Latest News from Greece

Greece woos private family wealth management services

Greece is preparing new measures to attract family offices offering dedicated wealth management services to ultra-rich clients, as it seeks to overhaul its image as an investment destination, two senior government officials said.

Enterprise Greece says 2020 was a positive year

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.

Greece’s first COOPAthon to take place Feb 26-28

The British Council in Greece and the Education Ministry's General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning are organizing the first COOPAthon in Greece on February 26-28.

Poll: Majority of Greeks want bigger role for EU Parliament

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.

Another 1,410 new Covid-19 cases reported 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.

Tsiodras holds telephone call with Israeli inventor of promising Covid-19 drug

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 v Benfica Europa League game to be played in Athens

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.

Dendias, Christodoulides hold talks in Athens

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.

Dendias meets Iraqi counterpart in Athens

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 ‘Giselle’ | February 19-22

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.

Greece Braces for Medea Storm, Traffic Restricted

As of this morning, temperatures in Greece are plummeting and strong winds are rising, the National Observatory in Athens reported a strong cyclone coming with freezing temperatures, snow, icy roads.

Regional forum directed against Turkey, says Aksoy

Turkey has criticized the regional Philia (Friendship) Forum that convened Thursday in Athens, describing it as "an attempt to form an alliance built upon hostility towards Turkey."

Turkey says it will only join Cyprus talks with two-state proposal

Turkey will only join talks to resolve decades of dispute over Cyprus with a proposal to establish two states on the island, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday, adding previous failed proposals should not be on the agenda.