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PM unveils four-pronged eco-protection strategy

Ahead of the Our Ocean conference in Athens this week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed that Greece is quietly but methodically playing a leading role in defending itself against dramatic climate change, from agricultural production and tourism to the safety and health of its citizens. 

Greece condemns Iranian attack, calls for restraint

Greece " unequivocally condemns the attack against Israel" and calls for "restraint from all sides in order to avoid a wider regional conflict," government spokesman Pavlos Marinakis said Sunday.

Marinakis made the statement immediately after an emergency meeting of the inner cabinet on security issues (KYSEA).

Greece’s rivers running dry, lakes disappearing

The sole resident of Kerasia, at 600 meters on Mount Papikio in Rodopi, has been observing the changes to the village's river since the 1980s. "We used to hear the Aspropotamos roar. Now it's gone quiet.

Paris Arnopoulos Annual Lecture | Athens | April 18

The inaugural Paris Arnopoulos annual lecture at the Canadian Institute (3 Oriminiou) in Greece, blending classical Greek studies with modern social analysis, will be delivered by Matthew A. Sears, associate professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Pablo Picasso | Delphi | May 11 – June 10

Explore 55 rare, authentic posters by Pablo Picasso, along with 20 representative ceramic pieces by the artist, in the exhibition "Pablo Picasso: The Brilliant Champion of Art and Democracy Through Rare Posters and Ceramics." Hosted at the European Cultural Center of Delphi (, this exhibition showcases pieces from the renowned collection of Werner Rothlisberger for the first time in Gre

EU plans fresh initiatives for the protection of seas

More than 40 new commitments will be made this week by the European Union in Athens at the international Our Oceans Conference corresponding to €3.5 billion, according to Virginijus Sinkevicius, the European commissioner for the environment, oceans and fisheries, in an interview with Kathimerini.

For an Oscar or a Raspberry?

A storm in a teacup or a serious shift in the Greek cinema industry's institutional landscape? Draft laws, as a rule, tend to attract the interest only of those who are directly affected, a few specific circles. Their anxiety about what will come is not always justified, as their main source of concern is, usually, that some new measure will come along to rock their boat. 

Restoration of the Ancient Theater of Delphi on track

Restoration work at the 4th century BC Theater of Delphi in central Greece, a UNESCO World Heritage monument, is being intensified, after the unanimous approval by the Central Archaeological Council of the geotechnical study and the implementation study for the restoration of its eastern part.

Minister announces steps to bolster mining industry

Deputy Environment and Energy Minister Alexandra Sdoukou revealed four actions that will support the development of the mining industry in Greece, speaking at the Delphi Economic Forum on Thursday. 

Israeli envoy to Greece warns Iran against strike

Amid global fears of a large-scale upheaval in the Middle East, Israel's ambassador to Greece, Noam Katz, warned Iran not to attack Israel, saying it has the ability to react decisively.

Speaking at the ninth Delphi Economic Forum in Greece, Katz said Israel is a strong country, with "very strong defense measures and the ability to react." 

Greece-Turkey: Discussion on maritime zones delimitation should wait

It's been more than a year of calm waters between Greece and Turkey and suddenly tensions seemed to have flared up again.

Earlier this week, Turkey hit out at Greece for its plans to declare two marine parks in the Aegean and the Ionian seas ahead of the Our Oceans Conference taking place in Athens next week.

Androulakis lashes out at PM for ‘avoiding’ TV debate

Socialist PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis criticized Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday for refusing his challenge to a televised debate ahead of the European Parliament elections in June, alleging that the conservative leader is avoiding scrutiny over fraud allegations.

Police remove squatters from Komotini university

Authorities removed squatters from the premises of Democritus University of Thrace in Komotini, northeastern Greece, during a police operation on Saturday morning.

A group of individuals had been occupying a space within the university premises since Friday morning. Police intervention occurred at the request of the university's rector authorities. There was no report of arrests.