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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.