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Wet and stormy conditions forecast for western and northern Greece

The National Meteorological Service has issued a warning of wet and stormy weather expected in parts of western and northern Greece from Saturday afternoon to early Sunday, as the weather system "Petar" makes its way to the country's shores.

Pendarovski hopes tradition of Ilinden celebrations will be continued at Prohor Pcinjski

VRANJE - North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski said during a visit to Serbia's monastery of St Prohor Pcinjski on Wednesday he hoped the good tradition of celebrations of Ilinden - North Macedonia's greatest national holiday - would be continued at the monastery, the "place where the Macedonian republic was formed."

Vučić met with Pendarovski PHOTO/VIDEO

Vui and Pendarovski decided to visit the monastery first, and then hold a meeting.
Vui stated that the reconstruction of the monastery was done.
Pendarovski laid a wreath at the memorial fountain in the gate of the monastery.
Ministers Nikola Selakovi and Bratislav Gai also attended the reception of the delegation from North Macedonia.

Pilot transferring of jobless from one region to another

A pilot program to transfer unemployed workers to areas they are needed during winter will be introduced by DYPA, the Greek employment agency, Labor and Social Insurance Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Open TV on Monday.

Extreme risk of fire for seven regions on Thursday

The General Secretariat of Civil Protection issued its daily fire risk prediction map, forecasting extreme risk of fire (risk category 5) for seven regions of Greece on Thursday.

Cooler weather will bring no respite

A spokesman for the Fire Service called Wednesday "the most difficult day of the summer," as firefighters from Greece and 11 other countries were battling a total of 90 wildfires, 61 of them having started in the 24-hour period up to 6 p.m.

Heatwave to peak again this weekend

After average temperatures of 36.3 and a high of 42.6 degrees Celsius recorded by the country's weather stations on Friday, the mercury is expected to rise again slightly over the weekend and to reach 45C in places.

The country is facing a prolonged heat wave, one "worse than that of 1987," according to Antonis Lalos, director of the National Meteorological Service (NMS).

Registered jobless in Greece down 6% in June

Registered unemployment fell by 55,198 people, or 6%, in June compared with the same month last year, but rose 1.4% in comparison with May 2023, official figures showed on Thursday.

Hotel stays by foreigners in Greece increased almost 90% last year

Hotel arrivals grew 74.4% in 2022 compared with the previous year, while overnight stays rose by 79.7%, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said in a report on Tuesday.

Arrivals and overnight stays by foreign citizens increased 86.9% and 89.3%, respectively, in 2022, while arrivals and overnight stays by Greek citizens were up 47% and 41.7%, respectively.

‘Kleon’ to see temperature highs of 41 degrees Celsius on Saturday

"Kleon," the scorching heatwave currently sweeping across the country, is set to continue on Saturday, with meteorologists predicting highs of 41 degrees Celsius in many areas of the country.

The pick up in the wind, which will reach force 7 in the Aegean from Sunday to Wednesday, will cause temperatures to drop slightly.

Mitsotakis meets North Macedonia counterpart on sidelines of NATO summit

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with his North Macedonia counterpart Dimitar Kovachevski on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius on Wednesday.

According to government sources, the two leaders discussed regional developments and expressed interest in deepening bilateral relations.