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The number of migrants staying at reception centers on the Aegean islands has dropped in the first three months of the year despite a spike in arrivals.
More specifically, according to the Migration Ministry, the number decreased in January-March 2020 to 36,387 from 38,423 people in the corresponding period in 2019.
Romano Prodi, Pprofessor of economics, European Commission president from 1999 to 2004, and two-time prime minister of Italy, is a friend of Greece. Last October he visited Athens at the invitation of former prime minister Costas Simitis and spoke at a conference event organized by the Costas Simitis Foundation.
Sotiris Tsiodras, the Greek Health Ministry's spokesman over the new coronavirus and infectious diseases expert, briefed Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday on the next steps in the fight against the virus.
Four more people died from the coronavirus in Greece on Saturday, raising the country's total fatalities to 67.
Toys and personal care products have evolved into top-priority commodities, according to demand on the price comparison website Skroutz.
In the period from March 9-29 sales by electronic stores that work with Skroutz jumped 41 percent from February, with toys and sports items rising 70.4 percent and cosmetics (a category that crucially includes antiseptics) growing 54.3 percent.
Ukraine's largest lender, state-run PrivatBank, said on Friday that it had filed a new $5.5 billion claim in the Cypriot courts against its former owners.
The bank said in a statement that it was seeking damages in respect of schemes bearing all the hallmarks of fraud and money laundering which the bank alleges were perpetrated by ex-shareholders.
Nationwide university entry exams may be held in July, Education Minister Niki Kerameus said on Saturday in an interview with Parapolitika newspaper.
The main aim of the education ministry is for the exams to be held as close as possible to the usual dates, which is in June, she said.
Regarding universities, she said she was confident that students will not lose the semester.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said a large part of the Romanians who will be coming home on Sunday, from abroad, risk to be placed under quarantine and spend their Easter there, considering that very many countries are now red on the virus map.
The Minister of Interior, Marcel Vela, on Saturday informed in a press statement he made at the MAI (Ministry of Interior) headquarters, while presenting the provisions of the Military Ordinance No. 7, that the authorities decided to suspend all flights to and from the US and a series of European countries, for a period of 14 days, starting with April 5.