Greek government

Failures in protection of Caretta caretta in spotlight

The signatories of the Bern Convention, the international legal instrument in the field of nature conservation, have decided to issue recommendations to Greece due to failure to comply with accords to protect the spawning area of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on the island of Zakynthos.

Greece extends lockdown again to December 14 as viral load persists

The Greek government extended the current lockdown by one week, to December 14, as the number of new infections, intubations and deaths from Covid-19 in the country have not eased enough.

This is the second extension to the restrictive measures which were initially expected to end on November 30.

Athens’ real objective: An arms embargo

Some analysts say that Nikos Dendias' toughening rhetoric toward Germany is his own personal choice rather than a stance agreed with Kyriakos Mitsotakis. It is a rather unlikely scenario. It is unthinkable that the Greek foreign minister would escalate his strong-worded criticism of German cozying up to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan without his prime minister's consent.