The geopolitical dimension of energy and the role that the Eastern Mediterranean can play as an alternative source of energy security in Europe was highlighted, according to government sources, by the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the relevant discussion at the European Council.
Mr. Mitsotakis, according to the same sources, underlined that in both electricity and natural gas, Egypt, with which our country signed an electricity interconnection agreement, can become the bridge between Africa and Europe, as it can to export electricity "green" energy at low prices and transport it through Greece to Europe, but also liquefied natural gas. Also, in his speech, the Prime Minister referred to the importance not only of supplies, but also of the possibilities of gas storage in Europe. He stressed the need to "study the European energy market in order to examine what interventions can be made so that we are not exposed to sudden price changes." "We must do everything in our power not to transfer the crisis to households", concluded Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The start of the pre-election process in KINAL in view of the internal party ballot for the election of a new President is marked by the announcement by the Ethics Committee, with which it officially announces the candidacies of Messrs. Papandreou, Androulaki, Loverdou, Kastanidis, Geroulanou and Christidis. All 6 candidates for the leadership in the Movement for Change submitted their candidacies to the competent Statute Committee, as the deadline expired at 6:00 in the afternoon. George Papandreou came in person and submitted more than 80 signatures of members of the Central Committee and almost 20.000 signatures of members, which he collected in the last 24 hours. A few minutes earlier, Nikos Androulakis had submitted for his own candidacy more than 10.000 signatures of party members and 110 members of the Central Committee. Andreas Loverdos had submitted his candidacy since last Friday along with 5.200 signatures and thousands of other statements of support. Pavlos Geroulanos accompanied his own candidacy with 6.245 signatures, while Pavlos Christidis collected over 7.000 signatures. The signatures collected by Haris Kastanidis are at similar levels.
At 3.407 new cases of coronavirus in our country in the last 24 hours - 34 patients ended up, 347 are hospitalized by intubation. Great concern for the situation in b. Greece, with professor Vana Papaevangelou stating that it is reminiscent of pre-vaccination times. Of the 73 hospitalized in ICU hospitals of Western Macedonia and Thessaloniki, 70 are unvaccinated. At the same time, out of the 22 hospitalized in single beds COVID-19, 18 are unvaccinated, noted if. Ministry of Health, Mina Gaga. A significant increase in cases is observed in Grevena, Imathia and Magnesia, while an increase is also recorded in Arcadia, Achaia and Etoloakarnania.
Κο The coronary pandemic will also affect the ongoing Brussels Summit, as, according to European Council President Charles Michel, the pandemic is not over and cases are rising in many Member States.
Κο The coronavirus pandemic will remain in 2022, due to lack of vaccinations in the world's poorest countries, warns the WHO, ringing the alarm bell mainly for Europe, where there is a steady rise in cases - 52.000 cases today in Britain, a record number since July 17. Moscow has been in a lockdown since October 28, due to the increase in cases.
The guilt of the accused for attempted murder was requested by the prosecutor of the Mixed Jury Court of Athens, Charalambos Mastrantonakis, in the trial for the vitriol attack against Ioanna Paliospyrou. He pointed out that the perpetrator targeted her victim with "murderous egoism". For her part, Ioanna thanked Justice, because, as she said, "it gives her courage". The trial will continue next Tuesday with speeches by the defense lawyers.
The ring for the center of Athens starts on Monday. According to an announcement by GADA, those who are entitled to a new traffic license within the ring, the applications will be submitted exclusively in person at 9:00 in the morning with 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday, at the Attica Traffic Department. The fine for violators is 100 euros.
The mayor of Athens, Costas Bakogiannis, described the ongoing projects that the municipality has launched in the capital as bigger than the one in Athens during the 2004 Olympic Games, speaking at the Olympia forum.
In the international news: Negotiations for the formation of a government between the Social Democrats, the Greens and the Liberals in Germany have begun. Aim of the parties to be completed before Christmas
In your sports briefing: The match Copenhagen - PAO for the Europa Conference Leaguee is in progress. At 9:05 for the Euroleague Maccabi Tel Aviv - PAO
and at 10:00 the match Eintracht Frankfurt - Olympiacos for the Europa League.
Weather: A few clouds tomorrow in Attica. The temperature will range from 11 to 23 degrees Celsius - 19 degrees, at this time, in Technopolis, here in Gazi.