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Two Greek ships detained in Persian Gulf

Two Greek ships detained in Persian Gulf

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy detained two Greek oil tankers - the Prudent Warrior and Delta Poseidon - in the Persian Gulf, Tasnim news agency reports. This follows the detention of ships with Iranian oil under the …

Erdogan says Greek PM 'no longer exists' for him

Erdogan says Greek PM 'no longer exists' for him

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis "no longer exists" for him, accusing the Greek leader of trying to block sales of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey during a visit to the United …

Greece's DEPA concludes payment to Gazprom for gas supplies

Greece's DEPA concludes payment to Gazprom for gas supplies

DEPA Commercial, Greece’s biggest gas importer, has paid Russian gas producer Gazprom in euros for April natural gas supplies, the semi-state Athens News Agency reported on Monday. State-controlled DEPA Commercial has a gas supply …

EU looks for ways to ease anti-Russian oil sanctions

EU looks for ways to ease anti-Russian oil sanctions

The countries of the European Union (EU) have excluded the ban on Russian oil from the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions, DPA writes with a reference to diplomatic sources. Further coordination at the international level is needed …

Greece lifts COVID-19 curbs for travellers

Greece lifts COVID-19 curbs for travellers

Greece lifted COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday for foreign and domestic flights, its civil aviation authority said, ahead of the summer tourism season that officials hope will see revenues bouncing back from the pandemic slump. To fly in …

Greece to ask 12 Russian diplomats to leave country

Greece to ask 12 Russian diplomats to leave country

Greece will ask 12 Russian diplomats to leave the country, declaring them "personae non-gratae", the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The Greek foreign ministry's general secretary has informed the Russian ambassador of …

Turkish, Greek leaders agree to improve bilateral ties

Turkish, Greek leaders agree to improve bilateral ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday agreed to improve bilateral relations and to focus on positive agenda, the Turkish Communications Directorate said. Apart from bilateral …

Fire breaks out on ferry off Greek island, 11 reportedly missing

Fire breaks out on ferry off Greek island, 11 reportedly missing

At least 11 people from the Italian Euroferry Olympia that caught fire in the Ionian Sea are missing, and authorities have not yet been able to find them following the evacuation of passengers and crew members, the Greek TV channel Open reported …

Europe relies on Southern Gas Corridor

Europe relies on Southern Gas Corridor

Southern Gas Corridor, which crosses six countries, stretches over 3500 km and costs 45$ billion, aims to increase and diversify European energy supply by bringing Azerbaijani gas to markets in Europe

Greece reports new daily record of COVID-19 cases

Greece reports new daily record of COVID-19 cases

Greece reported a single-day record high of 35,580 COVID-19 infections on Thursday as the highly contagious Omicron becomes the dominant variant in the country. It was the third successive daily record of cases, with infections more …

Turkey rescues 526 migrants in 12 days

Turkey rescues 526 migrants in 12 days

The Turkish coast guard has rescued 526 irregular migrants since Dec. 13 that were pushed back by Greece, the command said Tuesday. From Dec. 13-25, "in a total of 52 incidents, 991 irregular migrants and 10 migrant smugglers were …

Greece amends COVID-19 rules for foreign travellers

Greece amends COVID-19 rules for foreign travellers

As the Omicron variant spreads fast but amid pressure from tourism companies, the Greek government amended restrictions for those entering Greece. Now travellers would have to provide a PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival. A …

The Geopolitical Game That Could Transform Gas Markets

The Geopolitical Game That Could Transform Gas Markets

At a time when media and financial analysts are fully focused on oil futures, natural gas markets are moving again. East Mediterranean gas futures, in particular, seem to be looking up due to some ongoing regional developments, …

Greece to impose restrictions on unvaccinated next week

Greece to impose restrictions on unvaccinated next week

Greece will impose more restrictions for those not vaccinated against Covid-19 from next week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday following a steep rise in infections in recent weeks. The measures …