Five Greek regions are listed in the bottom 10 of the European Union's Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI), which is published every three years and is based on the approach of World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index.
These regions are the Ionian Islands, Western Greece, the Peloponnese, Central Greece, and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.
A 54-year-old Turkish national was arrested by Greek police in the northern city of Komotini while attempting to enter the country from Turkey. The suspect tried to cross into Greece through the Nymphea border check point, but was apprehended after the Greek authorities ascertained he had an outstanding international arrest warrant on charges of drug trafficking.
I was dead tired, but I didn't hesitate a moment to wake up at 6 in the morning to catch an early flight to Istanbul to go to the Thrace region. We were about to explore a tourism route on gastronomic, historical and natural assets created by the triple effort of Edirne, Tekirdağ and Kırklareli provinces.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said the port of Alexandroupolis would be transformed into a powerful transport hub during his official tour in the region of Thrace, in northeastern Greece. In his speech the Greek PM announced the construction of works connecting the railways of the city with the Bulgarian port of Burgas, as well as the upgrading of the roads in the wider Thrace region.
The unseasonably good weather is to take a turn for the worse with rain and storms forecast to begin in the northwest of the country on Monday and spread across the country over the coming days.
According to the National Meteorological Service (EMY), there will be hailstorms in parts too and stormy winds of between six and nine Beaufort.
It's impossible not to admire Angeliki Giannakidou when you meet her in person. She exudes a sense of competence usually associated with older women. She also has a knack of succeeding in every project she gets involved in and the ability to recognize noteworthy stories, people, objects and emotions.