So, Istanbul is a Greek city?
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So, Istanbul is a Greek city?

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

Some observers have lately been advising foreign governments not to worry too much about Turkey’s (President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s) increasingly aggressive irredentist rhetoric because it is largely…

Chinese in top ten of 1.4 million visitors to Greece’s flagship museum in 2017
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Chinese in top ten of 1.4 million visitors to Greece’s flagship museum in 2017

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

Greece's flagship Acropolis Museum welcomed a total of 1.4 million people from June 2016 to May 2017, New Acropolis Museum Director and Professor of Archaeology Dimitris Pantermalis…

Religious vigil against gay pride parade in Thessaloniki
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Religious vigil against gay pride parade in Thessaloniki

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

The Metropolitan of Thessaloniki, Anthimos will hold an all night holy vigil on Wednesday, June 21 protesting against the 6th Thessaloniki Pride which was held between June…

Study finds Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be close genetically
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Study finds Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be close genetically

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have more in common than meets the eye, as according to a new DNA study most of them come from a single paternal…

Mass anti-government protest held in Greek capital
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Mass anti-government protest held in Greek capital

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

The Greek ‘Resign’ social media movement has staged a mass anti-government protest in the capital Athens demanding the resignation of the current leftist government. The movement members…

Reuters: Debate in Bundestag over Greek program, Eurogroup deal delayed by a week
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Reuters: Debate in Bundestag over Greek program, Eurogroup deal delayed by a week

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

Debate in the Bundestag regarding last week's agreement at the Eurogroup on the Greek issue and disbursement of an 8.5-billion-euro loan tranche to Greece was postponed for…

Island of Lesvos moved 4.4cm away from Chios after 6.3 earthquake
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Island of Lesvos moved 4.4cm away from Chios after 6.3 earthquake

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

The island of Lesvos has drifted 4.4 cm away from the island of Chios as a result of the powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake on June 12, scientists…

Bloomberg: Commission reports expresses serious reservations over Greek debt sustainability
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Bloomberg: Commission reports expresses serious reservations over Greek debt sustainability

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

A report by the European Commission's economic and financial affairs council expresses serious reservations about the long-term sustainability of the Greek debt, according to a dispatch on…

Weather forecast: Mostly fair
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Weather forecast: Mostly fair

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

Fair weather and winds from variable directions are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Scattered clouds in the northern parts of…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

Progress in Switzerland depends on Turkey’s will, says Cyprus President Anastasiades
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Progress in Switzerland depends on Turkey’s will, says Cyprus President Anastasiades

makis - Jun 20, 2017

Any progress in Switzerland depends on Turkey’s will and now is the time for Turkey, said President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades. Speaking at a memorial service…

EU Commission: The Greek debt will be 241% of GDP in 2060!
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EU Commission: The Greek debt will be 241% of GDP in 2060!

makis - Jun 20, 2017

A report on the sustainability of Greek debt was filed by the Commission at the ECOFIM last week, part of which reveals Bloomberg and probably hides several…

Mitsotakis to Tsipras: We will talk in Parliament on the economic issues
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Mitsotakis to Tsipras: We will talk in Parliament on the economic issues

makis - Jun 20, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is briefing the leader of major opposition party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Hall in the framework of contacts with the Greek…

The first nations to use aircraft to bomb ships were…Greece & Mexico?
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The first nations to use aircraft to bomb ships were…Greece & Mexico?

Panos - Jun 20, 2017

In the annals of aerial warfare, the names of Greece and Mexico don’t usually appear very often. Yet Greece and Mexico were the first to use aircraft…

Fitch upgrades Greek banks’ viability ratings
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Fitch upgrades Greek banks’ viability ratings

Panos - Jun 20, 2017

Fitch credit ratings agency has upgraded the Greek banks in light of the recent deal at the EuroGroup and the completion of the second review. Fitch has…

Power utility PPC to compile list of units up for sale; autumn market test cited
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Power utility PPC to compile list of units up for sale; autumn market test cited

Panos - Jun 20, 2017

Greece's state-run and dominant power utility (PPC) will reportedly announce the lignite-fired units that it will place on the selling block in a matter of weeks, with…

Athens in top 4 choices as food destination, booking.com reviews show
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Athens in top 4 choices as food destination, booking.com reviews show

Panos - Jun 20, 2017

Athens is one of the top culinary places for tourists choosing their destination based on food, according to a survey by Booking.com. With three quarters (75%) of…

Brexit and weak government: a drama lesson from the Greek economy
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Brexit and weak government: a drama lesson from the Greek economy

Panos - Jun 20, 2017

The UK is not the first country to stand on the brink of leaving the EU. It may enjoy a far bigger and more productive economy than…

Regling: Greece foray into markets this year or 2018 if reform program continues
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Regling: Greece foray into markets this year or 2018 if reform program continues

Panos - Jun 20, 2017

European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus Regling on Monday said it was likely that currently bailout-dependent Greece may return to the markets for its borrowing needs…

Greece and Turkey downplay divisions ahead of fresh Cyprus talks
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Greece and Turkey downplay divisions ahead of fresh Cyprus talks

Panos - Jun 20, 2017

Greece and Turkey put a territorial dispute in the Aegean on the back-burner in talks in Athens on Monday (19 June). The two countries’ prime ministers instead…