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"I am very happy that I could be with our people tonight in North Macedonia. I want to extend my gratitude to the representatives of the Macedonian state. It was a wonderful manifestation. I heard the magnificent speech of Igor Mirovi and I will ask him to prepare something for Candlemas, our National holiday Sretenje. I knew he was a poet, but this is his best speech," said Vui.
Temperatures will plummet from Saturday along the northern and mountainous regions of the country, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) has said.
The weekend cold front will be accompanied by stormy northerly gales in the Aegean, reaching force eight or nine, with significant rainfall expected along coastal areas.
It was the largest building of classical Greece: the palace where Alexander the Great was proclaimed king before he launched a conquest that took him as far as modern-day Afghanistan.
The Palace of Aigai in northern Greece was fully reopened Friday following a 16-year renovation that cost more than 20 million euros and included financial support from the European Union.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (third from left) stressed on Friday that the Palace of Aigai in northern Greece is testimony to the "timeless Greek identity of Macedonia through the ages." Attending the inauguration of the recently restored Palace of Aigai, Mitsotakis noted the "great honor" he feels as prime minister to associate his name and that of his government with the emblematic rest
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis asserted that his conservative government is dedicated to improving the living standards of the people and expressed optimism for the new year during his visit to the town of Meliki in central Macedonia on Friday. Marking his first visit outside Athens for 2024, Mitsotakis is scheduled to inaugurate the recently restored Palace of Aigai later in the day.
Last December was unusually warm in Greece, while in almost half of the country it was the hottest in 15 years. This was the case in Thessaly, Macedonia and Thrace, Crete and the Aegean islands, while overall, at the national level, the heat was at "extremely high levels" compared with the 2010-2019 average, Meteo.gr reported.
A 42-year-old man was arrested in the town of Florina, northern Greece on drug-related charges on Wednesday.
The arrest followed a coordinated operation, as the suspect was wanted under a European arrest warrant.
The apprehended individual was brought before the Public Prosecutor of the Court of Appeals of Western Macedonia.
The head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia, Angeliki Kottaridis, has refuted a claim this week by influential Byzantine scholar Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler that the tomb in Vergina, in northern Greece, is not that of Philip II of Macedonia but of his son, Alexander the Great, the 4th century BC warrior king.