Israel pivotal in Greece's defense plans

At the Prime Minister's Office and the Foreign and Defense ministries, top officials are engaged in a two-pronged sustained effort to expand Greece's alliances in the wider region and upgrade its defense capabilities.

In these efforts, and especially on defense, Israel is emerging as a pivotal ally, high-ranked sources in government tell Kathimerini.

Greek diplomacy ticks off Turkey

The "Philia (Friendship) Forum" that brought together in Athens four Mediterranean states (Cyprus, Egypt, France and Greece) and three Gulf states (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) on Thursday apparently touched a raw nerve in Turkey, which reacted with a strongly worded statement by Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy.

Greek National Theater in the meat grinder

In his recent speech in Parliament on the education reform bill, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that "nowhere in the world do we see scenes like those at our universities, where historic buildings are vandalized… and, more importantly, people are threatened, professors beaten and girls raped." The response from opposition leader Alexis Tsipras was: "You've had to go as far as telling u

PM inspects first vaccination mega centre in northern Athens

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited on Saturday the first Covid-19 vaccination mega centre in the northern Athenian suburb of Marousi, set up to ramp up the number of daily inoculations in the country.

The center, dubbed Prometheus, will open its doors on Monday (Feb. 15) and will be the first of four that will eventually operate in the country.