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PM Borissov Met with Greece's Foreign Minister

They both believe that there are excellent bilateral relations between the two countries.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov meets with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias.

Greece Supports Bulgaria For Schengen

Athens supports Bulgaria's entry into Schengen, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva.

Greece mulls hiring Lazard to advise it on debt, says FinMin official

Greece's debt agency has proposed hiring US investment bank Lazard to advise the country on the management of its debt, a finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

Greece, which is emerging from a prolonged financial crisis, has the highest debt in the eurozone. [Reuters]

Czech President To Push for Kosovo Recognition Withdrawal

Czech President Milos Zeman delighted his Serbian hosts at a joint press conference on Wednesday with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, when he promised to push for the Czech Republic to withdraw its 2008 recognition of Kosovo at a counseling on the constitution expected to happen in one month.

Removal of military material from Leros base gradual

Greece has launched an investigation after an inspection revealed that weapons were missing from a navy facility on the Aegean island of Leros, its government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Authorities found anti-tank weapons, ammunition and hand grenades missing from a warehouse on the base this week, according to officials.

Athens and Nicosia coordinate stance

Slamming Turkey's stance against Cyprus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and visiting Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades reiterated on Tuesday that Athens and Nicosia stand shoulder to shoulder and are ready to take measures against Ankara's "unlawful actions."

AHEPA president spells out support for Greece

In 2021, the annual conference of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), which will be attended by thousands of members, will take place in Athens instead of the United States, as part of its support for the recovery of the Greek economy and the promotion of a positive narrative for the country in the wake of the 10-year crisis.

The Greek Foreign Minister Will Visit Bulgaria

President Rumen Radev will receive Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias. Earlier in the day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva would speak with her colleague.

After the four-eye meeting, plenary talks will take place between the two delegations.

The real challenge

The government's main pledge in the campaign leading up to its election in July was to ease the burden on taxpayers. The gradual implementation of the plan to fulfill this promise, which was outlined by the prime minister at the Thessaloniki International Fair over the weekend, has already had a positive effect on the economic climate.

Greek PM to meet Turkish President in New York

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with Turkish President recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly which will be held in New York on September 17-30.

New EU post to protect European Way of Life slammed as 'grotesque'

Critics poured scorn on the incoming chief of the EU's executive on Tuesday after she named among her line-up of commissioners an official responsible for "Protecting our European Way of Life", branding it "grotesque" and "a far-right slogan".

Prices in Greece decline in August

Greece's consumer price index returned to negative territory in August as data for the month released on Tuesday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) showed a deflation rate of 0.2 percent compared to a year earlier.
The European Union-harmonized index showed a marginal increase of 0.1 percent, down from a 0.4 percent rate in July.

One detained in cannabis haul in Ioannina

Police officers in the narcotics squad in Ioaninna, northwestern Greece, seized more than 73 kilograms of cannabis in the early hours of Tuesday morning after detaining a 43-year-old suspected drug dealer near the village of Kefalovryso.
Officers found the drugs during a search of the man's vehicle, which they stopped after receiving a tip-off.

Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting could benefit both sides

It is customary for the leaders of Greece and Turkey to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly that takes place every September in New York. Even when Greece and Turkey ended up being represented at the foreign minister level, such contacts were carried out at the two countries' permanent missions at the UN, alternately.

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