Foreign Ministry responds to statements on “coordinated” scheme for borders protection

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Koutras’ responded via written statement to yesterday’s statements from a spokesperson for the Chancellor regarding the need for a “coordinated” scheme in the Aegean for confronting the refugee issue.

First mosque of Athens to become a reality after 70 years

Seventy years ago, it was decided that a mosque would be built in Athens. After delays and setbacks, the time has come for the first mosque to be built. After five competitions, a successful bidder was finally selected in November 2013. The project, budgeted at 964,000 euros, will be constructed on a plot of land owned by the Greek Navy at the area of Eleonas, Athens.

U.S. Navy Yard in Washington locked down amid reports of shooter

Police on July 2 responded to a report of a shooter at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a gunman killed 12 people in 2013, and the military installation was on lockdown with employees sheltered in place.

No further details were available about the incident, which comes amid heightened security concerns ahead of the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend.