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Ryanair invests in Greece- Opens new bases

Ryanair announced further expansion in Greece with three new summer bases in Corfu (two aircraft), Chania (one aircraft) & Rhodes (one aircraft), offering 107 routes in total, including 46 new routes to help boost air traffic and the tourism industry as vaccination programmes continue and Europe re-opens in time for the Summer holiday season. Ryanair’s three new Greek Summer bases will deliver: ·         Four additional aircraft (an investment of $400m) from July across Corfu (two), Chania (one) & Rhodes (one) ·         107 [...]

March 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece lifts ban of flights from Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia

Starting Monday, April 5, Greece resumes flights to and from its three neighboring countries: Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia. As the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority announced, flights from Albania and North Macedonia will be allowed to land in any Greek airport (not just at “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport as it is currently the case). Flights from Turkey that have been entirely banned will resume and be allowed to reach any Greek airport. Nevertheless, passengers from the three countries, like [...]

March 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Surviving and enriching modern infrastracture: The monumental olive trees of Crete

On the occasion of the celebration of the World Forest Day by the U.N. on March 21st 2021, the UNAI Hub SDG 7 (NKUA-KEPA), within the framework of the "75UN-75 Trees UNAI SDG7" initiative, announced the agreement for the preservation of historical olive trees at the region where the new airport of Heraklion is being constructed, at Kastelli Pediadas on Crete, Greece. The program involves the transplantation of monumental olive trees at symbolic locations in the city of Heraklion and [...]

March 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Waiting for the March 25/26 Summit

Waiting for the March 25/26 Summit by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The March 25/26 European Council has been ever since the December 10-11 Summit a matter of high expectations on part Greek public opinion as well as - in a more focused way - on part of the Greek political class. The reason for such centrality is that Greek-Turkish relations (and Cyprus-Turkey relations, at that) were supposed to be addressed, be it in an indirect way through a new EuroTurkish equilibrium [...]

March 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

MED 5: Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Malta decide on common migration position

The Ministers of Internal Affairs and Migration of the five EU Mediterranean countries met in Athens for the first MED 5 Conference. Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Malta agreed to common positions and proposals regarding the European Migration and Asylum Pact, currently under negotiation. They all agreed that the proposed legal arrangements do not ensure "a fair balance of responsibility and solidarity" among member states. "Our main concerns remain" reads the common MED 5 statement. "We continue to see significant [...]

March 21st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Living with the 3rd wave of Covid-19 in Greece: “the path is traced by walking and meeting”

Living with the 3rd wave of Covid-19 in Greece: “the path is traced by walking and meeting” by Antonis D. Papagiannidis So, after all the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has come crashing down on Greece, too. In fact this time around the surge is centered around the wider region of Athens, home to some two-fifths of the country’s population and 42% of economic activity. The hospital infrastructure in the capital city of Greece and its outskirts/in the Attica [...]

March 16th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Turkey protests Greece, Cyprus and Israel’s plans for the EuroAsia Interconnector

Turkey has protested a recent agreement reached between Israel, Greece and Cyprus advancing plans to build a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable (the so-called EuroAsia Interconnector) connecting the three, the Anadolu Agency reported Monday. Turkey formally protested against the agreement, arguing that the route of the planned cable, expected to be funded by the EU, transgressed Turkish territorial waters. Map of the subsea electricity cable, source: EuroAsia Interconnector In diplomatic protest notes presented to Greek, Israeli and EU diplomats [...]

March 16th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Athens- London (latest) row over the Parthenon marbles- The Greek Ministry of Culture responds to Boris Johnson

It was the fist interview of the British Prime Minister with a European newspaper since he took office about two year ago. Boris Johnson talked exclusively to the Greek newspaper Ta Nea. He was asked about his counterpart’s, Kyriakos Mitsotakis’, offer to return the Parthenon marbles in Athens in exchange for lending other Greek artefacts to London. The British Prime Minister sought to put an end to this discussion. B. Johnson with a plaster cast bust of his “personal [...]

March 14th, 2021|Online news / Blog|
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