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  1. Germany’s Merkel in Turkey for talks with Erdogan on migration deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Friday for talks that are expected to focus on the future of a migration deal between Turkey and the EU that helped decrease refugee flows to Europe.

  2. Senior Turkish diplomat posts Ankara's positions on Aegean islands

    A senior official from Turkey’s foreign Ministry reiterated on Thursday the country’s long-standing position on its disputes with Greece, with a special reference to Ankara's arguments for the demilitarization of Greece’s eastern Aegean islands.

  3. Athens hits back at Ankara’s ‘hypocrisy’

    The Foreign Ministry hit back on Thursday against what it called Turkey’s “hypocritical” call for Greece to uphold international law and demilitarize 16 Aegean islands.

  4. Greek lawmakers to vote on new electoral bill amid disagreements

    Greek lawmakers will vote on Friday on a new bill that foresees a partial abolition of the simple proportional representation legislated by the previous SYRIZA administration.

  5. Trial on deadly 2017 Mandra floods starts Friday

    A trial to determine the possible culpability of state officials in connection with the flash floods in Mandra, a town in western Attica, which resulted in 25 deaths and the destruction of hundreds of properties in November 2017, is starting in an Athens misdemeanors court on Friday.

  6. Cityscapes | Athens | January 24 - February 5

    Cityscapes, a photo exhibition whose main theme is big urban centers and their architecture, will be on display at Blank Wall Gallery in the Kypseli neighborhood of downtown Athens from January 24 to February 5. 

  7. Mitsotakis discusses primary surplus target, defence issues with top French, German ministers

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday breached the issue of reducing Greece's primary surplus targets as well as the so-called "smoothing mechanism," namely how surpluses are accrued from one accounting year to the next, during his meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

  8. Greece expects tourism growth this year despite bumpy 2019, says minister

    Tourism, which accounts for about a quarter of Greece’s gross domestic product, will grow in 2020 despite the blow dealt to the sector last year by the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said on Thursday.

  9. Greece launches privatisation of gas supplier DEPA Commercial

    Greece launched on Thursday the sale of a majority stake in state-controlled gas utility DEPA’s wholesale and retail business, its privatisation agency said.

  10. Battle for Athens Metro Line 4 starts with protests

    The battle for the 1.8-billion-euro Athens Metro Line 4 project that is up for grabs has just started. Kathimerini understands that both consortiums left in the tender submitted complaints against each other late last week, with each demanding their rival’s exclusion from the process.