Written by on 23/01/2023


* Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will hold a press conference on issues of economy, development and the labour market on Monday. The press conference will take place at the General Secretariat of Communication and Information, at 12:30.

* A Turkish drone late on Sunday entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) without submitting flight plans and infringed Greece’s national airspace. The UAV flew over the islet of Kinaros at 23:39 on Sunday, at a height of 19,000 feet. The Turkish UAV was recognised and intercepted according to international rules and standard practice, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff said.

* “Greece is in the midst of political and economic turbulence that has a traumatic effect to the familiy budget, the every day life of the young people, the democratic institutions and to Justice itself”, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson Popi Tsapanidou.

* A bomb threat on a Ryanair aircraft that had left from Poland with 139 passengers turned out to be a hoax. 

* Education and Religion Minister Niki Kerameus in an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Sunday referred to the evaluation of the teachers which begins οn Monday. “For the first time after 41 years begins the horizontal personal evaluation of the teachers, a key improvement tool for the teachers,” Kerameus said adding that the specific measure “is being used for many years in the majority of the European countries.”

* The EU foreign ministers of the member states are expected to formally approve today in Brussels the imposition of new sanctions on Iran and the creation of a new mission of EU observers in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

* A 72-year-old gunman killed himself when approached by police on Sunday, about 12 hours after he had carried out a Lunar New Year massacre at a dance club that left 10 people dead and another 10 wounded.

* Germany and France on Sunday vowed to assist Ukraine for as long as needed and to support efforts to prosecute war criminals.

* Thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday to protest against the detention in Iran of Belgian aid worker who was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

* President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would hold elections on May 14, a month earlier than scheduled, setting up a tight test of his leadership after two decades in power.

* WEATHER: Clouds, rain and southerly winds are forecast for Monday. Wind velocity will reach up to 7 on the Beaufort scale. Snow will fall in the mountainous areas of central and northern Greece. Clouds and rain in the northern and western parts of Greece with temperatures ranging from 06C to 17C. Clouds and scattered showers in the eastern parts with temperatures between 04C and 17C. Partly cloudy with a chance of light rain in the Aegean islands and Crete, 11C-19C. Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in Athens, 07C-17C. Showers in Thessaloniki, 08C-15C.

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