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Egypt, Greece sign deals on migrant rescues, agriculture

Nov. 22, 2022 14:04 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Greece signed two bilateral deals on Tuesday, including a pact to improve cooperation in migrant search and rescue missions across the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. The deals, signed in Cairo, marked the second meeting the two countries’ foreign...

Greek child charity leadership axed following abuse claims

Nov. 21, 2022 11:59 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Monday axed a prominent private charity's leadership following a string of allegations that children in its care were subjected to physical abuse by staff members. The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos...

Greek economic growth seen lower in 2023 amid energy woes

Nov. 21, 2022 09:43 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy is projected to grow by 1.8% next year, according to the country’s 2023 budget, slightly lower than the figures predicted last month as higher energy costs and inflation take a toll. The final 2023 budget submitted to parliament on Monday...

Greek, Israeli defense ministers stress importance of ties

Nov. 18, 2022 07:37 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The defense ministers of Israel and Greece on Friday stressed the importance of maintaining strong alliances to tackle global and regional threats, citing challenges such as the war in Ukraine and ongoing tension in the eastern Mediterranean. “The world is...

Greece's top diplomat calls off Tripoli visit on touchdown

Nov. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Greece's foreign minister called off the first leg of a visit to Libya on Thursday, refusing to disembark from his plane after landing in the capital of Tripoli, Greek authorities said. Instead, he flew to the city of Benghazi, in the country's east. The...

Despite UN efforts, quick Cyprus peace talks restart bleak

Nov. 17, 2022 08:42 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The foreign minister of ethnically divided Cyprus offered a bleak outlook Thursday for resuming stalled peace talks any time soon even though a senior United Nations official affirmed the commitment of the world body’s chief to remain engaged in resolving one of...

Greek PM: Gas exploration to start off Crete in coming days

Nov. 07, 2022 15:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Exxon Mobil is poised to start a delayed gas prospecting project off southwestern Greece, the country's leader said Monday amid tensions between Greece and Turkey over offshore rights and as Europe seeks alternative energy sources due to the war in Ukraine. ...

Greece urged to dig harder on phone surveillance scandal

Nov. 04, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A European parliamentary committee investigating the use of spyware in the 27-country bloc urged Greek officials on Friday to do more to shed light on a phone surveillance scandal that targeted opposition politicians and journalists. “We learnt a lot but we...

Greek PM says ready to "extend hand of friendship" to Turkey

Oct. 27, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is ready to “extend a hand of friendship” to neighbor and regional rival Turkey, Greece’s prime minister said Thursday while also accusing Turkey’s president of whipping up anti-Greek sentiment at home. Tensions have escalated between the two...

EU lawmakers reject border agency budget over misconduct

Oct. 18, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers refused on Tuesday to endorse the way the EU’s border and coast guard agency used its 2020 budget, over concerns about serious misconduct by staff and human rights concerns involving Frontex’s work. Frontex supervises the 27-nation...