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Greece announced Second lockdown for 3 weeks – COVID-19
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Greece announced Second lockdown for 3 weeks – COVID-19

(STL.News) Greece announced a second lockdown due to the large spread of covid-19 cases in the country, the government also gave an extension for hair saloons for the next 3 days. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube COVID-19 in Greece Wikipedia Page WION News
Greece enforces three-week national COVID-19 lockdown
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Greece enforces three-week national COVID-19 lockdown

(STL.News) The lock-down takes effect at 6:00 a.m. Saturday and runs until November 30.  Like a similar lock-down in March, all non-essential retail businesses will be closed and residents will need a permit to go outdoors. YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube COVID-19 Pandemic in Greece Wikipedia Page WION News
US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dendias
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US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dendias

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:? Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaus-Georgios Dendias in Thessaloniki, Greece.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Dendias discussed the strong U.S.-Greece bilateral relationship, deepening science and technology ties, and close cooperation on energy diversification and infrastructure projects.  Secretary Pompeo noted Thessaloniki’s important regional role as a gateway to the Balkans and welcomed Greece’s leadership in advancing the Transatlantic and European integration of the Western Balkans. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister reaffirmed the historic importance of North Macedonia’s NATO accession.  They also agreed on the need for peacef...
US Department of State: Pompeo’s Travel to Greece, Italy, the Holy See, and Croatia
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US Department of State: Pompeo’s Travel to Greece, Italy, the Holy See, and Croatia

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Greece, Italy, the Holy See, and Croatia September 27 to October 2. In Greece, Secretary Pompeo will meet with Prime Minister Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Dendias to renew our shared commitment to advance security, peace, and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean and celebrate the strongest U.S.-Greek relationship in decades.  In Thessaloniki, the Secretary will sign a bilateral science and technology agreement, as well as host energy sector business leaders for a discussion to highlight energy diversification and infrastructure projects in Greece. In Crete, the Secretary will visit Naval Support Activity Souda Bay to underscore the strong U.S. s...
Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Foreign Minister Dendias
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Foreign Minister Dendias

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Vienna, Austria.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Dendias discussed the strong U.S.-Greece bilateral relationship and the urgent need to reduce tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue Energy Working Group
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U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue Energy Working Group

Washington, DC (STL.News)  The text of the following joint statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Greece, regarding the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue Energy Working Group, which held a virtual meeting on this day. The Governments of the United States and Greece held a 2nd high-level meeting of the Strategic Dialogue Energy Working Group virtually on June 29, 2020.  Head of the U.S. delegation, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon, U.S. Department of Energy Undersecretary for Energy Mark Menezes, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Kostantinos Fragkogiannis, and Deputy Minister of Energy Gerassimos Thomas reaffirmed Greece’s and United States’ commitment to working together in support of dive...
Parts of Europe ease coronavirus curbs as new infections drop
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Parts of Europe ease coronavirus curbs as new infections drop

(STL.News) Parts of Europe are beginning to reopen after coronavirus movement curbs are slowly lifted.  Greece has reopened more than 500 of its beaches to domestic tourists.  But the continent's worst-hit country - the UK - is still considering how and when to reopen schools, and infections in Russia are still rising at an alarming rate. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
Greeks return to beaches in heatwave
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Greeks return to beaches in heatwave

(STL.News) Greeks flocked to the seaside on Saturday (May 16) when more than 500 beaches reopened, as the country sought to walk the fine line between protecting people from COVID-19. YouTube video courtesy of WION News
Greece: European Investment Bank to expand support for agriculture
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Greece: European Investment Bank to expand support for agriculture

Minister hosts discussion on agriculture financing with European Investment Bank Existing credit lines to expanded to support agriculture and agribusiness EIB Vice President highlights importance of agriculture investment in Greece (STL.News) The European Investment Bank (EIB) today confirmed strengthened support for agriculture and agribusiness investment in Greece through existing credit lines with locally active banks and confirmed advanced discussions for new financial support for investment by young farmers across Greece. The increased backing for Greek agriculture were confirmed following high-level discussions in Athens between Kostas Skrekas, Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Food and Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President responsible for lending operatio...