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Sakellaropoulou speaks with Zelenskiy on Ukraine's relations with EU, NATO

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou discussed Ukraine's relations with the EU and NATO in a phone call with her Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday.

The two officials also talked about tackling the coronavirus pandemic and the prospects of rebooting tourism, as national vaccination programs are unfolding in both countries, her office said.

PM hopeful Greece can ‘see the end of the tunnel’

Greece cannot just see the "light at the end of the tunnel, but the end of the tunnel itself," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in reference to the coronavirus pandemic, during a wide-ranging interview on Skai TV.

Further guidelines released for Greek Covid-19 inoculation drive

Greece's Digital Governance Ministry has released further guidelines on booking appointments for Covid-19 vaccines.

It specified that only those who registered on the online platform more than a week before the start of their age-group's vaccinations will receive a text message to pre-book an appointment.

Authorities report 1,496 new virus infections

The number of new infections remained high for a second day on Wednesday, with Greek health authorities announcing 1,496 new cases from 1,526 on Tuesday, which brought the total number to 167,549.

Foreign Ministers' Thursday forum to discuss pandemic, economy, energy, tourism

A meeting between the foreign  ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UΑΕ in Athens is an opportunity to develop cross-border cooperation between the participating countries in various fields, starting with the fight against the pandemic, but also covering the economy, energy, tourism, transport, civil protection, and digital governance, Greek diplomatic sources s

Bulgaria's Trade Deficit Shrinks by Nearly 31% in 2020

The deficit in Bulgaria's foreign trade last year amounted to BGN 5.202 billion, according to preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

For comparison, in the period from January to December 2019 the foreign trade balance (exports FOB - imports CIF) was in the red by BGN 7.530 billion, which means that the decrease is nearly 31%.

UN agencies press EU over alleged migrant pushbacks

UN agencies are pressing the European Union to end the growing practices of denying migrants their right to apply for asylum, collectively expelling them and using violence against people trying to enter the bloc without authorization.

US Sledgehammer Diplomacy on Kosovo Won’t Budge Serbia

Congratulating another state on its statehood day while in the same breath negating its perceived statehood - by calling on it to recognize a polity that broke away from that state against its (continuing) firm wishes - is bizarre, to say the least.

Turkey singles out two-state formula to resolve Cyprus problem

Turkey will not negotiate anything but the two-state formula for resolving the decades-old deadlock in Cyprus, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, slamming both Greece and Greek Cyprus for their continued ignorance of the presence and rights of the Turkish Cypriot community on the island.