Alexandroupolis as new Souda: US, Greece near deal on bases – what the US wants, what Athens seeks

By Angelos Athanasopoulos

The transformation of Alexandroupolis into a "new Souda" is perhaps the most basic change that can be expected after the completion of negotiations that are in full for the new amendment of the bilateral Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).

Firefighter found dead near Alexandroupolis airport

A firefighter who was swept away by floodwater during a rescue operation in a village in municipality of Alexandroupolis was found dead on Monday afternoon, local official told state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

The 46-year-old man, along with other firemen, had been called to evacuate 21 children and two teachers from a kindergarten in the community of Apalou.

One more Covid-19 death brings total to 185

Greek media reported one more death from Covid-19 in Greece on Tuesday, which brings the total number to 185.

The victim was a 74-year-old man from the town of Xanthi who was being treated in the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis.

The official death toll announced by the Health Ministry on Monday afternoon was 184, along with a total of 3,134 infections.

Guard at Evros border tests positive for coronavirus

A border guard serving in the region of Evros in northeastern Greece has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Tuesday. said that the unnamed guard, a Soufli local who was serving at the town's border post, was rushed to the General University Hospital of Alexandroupoli on Monday after colleagues became concerned for his health.

Georgian national kills himself in Alexandroupoli police cell

A detainee at a police station in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupoli was found hanged on Thursday in his cell.
According to reports, the dead man was a 46-year-old Georgian national who ended his life using bed linen with which he had made a noose.
He had been arrested in connection with migrant/refugee trafficking and was due to stand trial in the coming days.

Border region of Evros, Volos report first coronavirus cases

The General University Hospital of Evros in northeastern Greece confirmed the region's first case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, causing particular concern as the area shares borders with both Turkey and Bulgaria, is host to hundreds of refugees and is also dealing with a major migrant push from the east.

Civil weddings to be held in a small circle

Municipal authorities across Greece are starting to put a cap on the number of people who can be in attendance during civil wedding ceremonies as part of the bid to contain the Covid-19 epidemic.

The measure comes as local authorities brace for a rise in applications for civil weddings after the government on Monday announced a ban on church ceremonies and services.