Greek PM hails TAP agreement

ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras this week hailed the signing of a three-country agreement on the Greece-Albania-Italy Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.

Greek government committed to TAP

BAAR, Switzerland, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Greek government expressed interest in the implementation of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline for Europe, the project company announced.

Spain and Cyprus request bailouts

BRUSSELS, June 25 (UPI) -- Spain and Cyprus made requests Monday to the Eurogroup for financial aid as the sovereign debt crisis added to its list of government victims.

Greece, Turkey to hold high-level talks

ATHENS, Greece, June 23 (UPI) -- The prime ministers of Greece and Turkey agreed to revive high-level talks between the two countries in a phone call Saturday, officials said.
Israel tightens Med defense links over gas

Israel tightens Med defense links over gas

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has pledged to upgrade his country's defense links with Greece and is reported to have signed a defense cooperation pact with Greek Cypriots to counter Turkish threats against joint exploration of gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.

All of Greece in line for free flu shots

ATHENS, Greece, July 31 (UPI) -- Everyone in Greece, including illegal immigrants, will be inoculated for free against the H1N1 flu virus, the government announced Friday.

1 in 3 Greeks could fall ill with H1N1 flu

ATHENS, Greece, July 10 (UPI) -- Greek Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos has told the nation about 33 percent of the 11.2 million population could be infected with the H1N1 flu virus.
Greece bans smoking in public places

Greece bans smoking in public places

ATHENS, Greece, July 1 (UPI) -- A bill banning smoking in indoor public places including offices and restaurants went into effect Wednesday across Greece, the Health Ministry said.

Greece prepares EU-style smoking ban

ATHENS, Greece, June 12 (UPI) -- Greece's health minister is urging his compatriots, considered the most passionate smokers in the European Union, to strictly obey a bill restricting smoking.

Greece launches smoking ban campaign

ATHENS, Greece, April 29 (UPI) -- Greece's health minister said the government launched a promotion campaign to help introduce restrictions on smoking in public places as of July 1.

Greek church head hospitalized

ATHENS, Greece, June 11 (UPI) -- Archbishop Christodoulos, the head of the Church of Greece, has been hospitalized in Athens with symptoms of gastroenteritis.

Greece to keep current electoral system

ATHENS, Greece, May 16 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Greek government confirms there are no plans to change the nation's current electoral system and its related laws.