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Greece’s Migration Minister as Christmas tree ball (video)

Greek Christmas kitsch to the sounds of “All I want for Christmas is you”… Employees at the Migration Ministry made their own tree balls with the picture of minister Notis Mitarakis inside. As if this ridiculous idea wasn’t enough, they also posted a video on the official ministry’s social media …

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Anarchists throw spaghetti and leaflets outside minister’s home

Anarchists of Ruvikonas threw leaflets and a few packages of spaghetti No 6 outside the house of the Minister of Development, Adonis Georgiadis in a north Athens suburb on Thursday evening. The symbolic protest move had a clear protest message against the cost of living and poverty as well as …

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Ioannina gas deposit could cover Greece’s consumption for 10 years, says minister

The natural gas deposit in Ioannina, western Greece, could potentially cover the consumption of Greece for 10 years, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Friday. Test drilling onshore will be in 2023, he added. Speaking to SKAI TV, Skrekas said “when we talk about a possible deposit of …

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Prosecutors call on justice minister to rein in aggressive lawyers

The Association of Prosecutors of Greece (EEE) called on the justice minister on Wednesday to intervene with legislative measures to ensure criminal cases proceed smoothly at courts and to rein in aggressive lawyers. The Association condemned as unacceptable and professionally abusive the behavior of certain defense lawyers, and called for …

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“Tourism proved this year, it is Greece’s heavy industry,” says Minister

This year tourism proved that is Greece’s “heavy industry” and can not only support the national economy but also offer a substantial support in very difficult conditions” Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias stated. In an interview with state-run news agency amna,the Tourism minister said that nobody can doubt the excellent course …

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Op-Ed: Civil Protection Minister rules out “lightning” as cause of Athens fire

“Investigations have ruled out lightning or a short circuit as the causes of Tuesday’s Penteli fire in North-East Athens,” Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides said at an extraordinary life briefing on Wednesday afternoon. It was certainly a surprise for the former EU Commissioner to have to rule out “lightning” on …

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Online platform for Ukrainian refugees in Greece opens on March 28

A platform for Ukrainian refugees to apply for temporary protection and identification card will go live on March 28, Migration & Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday. In an interview with Sunday newspaper Real News, Mitsrakis said via the platform the Ukrainian Refugees will register for individual appointments at …

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Greece to send transport mean to Poland for Ukrainian refugees’ resettlement

Greece will send buses or airplanes to Poland to resettle Ukrainean refugees in the country following an appeal by the Polish government, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Thursday. The appeal came as more than 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland. The minister stressed that the …

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ICU for VIP: Health minister refers Hospital Workers Unionist to prosecutor

Greece’s health minister Thanos Plevris said early Thursday morning that he will refer the president of hospital workers union (POEDIN) to the prosecutor for the claims that public hospitals reserve beds in Intensive Care Units exclusively for Covid-patients who are Very Important Persons. Short time later, state broadcaster ERT reported …

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