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Greek PM: Relations with Turkey not low like 2020

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to reassure his compatriots late June 14 that despite strong rhetoric from Turkey, relations are not at the low of 2020 when the neighbors' warships were shadowing each other in the eastern Mediterranean.

Mitsotakis: The Security of Greece is Guaranteed, We have Strong Allies

"Ankara is solely responsible for escalating tensions between Greece and Turkey", Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with state-run ERT television. He noted that it was the neighboring country that began flying over the inhabited Greek islands after his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, where the two agreed to reduce tensions.

Cruise ship arrivals increased by 25% compared to 2019

The arrivals of cruise ships in Greece will 25%  more compared to 2019, announced the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias from Genoa where he is participating in the European Summit of the International Association of Cruise Companies (CLIA).

Nikola Jokic to play for Serbia at EuroBasket!

Center Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic will be able to play for the Serbian national team at the European Championship 2022, as Serbian NBA star confirmed this to coach Svetislav Pesic. So, Jokic will play in the August "window" and at the European Championship, but he will not play in the June "window" due to NBA league rules that limit how much time a basketball player can spend with the team.

Greece pushes back more than 41,000 migrants since 2020: Report

Greece has pushed back a total of 41,523 irregular migrants to Turkish waters between 2020 and May 31, 2022, according to a report by Turkey's Ombudsman Institution (KDK).

The report also said that 53 irregular migrants in 2021 and 33 others in 2022 lost their lives - either drowned or froze to death - due to pushbacks.

Turkey favors dialogue with Greece to resolve problems: Akar

Turkey and Greece can resolve their problems only by establishing dialogue and direct contacts, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said, criticizing certain Greek politicians for escalating tension between the two neighbors for their political ambitions.

German media: Holidays in Greece up to 30% more expensive

"After the years of the pandemic, many head to the sunny south. However, the consequences of high inflation and high energy prices are also felt in Greece. This makes holidays in Greece up to 30% more expensive ".

This reports on the increase in prices in the Greek tourism sector, was published on the website of Bavarian radio station BR.

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German Finance Minister in Athens on Tuesday

The long-awaited visit of Foreign Minister Analena Berbock (of the Greens) may have been canceled due to covid, but the line-up of top German politicians in Greece is no way over. On Friday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's visited Thessaloniki for a "Balkan dinner".

Editorial: Political risk

Ruling New Democracy in a few weeks will enter its fourth year in power, which means the country will effectively be in a pre-electoral period, especially since there have been rampant rumours of early elections for many months.

Energy Commission Chief: Bulgaria has Not Signed a Contract for the Supply of US LNG Yet

"If the storage in Chiren is not 100% full and the gas connection with Greece does not work, there is a risk of gas supply to consumers and district heating". This was stated on BNT by the chairman of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) Stanislav Todorov. He also announced that a contract for the supply of American liquefied natural gas has not been signed yet.

Eurogroup to permit Greece’s exit from enhanced surveillance status

On Thursday June 16, the Eurogroup is expected to give the "green light" for Greece's exit from the status of enhanced surveillance and return to "European normalcy." The political approval of the exit process, which is expected to take place on August 21, marks the official end of the memorandum period for Greece.