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Speaking straight on the heels of a manifesto issued by the killer in the New Zealand massacre who declared that Turks must abandon Istanbul and the European part of the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratcheted up his nationalist rhetoric with threats against Greece and Cyprus and those who want to call Istanbul by the old name of Constantinople.
Legislation set to take effect in April aims to improve transparency and speed up the placement of children put up for adoption or foster care in Greece.
"We want to lift the shroud of mystery that often surrounds adoptions in Greece," Alternate Social Solidarity Minister Theano Fotiou told Kathimerini.
Restaurants and bars in Patra, western Greece, are to remain closed on Monday as part of a 24-hour strike announced by the union of business owners in protest at excessive taxation, the Athens-Macedonia news agency reported.
In comments to the agency, Spyros Stergiou, the head of the association, said that all business owners would be joining the protest action.
Secretary of State with the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) Dan Neculaescu will attend on Monday the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), which will take place in Brussels. According to a MAE release, the main topics included on the agenda are the Republic of Moldova, China and Yemen.
A much-vaunted trilateral summit between the leaders of Greece, Israel and Cyprus, which is to take place in Jerusalem on Wednesday with the participation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is expected to underline the intention to build the EastMed pipeline to transfer natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, while also sending a stern message to Turkey over its aggressive acti
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Greece's creditors, and the European Central Bank (ECB) in particular, are determined to force Athens to improve the new framework for protecting primary residences from foreclosure so that its does not further exacerbate an already weak payment culture or reward tax dodgers, sources save indicated.
An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported, reported ekathimerini.com
The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reported that the temblor struck at 1:49 p.m. (1149 GMT) Sunday. The epicenter was 16 kilometers (10 miles) east of Zakynthos and the depth was 23.2 kilometers (14.4 miles).