A mild earthquake, measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale, struck the sea bed in the Corinthian Gulf shortly before 12.30 p.m. on Monday, but was felt in the Greek capital.
The upheaval in Syria following Turkey's incursion, and Greece's readliness to support the efforts of the United Nations in its response, were the focus of talks between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and United Nations envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Monday, Dendias wrote on Twitter.
A cross-party committee that is to discuss the conservative government's proposal to grant full voting rights to Greeks living abroad is to be set up in due course, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Monday.
Lawmakers on Tuesday will be voting on the government’s new law for clamping down on smoking in public, which also introduces stricter bans and stiffer fines than the previous, much-flouted legislation.
Greek coast guard officers located and rescued 121 migrants and refugees in two separate incidents in the eastern Aegean Sea on Monday morning.
Turkey’s warnings that it will allow millions of Syrian refugees to head West if the European Union continues to consider sanctions over military operations in Syria and hydrocarbon drilling off Cyprus is “not a threat and it is not a bluff,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Germany’s Deutsche Welle.
EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday are expected to deplore the Turkish offensive in Syria and vow to coordinate on imposing an arms embargo, Bloomberg has reported, though a decision is on Turkey is not expected until later this week.
The Municipality of Pigadakia in the southern Athenian suburb of Voula is launching a pilot program for Greece’s first source-sorting waste management system.
The Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) has introduced a number of changes to the capital’s bus services in a bid to reduce operational costs.
I read the recent remarks made by leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, criticizing the conservative government’s handling of Greece’s relations with Turkey. We need to be careful that this very sensitive and dangerous issue is not put at the forefront of a domestic political confrontation.