Latest news from Greece: "Greek PM Unveils Beach Law on TikTok, Gaza Truce Talks Persist Amidst Humanitarian Crisis, Severe Weather Strikes Pieria, Greece"

Latest news from Greece: "Greek PM Unveils Beach Law on TikTok, Gaza Truce Talks Persist Amidst Humanitarian Crisis, Severe Weather Strikes Pieria, Greece"

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Greek Prime Minister Introduces New Beach Legislation on TikTok: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the introduction of new beach legislation via TikTok, emphasizing free access to beaches for all citizens, utilization of new technology for monitoring, and stricter penalties for violations. The law ensures that 70% of beach areas remain free and mandates specific responsibilities for license holders, including beach cleanup and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Additionally, electronic auctions will determine beach usage licenses, aiming to prevent corruption in municipal councils.

Negotiations Continue for Gaza Truce Amid Humanitarian Concerns: Negotiations between Hamas and international mediators in Cairo seek a ceasefire agreement before Ramadan. The talks, involving Egypt, Qatar, and the US, aim to address humanitarian crises in Gaza, with the potential exchange of prisoners between Israel and Palestinian factions. The US, a key Israeli ally, intensifies calls for a ceasefire amidst ongoing humanitarian disasters in Gaza.

Severe Weather Hits Pieria, Greece: Pieria, Greece, experiences severe weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and flooding. The Fire Department responds to numerous calls for assistance, including rescues of trapped individuals and pumping water from homes. Flooded provincial roads disrupt traffic, while power outages affect areas in the Municipality of Thermaikos, near Thessaloniki. Restoration efforts are underway, but the duration of repairs remains uncertain. CE Report quoting Athens-Macedonian

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