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Greek Frigate Joins Operation to Enforce Libya Arms Embargo

Officials of a brand-new multinational naval task force, designated as "Operation Irini," welcomed Greece’s contribution to the force on Thursday in the form of...

Greece Has No Rights to Hagia Sophia, Says Turkish Foreign Minister

The ongoing controversy over scheduled Moslem prayers at the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia Cathedral, now a museum, ratcheted up on Tuesday when Turkish Foreign Minister...

Greece is Britons’ Second Most Sought-After Holiday Destination in Online Survey

As international tourism begins to flourish once again after the coronavirus lockdowns, Greece is the second most sought-after destination among the British, according to...

EU Warns Turkey Over Violations From Drilling In Greek Waters

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has urged Turkey to respect the borders of Greece and Cyprus, following its earlier threats to drill...

Twelve Qatar Air Passengers Test Positive For COVID-19 at Athens Airport 

Greece will suspend all flights from Qatar until June 15 after 12 of an airplane's 91 passengers tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in...

Germany’s Lufthansa To Double Flights To Athens Beginning June 15

In a sign pointing to a definitive recovery in Greek tourism, Lufthansa will double the number of its flights to Athens beginning on June...

Commissioner For Refugees Criticizes Greek Plan To Close 60 Refugee Centers

Following Greece’s announcement to close 60 refuge housing centers, the the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a statement, saying the agency was...

Revenues Fall 60% for Cafes, 80% for Restaurants During First Week Of Greece’s Reopening

Since reopening on May 25, following the nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, restaurants and bars in Greece have reported enormous drops...

Greece Opens Ancient Shipwrecks, Submerged Sites to Scuba Divers

Once-stringent scuba diving regulations for Greek waters were recently lifted, eliminating diving depth limits and allowing diving at archaeological sites and sunken ships in...

Greece Looks to Ban Plastic Bottles, Bags, Packaging in 2021

Greece will look to end the use of single-use plastics by July 1, 2021, according to Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis. Hatzidakis made the...

Greeks Appeal To Nicosia Lawmakers For Return of 300 Million Euros

Nearly 1,000 Greeks are seeking the return of 300 million euros, which were confiscated by the Republic of Cyprus in 2013. The Greek depositors delivered...

Greece Condemns Muslim Prayers at Hagia Sophia

Greek officials responded this week to plans by Turkey to celebrate the 567th anniversary since the fall of Istanbul by offering Muslim prayers at...

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