Diplomatic marathon and crucial consultations in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Strict message from Washington to Ankara. According to diplomatic sources, at a ministerial conference on Libya held for the first time with the participation of Greece as an observer, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken strongly supported the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops and mercenaries from the country, naming the Turkey.
The importance of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean was highlighted in a four-day meeting between White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Turkish Presidency spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on the sidelines of the meeting.
Nikos Dendias informed his European counterparts about the latest episode of Turkish delinquency. According to diplomatic sources, the Greek minister presented a map with the presence of Turkish warships, which are located just ten miles off the east coast of Crete.
The diplomatic crisis that erupted between Paris and Washington over the AUKUS defense agreement, namely Australia's decision to cancel a contract for the purchase of French submarines in favor of American nuclear-powered submarines, seems to be easing. As early as yesterday, there was a telephone conversation between Joe Biden and Emanuel Macron - on the initiative of the former, while the two leaders even intend to meet "in Europe in October", reports Politico.
The US and French foreign ministers will also meet separately in New York today, according to a US official.
At the same time, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison admitted that French President Emmanuel Macron was avoiding him after Canberra canceled the contract for the purchase of French submarines, but said he would "be patient" in order to restore bilateral relations.
Thessaloniki seems to be heading for a mini lockdown, with the data reaching the epidemiologists about the viral load and the rise of cases being worrying.
Infectious Diseases Professor and member of the committee of experts, Charalambos Gogos, in his statements to MEGA, warned that emergency measures may be taken in Thessaloniki.
The number of cases of coronavirus in the student community is causing concern and obvious concern to the leadership of the Ministry of Health. According to the official data of EODY, in the last quarter there has been a large increase in infections in children from 4 to 18 years old. In fact, in the last week 3.559 new diagnoses concerned the specific age group.
The reason, according to the scientists, on the one hand is the highly contagious "Delta" mutation and on the other hand the high percentage of vaccinations at older ages.
Infectious disease professor Athena Linou described the measures in schools as insufficient, pointing out that the major issue is to close a department when half plus one student falls ill. "With the first case per student, the whole class will be stuck in 3-4 weeks", he warned, speaking to ANT1.
Fears of a new variant of the virus with increased antibody resistance. It was found in a nursing home in Kentucky, USA and has already infected 45 elderly people and workers. The strain from Japan is known as R.1 and contains dangerous mutations that infect the immune system.
Moderna Inc. CEO Stefan Bancel believes the new coronavirus pandemic could end in a year, as increased vaccine production secures global supplies, according to a Swiss newspaper.
The Commission and the Budget Office of the Parliament identify three major insurance "thorns" with implications for the state budget. The first is the problem of pending pension applications, combined with overdue public debt. The issue is also the legal disputes over the retroactive pensions with Brussels to express concerns about the budget burden, but also the increase of the debts from insurance contributions, which reaches 251 million euros compared to the first quarter of 2021.
Market prices have risen. On the uphill and the fruit and vegetables in Varvakeio. The report on how prices move is prepared by Michalis Legakis…
And the weather: Cloudy in Attica, with local rains and sporadic thunderstorms in the morning. Recession of the phenomena from the afternoon. The temperature in Athens will reach up to 23 degrees Celsius. 17 points at this time in the Technopolis in Gazi.