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Greece optimistic about hitting investment grade

Greek government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis said in an interview with Open TV on Tuesday that Greece has every reason to be optimistic over the acquisition of the country's investment grade status.

"Friday is one of the three crucial dates," he said, referring to the upcoming verdict on the Greek credit rating by DBRS Morningstar, "followed by October 23 and December 1."

Greece’s revised request for EU funding prioritizes green projects

The revised plan for projects to be financed through the EU's Recovery Fund that was submitted by the Greek government Thursday notably requests an extra €795 for projects that will help in the transition to green energy, from households making their homes more efficient to production of biomethane and carbon capture projects.

Government condemns attack on journalist by shipowner

The Greek government on Wednesday denounced an attack against a journalist by a ship owner during a football match in Athens.

Giorgos Papachristos, an opinion writer and adviser at the daily Ta Nea, was attacked on Tuesday evening after the end of the first half of the football match between Panathinaikos and Braga, in front of dozens of spectators.

Greece revises EU-aided plan

The government will submit its revised plan for funding from the European Union's Recovery Fund on Thursday.

The revised plan would ditch some approved projects budgeted at €800 million deemed unnecessary or difficult to implement and replace them with others. The government aims to absorb all available EU funds by August 2026.

Italian PM to visit Athens on Thursday

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is set to meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens on Thursday.

Greek government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis stated the two leaders will discuss bilateral, regional, and European matters with a focus on migration.

Statistics from Italy, Spain, and Greece illustrate the intensifying migratory movement in the past year.

Heatwave putting the brakes on growth

Greece experienced an almost 1% GDP loss as a result of the consequences of climate change, such as heatwaves and natural disasters, from the beginning of May to August 4, according to Allianz Research. The fact that this number effectively "takes away" less than half of the growth that the Greek economy is predicted to experience this year makes it incredibly significant.

FM sends stern message to Albania over mayor-elect’s continued detention

Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis sent a stern message to neighboring Albania on Tuesday, saying that it was "shooting itself in the foot" with the continued detention of the elected mayor of the ethnic Greek city of Himare, Fredi Beleri, saying that it is "unlawful" to keep him in custody pending trial for allegedly tampering with the May vote.

Marinakis: Gov’t firm in upholding law amid ‘beach-towel revolt’ protests on Aegean islands

Prompted by protests on popular Aegean Sea resort islands, dubbed the "beach-towel revolt," the Greek government said it remains firm in upholding the law and refrains from making concessions. Government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis emphasized this stance on Skai TV's morning bulletin on Thursday.