The distribution of disposable plastic products on the market will be made illegal as of July 3, 2021, according to a law drafted by the Environment Ministry.
The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Tuesday said they conducted more than 50,000 inspections nationwide on Monday, aimed at checking compliance with restrictions imposed by the authorities in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Greece and Turkey told German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday that they did not want to settle their dispute over the eastern Mediterranean with military means, the minister said, saying there was a readiness for dialogue.
Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday Greece must abandon its “maximalist approach” and pre-conditions for dialogue to begin over disputed offshore Mediterranean resources, adding Ankara expects the EU to act as an “honest and objective” mediator.
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has been found guilty of assault at a trial and handed a 21-month suspended sentence following his arrest after a brawl last week on the island of Mykonos, court officials in Greece said.
Turkey warned Greece on Tuesday not to escalate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean or it will not hesitate to do “what is necessary,” though it said it wanted to solve the issue through dialogue and diplomacy.
Now that it has got some relief from the European Union, in the form of long-term, low-interest loans from the SURE program, the government is considering extending aid to employees, the self-employed and businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a tweet posted on the eve of the anniversary of the Battle of Manzikert, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday paid tribute to the “heroes” of the battle that saw Seljuk Turks, led by sultan Alp-Arslan, defeat the Byzantine army on 26 August 1071.
Greek authorities announced 168 new cases of coronavirus and one fatality in the past 24 hours Tuesday.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday met with Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla.
Greece, France and Cyprus will conduct a joint aeronautical exercise west of the Mediterranean island from August 26-28, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency (ANA-MPA) reported Tuesday.
Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis on Tuesday thanked Austria for helping Greece secure its border with Turkey which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees tried for days to breach in March.
Greece is ready for a dialogue to help dissolve tensions with Turkey over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean but the country will also defend its sovereign rights, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
The head of the Church of Greece on Tuesday wore a paper mask to attend a meeting of the Holy Synod and had his temperature taken by a health worker before entering the assembly.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed that growing tension between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean is like “playing with fire” and not in anyone’s interest.
Greece is calling on the European Commission to present “different options” on how Turkey can be sanctioned for violating Greek and Cypriot sovereign rights in the Eastern Mediterranean beyond punishing oil company officials, Deputy Foreign Minister Militiadis Varvitsiotis has told Politico.
A close associate and adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Greece of “undermining” efforts to ease tension between the two neighbors over East Mediterranean energy rights, just as German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas heads to Athens and Ankara in a bid to restart high-level diplomatic talks between the two neighbors.
“The windows for dialogue between Greece and Turkey must now be opened further and not closed,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an emailed statement before meeting Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his counterpart, Nikos Dendias, in Athens on Tuesday.
The construction of a new fence on northeastern Greece’s Evros land border with Turkey will be completed in eight months, according to Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis, speaking in Parliament on Monday.
The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) on Tuesday published photographic and video footage from a Greek-American naval and air force exercise that took place south of Crete on Monday.