The eight crew members of the Greek-flagged tanker Happy Lady - among them five Greek nationals - who had been abducted by pirates in an attack near the coast of Cameroon were released on Wednesday.
The tanker was attacked while anchored two nautical miles from Limboh port in Cameroon on December 21.
This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.
The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia still refuse to take in small contingents of the million or so refugees who arrived in the EU from the Middle East and Africa, despite an EU plan to spread the load among all member states.
The heads of the technical teams representing Greece's international creditors are due to return to Athens this week for talks with government officials as part of the country's fifth post-bailout review which essentially paves the way for the use profits from Greek bonds (ANFAs and SMPs) and the reduction of high primary surplus targets.
The Greek National Intelligence service was among several top Greek state and government websites that went down on 17 January due to a wholesale cyber attack for which an ultra-nationalist Turkish hackers group with apparently strong neo-Ottoman sympathies named Anka Neferler Tim has claimed responsibility.
Greece stands to collect some 21 billion euros of European Union subsidies in the next program period that begins next year, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said on Friday at the National Development Conference in Athens on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-27.
The Greek commissioner referred to "an increase by about 8 percent from the current period."