Greece

Mitsotakis writes to European competition commissioner on Thanou nomination

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has written a letter to the European Union's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on the issue of the government's nomination of former Supreme Court chief Vassiliki Thanou for the director's chair of the Hellenic Competition Commission.

Turkish airspace violations in Aegean seen as response to Mitchell comments

Turkish fighter jets embarked on a barrage of airspace violations in the Aegean on Monday, in what was seen by Athens as a response to remarks on Friday by US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, who hailed Greece as a "fantastic ally" in the region and backed Cyprus's gas exploration rights.

Fun Run | Athens | January 1

If the customary holiday meal and TV countdown is not your cup of tea, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) will be ringing in the New Year with its annual Fun Run, starting at 4 minutes past midnight on the morning of Tuesday, January 1. The 4K run takes place on the grounds of the SNFCC, which have been dolled up for the holidays with fairy lights and other decorations.

Former conservative premier Antonis Samaras condemns blast at Skai offices

Monday's bomb attack on the offices of Skai and Kathimerini are a "abhorrent act of violence and attempt to muzzle journalism," former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras said.

He added that those who have been targeting Greek media and journalists should finally consider their responsibilities.

European commissioner calls for a 'wall of protection' around democratic institutions

The European Union's commissioner for migration, Greece's Dimitris Avramopoulos, on Monday called for measures to protect the country's democratic institutions, following a bomb attack against a major media outlet on Athens's southern coast.

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