Government of Greece

Government ‘out of touch with reality,’ says SYRIZA chief

Opposition SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday accused the center-right government of being "completely out of touch with reality" and failing to sufficiently address the economic impact of the health crisis.

"Even shame is ashamed," Tsipras said during debate on a Labor Ministry bill outlining support measures.

ICU head fears third Covid wave

The head of intensive care units at a large Thessaloniki hospital says the system is under intense pressure from the rising number of coronavirus cases and that he fears a third wave of the pandemic  early next year.

"The situation is desperate, the ICUs are full," Nikos Kapravelos, head of the ICUs at the Papanikolaou hospital, told Skai TV Sunday.

Greek cheeses exempted from US tariffs

Greek cheeses have been exempted from US tariffs imposed on European Union agricultural products, according to the Ministry of Rural Development and Food on Thursday

The Minister of Rural Development and Food, Makis Voridis, expressed his satisfaction over the decision to the US Ambassador in Athens, Geoffrey Pyatt in a telephone conversation.

Civil Aviation extends flight restrictions through Aug. 31

A new notice to airmen issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday extends travel bans with Balkan and European countries through August 31, to protect passengers and residents of Greece from a rise in new coronavirus cases.

According to the notice:

- Flights between Greece and Turkey remain suspended to August 31 (midnight).