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Mitsotakis, Meloni focus on energy cooperation, migration

The deepening and expansion of the already strong Greek-Italian relations, particularly in the economy and bilateral energy cooperation, were discussed during the working dinner of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with his Italian counterpart, Georgia Meloni, at the Maximos Mansion. During the working dinner, joint initiatives both bilaterally and within the …

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Greek Summer 2023 without Heat Wave?

The weather in Europe has been unstable in recent days, while Guido Guidi, one of the best meteorologists, predicts that this scenario will be maintained after mid-July. Both Italy and the whole of Europe are going through a strange weather season, since there was practically no spring this year, since …

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UPD €150m of cocaine found in Greek bulker’s ventilation ducts off Venice

Italian authorities have found cocaine worth €150m ($164m) hidden on a Laskaridis Shipping bulker in Venice. Later on Friday, the shipping company said in a statement that it has nothing to do with the drugs. Helicopter footage shows a number of customs vessels surrounding the Greek-owned 75,000-dwt Atlas (built 2012). …

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German and Polish nationals arrested for “Pyramid” scheme fraud

A German and a Polish nationals wanted by Interpol were arrested in Greece and Italy. The two men were involved in serious fraud with a “pyramid scheme” that bought them profit over 28 million euros. A 60-year-old German man and a 49-year-old Polish man for whom Interpol had issued ‘red …

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Greek divers discover Italian WWII submarine wreck “Jantina”

Greek divers have discovered the wreckage of an Italian submarine 80 years after it was sunk by the Allied Forces in the Aegean Sea during World War Two. The Jantina, which had sailed from the Greek island of Leros with 48 sailors on board, sank on July 5, 1941, after …

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Greece and Italy complete implementation of maritime borders agreement

Greece and Italy completed on Monday the approval of a maritime borders agreement delimiting an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two countries. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio met in Rome on Monday to exchange the so-called “instruments of ratification’, a procedure whereby …

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Greece calls on Germany, Spain, Italy for arms embargo on Turkey

Greece has called on Germany, Italy and Spain to impose an arms embargo on Turkey, citing Ankara’s recent provocative actions. Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reports that Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent letters to his counterparts in Germany, Heiko Maas, in Spain, Arancha Gonzalez-Laya, and in Italy, …

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Greek sniffer dog finds 100 kilos of cocaine in truck bound for Italy

A sniffer dog in Greece led coast guard officers to more than 100 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a truck bound for Italy, officials said Friday. It is the largest drugs quantity confiscated by the Coast Guard at a Greek port, media report. The coast guard said the discovery was …

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Greek Parliament ratifies EEZ agreements with Italy and Egypt

The Greek Parliament ratified the Greece-Egypt agreement on the Exclusive Economic Zone between the two countries was with a majority of 178 MPs from New Democracy and Movement for Change (KINAL) on Thursday evening. 26 MPs from the Greek Communist Party, the Greek Solution and MeRA25 voted down the agreement, …

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Parliament to ratify maritime boundaries agreements with Egypt, Italy

Τhe Greek Parliament debate on the ratification of the agreements with Egypt and Italy on the demarcation of the sea boundaries will start on Monday, August 24, government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Thursday. The texts of the two agreements were submitted to the Parliament earlier today. The relevant vote …

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Finland tightens border checks for 10 countries, including Greece

Finland said it will tighten travel restrictions and reintroduce and step up border checks for arrivals from 10 countries starting Monday due to the worsening pandemic situation in Europe and elsewhere. The Finnish government says border checks will apply for passengers to and from Nordic neighbors Denmark, Iceland and Norway …

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Italy to test travelers from Greece, 3 more EU countries, regions impose quarantine

Italy ruled on Wednesday that people travelling from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain must be tested for the coronavirus on arrival, as new infections increase in the four countries which are popular holiday destinations for Italians. “We have to continue with a prudent approach to defend the results we’ve achieved …

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