Akis Skertsos takes over as government spokesman until elections

State Minister Akis Skertsos will assume the duties of government spokesman until the Greek elections on May 21, outgoing spokesman Giannis Oikonomou announced on Thursday, during a regular press briefing.

Oikonomou is resigning from the post to run for Parliament and, according to Greek law, he will be subject to restrictions regarding media appearances of candidates.

Firms lag in absorption of EU funds

Greece ranks quite high in the utilization of direct funding programs from the European Union, such as Horizon 2020, Life and Erasmus+. However, the share of utilization of these resources by private companies is relatively low, finds a study by EY Hellas and the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), presented on Monday.

War – Day 336: Emergency evacuation; Europe is not safe? "Historical Day"

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has approved the sending of "Leopard 2" tanks to Ukraine, adding that he will allow other countries to do the same, "Spiegel" reported.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pointed out that the members of the Alliance should not only send defensive weapons but also those that will enable Kyiv to regain lost territories.