The latest from Greece: The vaccine rollout, lifting lockdown restrictions, protests, and tennis

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This week has seen a number of developments in Greece, from news related to the pandemic, to tourism, to protests over a labor reform, to tennis stars Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas having a historic run in the French Open. Nikos Efstathiou, a journalist with Kathimerini, joins The Greek Current to discuss these news items. We look at the status of the country’s vaccination campaign, the gradual easing of travel restrictions to Greece from the US and other countries and what it means for tourism this summer, Greece’s decision to donate vaccines to neighboring countries, and why a proposed labor law has become a central topic of debate.

You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:

Greece shortens curfew, allows music for outdoor diners in latest COVID relaxation

Greece to offer COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries

EU lawmakers OK virus pass, boosting summer travel hopes

Stefanos Tsitsipas becomes first Greek to reach French Open final

Greece: Unions launch general strike against labor reforms

Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

‘Turkish aggression undermines stability of region’ Christodoulides says

Joint Statement Adopted At The Meeting Of The European Affairs Ministers Of The Southern European (Med7) Countries

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