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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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MIN EDU condemns Golden Dawn’s threats against teachers in Perama school

By   /  17/01/2017  /  GR Finance, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

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The ministry of education condemned on Tuesday the jeering and threats suffered by the principal and teachers of a primary school in Neo Ikonio, Perama, by a group of Golden Dawn members headed by party MP Yiannis Lagos. According to information, a group of about 20 Golden Dawn members and Lagos started quarrelling intensely with […]

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Athens takes aim at IMF as it seeks to get review back on track

By   /  11/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

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Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou was the latest Greek official to take aim at the International Monetary Fund, accusing it of keeping a “negative stance” in the talks Athens is currently engaged in with its international creditors over labor reform. Achtsioglou had a telephone conversation with German counterpart Andrea Nahles on Tuesday and took the opportunity […]

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UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

By   /  08/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social, TR Finance, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

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The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is reiterating its call to accelerate the moving of asylum-seekers from the Aegean islands to the Greek mainland states the announcement. The Agency states that “even with recent efforts to improve matters, conditions at many sites on the islands remain very poor.” The drop in temperature over the past […]

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Corruption Prosecutors Investigate Novartis

By   /  04/01/2017  /  Business, GR Business, GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Corruption Prosecutors Investigate Novartis

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According to information an investigation took place at the offices of the pharmaceutical company Novartis, a few days ago, following an order by Corruption Prosecutors. A major investigation has been launched since mid-December after information concerning bribes of government officials and doctors were made public, following  a two-year investigation by US authorities on the methods […]

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CNA launches campaign to collect signatures for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

By   /  02/01/2017  /  Culture, CY Culture, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Culture, GR Social, Greece  /  Comments Off on CNA launches campaign to collect signatures for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

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This year marks the bicentenary since the theft of the Parthenon Marbles by Lord Elgin, who smuggled them to the United Kingdom. The marbles have since then been in the British Museum. Many efforts have been made and several international campaigns have been launched for the return of the marbles to their natural environment, the […]

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Athens considers concessions to creditors

By   /  01/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Athens considers concessions to creditors

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As the Greek government prepares for more direct talks with the country’s creditors after the holiday period, officials appear to be contemplating concessions Athens could make towards agreeing a deal to wrap up the ongoing review of the latest bailout program. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos revealed over the weekend that the government is considering agreeing […]

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Greece: November sees 593% increase in asylum requests

By   /  29/12/2016  /  GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Greece: November sees 593% increase in asylum requests

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There was a 593%  increase in asylum requests in Greece during November 2016, compared with a monthly average of 2015, according to data from the Greek Asylum Service. Specifically, in November 7,625 requests were filed, while in 2015 an average of 1,100 requests were filed per month. This increase is even higher in women (932.7%) […]

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Extradition of eight Turkish officers to be heard at top court

By   /  29/12/2016  /  GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Extradition of eight Turkish officers to be heard at top court

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The appeals of the eight Turkish officers against their extradition to Turkey after they flew to Greece a day after the failed coup attempt in a military helicopter and landed in Alexandroupolis will be discussed on January 10, 11 and 13 , 2017, at the Criminal Division of the Greek Supreme Court,it was announced on […]

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Developments to solve Cyprus Issue ongoing

By   /  29/12/2016  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Developments to solve Cyprus Issue ongoing

Cyprus Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet in Nicosia

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will visit Athens on Friday and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will travel to New York shortly after to meet with the UN Secretary General on 6th January both developments believed to be crucial in finding a resolution for the Cyprus issue. Cyprus Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, in statements he made […]

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