Greece

Italy wildfires: 900 evacuated in Sardinia; Greece, France send aid

France and Greece dispatched aircraft to help put out wildfires, which have consumed around 20,000 hectares (nearly 50,000 acres) in the province of Oristano.

published on : 26th July 2021

Covid curfew, music ban on Greek party island Mykonos

Greek authorities have been lately alarmed by the number of clandestine parties held in Mykonos' numerous villas.

published on : 17th July 2021

No justification for terror: India, Greece message

In an apparent reference to Turkey and Pakistan, India and Greece said there can be no justification for terror in any form or manifestation.

published on : 28th June 2021

European Union endorses massive Covid pandemic relief for recession-hit Greece

Greece's tourism-reliant economy shrank by 8.2 per cent last year, slashing output to under 170 billion euros.

published on : 17th June 2021

Vaccine hesitancy driving high death rate, says Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Health experts say Greeks over age 80 and below 70 are failing to make or skipping vaccination appointments in significantly larger numbers.

published on : 28th April 2021

Greece orders private doctors to join COVID-19 battle as cases surge

Greece has been experiencing a renewed surge of COVID-19 despite lockdown-related measures being in force since early November

published on : 22nd March 2021

Ancient bronze figurine of bull uncovered in southern Greece

Greece's Culture Ministry that the small, intact figurine was found after an archaeologist spotted one horn poking out of the ground following recent rainfall in the area.

published on : 19th March 2021

Strong earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans

Local officials reported some structural damage, mainly to old houses and buildings that saw walls collapse or crack.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Greek theater director Dimitris Lignadis given time to respond to rape charges

According to court sources, Lignadis is accused of rape by two men who were minors when the events occurred in 2010 and 2015, an incident he has denied any wrongdoing.

published on : 21st February 2021

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused of flaunting lockdown rules

A video of the event posted on social media showed at least 25 people in attendance, while traditional island music, with drums and bagpipes, could be heard in the background.

published on : 8th February 2021

No income, 2,000 mouths to feed: Lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

Founded in 2000 and located in the town of Spata, the zoo occupies 20 hectares (50 acres) and is home to 290 species, from elephants to prairie dogs.

published on : 1st February 2021

Masks, tests, batches: Locked-down Greece swears in Cabinet

Following a Cabinet reshuffle Monday by conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, ministers were sworn in in groups of six, all wearing masks, and after receiving rapid tests for COVID-19.

published on : 5th January 2021

Greek nurse erects ICU at home to treat relatives with coronavirus

Gabriel Tachtatzoglou, who had to quarantine and could not go to work once his relatives tested positive for the virus, decided to put his ICU experience to use by looking after them himself.

published on : 30th December 2020

Greek civil servants hold 24-hour strike with demands of better workplace protections against COVID

Ferries to the islands were halted and the Athens metro system and tram were shut for Thursday's strike, although buses continued to run in the capital.

published on : 26th November 2020

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; one dead

The coast guard said it received information about the speedboat near the northwestern coast of Rhodes on Monday morning.

published on : 23rd November 2020
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