Turkey’s drilling activities, combined with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Tripoli government are “counterproductive” and do not contribute to the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer reiterated on Wednesday at a teleconference with Greek journalists. Palmer noted Washington’s deep concern over Turkey’s actions in the region, stressing that US diplomacy has made its position clear in Ankara.
President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Wednesday evening addressed an event inaugurating Greece’s presidency of the Council of Europe at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, hailing a “special opportunity” for a country that suffered during the economic crisis and came through due to the sacrifices of its people as well as its membership of the European Union.
The mandatory use of face masks by customers at shopping malls and the restriction at restaurants of six seated customers per table maximum are temporarily lifted, as per a joint ministerial decision published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday.
The draft law on rallies will be voted at the Parliament plenary today.
In the meantime several rallies have been planned today at the city center by worker unions.
Greece registered 33 new coronavirus cases since Tuesday, including 21 individuals who entered Greece either by air or by land, the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) said on Wednesday.
Dozens of police and protesters have been hurt in riots that broke out outside the National Assembly in the Serbian capital Belgrade.
The protests began peacefully on Tuesday evening and included students and families, angered by a move to re-impose a weekend curfew because of a rise in coronavirus infections.
President Emmanuel Macron and his new government have defended choosing a man under investigation for alleged rape to lead France’s interior ministry.
And the weather forecast…
Sunny in Attica today with the temperature expected to reach a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius.