Greek government

No charges from emergency messages

The Greek government shot down reports that the state and customers would be charged for the text messages sent to Greek mobile phones in case of an emergency.
Government sources said the test on Saturday was conducted through an agreement between the Ministry of Digital Governance and the country's telecom providers.

Koumoutsakos to Kathimerini: Worrying increase of migrant flows in the Aegean

The Greek government is deeply concerned over the reported 17 percent increase in migrant and refugee arrivals in recent weeks, says Alternate Minister for Citizens' Protection Giorgos Koumoutsakos, who is responsible for Greece's migration policy, in an interview with Kathimerini. More than 20,000 people are currently stranded on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros.

Akar says it's necessary for troops to remain on Cyprus

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said at the weekend that it is necessary for Turkey to keep its troops on Cyprus to exercise its rights as a guarantor power.
Akar, who visited Turkish troops on the island on Saturday, said that when Turkey talks of peace, the Greeks see it as weakness, while when Turkey says it will not accept faits accomplis, they see it as a threat.

No policy shift seen on Crete-Attica power interconnection

The new Greek government will toe the line of its predecessor on the urgent need for and the safeguarding of the construction of the Crete-Attica power interconnection project, while supporting the international connection of Greece with Cyprus and Israel, according to statements made by Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis after his visit to Cyprus.

What Mitsotakis can bring, what Tsipras could not understand

By all accounts the Mitsotakis administration had the best start of any Greek government in recent decades.
From the very beginning it acted swiftly and decisively, exploiting the positive expectations that were cultivated during the electoral campaign.

The prime minister is already making his mark through laborious nationwide efforts.

Fixing the banks should be a priority

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the new conservative prime minister, took office in Greece at what is perhaps the best moment since 2004. Unlike Italy, whose politics are dominated by the controversial Matteo Salvini, other eurozone countries and the UK striving with Brexit, Greece has a stable government and political system.

Bulgarian Temporarily Became the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission

Bulgarian Mina Andreeva has been appointed temporarily as the European Commission's chief spokesperson. This was confirmed at a press conference, BTA reports.

So far, Andreeva has been the deputy to the main speaker Margaritis Schinas. The Greek government proposed on Thursday Schinas to be appointed as EU commissioner in the next EC formation with President Ursula von der Leyen.

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