Νews in brief
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell is in Greece today. Borrell is to visit the border post at Kastanies in the morning, accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
He will also meet Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and at 6pm at at Maximos Mansion to discuss tension with Turkey and the migrant crisis.
Sixteen new Covid-19 infections were confirmed in Greece in the past 24 hours, raising the new total to 3,302.
A prisoner in Athens’ high-security Korydallos Prison has tested positive for Covid-19, making it the first case detected in a Greek detention facility.
The man was transferred to Sotiria Hospital for treatment.
State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis on Tuesday said that all the figures concerning the allocation of 20 million euros in funds to the media in the context of the campaign “We stay at home” will be probably made public this week.
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.
However, a crowd has gathered outside the Asylum premises this morning, as the deadline for a series of permits expires today.
POE-OTA is holding work stoppage until noon. A rally has been planned at Klafthmonos square, outside the Ministry of Interior at noon.
The trade union organization is requesting a meeting with Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos, in order to brief him on the demands of the sector.
European Union countries eager to revive their economies are prepared to bar entry to Americans because the United States has failed to control the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reported from Brussels on Tuesday, citing draft lists of acceptable travelers.
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels on July 17-18 to haggle over a proposed Covid-19 economic stimulus and their next joint budget, a spokesman said, the first such in-person talks in months due to health and travel restrictions.
Greek railway workers will be walking off the job for four hours starting at 12 noon on Thursday, in a protest that will also affect services to and from Athens International Airport and the tram in the capital.
And the weather forecast…
Rain is expected in Attica in the afternoon. The temperature will reach a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius.