21.8 C
Athens
Κυριακή, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2022

21.8 C
Athens
Κυριακή, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2022

News in brief

Prosecutor Adamantia Economou on Wednesday insisted on her recommendation that all former MPs of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party who have been convicted and sentenced to prison for leading or participating in a crime group should be allowed to remain free until their appeal has been heard.
Economou also dismissed attacks against her personality in response to her recommendations as “immoral.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday stressed the significance of Greece’s accord on maritime boundaries with Egypt, adding that the agreement is a good illustration of how other regional problems can be solved.
“This is how neighboring states resolve their differences; through dialogue, through mutual concessions when these are necessary so as to reach a mutually beneficial agreement,” Mitsotakis said during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of a Greece-Cyprus-Egypt trilateral summit in Nicosia.
“I want to believe that the deal is a guide for resolving other issues in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Mitsotakis added in a thinly-veiled reference to Greece’s problems with Turkey.

The trial for the death of young Zak Kostopoulos has been postponed for November 6th. 6 peope are being charged for the deadly incident.

Greece moved on Wednesday to reopen a 15-year bond maturing in February 2035, with initial price guidance at mid-swaps plus 135 basis points.
The interest rate was set at 1.28%.

Police evacuated a building in the downtown neighborhood of Metaxourgio during an early Wednesday operation.
Police detained five people who lived in the building in squalid conditions.
No more information was immediately available.

Greece recorded a new daily record of coronavirus cases on Tuesday, topping the 600 mark for the first time, with younger people accounting for a majority of the new infections, health authorities said.

Nationwide, there were 667 new confirmed infections and eight new deaths, authorities said.

“The pandemic is showing clear signs that it is steadily spreading,” said epidemiologist Gikas Magiorkinis, adding that people in the age group of 18 to 39 years old made up some 60% to 70% of the new infections.

He said the pandemic was spreading increasingly in the northern part of the country and urged young people to comply with mask-wearing and social distancing measures.

Earlier, Greece scrapped a plan to allow spectators back into sporting events to help curb the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ office said.

“It is not the right time for sports fans to return to venues, it would send the wrong message,” said Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias.

Hardalias said the epidemiological picture of the pandemic in the Athens metropolitan area remained “critically stable.”

“How things unfold with the pandemic is in our hands,” Hardalias said. “Apply the measures.”

Despite the increase in infections, Greece is still faring better than many other European countries, with a relatively low level of Covid-19 infections.Three coronavirus cases have been reported in staff working at the Greek Parliament.

Police evacuated a building in the downtown neighborhood of Metaxourgio during an early Wednesday operation.
Police detained five people who lived in the building in squalid conditions.

And the weather forecast…
Rainy in Attica today with the temperature expected to reach a maximum of 21 degrees.

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