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Habitats and threatened species objectives defined

In a move that is seen paving the way for protection of Greece's natural wealth, the Environment Ministry this week ratified a text that for the first time sets specific objectives for 263 of the 446 sites in the Natura network.

A kingdom lost over a nail

There is a story I heard years ago; a nail in the shoe of a horse was loose but the person in charge neglected to fix it. One day invaders entered the country, and a soldier was ordered to gallop to the country's capital and alert the army.

SYRIZA slams government over State Department report

SYRIZA press spokeswoman Popi Tsapanidou has taken aim at the government over a recent US State Department report on the human rights situation in Greece.

Greece’s plan to overhaul the EU’s power grid ahead of green transition

Greece is putting forward a plan to overhaul the EU's electricity grids in order to lay the foundations for a massive rollout of renewable power. Athens is arguing that efforts to expand and strengthen Europe's electricity grid need to be stepped up in order to handle the transition to solar and wind, especially with the EU looking to reach climate neutrality by the middle of the century.

Health ministry, Unicef pledge to combat child obesity in Greece

Greece and UNICEF on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement to help prevent and combat child obesity on Thursday. The agreement was signed by Minister for Health Thanos Plevris, General Secretary for Public Health Irini Agapidaki, and UNICEF's Representative in Greece Luciano Calestini.

The best days of the Greek economy are ahead of us says the PM

"The European Council of March will have as its main issue the competitiveness of the European economy," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday upon his arrival at the Brussels summit.

Bulgaria Lays Claim to Mystery Pollock Artwork Found in Raid

The painting 'Blue Poles' by US artist Jackson Pollock undergoes conservation work at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, 30 June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Montenegro Senior Police Official Arrested for Alleged Crime Ties

Montenegrin police director assistant Dejan Knezevic in his office in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

Knezevic was arrested as part of a large-scale investigation of police links with the notorious Kavac drug gang, which has led to 12 current and ex-police officers' arrests and to national warrants for the arrest of three others.

Sakellaropoulou: Greek foreign policy geared toward peace and prosperity

Greece will defend its sovereignty and security, while adhering to a foreign policy that remains geared to peace and prosperity, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said Thursday in a message to diaspora Greeks ahead of the March 25 national holiday celebrating the launch of the 1821 war of independence against Ottoman rule.

Bulgaria has Paid almost 400 Million Euros for the Import of Azeri Gas

Bulgaria has paid over 383 million euros for the purchase of Azeri gas in 2022. This was reported by the Russian news agency "Interfax" on Wednesday, citing unpublished data from the European Statistics Agency.

The amount represents an eightfold increase compared to the previous year, the agency notes.

Menendez says Turkey doesn’t ‘deserve’ to get F-16 jets 

Bob Menendez, US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sharply criticized Turkey on its stance towards NATO enlargement, its relations with Greece and Cyprus, and its human rights record, saying it does not "deserve" to acquire new fighter jets from the United States.

Taxi drivers hold 24-hour strike on Thursday

Greece's taxi drivers will walk off the job on Thursday to protest what they perceive as the Transport Ministry's inaction over long-lasting problems, their union said on Wednesday.

Fiberoptics across the Cyclades this summer

By this summer, mobile operator Vodafone Greece is expected to have completed the full development of 670 kilometers of underwater and 800 km of underground fiberoptics cables that will pass through the Cyclades (Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Santorini) and will be interconnected with the Dodecanese (Kos and Rhodes) and Crete (Hania and Sitia).