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Greek Cafes, Restaurants Reopen After Lockdown

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View from roof garden cafe of the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens Photo: Creative Commons / Maria VazouraGreece’s cafes and restaurants are reopening for business on Monday after a long hiatus, as they closed just over two months ago due to the coronavirus curfews, home quarantines and the strict preventive measures imposed by health authorities against…
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Lockdown Helps Remarkable Recovery of Fish Stocks in Greek Seas

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Fishing boat off the coast of Naxos. Source: Kritzolina/Wikimedia commonsGreek scientists say that the fish population in the Aegean and Ionian Seas has shown a remarkable recovery perhaps not seen for a quarter of a century, due to the coronavirus lockdown and the restrictions imposed on fishing. Although the exact increase in fish recovery will…
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Greek Cafes, Restaurants Reopen for Business on Monday

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Cafe at Naxos. Source: Stepanps/Wikimedia commonsGreece’s cafes and restaurants are reopening for business on Monday after a long hiatus, as they closed just over two months ago due to the coronavirus curfews, home quarantines and the strict preventive measures imposed by health authorities against the pandemic. However, three in ten cafes or restaurants might not…
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Travelling To-and-From All Greek Islands Resumes on Monday

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The reopening of traveling to and from all Greek islands is taking place on Monday, as citizens had so far only been able to travel to Crete, due to the coronavirus travel bans. Speaking to Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) on Saturday, representatives of shipping companies said that bookings for Monday are “satisfactory” and also pointed…
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Turkey Provokes Tension by Disputing Land Border with Greece

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Turkey on Saturday disputed the exact boundary of the Evros River that divides the two countries and said it would not allow any “fait accompli” on its border. “In spite of our warnings and proposals of cooperation, Greece initiated land-leveling activities on May 13, 2020, and violated our contractual land border. This violation was immediately…
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Afghan Woman Stabbed to Death in Greece’s Moria Migrant Camp

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An Afghan woman died at the Moria migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Saturday, after reportedly being stabbed by another woman. According to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency, the 23-year-old was rushed to the camp’s medical center, where doctors confirmed her death. Initial evidence allegedly indicates that she was stabbed in the…
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Greece Issues Detailed Directions for Hotels Ahead of June Reopening

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Wikimedia commonsThe Greek Ministry of Tourism released comprehensive and detailed guidelines that hotels, camping sites, travel agents and transport companies must observe during the reopening of the tourist season in June, as part of preventative measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Each hotel or tourism facility is expected to establish a protocol based on the ministry’s…
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Athens Dismisses Reports that Turkey Occupies Greek Land

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The Greek Foreign Ministry on Saturday dismissed as “fake news” reports that Turkish soldiers have “invaded and occupied” a patch of Greek land in the northeastern Evros border area. “There is no foreign force on Greek territory,” the ministry said in a statement, responding to reports in Greek and British media. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias…