Cruise ships from August 1 will be able to visit six ports of Greece, official notice of tourism Minister Haris theoharis sent to the International Association of cruise lines (CLIA) and the three largest companies in this sector that operate in Greece (MSC Cruises, Costa, TUI Cruises). This was announced by the Greek tourist organisation GNTO.
"The Minister of tourism officially announced that since August 1, 2020 cruise ships allowed to visit six ports when entering Greece. In particular, the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Volos, Corfu and Katakolo. After the first mooring cruise liners will be able to go to any other Greek port included in the route. Theoharis explained that this mode will only change in case of new epidemiological conditions," said the organization.
Unknown in Athens fired a yellow journalist of the newspaper "Makeli" ("Massacre") Stefanos of Chios, he was hospitalized with a wound in the neck and chest, according to the newspaper.
Newspaper "Makeli" is considered scandalous, it is often accused of spreading false news.
Official notice court of the Greek authorities on sentencing two Russians on charges of smuggling migrants to the Russian Embassy in Athens reported, according to RIA Novosti in the Embassy.
According to human rights organizations, the Russian sailors Konstantin Semenov and Ivan Vosmikova in Greece sentenced to 253 years in prison each for transporting illegal migrants.
. In Greece, two sailors from Russia was sentenced to 253 years in prison for transporting illegal migrants and human trafficking. About it RBC have informed the Vice-President of the Russian branch of the International Committee for the protection of human rights Ivan Melnikov.
According to him, for every illegal immigrant they have received from seven to 12 years in prison. Punishment added time for other crimes.
Greece will resume direct flights to Sweden from 20 July – two days earlier than planned in connection with the improvement of the epidemiological situation, said government spokesman Stelios Petsas at a briefing on Thursday.
"As epidemiological indicators in Sweden improves, the flights will be allowed from July 20 instead of July 22 as previously reported," said Petsas.
Direct flights from Sweden to Greece will resume July 22 with the end of July depending on the epidemiological situation may resume direct flights from the United States and several countries that are not members of the EU, said government spokesman of Greece Stelios Petsas at the briefing.
Greece from 1 July resumed direct flights to most EU countries, have earned the airports on all the Greek Islands. The list does not included the number of countries, including Sweden, whose authorities have expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of Athens and urged its tourists to think whether to go on holiday to Greece.
The Greek police stopped to arrest the rioter who attacked police in Athens, said a trade Union for employees of the national guard and police. Information was confirmed by the Minister of public order Michalis Chrisochoidis.
On Thursday evening in the centre of Athens riots, about 200 people in hoods, hiding faces, pelted police with stones and Molotov cocktails, police responded with tear gas. Disorder erupted during a demonstration against the adoption of the law on the regulation of street meetings, they lasted about 15 minutes.
Riots took place in front of the Greek Parliament in Central Athens during the discussion of the bill on the limitation of meetings, reports of the Greek public television ERT.
It is noted that near Syntagma square a group of about 150 people began throwing Molotov cocktails, stones and bottles, police responded with tear gas. The riots continued for about 15 minutes.
The situation around the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is a matter of bilateral relations of Greece and Turkey, and Athens should give a harsh response that will realize in Ankara, said the representative for the print party of the parliamentary party of the "Greek solution" Thanassis Mylonas.
According to him, the position of the party is to turn the house-Museum of the founder of the Turkish state Kemal Ataturk in Thessaloniki, in the Museum of the genocide of the Pontic Greeks.
First Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Miltiadis Varvitsiotis met on Tuesday with Russian Ambassador to Athens Andrey Maslov and discussed with him issues of cooperation, said the Secretary's office.
Varvitsiotis informed the Russian Ambassador on the Greek presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (Committee of Ministers), and events planned for November in Athens in connection with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on human rights.
A group of Ukrainian citizens, which was not allowed in Greece due to coronavirus infection, will return home in two flights on Tuesday evening, said the head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba.
Previously, the Department of consular service of the MFA of Ukraine reported that a group of 17 Ukrainians were not allowed to Greece, stopping in Athens airport due to quarantine restrictions and the ban on the entry of Ukraine.
In Greece in recent days revealed 28 new cases of infection with coronavirus, of which 13 are detected under the control for entering the country, reported Friday the national organization of public health.
The total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic has increased to 3486 people, of which 799 (22.9 per cent) are considered to be associated with travel abroad, and 1922 (55,1%) with known HIV infections.
After the resumption from 1 July Charter flights to Greece arrived the tourists were made 3611 tests for coronavirus and 11 of air travelers revealed Covid-19, with one infected tourist from Sweden, the day was walking through Athens, according to Greek public television ERT.
Seven more cases of the coronavirus was diagnosed in the campers.
Thursday, July 2, was held the fourth export the flight Athens-Moscow, this time it was carried out by "Aeroflot", reported the Russian Embassy in Greece.
Before that there were three export routes from Greece to Russia, they performed a Greek airline Aegean.
As of 14.00 in Athens on the site for voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation voted 403 of the citizen of Russia, told reporters in the PEC.
"Voting is organized. Despite the hot weather, the flow of people wanting to vote does not dry out. Thus there is no crowding," - said in the Commission.
Some Russian-Greek activities had to be postponed because of the pandemic coronavirus, now Moscow and Athens try to catch up, said the Ambassador of Russia to Greece Andrey Maslov reporters after the vote on the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
According to him, pending a series of events of the cross year of language and literature.
Export flight of "Aeroflot" from Athens will be held on Thursday, July 2, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Russian Embassy in Greece.
The flight is scheduled for 13.05.
The Greek government urged citizens to take the public transport run on electricity and promises a lot of incentives. The authorities promise to potential buyers of the grant, savings, low or zero taxes, free Parking and, of course, clean air.
Only in the first stage, the government subsidizes 100 million euros over 18 months for the purchase of a new car type. It is expected that grants will cover 25% of the cost of approximately 14 thousand new electric cars, benefit in conjunction with the environmental bonus and the respective tax benefits will be close to 10 thousand euros.
Chief of the General staff of national defense of Greece General Konstantinos Floros said about the readiness of the armed forces to react and prevent any action of Turkey and "burn" someone to invade the country. As the channel Open, Flores stated this during a meeting with accredited in the Ministry of defence correspondents.
"A week ago the chief of the General staff, Flores skydiving, along with other members of the armed forces, sending a message of warning Turkey. Now, talking about Turkish aggression in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, he left no doubt about how to respond to the Greek armed forces if Turkey violates Greek sovereignty - "he who sets foot on Greek land, we first burn, and then will ask who it is," - said the TV channel.
The struggle for the return from Britain of the Parthenon sculptures is enhanced to the British Museum it's time to prove that it is not a colonial Museum organization of the 19th century, said the Minister of culture of Greece Lina Mendoni at a press conference on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the Acropolis Museum.
The rooms of the Museum are ready to take all the Parthenon sculptures, said the President of the Acropolis Museum Dimitris Pandermalis.
Voting on amendments to the Constitution of Russia will take place in Greece on two sites: Athens and Thessaloniki, reported the Russian Embassy in Greece.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the vote will take place on 1 July.
Museums open in Greece on Monday after three months of quarantine for pandemic coronavirus.
All cultural institutions were closed on March 13. Month ago earned the archaeological sites, including the Acropolis.
In Albania the day showed a record 44 new cases COVID-19, the number of victims of coronavirus has reached 35, reported the Ministry of health of the country.
The previous record increase in the number of infected was recorded in Albania, on 9 June, when the day has revealed 42 new cases. The day before revealed 36 cases, which was also the highest figure since the start of the pandemic.
Turkey's Ambassador to Athens a Golden Ozugergin said that Turkey wants to have good neighbourly relations with Greece had offered Greece to discuss controversial issues, including the delimitation of Maritime zones, and remains committed to dialogue.
In recent months, increasing tension in Greek-Turkish relations. The latest example was the publication in the Turkish official Gazette of applications to the Turkish petroleum Corporation (TPAO) to carry out studies in the areas of the Greek continental shelf. Adviser to the Prime Minister of Greece's national security, then Minister of national defense of Greece Nikos Panayotopoulos said in recent days about the readiness, if necessary, to give a military response by Turkey.
Archimandrite of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Athens, the father Synesios believes that visiting the churches parishioners with symptoms of the disease indicate the absence of faith, and encourages believers to be responsible.
Previously, the temple belonged to the Russian Orthodox Church and known as the Embassy Church since the parish was by the Russian diplomatic mission in Greece. Now the congregation of the temple refers to the Athenian Archdiocese of the Greek Orthodox Church.
The Greek police arrested five of the rioters at the U.S. Embassy – four Greeks and one Italian, law enforcement authorities reported.
"Five people were arrested yesterday during a planned protest March over the recent events in the United States. Two citizens of Greece are accused that they threw stones and other objects at police and two of the Greek citizen and a foreigner accused of corruption of the shops at Kolonaki square and attacks with chunks of marble at police officers. In addition, the alien used a fire extinguisher against the police and caused damage to three utility motorcycles", - stated in the message of the police.
The clashes of protesters and police occurred on Wednesday evening near the U.S. Embassy in Athens after a protest March against the killing of African American by George Floyd in the United States, according to Greek public television ERT.
The March was organized by left-wing extra-parliamentary parties, in particular the "Intarsia" and "National unity". The action was attended by several thousand people from various left-wing organizations, as well as the Kurds.
Athens municipality intends to radically change the face of Moscow's historic centre, to give visitors the opportunity to become better acquainted with historical and archaeological sights of the city.
The municipality has prepared a massive beautification project of the center called "long walk in Athens" - from the center will remove a significant portion of vehicles, widen the sidewalks, install benches, planted thousands of trees and shrubs.
More than 50 citizens of Russia flew Sunday to Moscow from Athens last export flight, reported the Russian Embassy in Greece.
According to the Embassy, this time most of the passengers - residents of Russia's southern regions, the issue of their subsequent delivery to the place of residence, including the organization of special flight from the capital to one of the cities of the South.