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Greece aims for "maximum safety" for visitors

Story at MSN News [English]

Mitsotakis has additional support in mind

Mitsotakis speech at the General Assembly of the Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises - he addressed the possibilities for new financial supports for the economy, and gave a review of decisions from the spring time influx of the pandemic. Story at Liberal [Greek]

Government budget radically changed by pandemic

Greece had an impressive five-year record for annual budget surpluses, but this year this has pushed aside as significant economic contraction is expected from the pandemic. The ABC article has the numbers. Story at ABC News [English]

Turkey replies back to France

Accusations made against France - story at Ethnos [Greek]

Turkey is approaching a new election cycle

An overview of the sides and personalities, and some prior history - article at Foreign Policy [English]

United stand against Turkey border threats by Mitsotakis and EU High Commissioner Borrell

Story at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

France moving forward to make the EU discuss Turkey's actions

The Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, wants the EU to have a discussion on Turkey "without taboos," something which implies there could be a direct discussion of Turkey's long-stalled accession to the EU, besides the more pressing issue of Turkey increasing military involvement in Libya, also the constant antagonizing of Greece with violations of airspace and manipulation of migrant flows in the Mediterranean (and at Evros). Le Drian's words follow closely on Macron's from just a few days ago, angry over Turkey's actions.

Story at Yahoo News [English]

List of Airports handling international flights to expand

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Subsidized travel in Greece program

About how to apply at GTP News [English]

New calculations on retirement pensions, including military

Story at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

The struggle of refugees who want to stay in Greece

Story at UK Guardian [English]

New UK rules on travel

Story at MSN News [English]

Mitsotakis issues firm reprimand to Turkey's aggressive border actions

Article at the Post chronicles the recent history of tensions between Greece and Turkey, noting how Turkey has specifically moved against the border of Greece using immigrant flows, but not doing so with Bulgaria, its other shared border area. This comparison begs the obvious point (not covered in the Post piece but elsewhere) that destabilizing the Evros border is combined with Turkey's moves to destabilize the Aegean and E. Med in general, with Turkish ships escorting migrant craft to Greek islands (this is covered in the Post article) and constant air space violations by Turkey warplanes (also in the Post piece, also Turkey's energy exploration in zones around Cyprus).

This increasing activity by Turkey in these actions isn't examined in the Post article, why its happening now and what the impetus might be beyond just the long term history of Greece/Turkey relations.

Story at Washington Post [English]

Albania's accession to EU stalls

Story at Protothema [Greek]

Glyfada beaches to be redesigned

Story at Eleftherostypos [Greek]

Xanthi lockdown continues

Story at EFSYN [Greek]

Novartis given fine in USA

Investigation at Iefimerida [Greek]

Cinema attendance in Greece

Article at Tanea discusses how cinema profits were increasing across the EU and the movie theaters of Greece were participating in this growth when the pandemic brought the whole industry to a halt. Noted in the piece is that USA films were 62.9% of the EU market, an increase, with European product decreasing in audience share.

Story at Tanea [Greek]

NEWS ARCHIVE - June 2020


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