The Olympic Yacht Show 2021 will be held at the renovated marina facilities of "Olympic Marine" at Lavrion, in southeastern Attica, on October 1-5.
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"Turkey allowed, in violation of its obligations, according to the 2016 joint statement, a boat with thirteen people to start from Turkish territorial waters. It did not rescue the passengers in the Turkish territorial waters and the Greek Coast Guard, which puts the protection of human life first, was forced to enter Turkish territorial waters in order to rescue ten people and, unfortunately, according to the information, three more people are still missing in Turkish territorial waters. Until I came to the Parliament, I was not informed that Turkey has responded to this incident," Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarachi said on Friday in parliament.
Stefanos Ntouskos won the men’s single sculls gold medal to claim the country’s first medal of the Tokyo Games.
Leipsoi made a dynamic “entrance” this summer, with the estimated data of the tourist traffic exceeding in some cases even the numbers of 2019.
The fire that started earlier on Tuesday at Stamata, northeastern Attica, seems to be subsiding, although many scattered fire pockets are still active, said Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias at a special live briefing on Tuesday evening.
An investigating magistrate and a prosecutor ruled that actor and director Petros Filipidis be detained for alleged acts of sexual assault against fellow actors, after his testimony before them on Tuesday.
Greece's Permanent Representative to the UN has sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General underlining that Turkey’s unilateral accusations about a militarization of Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean islands and the connection of this to Greek sovereignty, are completely unfounded, unsupported, as well as legally and historically incorrect, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday underlined that both Greece and Cyprus will never resign from the “paramount right”, as he said, to self-defense, speaking with visiting Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades by his side.
The historic Xenia hotel of Kythnos as well as the two thermal springs has passed into the hands of the Israeli businessman Avraham Ravid, based on the results of the tender through the electronic e-Auction platform of the Public Tender organized last Friday, by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. (HRADF) in collaboration with the Hellenic Public Properties Company (HPPC).
Last May, Turkey formally applied to join the EU's PESCO (Permanent Structured Cooperation) framework. It is, as is well known, the scheme that aspires to give flesh and blood to the effort of the EU member states to give a defense-military dimension to the project of “European integration”.
It is noted that since the autumn of 2020, the “27” decided to open the door to PESCO in third countries, outside Europe and the EU, in order not to perceive their project as a competitor of NATO, but also to take advantage of existing structures and expertise. In fact, agreements have already been reached with three countries – the United States, Canada and Norway.
With Turkey, however, things are quite different, as it does not meet the conditions set for participation in PESCO. The result is that, for the time being at least, it remains the only NATO member state that has no formal and organic relationship with it – something that, as it turns out, is not easy to change, at least not immediately.
Several EU partners, moreover, openly disagree with the possibility of expanded military cooperation with Turkey. Indicative of the prevailing climate is the statement made by the Austrian Minister of Defense in the German newspaper Welt am Sontag.
“Article 2 of the Treaty clearly states that the third country concerned must share the EU’s democratic principles and maintain good neighborly relations with the EU,” said Claudia Tanner. She added that in her opinion, “Turkey should not be involved in EU defense policy in the near future.”
Ankara, of course, is protesting against this attitude. As government officials and diplomats note, Turkey’s blockade creates new and dangerous dividing lines within NATO and “does not contribute to the transatlantic security architecture,” Euractiv reports.
Nevertheless, the situation does not seem to be favorable for Turkish positions. “Given the tensions between Turkey and Greece and Turkey and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, as well as Turkey’s slide into democracy, this may not be the right time for such co-operation,” said Ilke Toigur, an executive. of the German Institute for International Affairs and Security (SWP).
Islands with high tourist demand and viral loads are in threat of entering a grid of suffocating control.
In Crete in 1941 there was no turning back as if you were entering the war against the Nazi occupiers. However, the airborne landing of the Germans during World War II under the code name "Unternehmen Merkur" (Operation Mercury) against the island did not frighten the Cretans, who put up an unexpectedly strong resistance against the numerically superior Germans.
Work has begun to refurbish the old Acropolis Museum near the iconic Parthenon temple, and turn it into an exhibition space.