Controlled most forest fires in southern Turkey | Europe up to date | D.W.

Most of the forest fires on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, which have killed four people and forced the evacuation of dozens of villages, are under control, Turkish authorities announced on Friday (30.07.2021). Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said “57 out of 71 fires across the country have been brought under control”. “The situation is improving in all … Read more

The fires in Greece are “under control”, announce the firefighters | European | D.W.

The fires that have ravaged more than 100,000 hectares in Greece since the end of July have been brought under control, a firefighter spokesman told AFP on Friday (08/13/2021). “Since yesterday (Thursday) there are no longer any major active fronts, only scattered outbreaks,” said the official, attributing this improvement to recent rains and lower temperatures. … Read more

Greece defends sound cannons to deter migrants | Europe up to date | D.W.

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi defended this Wednesday (06.09.02021) the use of sound cannons on its border with Turkey to deter migrants, a “strange” and questionable practice, according to the European Commissioner for Home Affairs , Ylva Johansson . Greek police reported the previous week the placement of two sound cannons south and north of … Read more

Floods already kill 27 in Turkey | The World | D.W.

At least 27 people have died in floods and floods that have affected three provinces on Turkey’s northern coast since Wednesday, Turkish authorities reported on Friday (13.08.2021). The previous official report had reported 17 deaths. In addition, there is one missing person, according to the same sources. In a statement, Turkey’s emergency service, AFAD, reported … Read more

France sells three frigates to Greece, strengthening “European strategic autonomy” | European | D.W.

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, signed this Tuesday (28.09.2021) a contract for the purchase by Greece of three frigates, a strengthening of the “strategic association” between the two countries of the European Union (EU) and NATO. After a meeting at the Elysée, seat of the French presidency, Mitsotakis … Read more

Italy’s March inflation rate rose 6.5% year-on-year | Europe up to date | D.W.

These estimates had been published at the end of March, when a rise of 6.7% was indicated. The statistics institute Istat explained that the revision of its estimates is due to the measures adopted by the government to reduce the VAT on gas (which is already effective in October 2021) and the special taxes on … Read more

The largest urban project in the Mediterranean starts in Greece | Europe up to date | D.W.

Almost 20 years after the airfield closed, 14 since the site hosted some Olympic Games disciplines and nine after it was tendered, excavators started in Greece today (07.04.2020) the works of construction of what is considered the largest urban project in the Mediterranean. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis witnessed the preliminary works of a project … Read more

Compulsory vaccination sparks first major anti-vaccine protest in Greece | coronavirus | D.W.

Thousands of people demonstrated last night (14.07.2021) in several Greek cities in the first massive anti-vaccine demonstration of the pandemic, against the government’s decision to force health workers to be vaccinated and to limit the closed spaces of hotels and leisure for those inoculated. Around 3,000 people gathered in central Athens alone, without maintaining safe … Read more

Afghanistan: Turkey begins to withdraw its troops | The World | D.W.

Turkey had expressed its desire to remain in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the United States and NATO, even saying that it would control Kabul airport once their partners left. But faced with the new scenario, they chose to leave this country, just like their allies. This is how this Wednesday (25.08.2021) began the withdrawal … Read more

Greece. Turkey is a safe country for the return of refugees | Europe up to date | D.W.

Greece decreed this Monday (06.07.2021) that Turkey is a safe country for the return of Syrian, Afghan, Somali, Pakistani and Bangladeshi refugees, a fact that was already stipulated in the pact signed between Ankara and the EU in 2016, but that Greece The government decided to confirm with a decree to speed up the return … Read more