09.00 News in brief
Addressing enterpreneurs at the central Renti market yesterday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Greek citizens to «choose based on logic, nor fear,» in the upcoming elections, adding, «We could not create miracles, but we did whatever we could to support small and medium-sized enterprises.»
In an interview with Cretan New TV, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would negotiate with the EU to reduce the primary surplus targets as long as he gets a strong mandate in the July 7 general elections.
The political leaders’ televised debate before the elections will finally not take place, as the political parties involved were unable to agree on the day.
Public Power Corporation DEI announced yesterday it was launching a campaign to collect customers’ arrears, now totaling 2.7 billion euros.
It will seek help from law offices to secure payment of arrears.
The General Secretariat of Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for the prefectures of Attica, Viotia, Evia, Argolida and Corinthia.
The Municipality of Athens has banned access to the Lycabettus hill, while constant patrols are in effect in the National Garden, the Pagrati alley, Illisia park, the hills of Filopappou, Strefi and Labraki, as well as the children camp in the area of Agios Andreas eastern Attica.
Boris Johnson has admitted he would need EU co-operation to avoid a hard Irish border or crippling tariffs on trade in the event of no deal.
In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the favourite to be next prime minister said: «It’s not just up to us.»
But he said he did «not believe for a moment» the UK would leave without a deal, although he was willing to do so.
Johnson refused again to give more detail of what happened at his home in the early hours of Friday.
«I do not talk about stuff involving my family, my loved ones,» he said.
And the weather forecast…
Sunny in Attica. Winds blow from the north in speeds up to 7 on the beaufort scale. Maximum temperature 35 degrees Celsius.
More news in brief at 10 o’clock.