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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is confident that Greece will be able to deal with Turkey's increasingly aggressive behavior in the Aegean and off the coast of Cyprus thanks to its "strong" alliances and foreign policy, while he also feels that the Turkish operation in Syria risks "adding another source of instability in an already unstable part of the world."
Greece's industrial output fell 0.6 percent in August compared to the same month last year, after a revised 1.7 percent drop in July, statistics service ELSTAT said on Thursday.
The index components show that manufacturing production rose 0.1 percent from the same month in 2018, while mining output decreased 23.1 percent.
Fifteen years after cremations were legalized in Greece, the country's first such facility has opened in Ritsona on the island of Evia, and has already carried out 15 cremations.
Licensed in the summer of 2018 and inaugurated on September 30, the private venture is 70 percent owned by Crem Services SA. The nongovernmental Greek Cremation Society (GCS) holds a 30 percent stake.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens on Thursday. During a meeting with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion, Stoltenberg applauded Greece for spending 2 percent of its GDP on defense, while hailing the country's contribution to NATO's land and sea operations.
Greece's Lamda Development hopes to secure all the necessary licences to start a huge development of luxury homes and offices at a disused airport site in Athens early next year, its top executive said on Thursday.
The former Elliniko airport, a sprawling site of disused runways, terminals and venues used for the Athens 2004 Olympics, has been abandoned for almost two decades.
Team Romania has jumped to the first place in the latest provisional ranking of the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 competition, with 7,432 points, just 234 points ahead of runner-up Italy, and at 550 points ahead of the third position taken by Austria.
Greece has condemned Turkey's unilateral offensive in northeastern Syria, calling it a "direct violation of international law," while warning that the operation could have serious humanitarian consequences.
In a statement on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry urged Turkey to halt its military operation, echoing the European Union position expressed on Wednesday.