The Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy signed a contract for the procurement of three state-of-the-art coastal patrol boats, funded by 90 percent by EU's Frontex border agency.
"The Prespes Agreement will ensure stability and co-development in the wider region with Greece playing a leading role," Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis said on Sunday in an interview.
The needs of Greek authorities and practices for further cooperation were the main issues at a meeting between Shipping and Island Policy Minister Fotis Kouvelis with the executive director of EUROPOL Catherine De Bolle on Tuesday.
Shipping and Island Policy Minister Fotis Kouvelis arrived on the quake-stricken island of Zakynthos late Friday to examine the damages provoked by the quake to the port's infrastructures.
Piraeus mayor Yiannis Moralis met with Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis on Monday where they discussed the master plan of the port of Piraeus (OLP).
"The port of Corfu, along with other major Greek ports, is not being privatised," Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis stated on Friday, speaking in Corfu.
A new tender covering the Corfu-Othoni islands sea route was announced on Thursday by Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis. Kouvelis, who is touring the islands of Erikoussa, Mathraki and Othoni, said that the ferries winning the bid should…
Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis met with Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng on Monday where they agreed to boost bilateral strategic ties in the areas of shipping, ports, investments, between the two nations as well as at a European…
Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis met on Wednesday with Japan's ambassador to Greece, Yasuhiro Shimizu, where they discussed bilateral ties and working more closely on shipping related issues.
Shipping and Island Policy Minister Fotis Kouvelis received Austrian Ambassador in Greece Andrea Ikic-Bohm at the ministry on Tuesday, following the latter's initiative.