Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias over the weekend repeated his call for the dismantling of the system of guarantees and the removal of Turkish forces from the ethnically divided island in order to make way for an elusive peace deal.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is bracing for a Eurogroup summit on Thursday where he is expected to present a set of concessions on thorny issues that have stalled bailout negotiations.
Parts of Rhodope and the whole regional unit of Evros, in northern Greece, suffered a power outage at noon on Saturday due to a technical glitch at the local power station, Public Power Corporation (PPC) said.
A 22-year-old student hung himself from a fourth-floor apartment balcony in Patra, in the Peloponnese, on Saturday, in an apparent suicide.
Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by self-styled anarchists on Friday night, authorities said.
Farmers in the northern Greek regions of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace threatened over the weekend to renew protest action against the leftist-led government’s “painful measures.”
A group of women hold a banner outside the US Embassy in Athens on Saturday, in support of the Women’s March on Washington following the election of Donald Trump as US president. Similar protest rallies were held in more than 30 countries around the world in defense of press freedom and women’s and human rights. Trump’s pre-election campaign was regarded by many to have alienated a large section of the female population and he has been criticized for his aggressive behavior toward his rival Hillary Clinton. [EPA]
French-Greek journalist and entertainer Nikos Aliagas has, to date, been largely overlooked in Greece as a skilled photographer.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will meet this coming Thursday in Nicosia to process and assess the results of the meetings held in Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday of technical teams of the main parties involved in the United Nations-backed efforts to reunify the island.