Greece’s plan to overhaul the EU’s power grid ahead of green transition

Greece is putting forward a plan to overhaul the EU's electricity grids in order to lay the foundations for a massive rollout of renewable power. Athens is arguing that efforts to expand and strengthen Europe's electricity grid need to be stepped up in order to handle the transition to solar and wind, especially with the EU looking to reach climate neutrality by the middle of the century.

Vučić received an invitation to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth

Either President Aleksandar Vucic or Prime Minister Ana Brnabi will go to the funeral, which will depend on the upcoming trip of President Vui to New York, for the session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Queen Elizabeth, the longest-lived British monarch, died on September 8 at the age of 97, and will be buried in London on September 19.

Toward health protocols for hotels, visitors

TUV Austria, TUV Hellas, SGS Hellas and Cosmocert are the four accreditation companies that the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has authorized to draft integrated plans along with health and hygiene regulations for hotels and other accommodation units so as to contribute toward the government's effort to restart Greek tourism.

Shift to digital processes faces some pushback from civil servants

Although Greece has made strides in digitizing governance and public administration in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which provided an urgent impetus for the reduction of face-to-face exchanges, the government's efforts have been partially thwarted by pushback from state functionaries and professionals, Kathimerini understands. 

Doyne Farmer | Athens | December 17

The Hub Events has invited Doyne Farmer, Baillie Gifford professor of mathematics at Oxford University's Mathematical Institute and director of the Complexity Economics program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, to deliver a lecture on Tuesday, December 17.

Presidential runoff to have opposing views on North Macedonia's new name

A presidential election in North Macedonia that gave voters another chance to express an opinion on their country's new name will go to a runoff after turnout in the first round of voting Sunday was too low for a candidate to win outright, election officials said.