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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.

Greek lawmakers approve campus police in contentious education reform

Greek lawmakers passed legislation on Thursday that allows special police on university campuses as part of education reforms that opponents say threaten academic freedom established after the end of military rule in the 1970s.

Defying coronavirus restrictions, thousands of people rallied in central Athens for a second day, as legislators debated the bill.

Turkey slams 'Friendship Forum' held in Athens

Ankara on Feb. 11 criticized the Greek foreign minister's "unfounded accusations and slander" against Turkey at a meeting of the "Friendship Forum" in Greece's capital Athens. 

Luring private family wealth managers to Greece

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.

Electric cars have bucked general trend

The year has started with a quite predictable double-digit percentage drop in new car sales, given the uncertainty regarding the course of the pandemic and its effects on household finances and the national economy. At the same time, though, electric car sales continue to show an increase, as the incentives continue to pay dividends.

Supply chain underestimated

The supply chain in Greece may have maintained high efficiency in crucial economic sectors, such as pharmaceuticals and food, but has run into shortages in infrastructure, technology and means of transportation that reduced its effectiveness in other commodities (electronics and consumer products).

Labor market remains on ice

The labor market is still on ice in Greece as a result of the pandemic and the constant changes forced on the operation of stores and the economy. Therefore in January the Labor Ministry's Ergani hirings database recorded a positive balance with the creation of 2,338 jobs, but that was only half as many as a year earlier.

More lockdowns on the horizon as numbers continue to rise

At least two more parts of Greece are close to a full lockdown similar to that which began in Attica Thursday, as data continue to show a four-digit rise in coronavirus infections.

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