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Greek shipowners urge government to safeguard shipping competitiveness

By   /  19/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

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The President of Greece’s Union of Shipowners, Theodoros Veniamis, called on the Greek government and the country’s Seamen Unions to allow the maritime labor market to become internationally competitive by overcoming industrialist obstructions. Greece has continued to strengthen its position as the largest ship owning nation in recent years, controlling some 18% of the world […]

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Working group of deputies completes its mandate successfully, Eide says

By   /  19/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  No Comments

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The working group of deputies established on January 12 in Geneva by the Conference on Cyprus successfully completed the mandate entrusted to it by the Conference, namely identifying specific questions related to the issue of security and guarantees and the instruments needed to address them, UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide […]

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Anastasiades – Pavlopoulos hold meeting in Nicosia

By   /  19/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

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The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, met today with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, at the Presidential Palace, in Nicosia. In his welcoming remarks, at the meeting, President Anastasiades said, among other things, that “our common pursuit is to at last achieve a solution (to the Cyprus problem) that will be fully […]

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Greece exceeding bailout program targets – Fin Min

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Greek Finance Minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, expressed optimism on Wednesday that Athens is on track to conclude the review of its bailout program, despite negotiations currently being on hold due to the differences of opinion between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European creditors over the goals of the program. “If we continue exceeding targets like […]

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Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

By   /  18/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

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Bulgaria’s 18 members of the European Parliament, from all parties, issued a joint statement on January 18 2017, calling on the European Commission to act a planned border blockade by protesting Greek farmers. The Bulgarian MEPs expressed sharp disagreement with the “passive position” taken by the European Commission during a lengthy border blockade by protesting […]

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Greece and Italy face common challenges in economy and migration

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Greece and Italy are united by the common challenges they face in economy and migration, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday, welcoming him at Maximos Mansion. “Today we stand as EU countries, as Eurozone countries, as countries of the European South, before common challenges, the economic crisis and the refugee […]

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Greek President Pavlopoulos meets Italian counterpart Mattarella

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“Greece with all its political forces united will overcome the crisis and will firmly continue its course within the European Union and the hard core of the eurozone,” Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Tuesday said welcoming the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella at the Presidential mansion. Pavlopoulos thanked the Italian President for Italy’s […]

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ESR to begin deliberations over TV licensing procedure

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Following the recent announcement of the Council of State decision which found that the law on which the government tender for television broadcasting licenses was based contravenes Greece’s Constitution, the only competent authority to issue TV licenses is the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR). The ESR is now expected to begin a round […]

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Kotzias – Johnson discuss Cyprus problem

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Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson discussed the abolition of guarantees as well as the procedure and method of withdrawal of foreign troops from Cyprus during a meeting held in Brussels on Monday. The two ministers were attending the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). “We discussed what happened in Geneva and how we […]

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Tsipras: A fair and viable solution to the Cyprus problem

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The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed his commitment of the Greek government for a just and viable solution to the Cyprus issue, with the elimination of guarantees and the withdrawal of occupation troops, in a telephone discussion he had with both the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the President of the European Commission […]

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