11.00 News in brief
A protest is underway at Amerikis Street, outside the headquarters of Pireaus bank. Panepistimiou and Stadiou street are currently experiencing heavy traffic.
A pan-hellenic work freeze in all Piraeus Bank branches has been called for today until 11 am, reacting to layoffs.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with Turkish President Reccep Tayyipp Erdogan at 4.30 this afternoon in London, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, amid international discontent for Turkey’s provocative actions.
Government sources emphasized Tuesday that Turkey’s attempt to ignore the presence of islands such as Crete, Rhodes, Karpathos and Kastellorizo “with tricks such as invalid bilateral memoranda does not produce internationally lawful results.”
Mitsotakis will also ask for support at the NATO summit, stressing that it cannot maintain a neutral stance when one member violates international law at the expense of another.
A US State Department spokesman described the Turkey-Libya accord as “unhelpful” and “provocative” as it raises tensions in the region, highlighting the risk of the Libyan conflict taking on wider regional dimensions.
Mitsotakis will also attend a working lunch with US President Donald Trump and other leaders today.
Stores will introduce Christmas business hours on December 12, opening from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Stores will also open on the year’s last three Sundays.
Τhe course of the Greek economy will be discussed at today’s Eurogroup meeting. An approval for the disbursement of a 767 million euro-tranche from central bank profits from Greek bonds is expected.
Athens is the number one city in Europe in terms of protests. Out station presented today a survey which revealed that the Greek capital hosted more than 45 thousand protests in the last decade alone.
The Greek capital is putting on its holiday face ready to welcome Christmas and the New Year on Tuesday,December 10, when Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis lights up the city’s Christmas tree and officially launches dozens of events around town.
Under the motto “Feel the Magic”, residents and visitors to Athens will have a chance to enjoy 31 days of holiday fun and chose from more than 60 events and happenings taking place across the city.
And the weather forecast…
Cloudy and rainy in Attica this morning with the temperature expected to reach a high of 14 degrees.
More news in brief tomorrow morning at 9.