Petsas: Greece always Prepared to Defend Its Sovereign Rights

ATHENS — Greece remains vigilant and "will do whatever necessary to defend our sovereign rights" if Turkey persists in repeating challenging behavior, government spokesman Stelios Petsas told Alpha TV station on Friday.

On tourism, Petsas said that the government will apply targeted testing for coronavirus for incoming tourists, "to ensure the situation does not get out of hand if infections occur." Health centers have been supported, particularly on small islands, to enable the immediate isolation of infected people, he said, while further clarifications will be issued by the Health Ministries and the Civil Protection General Secretariat next week.

Greece cannot expect 33 million tourists this year, but several of those who don't come this year may see the new advertisement on social media and come the next year or later. "What is important is that they connect Greece with summer," he said.


PARIS — There's still room for diplomacy in the Ukrainian crisis.

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ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.


US Congress represenatives Gus Bilirakis of Florida and Nicole Malliotakis of New York – both Republicans – assailed President Joe Biden's administration for no longer supporting the EastMed pipeline project by Greece, Cyprus and Israel.


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY – In the presence of distinguished guests, the vasilopita was cut by the Federation of Greek American Educators in the community hall at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights on January 23.


Meet Methuselah, the Oldest Living Aquarium Fish

SAN FRANCISCO — Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world.

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