. The median age of those who died was 80 years.
Infectious diseases expert Sotiris Tsiodras, one of the government's top scientific advisers on fighting Covid-19, on Friday held a telephone call with Prof. Nadir Arber, the Israeli inventor of a promising drug against the virus.
During his recent visit to Israel, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered to have a hospital in Greece take part in clinical trials.
Arsenal will play Benfica in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie in Athens due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in the United Kingdom regarding arrivals from Portugal, UEFA said on Friday.
The match will kick off at Olympiakos Piraeus' home ground in the Greek capital at 7.55 p.m. local time on February 25.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday met with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides in Athens.
Talks focused on bilateral and regional cooperation as well as coordination between Athens and Nisocia in light of tension in the eastern Mediterranean and developments regarding the Cyprus problem, the Foreign Ministry said in a tweet.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias On Friday met with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Athens.
In a tweet, Dendias said the aim of the visit was "to further strengthen bilateral relations and discuss ways to advance broader regional cooperation."
No more details were immediately available about the meeting.
Akram Khan's critically acclaimed production of "Giselle" for the English National Ballet, is coming to computer screens in Greece from the Christmas Theater on February 19-22. In this modern version of the romantic 19th century ballet, the acclaimed choreographer injects this tale of love, betrayal and redemption with elements of kathak, a traditional South Asian dance form.