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Mitsotakis urges Johnson to lift travel restrictions for Greece

Mitsotakis urges Johnson to lift travel restrictions for Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on British counterpart Boris Johnson on Monday to revise the travel restrictions for Greece which has remained on the UK’s “amber list,” requiring travelers to quarantine for 10 days on return to the country and taking two pre-booked Covid-19 tests whilst […]

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Mitsotakis: Greece a ‘pillar of stability’ in the East Med

Mitsotakis: Greece a ‘pillar of stability’ in the East Med Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrives for the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters, in Brussels, Monday. Mitsotakis described Greece as a “pillar of stability” in the Eastern Mediterranean, adding that the summit was an opportunity to reconfirm the significance of the NATO bond which […]

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Deputy Minister of Tourism: Optimistic messages for tourism

Deputy Minister of Tourism: Optimistic messages for tourism The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Sofia Zacharaki, focused on the markets that Greece targets for tourism, but also ον the need for vaccinations to proceed on the islands, speaking on MEGA tv. Despite the concern among tourism professionals about bookings or the reluctance of certain markets such […]

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Greece has administered 6.8 mln vaccine doses, minister says

Greece has administered 6.8 mln vaccine doses, minister says Greece has administered at least 6.8 million doses of Covid vaccines so far, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said Monday. Speaking on Skai radio, Pierrakakis said that the country will open the vaccination platform for people aged between 18 and 24. He said he expected that […]

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Tourism Minister: Figures from Greek land borders justify government’sour decision

Tourism Minister: Figures from Greek land borders justify government’sour decision The Minister of Tourism, Mr. Haris Theocharis, expressed his satisfaction for the decline of the indicators of the pandemic that justifies the decision to open the country to tourists. Speaking last night at an event of the grand final of the Sup Free Hackathon organized […]

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PM Mitsotakis stresses need for agreement on a common framework with Turkey

PM Mitsotakis stresses need for agreement on a common framework with Turkey Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday in an interview with international news network France 24 stressed the need for an agreement in a common framework with Turkey in order to find a way to manage the differences between the two countries with respect […]

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Sports minister objects to North Macedonia kit in Euro soccer cup

Sports minister objects to North Macedonia kit in Euro soccer cup Just hours before kickoff at the opening match of the European soccer championship, Greek Sports Minister Lefteris Avgenakis sent a letter of complaint to the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Aleksander Ceferin over the name being used by North Macedonia […]

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Greece willing to back ‘positive’ EU agenda for Turkey

Greece willing to back ‘positive’ EU agenda for Turkey Greece’s prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union’s “positive” agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to meet Monday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip […]

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Tourism Minister visits Sweden to enhance tourist flows

Tourism Minister visits Sweden to enhance tourist flows Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis, during a two-day visit to Sweden, made important steps to help boost tourism flows from Sweden to Greece, ANA reports.Theoharis had a meeting with Sweden’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Ibrahim Baylan. They discussed ways to facilitate traveling and simplify the necessary […]

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Greek PM opens EU Mediterranean countries meeting in Athens

Greek PM opens EU Mediterranean countries meeting in Athens Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened on Friday the meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries  (EU-Med7) held in Athens, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021, ANA reports.Issues related to the […]

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Tourism Minister Theoharis visits Sweden to boost tourist flows

Tourism Minister Theoharis visits Sweden to boost tourist flows Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis, during a two-day visit to Sweden, made important steps to help boost tourism flows from Sweden to Greece. Theoharis had a meeting with Sweden’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Ibrahim Baylan. They discussed ways to facilitate travelling and simplify the necessary procedures […]

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PM Mitsotakis opens EU-Med7 meeting in Athens

PM Mitsotakis opens EU-Med7 meeting in Athens Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened on Friday the meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries (EU-Med7) held in Athens, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. Issues regarding the management of the pandemic, the […]

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Discussion on mandatory vaccination should not be taboo, says minister

Discussion on mandatory vaccination should not be taboo, says minister The public debate on the mandatory vaccination of against Covid-19 “should not be a taboo” and should include more groups of workers, Alternate Interior Minister Stelios Petsas said on Friday. He was responding to a question on a TV panel about whether teachers should be […]

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Alternative energy is the way forward

Alternative energy is the way forward Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy & Openness Kostas Fragogiannis raised the significance of green development for the future of Greece’s economy at the 5th German-Hellenic Economic Forum, held online this week. Addressing the event titled “Vision of Growth-Emblematic Investments,” the minister noted that “the way forward for the Greek […]

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Greece Tourism Minister says COVID-19 dropping since visitor arrivals

Greece Tourism Minister says COVID-19 dropping since visitor arrivals Allaying worries foreign visitors would bring more COVID-19 cases with them when they were allowed into Greece beginning May 15 – with proof of being free of the Coronavirus – Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said cases have been falling. During an online event called Tourism and […]

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PM says 10-year bond issuance shows confidence in Greek recovery

PM says 10-year bond issuance shows confidence in Greek recovery Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed the successful issuance of a 10-year bond in a post on social media on Wednesday. “Another sign of confidence in the Greek recovery and our long-term prospects. Today we issued a 10-year bond with a yield of approximately 0.9%. The […]

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National strategy for Greek olive oil

National strategy for Greek olive oil The Minister of Rural Development and Food, Sp. Livanos, announced the drafting of a national strategy for the promotion of Greek olive oil around the world, as well as the formulation of a studied and targeted action plan, during his greeting at an event entitled “Greek olive oil. The […]

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Tender worth 200 million euros for energy storage units

Tender worth 200 million euros for energy storage units The Minister of Environment and Energy, Costas Skrekas, announced a tender for energy storage units with a capacity of 700 MW and a budget of 200 million euros, speaking yesterday afternoon at the Greek investment forum in New York. The tender will take place in the […]

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Dendias hails ‘strategic relationship’ with UAE

Dendias hails ‘strategic relationship’ with UAE Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias hailed Greece’s “strategic relationship” with the United Arab Emirates during a visit – his fourth – to the Gulf state on Wednesday. During the visit, Dendias met with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.  The two sides discussed relations in the areas of […]

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Leaders take stand on mandatory vaccination

Leaders take stand on mandatory vaccination Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hinted Tuesday that the government could make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory for healthcare professionals and nursing home carers.  Speaking during a debate on a bill on the digital Covid certificate, Mitsotakis said that the government is mulling the mandatory vaccination of workers working in hospitals […]

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Dendias meets counterpart in UAE

Dendias meets counterpart in UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias met with his counterpart of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. On a two-day official visit to UAE, his fourth in his tenure as foreign minister, Dendias said he and his UAE counterpart “reaffirmed our common […]

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PM hints at mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers

PM hints at mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hinted on Tuesday that the government could make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory for healthcare professionals and carers in nursing homes.  Speaking during a debate on a bill for the creation of a digital covid certificate, he said that the government’s efforts to […]

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Minister to ask health experts to abolish curfew, music ban

Minister to ask health experts to abolish curfew, music ban Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis will be asking the committee of health experts advising the government on its pandemic policy to abolish the 12.30 a.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and a ban on music, Skai reported on Tuesday. Georgiadis is seeking to lift restrictions hampering the […]

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Mitsotakis and Erdogan to meet at NATO summit

Mitsotakis and Erdogan to meet at NATO summit On June 14th Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to meet with Turkey’s President Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit. Their meeting will be intimate, with, at most, a top aide from each side present. According to officials involved in the preparation of the […]

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Prime Minister Mitsotakis: The possibility of mandatory vaccination is open

Prime Minister Mitsotakis: The possibility of mandatory vaccination is open According to Mr. Mitsotakis, things on the front of the pandemic “are going well”, however we must “be vigilant” “There will be a discussion about compulsory vaccination, we expect the conclusion from the Committee within the next few days”, noted Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, during […]

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FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates

FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, where he will meet with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This will be Dendias’ fourth visit to the UAE, with talks expected to focus on bilateral strategic cooperation, in continuation of […]

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Germany Wants to Get Rid of Individual EU Member States’ Right to Veto

Germany Wants to Get Rid of Individual EU Member States’ Right to Veto The German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, is calling for the elimination of individual member states’ ability to veto. Credit: MSC / Barth Germany wants to eliminate the right of individual members of the European Union to veto foreign policy statements. German Foreign […]

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FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday

FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias is heading to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, where he will meet with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ministry said on Monday. This will be Dendias’ fourth visit to the UAE, proof of the particularly […]

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Greek, Saudi officials dicuss investments

Greek, Saudi officials dicuss investments Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis met on Monday with Saudi Ambassador to Greece Saad Alammar. They discussed bilateral economic relations, with an emphasis on the investments sector, ahead of the e-Business Gathering of Greece and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries under the title “Shared Visions” on June 15-16 that the Arab-Hellenic […]

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Greek, Turkish leaders to meet alone

Greek, Turkish leaders to meet alone The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 14, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, will be intimate, with, at most, a top aide from each side present, Kathimerini understands. According to officials involved in the preparation of the meeting, […]

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