Greece confirmed 790 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, of which 76 relate to known clusters and 29 were identified at entry points to the country.
In addition, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) registered another 10 deaths, bringing the pandemic’s toll in Greece to 574.
The Parliament rejected on Sunday the motion of censure tabled by main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and 85 MPs against Finance Minister Christos Staikouras with 158 votes against, 133 in favour and 9 abstentions.
All New Democracy deputies (158) voted against, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Movement for Change, KKE and Elliniki Lysi voted in favour (133). The 9 deputies of Mera25 abstained from the procedure.
Israel’s Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi is visiting Athens on Monday (Oct. 26) for talks with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.
The talks will focus on bilateral, regional and international issues, with emphasis on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the situation in the Middle East, and EU-Israel relations, the Foreign Ministry said.
The meeting is planned at 7 p.m. at the ministry.
Furthermore, the foreign minister of Russia, Sergei Lavrov is also visiting Athens today. His meeting with Dendias has been planned at noon today.
“Personal insults against President Macron and hate speech targeting France by the Turkish leadership is unacceptable, fuels religious hatred and undermines peaceful coexistence,” Mitsotakis tweeted Sunday evening.
France has recalled its ambassador to Turkey after Erdogan said President Macron needed mental health treatment and made other comments that the French government described as unacceptably rude.
“Turkey’s issuing of a new illegal Navtex, in which it reserves the maritime region within the Greek continental shelf south of Rhodes for illegal seismic surveys, shows yet again that Turkey, through its ongoing and escalating provocative conduct in violation of international legality, has complete disregard for the fundamental rules of International Law. It behaves like a pariah-state that aims to destabilise the region and dramatically increase tensions,” the Greek foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Greece unequivocally condemns this unacceptable conduct, which essentially further undermines the prospect of a constructive dialogue, and calls on Turkey to immediately retract the illegal Navtex it issued in the early hours of this morning,” according to the announcement.
In this context, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias issued instructions for a demarche to be made immediately to the Turkish side and for Greece’s allies and partners to be notified of Turkey’s ongoing provocative conduct.
Greece has responded to Turkey’s navigation warning (NAVTEX) regarding research vessel Oruc Reis and accompanying ships with one of its own, reminding mariners the Turkish NAVTEX is illegal, as it concerns an area overlapping with the Greek continental shelf.
Turkey issued the navigational warning extending Oruc Reis’ presence in the Eastern Mediterranean, shifting it south of the Greek island of Rhodes until Nov. 4 Saturday.
Turkey disputes the authority of Irakleio NAVTEX station, which is on the island of Crete, over the area.
And the weather forecast…
Sunny in Attica today with the temperature expected to reach a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius.