The southeastern Aegean island of Kos will receive aid amounting to 2.5 million euros after the European Commission proposed the disbursement of funds totaling 34 million euros from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to help member-states Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria that were struck by natural disasters in 2017.
Odyssey, tragedy, deadlock. The three words that sum up each of the chapters in Nikos Pilos's 17-minute black-and-white documentary trilogy "Dying for Europe," which makes its Greek debut at the ongoing Thessaloniki festival, have been routinely used by international media to describe Europe's refugee crisis.
Coming from an ancient culture themselves, Japanese people show an admiration for ancient Greek history and an attraction to the Greek culture in general. The extent of this respect was exhibited in a Japanese man’s desire to save the plain tree that according to tradition was planted by the father of western medicine Hippocrates.
Greece's Health Ministry has committed 200,000 euros to meet emergency needs of the hospital of Kos following last month's earthquake.
The 6.6 magnitude quake on July 21 caused extensive damage, killing two people and injuring dozen.
Earlier this month, the government approved 300,000 euros in aid for the eastern Aegean island.
A father was detained by police after it was revealed that he had been allegedly prostituting his 14-year-old girl on the island of Kalymnos for 5 euros for the last 3 year. According to sources, the father would solicit his daughter to older men who paid up to 20 euros to have sexual contact with the girl.
The mayor of Kos, Giorgos Kyritsis, on Wednesday, called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis to start the process of granting compensation to homeowners and businesses that suffered losses when a strong quake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, struck the Dodecanese island last month.