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EastMed summit to send stern message

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

Athens, Skopje aim to intensify cooperation

An inter-ministerial committee involving officials from Greece and North Macedonia is to meet for the first time on Monday under Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou.

Editorial: Zealots of vested interests

The newspaper you are holding in your hands was first published in February, 1922, a few months prior to the Asia Minor Catastrophe, by a narrow circle of intellectuals supporting statesman Eleftherios Venizelos with a view to contributing to the rebirth of the nation and the post-war reconstruction of the country.

Two key threats

It was a tool for destabilizing the political system and an institutional flaw through which a purely consensual procedure could be turned into a weapon to force early elections, as was the case in 2009 and 2015.

Creditors to insist on residence protection system improvement

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.

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hit the Greek Island of Zakynthos

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).

4.5-magnitude quake hits Zakynthos

An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported.

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).

Thirteen migrants found in truck in northern Greece

Police on Saturday intercepted 13 undocumented migrants on the Egnatia Highway in northern Greece following an inspection on a truck being driven by a 63-year-old man who was arrested on charges of attempted smuggling.

The truck was stopped in the early hours of the morning near the Derveni junction.

Lost opportunity

He said he was a resident of New York and noted that he had come to the event straight from the airport because he was very interested in the topic of discussion. His voice had an urgency that revealed he really wanted to be heard.

Hatred without borders

Greece has been lucky. So far, the country has not witnessed a terrorist attack of the heinous magnitude that caused so much bloodshed in New Zealand Friday. 

Recognition of Macedonian language a ‘grave mistake,’ says prominent linguist

Greece committed a "grave mistake" in recognizing the existence of a Macedonian language, prominent linguist and former education minister Georgios Babiniotis said, adding that the clause in the Prespes accord signed between Athens and Skopje could encourage minority claims in the future.

Iranian Music Tribute | Athens | March 18

The Athens Concert Hall pays tribute to the traditional music of Iran in a concert organized in cooperation with the Middle Eastern country's embassy in Greece, on Monday, March 18. The show aims to highlight Iran's rich heritage of music and poetry, with a selection of songs that stand out for their lyricism, performed by a sextet on traditional instruments. Doors open at 8.30 p.m.

Erdogan stoking Aegean tensions

Remarks late Thursday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his country will respond every time Greek fighter jets fly over the Aegean were described by the Greek Foreign Ministry as "completely unacceptable" and part of a deliberate effort by Ankara to stoke tensions.

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