The Cyprus issue, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and immigration were among other things at the center of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York. Tonight, the Prime Minister will address the UN General Assembly. Apostolos Chondropoulos will tell us more…
The Archbishop of America, Elpidoforos, expressed his regret for the "pain" he caused to his "Cypriot and Greek-American brothers", after the reactions that were provoked.
Turkey's actions in the Aegean were put on the table at the meeting of Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Sukri in New York. According to diplomatic sources, the meeting took place at a critical time, as Turkey wants to build bridges of communication in Egypt and decongest tensions in their relations.
Mr. Dendias referred to the most recent Turkish delinquency, during which Turkish naval vessels moved threateningly against Greek naval vessels.
For his part, the Egyptian Foreign Minister referred to the second round of contacts between the Egyptian and Turkish Foreign Ministers, analyzing the reasons why there is no prospect of normalization of relations between the two countries. As he stressed, the main reason for normalization is the cessation of Turkey's aggressive behavior towards Greece and Cyprus.
Let us now go to the field of the pandemic. "Danger bell", due to the increasing trend of cases in Northern Greece, the Deputy Minister of Health Mina Gaga rang, speaking to the established information. Professor Vana Papaevangelou spoke about the "pandemic of the unvaccinated", noting that the Delta mutation also affects younger ages, as - as she explained - one in three cases concerns children under 18 years of age.
In the "red" the regional units of Kastoria, Drama and Xanthi in the updated epidemiological map of the country. Restrictive measures in force from today in these 3 regional units. The validity of the special, local character, measures in the Regional Units of Pieria, Imathia, Pella, Kavala and Argolida is extended. Except for the regional unit of Evritania.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved a third dose of vaccine for Americans 3 and older who have an underlying disease, but not for younger, high-risk workers.
According to information, PPC is proceeding with an increase of Share Capital of 750 million euros, aiming, according to information, at the entry of an investor in its share capital.
"The government has decided to donate one of its most 'expensive silverware'. The increase of the share capital of PPC, with the conditions that take place, ie without the participation of the main shareholder, is equivalent to his 'resignation' and marks the end of the largest industrial enterprise of our country ", GENOP states in its announcement.
"The sudden decision to privatize PPC is a crime against the Greek people," SYRIZA said in a statement.
Former police officer Derek Sowin, who was convicted of the murder of African-American George Floyd in 2020, has filed an appeal. A Minnesota judge sentenced him to 25 years in prison.
And the weather: Improving weather from today across the country. The weather in Attica is expected to be clear. Temperature in Athens up to 25 degrees Celsius. 17 points at this time in Technopolis here in Gazi.