ANKARA - Turkey shows no signs of backing off increasingly belligerent language aimed at Greece, now again insisting that Greece must remove military forces from Greek islands near Turkey’s coast.
ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, during his meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the Hellenic Patients Association, announced the government's decision to legislate for the full integration of HIV-positive patients receiving antiretroviral drugs in the e-prescription system.
ATHENS - Mandatory vaccination for those over 60 and a decision to extend the e-prescription system to include antiretroviral medication were the two topics on which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis focused in Parliament on Wednesday, during the debate on a health ministry bill that also included the two measures.
ATHENS - The government on Wednesday tabled an amendment enacting the mandatory vaccination measures announced by the prime minister, attached to a health ministry bill scheduled to be voted on in parliament later the same day.
ATHENS - More provocations from Turkey, even belligerent talk renewing fears of a potential conflict in a dispute over the seas has Greek officials on edge and wondering what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s next move will be.
ATHENS - The government "lacks planning and strategy, and is sloppy" in the way it manages the coronavirus pandemic, SYRIZA-Progessive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, during a meeting with the National Federation of Public Hospital Staff (POEDIN).
ATHENS - Government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou, in response to a SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance announcement, on Tuesday urged the main opposition and its leader Alexis Tsipras to "be specific" about what measures they propose for dealing with the pandemic.
ATHENS - "Travellers trust Greece as a safe destination," Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday in an interview with Alpha 9.
ATHENS - Main opposition SYRIZA harshly criticised Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis following the announcement of the new health measures against Covid on Tuesday.
ATHENS - Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday began a series of meetings with institutions regarding the course of the pandemic and "its inadequate management by the government" as well as the "measures that must be taken even at this late stage to prevent both thousands of additional losses and another catastrophic lockdown.
ΑΤΗΕΝS - Spain’s insistence that selling weapons to Turkey doesn’t affect relations with Greece isn’t wearing well in Athens where Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told the Spanish newspaper El Pais about the unhappiness over it.