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A bill that extends Greece's territorial waters to 12 miles from the current 6 on the western part of the country only has been tabled in Parliament.
The parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense will begin debate on the bill on Tuesday, January 12; a second reading will take place on Jan. 15 and the plenary session will take up the bill on Jan. 19.
Greek authorities announced 721 new cases of coronavirus and 49 fatalities over the past 24 hours Friday.
Greece's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic is now 143,494, with 5,195 dead.
A total of 386 patients remain on ventilators in intensive care units while 950 have left ICU.
The second largest cave in Greece
Greece's prime minister says his country will ramp up the speed of its coronavirus vaccination drive.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Friday that Greece is aiming to vaccinate about 8,000 people or more per day compared to the current 5,000 per day.
He mentioned the goal on Friday at the start of a government meeting on Covid-19.
Continuing for the next three years, the top tournaments of the ATP Tour will be hosted exclusively in Greece on Cosmote Sport HD, as leading subscription TV platform Cosmote TV announced on Thursday it has renewed its agreement with the ATP and ATP Media for the 2021-2023 seasons, securing over 2,000 hours of live broadcasts every year.
Greece came sixth among the European Union's 28 member-states in the absorption of community funding, the Development Ministry said on Thursday.
Citing European Commission data, the ministry said Greece's absorption rate in 2020 reached 62%, with total expenditures of 11.6 billion euros. Greece also activated 6.5 billion euros to finance its response to the coronavirus pandemic.