The European Union is set to agree on Tuesday, during a video conference of foreign and EU affairs ministers, for North Macedonia and Albania to begin their long-awaited accession talks.
As the number of coronavirus cases in Greece continues to rise, questions are starting to emerge over the ability of the health system to cope with a surge in the numbers requiring hospital treatment.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a lockdown on Sunday night after a discernible rise in the number of coronavirus-related deaths and confirmed cases.
In his third address to the nation since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a drastic expansion of the economic support package, pledging a total of up to 10 billion euros to fight the spread of the disease in Greece and support the workers and businesses affected by containment measures.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was due on Thursday afternoon to give his third public address in two weeks in connection to the coronavirus.
Ankara decided on Wednesday to close its borders with Greece and Bulgaria in an attempt to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made his second televised address on the coronavirus on Tuesday night, taking an even more serious tone and warning that Greece has a long battle ahead of it to minimise the impact from the disease.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to make another televised address regarding the coronavirus as his government lines up more measures aimed at propping up the economy and struggling businesses.
Greece feels that over the last few days there has been a notable increase in Turkey aggressiveness, both in words and actions, putting Athens on alert.
Greece is introducing tighter measures to discourage social gatherings, in an effort to put a stop to the widespread breaches and circumventions of the first wave of emergency measures introduced last week.