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Effective deterrence

One of Greece's objectives must be that it makes sure not to give in to the provocations of its enemies. Any reaction from Athens must be proportionate to the magnitude of the threat. 

Concern over rise in intubated Covid patients

A tourist wearing a face mask to guard against the coronavirus is seen leaving the Stoa of Attalos in the Ancient Agora's archaeological museum in central Athens, Tuesday. Greece's Culture Ministry announced on Monday that it was closing the museum of the major archaeological site for two weeks after a cleaner there was diagnosed with Covid-19.

Travelers returning from Greece to Puglia, Campania must quarantine

Quarantine is now mandatory in the southern Italian regions of Puglia and Campania for travelers returning from Greece, Spain and Malta, as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to Italian media reports on Wednesday. 

New daily record set with 262 new infections

New SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded a fresh record in the past 24 hours  in Greece as health authorities announced 262 new cases on Wednesday, fuelling concerns about the course of the pandemic.

Turkish ship starts energy search; Greece issues warnings

A Turkish research vessel has begun surveying for energy resources in contested areas of the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey's energy minister said Wednesday, amid an escalation of tensions between NATO allies and regional rivals Greece and Turkey over oil and gas exploration rights.

PM warns of possible 'accident' in East Med amid Greek-Turkish tensions

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday warned about the possibility of an "accident" in the Eastern Mediterranean where Greek and Turkish naval forces have gathered after Ankara decided to sent a vessel to conduct seismic research south of Kastellorizo.

PM to make statement about developments in Greek-Turkish relations

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will make a public statement about the latest developments in the eastern Mediterranean, his office said on Wednesday.

The statement is expected at 6.30 p.m. from Maximos Mansion.

Eurostat: Half of Young Bulgarians Live with Their Parents

In 2019, the share of young people aged 25-34 living with their parents varies in EU Member States by less than 10% in Denmark (4%), Finland (4.8%) and Sweden 5.7%) to more than half in Slovakia (56.4%), Greece (57.8%) and Croatia (62%).

Athens fires back over Ankara’s minority rights accusation

Greece and Turkey exchanged criticisms over minority rights on Wednesday with Athens saying that it is "paradoxical, if not funny" for Turkey to lecture Greece about the need to respect minority rights.

Public Power Corp. to raise $235 million from sale of unpaid bills to JP Morgan

Greece's biggest electricity utility, Public Power Corp. (PPC), said on Wednesday it has finalised a deal to sell off unpaid bills to investment bank JP Morgan that will raise about 200 million euros ($235 million).

PPC is struggling under a pile of about 2.7 billion euros of electricity bills owed by Greeks hard up because of the country's decade-long debt crisis.

North Macedonia: Police find 148 migrants in trucks

Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants crammed into trucks in two separate operations in central and northern parts of the country, and have arrested two men on suspicion of trafficking migrants.

Dendias speaks with Cyprus counterpart ahead of EU meeting

Turkey's illegal activities in the Eastern Mediterranean were at the center of a telephone call Wednesday between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides ahead of Friday's extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

No more details were immediately available about the call.

Turkey says it wants to resolve dispute with Greece through dialogue

Turkey wants to resolve a dispute with Greece over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean through dialogue, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday, but added that Ankara would defend its "rights and interests" in the region.

Turkey says Greece violating rights of Muslim minority

Turkey has accused Greece of oppressing the members of its Muslim community in western Thrace, while slamming the European Union for allegedly tolerating the "systematic violation of human rights" in the country.

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