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Greek PM to meet with President of Cyprus on Friday 17 June

A meeting between the President of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades and the Greek Prime Minister, Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is going to be held, next week, according to an announcement by the Press Office of the President of Cyprus.

The meeting is set for Friday, 17 June, at 11:00 am, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia.

The main issue is the Turkish provocations

Power Pass: The platform goes live on June 16 – All the details

An electronic platform allowing households to apply for a power bill rebates, to offset higher bills, will open on June 16, Greek Alternate Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis announced, although the government will try to have it up and running by June 15.

Govt spokesperson: “We have to be ready for any eventuality”

The Greek government spokesperson stressed our country's readiness for any eventuality, as far as Turkish provocations are concerned, while he also noted that: "We are not complacent. We have to be ready for any eventuality with Turkey."

Mr. Economou stressed that Greece's "trump card" is its relations with its allies and the strengthening of its defence.

“Genesis” weather front: Heavy rainfall floods areas across Greece

Some 27,000 lightning strikes were recorded up until 19:00 on Friday by the National Observatory of Athens' "Zeus" lightning detection system.

As the "Genesis" weather front began to spread across the country, rainfall reached hazard level 4, added the observatory.

Greek opposition leader makes ‘peace’ call between Athens, Ankara

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has made a call against Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' provocative statements on Turkey and offered peace between Athens and Ankara while speaking at an event on the Aegean island of Symi.

FM Fajon notes importance of credible EU enlargement policy

Thessaloniki – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon attended a ministerial of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) in Thessaloniki on Friday, and held a number of bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Greece event. In the debate, Fajon noted the importance of a credible EU enlargement policy for the reform efforts of the Western Balkans.

Posidonia 2022: Gastrade and Gaslog honored for FSRU Alexandroupolis

The firms of Gastrade and Gaslog were awarded for the development of the floating liquefied natural gas (FSRU) station in Alexandroupolis, yesterday. in the context of Poseidonia 2022 by international accredited registrar and classification society DNV.

Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Greece Not to Militarise Aegean Islands

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, Russia, September 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/VLADIMIR SMIRNOV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL.

"We warn Greece once more to avoid dreams, statements and actions that will lead to regret, as it did a century ago, and to return to its senses," Erdogan said, in a reference to Greece's defeat in the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922.

President Erdoğan warns Greece to demilitarize Aegean islands

While referring to the Greek withdrawal during the Turkish War of Independence, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 9 warned Greece not to dream or take actions that will make it regret in the future.

Over 70% in EU Support Economic Sanctions on Russia

Over 70% of people surveyed in the EU agree with the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia, with two-thirds feeling that more stringent sanctions should be imposed. Support for economic sanctions is particularly high in Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, Romania, Poland and Ireland.