Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata and Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas (l to r) on Wednesday attended a brief ceremony to mark Greece's Independence Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Parliament.
What no other prime minister dared to do, from the late Andreas Papandreou and his minister of education Antonis Tritsis in the 1980s, to Alexis Tsipras in the previous four and a half years - despite their stated intentions - was done by Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He clashed with the Church of Greece over the new coronavirus, and did not back down.
Katerina Sakellaropoulos was sworn in today as president of the Hellenic Republic.
The moderate, progressive, rights-oriented jurist is the first woman to hold the country's highest office and was until her election in parliament serving as president (again the first woman) of the Council of State, the country's supreme administrative court.
Greece is facing a "geopolitical threat" from Turkey on its borders, main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday afternoon, commenting on the standoff at the Greek border with Turkey where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded at the buffer zone, hoping to be allowed to enter the European Union.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke with US President Donald Trump over the migration crisis evolving on Greece's borders with Turkey, a statement from the Greek premier's office said on Monday.
Trump, the statement added, "recognized the right of Greece to enforce the law on its borders." [Reuters]