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Greek FinMin points to latest upgrade of Greece’s credit rating; seventh in row since July 2019, as he reminds

The Greek government was quick to pounce on the latest upgrade of the country's credit rating on Friday evening, pointing out that Greece's same-day upgrade by DBRS Morningstar by one grade, from ΒΒ (Low) to ΒΒ, comes a week after a similar hike by Scope Ratings.

Why Mitsotakis tapped Stylianides as Climate Change and Civil Protection Minister, his experience

By Angelos Athanasopoulos

The incoming minister for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Christos Stylianides is a dentist by training, yet he is by all accounts essentially a "political animal".

That is the common conviction of both his friends and opponents, as Cyprus's former European Commissioner has a passion for whatever he takes up.

Greece’s Harder Stance on Refugees Slated by Rights NGOs

While Greece turns to increased surveillance and more border patrols on its land and sea borders with Turkey to meet an anticipated new wave of refugees from Afghanistan, following the withdrawal of US troops and that country's fall to the Taliban, human rights experts have criticized well documented reports of violent pushbacks.

PPC – Satisfaction for the agreement with the Commission on lignite exploitation rights

Following the announcement of the European Commission for reaching an agreement with the Hellenic Republic on the case of lignite exploitation rights, PPC expresses its satisfaction for the final settlement of the case which has been pending for many years.

Apostolakis refuses his appointment by Mitsotakis as civil protection minister

Just two hours after Prime Ministet Kyriakos' decisions about the cabinet reshuffle were announced, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, who had served as defence minister under the previous SYRIZA government, refused to accept his appointment as minister in the newly-created civil protection ministry.

Mitsotakis calling Erdogan to avert Afghan refugee crisis at Greek-Turkish borders

Today's scheduled telephone contact on the Afghan refugee crisis between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the request of the former is on the Greek side a bid to secure an understanding that will avert a flood of refugees into Greece at the Greek-Turkish at Evros.

Istanbul Patriarch leads mass at Sümela Monastery

Istanbul's Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew led a mass at the historic Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea province of Trabzon on Aug. 15.

Only 110 people were allowed to attend the service on the occasion of the Assumption of Mary due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Gendarmerie units took tight security measures in and around the monastery.