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Coronavirus praise as Greek PM completes first year in office

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis completes a year in office Tuesday riding high in opinion polls, his reputation further enhanced by his government's positive handling of the coronavirus pndemic.

Prostitution in post-lockdown Greece is 'Russian roulette'

Athens - A central Athens brothel was buzzing with clients on a recent hot July afternoon, and its Venezuelan workers were relieved to have the business.

EU reopens to outside visitors as virus surges in US

Corfu - The European Union reopened its borders on Wednesday to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where coronavirus deaths are spiking once again, six months after the first cluster was reported in China.

Greece reopens islands to flights in bid to save tourism season

Corfu - Greece on Wednesday reopened flights to its flagship island destinations as it raced to salvage a portion of the annual tourism season that is vital to its economy.

Greece extends lockdown at migrant camps on World Refugee Day

Athens - Greece announced on Saturday another extension of the coronavirus lockdown on its teeming migrant camps, hours after some 2,000 people protested in central Athens to mark World Refugee Day and denounce the government’s treatment of migrants.

Greece culls migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Athens - Dozens of groups helping asylum seekers in Greece risk being edged out in a government move to tighten what it calls "opaque" rules overseeing charities, sparking concern that crucial support will be cut.

Balkan hoteliers hope for 'survival' as borders reopen

Hanioti - As the first Balkan travellers queued at the border with Bulgaria to cross into Greece this week, hotelier Yiannis Laspas was glued to his TV screen, eagerly awaiting potential guests.

Chatting with Olga Vasdeki: Olympian and Greek triple jumper Special

Three-time Olympian and Greek triple jumper Olga Vasdeki chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her respected career in track and field.

Greece is 'ready to welcome tourists', says prime minister

Th - From the emblematic island of Santorini, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday that Greece is "ready to welcome tourists" in complete safety after the coronavirus lockdown, whose impact on tourism will be "significant".

Greece reopens for tourists, but UK flights barred for now

Athens - As Greece prepares to reopen for foreign visitors in a bid to get its crucial tourism sector back on its feet, the government said Friday that flights from coronavirus hotspots such as Britain would not be allowed in, at least for now.

Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Piraeus - Abdelkader Rahmoun hasn't slept in days.The 44-year-old Syrian and his family are among thousands of recognised refugees about to lose the temporary homes they were given under Greece's asylum seeker housing scheme.

Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Piraeus - Abdelkader Rahmoun hasn't slept in days.The 44-year-old Syrian and his family are among thousands of recognised refugees about to lose the temporary homes they were given under Greece's asylum seeker housing scheme.

Unease in Greece as restaurants, cafes reopen

Athens - Restaurants and cafes across Greece opened ahead of schedule Monday as the country prepared to launch a shortened tourism season vital to its economy.

Greece dismisses reports Turkey occupied border strip

Athens - Greece on Sunday dismissed reports that Turkish soldiers had occupied a strip of Greek territory in the Evros border region, where Athens is expanding a fence to keep migrants out.

Coronavirus edges Greece closer to e-governance

Athens - The coronavirus crisis has forced Greece to take rapid steps to computerise its lumbering civil service and belatedly introduce e-governance in one of the EU's worst digital laggards, experts say.

Greece to restart tourism mid-June, international flights July 1

Athens - Greece will restart its tourism season on June 15 and gradually restore international flights from July 1 to boost its economy after the virus lockdown, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Wednesday.

Acropolis in Athens reopens after virus shutdown

Athens - Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and all open-air archaeological sites under tight sanitary conditions to the public on Monday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Acropolis in Athens reopens after virus shutdown

Athens - Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and all open-air archaeological sites in the country to the public on Monday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

David Kait talks acting, Greek heritage, success, and digital age Special

Greek-American actor David Kait chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his acting career and he opened up about his Greek heritage.

Greek migrant hotel ransacked in latest tensions over relocations

- When plans were leaked last week to move dozens of asylum seekers from an island camp to a hotel in the northern Greek village of Arnissa, there was a swift and violent response.
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