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July 7, 2020

Turkey steps up air space violations over Greece

Story at KTG [English]

Registration fees to change on automobiles

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

Mitsotakis reviews his performance and challenges

Interview at Skai [Greek] and a one year evaluation (positive) at Cyclades 24 [Greek]

Debt payment provisions extended much longer

Schedules and calendar at KTG [English]

Job hiring for June

Positive numbers at eKathimerini [English]

Tracking the rise of new cases as border restrictions lift

Numbers at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Pandemic case numbers at 3,589

Story at Cyclades 24 [Greek]

Turkish air space violations once again

Details at Protothema [English]

Recession estimates for Greece issued

Commission report detailed at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Rain ahead

Weather at Tanea [Greek]

Earthquake around Corinth

Story at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Continued threats and declarations from Turkey

Analysis at Iefimerida [Greek]

May figures show record high consumer spending in EU

Story at Liberal [Greek]

July 6, 2020

Expectation to restart UK/Greece flights mid-July

Story at Reuters [English]

Three new metro stations open

PM Mitsotakis inaugurates three new stations in Agia Varvara, Korydallos and Nikaia. Story at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Media fund allocation along political party lines?

Story at KTG [Greek]

Russian church calls on Turkey to use caution

Story at eKathimerini [English] and at US News [English]

Cavusoglu warns Turkey will “reciprocate” against EU

Turkey wants an "honest broker" concerning E.Med and Cyprus issues, and not "solidarity" among members. Story at MSN News [English]

Erdogan has been busy in E. Med, Libya and Ankara

Activity noted at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Custom controls for border stalls Serbian tourists

Story at EFSYN [Greek] and at MSN News [English]

Pandemic cases now at 3,519

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English] and new cases predominantly from foreign visitors - Eleftherostypos [Greek] and most foreign cases are from Serbia Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Demographic pressures continue as birth rates decline

Story at Cyclades 24 [Greek]

Schedule on retroactive pension distributions

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

Composer Ennio Morricone has died

Story at Ethnos [Greek]

Dilemma of stray animals on Ellinikon construction site

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Modern Turkey and the dilemma of Hagia Sophia

Story at Protothema [English]

July 5, 2020

Mitsotakis rejects EU strictness on pandemic aid

Story at Reuters [English]

European Central Bank Christine Lagarde: Major changes in world economy

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

6,000 test are being performed at tourist entry points

Story at Skai [Greek]

Concern of number of cases coming into Greece

Story at Tanea [Greek]

July 4, 2020

President Sakellaropoulou sends warm good wishes to USA for July fourth independence day

Story at Athens News Agency [Greek]

Ambitious Elliniko development plan includes 2,000 acre park

Story at Skai [Greek]

International complaints about Hagia Sophia converting to a mosque "are an assault on Turkey's sovereignty"

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fires back at the many accusations from across Europe and the US, using the familiar language of "sovereign rights," which is a phrase directly used by Greece and Cyprus repeatedly over the last year as Turkey has violated air space and the waters around the Aegean and East Mediterranean. Erdogan's statements coincide with the convening of Turkey's Council of State which is considering the legality of changing the status of the Hagia Sophia to once again be a mosque. Story at KTG [English] and at IB Times [English]

Actress Aphrodite Grigoriadou has died

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

Tourism: has it changed forever or will it return to normal eventually?

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Heat and thunderstorms for weekend

Weather outlook at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

59 Countries cleared to enter UK without quarantine

Greece is on the "good list" - Story at eKathimerini [English]

July 3, 2020

Hellinikon moving ahead

Story at Reuters [English] and San Francisco Chronicle [English]

The mammoth Ellinikon project and jobs

Story at Ta Nea [Greek] and at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Mitsotakis outlines new effort to protect economy

Story at Cyprus Mail [English]

Bilateral talks between UK and EU face increased difficulties

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

EU Court on the matter of airlines and their "coupons"

Story at EFSYN [Greek]

The problem of older automobiles in Greece

Story at Tovima [Greek]

French gov't submits resignation to Macron

Story at Skai [Greek]

July 2, 2020

Ankara "angry" about international voices speaking against Hagia Sophia changes

Story at Tovima [Greek]

EU Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni believes Greek economy will grow

Story at Athens News Agency [Greek]

Turkey responding to protests in foreign lands with accusations

Story at Protothema [English]

Turkish jets violate air space over two islands

Details at Protothema [Greek]

US Secretary of State wants Turkey to leave Hagia Sophia as is

Story at eKathimerini [Greek]

Lockdowns at camps continue

Story at Gulf News [English]

Alpha Bank selling bad debt to US-directed firm

Story at Nasdaq [English]

Parliament discussion on tax refunds

Story at Parapolitika [Greek]

Piraeus at night with cruise ships

July 1, 2020

Regional airports reopening

Story at Reuters [English]

Is Edogan bluffing over Hagia Sophia?

Speculation at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Greece discussing maritime deal and trade with Libya opposition

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English] and at Ta Nea [Greek]

France moves ships away from Libyan embargo

France appears frustrated by allies lack of commitment to the agreed upon goals. Story at EFSYN [Greek]

France wants NATO to confront Turkey's actions

Paris accuses Ankara of shipping arms to Libya in defiance of a UN embargo as well sending in thousands of pro-Turkey Syrian militia fighters fresh from the conflict there.

France has spent part of June trying to get NATO to deal with Turkey's violations of the arms embargo and for threatening French ships on two occasions. After receiving support within NATO for a review and investigation of the matter, nothing has yet been decided or done, and France has stated this "nonchalance" is why they are pulling back their ships as part of the "sea guardian" embargo force that patrols the Mediterranean near Libya where fighting between various groups continues. Story at LeMonde [French] and Story at IB Times [English]

PM Mitsotakis talking with head of US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Total pandemic case count now at 3,432

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Vladimir Putin extends leadership term to 2036

Story at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Elliniko area begins construction work

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

Sanctions on Turkey and the stance of Europe

Brief article at Ethnos which underscores that Cyprus, Greece and the EU are toughening in their resolve to present a united front against Turkey.

Europe tries to save the summer

Story at Financial Times [English]

Open travel started at midnight

Story at Iefimerida [Greek] and at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Time running out on Hagia Sophia controversy

Story at Ta Nea [Greek] and at Skai [Greek] (More on the Hagia Sophia)

Single-use plastic to stop

Story at Reuters [English]

e-EFKA payments will happen three times in July

Schedule details and numbers at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Glowing lights at night on the Acropolis in Athens Greece
the sky over Athens Greece, growing dark

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