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Greece Restricts Border Crossings to Just Six Points to Limit Coronavirus Spread

  Greece will restrict its land border entry points into the country to just six, in order to better control the spread of coronavirus in view of the upsurge in cases in neighboring Balkan countries, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced...

Vandals Destroy Magnificent Marble Columns at Ancient Greek City in Albania

Unknown vandals in Albania have caused "irreparable" damage to a monument in ancient Apollonia near the town of Fieri, Albanian authorities announced on Saturday. The director of the archaeological site was quoted as saying that "the damage is irreparable", as...

Greece Opens Borders to Albanians Due to Seasonal Worker Shortage

Greece and Albania signed an agreement on Friday paving the way for thousands of Albanian citizens to work in Greece's agriculture sector, despite the currently-prevailing coronavirus restrictions. The two countries had closed their borders in March to prevent the virus...

Twenty Fallen Heroes of Greco-Italian War Buried 80 Years After Their Death

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Wednesday informing the public that a total of twenty fallen warriors from the 1940-1941 Greco-Italian War have finally received proper burials, eighty long years after their sacrifice for the...

Greek, Italian, Turkish and Albanian Footballers Raise Money for Albanian Quake Victims

Veteran footballers from Greece, Italy, Albania and Turkey will play on January 10 in Albania to raise money for the victims of the devastating quake which shook the country on November 26, 2019. The friendly game will be held at...

Monks Show Greek Philoxenia by Assisting Homeless Victims of Albania Quake

Representatives of the Albanian authorities recently visited the Monastery of Saint Blaise (Agios Vlasios) in Albania to express their gratitude for the generous hospitality the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of the country has shown to the victims of the recent...

Albania Quake: The Moment Greek Rescuers Save Survivor Buried in Ruins Captured in Video

A video was published on Wednesday from Durres (Dyrrachium), Albania depicting how Greek rescuers saved a man who had been trapped under tons of debris. The entire vicinity of Durres suffered a tragic blow in Tuesday's earthquake, which measured 6.4...

Albania Earthquake: Greece Sends Immediate Help to Assist Rescue Operations

The strong earthquake that hit Albania in the early hours of Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring hundreds has led Greece to send immediate aid to the neighboring nation. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a telephone call...

At Least 13 Killed as 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Albania

A strong, 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Western Albania in the early hours of Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens more. The quake struck at 03:53 local time near the port city of Durres (Dyrrachium) only 13 miles from...

Construction of Iconic TAP Gas Pipeline Now Complete in Greece

The construction of the Greek section of the iconic Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been completed, it was made public on Saturday. The TAP will begin operating on a trial basis as early as this December. It is expected that it...