The challenges and crises facing the Mediterranean countries will be one of the central topics of the Summit of the Leaders of the Member States of the South of the European Union that starts today in Athens, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is already in Athens, while French President Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Ministers of Italy and Spain Mario Draghi and Pedro Sanchez are expected today for the Euro-Mediterranean Conference. From this year, Slovenia and Croatia will participate.
Prohibition of gatherings in the wider area of Syntagma Square and around the Stavros Niarchos Foundation from 6 in the morning until midnight, due to the Summit.
A rally has been planned for 7 pm by various bodies and organizations against the conference in Syntagma Square.
Modifications of Metro routes to and from the Airport, due to the arrival of high-ranking politicians at the Airport, from today until September 18, 2021, STASY announced. Details on the website of our station at www.athina984.gr
The Deputy Minister of Health Mina Gaga and the professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Vana Papaevangelou expressed their concern about the stagnation of the vaccination program in the age group over 55, on the contrary, they praised the students for speaking "first".
"The risk of disease is up to 10 times lower in vaccinated citizens," Ms Gaga said. Ms. Papaevangelou spoke of a recession at the moment, but pointed out that the coming weeks will show a different picture, as tests will increase.
2.322 new cases, of which 505 in Attica and 300 in Thessaloniki, EODY announced. The number of intubated patients remained high, reaching 359, while 42 ended up.
Restrictive measures in force in Kavala, Imathia, Pieria and Pella, due to the high cases, the measures are extended in Evritania and Argolida.
The Athens Prosecutor's Office requested a preliminary criminal investigation for the publication of the names of children in a kindergarten in Athens on the occasion of their republishing by the ND MP, Konstantinos Bogdanos.
As part of the investigation, which will be carried out by the prosecutor Antonis Eleftherianos, the assistance of the cybercrime service will be requested, in order to determine who committed the leak. The information in question will be sent to the competent prosecutor who will investigate whether other persons involved in the management of the file in question are involved.
France is a "vital ally" of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said tonight, a day after the announcement of a tripartite alliance between the US, Britain and Australia, which provoked the wrath of Paris.
The United States wants European countries to play an important role in the Indo-Pacific region, Mr Blinken said after meeting with Australian foreign and defense ministers.
The new alliance, called AUKUS, clearly aims to counter China's growing ambitions in the region.
Embarrassed at the same time in Brussels. After the admission of the representative of the Commission, Peter Stano, that the EU was not informed about this initiative, regretted and the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell saying that "we want to be better informed what this agreement means.
The issue of the agreement will be discussed at the next EU Summit, said European Council President Charles Michel.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva is involved in a scandal with "set up" World Bank reports on China's economic situation.
According to a report by law firm WilmerHale, Ms. Georgieva, who in 2017 was the World Bank's chief executive officer and a senior adviser, pressured World Bank officials to "make concrete changes to China's data over a period of time." that the World Bank was seeking Beijing's support for a major capital increase.
"False promises for supposedly better days to come, aimed at concealing the measures to support big business," said KKE secretary general Dimitris Koutsoumbas from the podium of the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair.
Regarding the measures to deal with energy accuracy, Mr. Koutsoubas argued that "the energy transition fund is perhaps the biggest fraud" because the people "understand who pays and who receives from it." He blamed the current and previous governments for public health policies, saying that "the sacrifice of public health on the altar of the profits of a handful of private groups goes hand in hand with the barbaric anti-popular restructuring of the health system as a whole." .
Generally clear, today the weather in Attica. The winds will initially be weak and from noon westerly 3 to 4 Beaufort. The temperature will range from 19 to 35 degrees Celsius.