News in brief
Those eligible for residence permits can now select the date on which they wish to visit migration services in order to receive their residence permit via the http://applications.migration.gov.gr platform
POE-OTA is to hold a nationwide work stoppage on Wednesday, June 24.
The trade union organization is requesting a meeting with Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos, in order to brief him on the demands of the sector.
“The presence of Turkish drill ships in Greek waters is a violation of our national sovereignty and we will not allow it,” Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said on Monday.
The Greek defense minister also called Ankara out for claiming to have sought dialogue with Athens and meeting with silence, saying that dialogue is impossible “when Greece’s sovereign rights are being directly challenged.”
Confirmed cases of coronavirus passed 9 million worldwide.
Saudi Arabia said on Monday it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the hajj this year due to the coronavirus, allowing only a limited number of Saudi citizens and residents to make the pilgrimage with social distancing measures enforced.
Greek health authorities on Monday said they had confirmed 21 new Covid-19 cases in the country in the last 24 hours, raising the total to 3,287.
No new fatalities were recorded since Sunday leaving the death toll at 190, the Health Ministry said.
National Health Authority EODY president, Panagiotis Arkoumaneas will visit the prefectures of Xanthi and Thesprotia today.
Trump executive order extends a ban on employment-based visas through 2020. The Trump administration is temporarily suspending the entry of certain foreign workers to the United States in a move painted as freeing up jobs while the economy reels from the coronavirus pandemic, despite strong opposition from many businesses.
Two large projects at the ancient site of Philippi in northern Greece worth 3.7 million euros will “present an entirely new site to visitors”, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said during a visit there.
And the weather forecast…
Rain and occasional thunderstorms are forecast for Attica today, especially in the afternoon. The temperature will reach a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius.