Greek Wildfire Ranges Near Athens, Homes, Hospital Evacuated

ATHENS – A Greek wildfire fuelled by gale – force winds raged on the mountainous area of Penteli near Athens on Tuesday, damaging homes and prompting authorities to order the evacuation of at least four areas and a hospital. Heavy clouds of smoke were rising into the sky billowing over Mount Penteli where the fire … More Greek Wildfire Ranges Near Athens, Homes, Hospital Evacuated

Parthenon Fragment From Italy Can Stay In Greece ‘Forever’, Greek Ministry Says

ATHENS – A marble fragment of the Parthenon temple will be permanently returned to Athens from a museum in Italy, a significant move for Greece witch has stepped up its campaign for the return of the sculptures from its most renowned ancient monument. The ‘Fagan fragment’ is a 35 – by – 31 – centimetre … More Parthenon Fragment From Italy Can Stay In Greece ‘Forever’, Greek Ministry Says

Greece Lifts COVID Curbs For Travellers Ahead Of Key Summer Season

ATHENS, Greece – Greece lifted COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday for foreign and domestic flights, its civil aviation authority said, ahead of the summer tourism season that officials hope will see revenues bouncing back from the pandemic slump. To fly in or out of the country, travellers were previously required to show either a vaccination certificate, … More Greece Lifts COVID Curbs For Travellers Ahead Of Key Summer Season

Greece Formally Protests Turkey’s Military Flights Over Inhabited Greek Islands

BUCHAREST, Romania – Greece made on Wednesday a formal protest to Turkey accusing it of conducting unauthorized military flights over inhabited Greek islands. ‘These actions constitute a violation of Greece’s sovereignty, they are an unacceptable provocation and run contrary to fundamental principles of international law’, Greece’s Foreign Ministry said. ‘These actions, in addition to being … More Greece Formally Protests Turkey’s Military Flights Over Inhabited Greek Islands

Greece Bans New Year’s Music At Venues Amid COVID Surge

PARIS, France – – Greece’s health minister said Wednesday that music will be banned at all commercial venues for New Year’s celebrations as part of new restrictions announced in response to a surge in COVID – 19 infections fueled by the omicron variant. The restrictions, originally planned to take effect on Jan.3, will start early … More Greece Bans New Year’s Music At Venues Amid COVID Surge

Greece Cancels Christmas Events, Brings Back Mask Mandate

PARIS, France – – Christmas concerts and other events have been canceled in Greece under new restrictions announced Thursday that include a general mask mandate for outdoors and all public areas. Incoming travelers will also be required to have follow – up tests for Covid – 19 on the second and fourth days after their … More Greece Cancels Christmas Events, Brings Back Mask Mandate

Greece Will Allow Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated People In Areas Of Higher Infection

PARIS, France  – Greece will lift some pandemic restrictions in regions where coronavirus cases have been the highest, its health minister said, starting on Saturday. The move, initially implemented for two weeks, is part of a drive to grant  greater freedoms to people who are fully vaccinated against the virus and to encourage a large unvaccinated … More Greece Will Allow Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated People In Areas Of Higher Infection

Macron Tells Europe To ‘Stop Being Naive’ After France Signs Defence Deal With Greece

Paris/France – – Europe needs to stop being naive when it comes to defending its interests and build its own military capacity, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after Greece sealed a deal for French frigates worth about 3 billion euros ($3.51 billion). France was plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United … More Macron Tells Europe To ‘Stop Being Naive’ After France Signs Defence Deal With Greece

Greece Set To Boost Military Cooperation With France, Greek PM Says

Paris/France – – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday that Greece has been in talks with France to boost their defence alliance as Athens seeks to build up its armed forces. After finalising a 2.5 billion euros agreement with long – standing all France for the purchase of 18 Dassault – made Rafale … More Greece Set To Boost Military Cooperation With France, Greek PM Says