Ciano outlines his attack plans for Greece to Mussolini

During a meeting with Mussolini and Visconti Prasca, Ciano outlines the aim to force Greece to surrender the area of northern Epirus (Albanian Tsamouria) in two weeks time and to annex the area. After the meeting Parasca starts preparations for Contingency G.

Greek cruiser Helli is sunk by Italian submarine Delfino

The Delfino is sailing from Rhodes and the sinking in unintentional as it undermines Ciano's attack plans. In the aftermath of this sinking German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop warns Italy's representatives not to undertake a 'Balkan venture' that could destabilise the region.