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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Athens poised for new round of talks with Turkey

The 62nd round of exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey is expected to take place on Tuesday, March 16 in Athens, following Ankara’s hesitance in responding to dates tabled by the Greek side.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Police and protests at centre of political leaders' debate

The recent arguments over police brutality and street violence were aired in Parliament on Friday as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to hit back at allegations that his government is allowing officers to act with impunity by proposing a range of measures to monitor and improve their behaviour.

Photo via www.primeminister.gr Govt lays out path to lockdown easing despite growing pressure on hospitals

The government in Athens is signalling a gradual easing of the lockdown, despite continuing pressure on the health system from Covid-19 cases. While most reports are pointing to a further week of restrictions beyond the current end date of 16 March, planning is already underway to determine the sequence of steps to reopening.

Photo via https://flic.kr/p/8N77QL Pandemic raises economic pressure as govt hopes for imminent relief

The spread of Covid-19 in Greece, and the problems this is causing for the health system, shows no sign of abating, triggering growing concern about the financial cost of the crisis and the government’s ability to keep providing businesses with economic relief.

Photo by MacroPolis Latest lockdown tweaks prompt opposition backlash

The latest Covid-19 figures shocked the Greek government into announcing a series of changes to lockdown rules and moving yet more regions to the highest risk category, however opposition parties are unimpressed with the latest response to the pandemic, calling for the government to take stronger action.

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