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Greek expats beset by bureaucratic hurdles

Christos Kaltekis, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, a city renowned for its vibrant Greek community, wishes to relocate to Greece. His mother is of Greek descent and his father from the central Elassona region. Raised with a profound love for their ancestral homeland, Christos and his brother, both working in the field of information technology, aspire to invest in their Greek roots.

Elon Musk raises alarm on Greece’s ‘population collapse’

Billionaire Elon Musk addressed Greece's low birth rate in a post on Platform X on Monday. 

Musk referenced concerns about "population collapse" by sharing a screenshot from a relevant article from the US independent broadcasting media The People's Voice.

Strike to paralyze transport on Wednesday

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) has declared a 24-hour strike scheduled for Wednesday, aiming to promote public urban transportation, collective labor agreements and personnel hirings. The strike is expected to impact public transport services across the country.

Greece to spend €780 mln to protect marine biodiversity, PM says

Greece is pushing ahead with 21 initiatives worth 780 million euros to protect marine biodiversity and tackle coastal pollution, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday ahead of an international conference.

Runciman Award judges unveil 2024 shortlist

The judging panel for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award, presented annually for a book about Greece, has finalized the shortlist for the 2024 competition. Out of their long list of 24 books announced in January, the judges have selected seven books for their short list.  

The shortlisted books are as follows:

Djokovic begins 421st week at top of ATP rankings

BELGRADE - Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic began his 421st week at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday.

According to the ATP website, Djokovic currently has 10,035 points - 310 more than last week, despite a 4-6,6-1, 4-6 defeat to Norwegian Casper Ruud in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals at the weekend.

Greece Implements Ban on Open Fires Beginning Today

Greek authorities have taken proactive measures as they announce the commencement of the forest fire season, as reported by the Greek publication Kathimerini. The decision comes in response to unusually high temperatures, low rainfall, and strong winds, setting the stage for potentially hazardous fire conditions.

Greece monitoring developments amid spike in Mideast tension

Greece is closely monitoring developments in the Middle East and with great concern following Iran's retaliatory attack on Israel late on Saturday, amid escalating fears of a major escalation in the Middle East conflict. Authorities are maintaining a state of alert and staying in close contact with Western allies, while Greek missions remain active in the wider region.

Fire ban starts early

The combination of unseasonably warm temperatures, low rainfall and strong winds has prompted authorities to declare wildfire season open as of Monday, April 15, the earliest Greece has ever started implementing fire prevention measures.

Olympic flame to be lit in Ancient Olympia Tuesday

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony in Ancient Olympia for the Paris 2024 Games will take place on Tuesday.

The Torch Relay across Greece will last 11 days, covering 5,202 kilometers and 563 nautical miles, featuring 600 torchbearers. 

Nicosia to insist on linkup study

The Republic of Cyprus is entitled to request from the implementing entity - Greece's Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) - an updated report on the cost-benefit analysis regarding the electricity interconnection between Cyprus and Greece as well as the updated business model, Cypriot Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry George Papanastasiou has said.