Greece

Economist Michalis Masourakis to take over as Greece's IMF representative

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras has appointed Michalis Masourakis as Greece's new representative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to a ministry statement on Tuesday.
On September 1 Masourakis will succeed Michalis Psalidopoulos who leaves its post after five years and whom the government and the ministry thanked for his contribution and cooperation.

PM: Greece will be better prepared for second wave of Covid-19

Greece will be better prepared if the coronavirus pandemic resurfaces in fall, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on a television interview on Sunday night.

Mitsotakis said Greek society is better prepared, having adopted social distancing and protective measures, while many more beds have been added in intensive care units than what existed last March.

PM to meet Israel's business elite on visit

On his first trip overseas after the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will have private meetings on Tuesday in Israel with three of the country's largest business and investment groups, namely the Jerusalem Venture Partners, AMPA Capital and ELBIT Systems at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel.

Museums nationwide reopen on Monday

Museums across the country will reopen on Monday after a three-month shutdown imposed by health authorities to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

A two-meter indoors and a 1.5-meter outdoors distance among all visitors will be observed for visitors alongside the mandatory use of protective face masks. The maximum number of for tour groups will be eight people.

Sending out clear signals in a silent manner

In the next three months we must try to avoid a Greek-Turkish "incident." No one can predict what sort of incident that might be, unless it is preempted by some major event. Turkey tends to make good on its public statements, which means we should expect to see Turkish exploratory drilling in an area close to Crete or Kastellorizo by September.

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