Polls or parliamentary vote on table as pressure mounts for more austerity
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Polls or parliamentary vote on table as pressure mounts for more austerity

chris1 - Dec 11, 2016

As it became abundantly clear in the aftermath of last Monday’s Eurogroup, any deal Athens strikes with the country’s international creditors that includes the participation of the…

Special guard suspended after accosting, threatening Libyan man
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Special guard suspended after accosting, threatening Libyan man

chris1 - Dec 04, 2016

A special guard with the Greek Police has been suspended from duty after allegedly accosting and threatening a Libyan man in downtown Athens in the early hours…

Cornered government could seek polls
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Cornered government could seek polls

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

The government’s fear that a compromise between the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to secure the latter’s participation in the Greek bailout program will lead…

Ex-ministers set to spearhead effort for revival of center-left
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Ex-ministers set to spearhead effort for revival of center-left

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

Former PASOK ministers are gearing up for a new attempt to launch a party that will located between SYRIZA and New Democracy on the political spectrum, according…

Athens keeps low profile in face of Erdogan rhetoric
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Athens keeps low profile in face of Erdogan rhetoric

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s calls for a review, albeit a partial one, of the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 which set the borders of Greece and Turkey,…

Government out to appease locals over migrants
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Government out to appease locals over migrants

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

With patience running thin among local communities and migrants at overcrowded camps across the eastern Aegean, government officials said that the best solution would be to speed…

Shooting of lawyer in 2014 linked to embezzlement trial
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Shooting of lawyer in 2014 linked to embezzlement trial

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

A 34-year-old man being held on suspicion of shooting and injuring a lawyer outside his home in Pendeli, northern Athens, in 2014 has told authorities he was…

Over 50,000 participate in the 34th Athens Marathon
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Over 50,000 participate in the 34th Athens Marathon

chris1 - Nov 13, 2016

In an all-time record of participants from 105 countries, the 34th Athens Marathon began this morning, with 50,000 registered athletes who will race in different course lengths…

Mitsotakis out to sway undecided, disaffected voters
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Mitsotakis out to sway undecided, disaffected voters

chris1 - Nov 13, 2016

Buoyed by recent opinion polls giving it a comfortable lead, conservative main opposition New Democracy party has launched a drive to sway disenchanted SYRIZA supporters as well…

New Democracy vice-president: Tsipras reshuffles cabinet to give his cronies jobs
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New Democracy vice-president: Tsipras reshuffles cabinet to give his cronies jobs

chris1 - Nov 06, 2016

In a Corfu press conference Saturday, the vice-president of New Democracy, Adonis Georgiadis, said: “Yesterday’s reshuffle confirmed all of New Democracy’s fears. The same people were recycled,with…

Police officer killed in Turkey
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Police officer killed in Turkey

chris1 - Oct 23, 2016

A police officer was killed and 10 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a passing police vehicle in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol…

Retired officer confesses to killing gym owner
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Retired officer confesses to killing gym owner

chris1 - Oct 23, 2016

A retired police officer was being questioned by investigators over the weekend after reportedly turning himself in to police headquarters in central Athens on Saturday and confessing…

Former Thessaloniki mayor faces new trial
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Former Thessaloniki mayor faces new trial

chris1 - Oct 23, 2016

Former Thessaloniki mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos and the local authority’s ex-general secretary Michalis Lemousias have been indicted to a new trial on charges of handling money that was…

Father, mother behind bars for brutal abuse of underaged children
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Father, mother behind bars for brutal abuse of underaged children

chris1 - Oct 23, 2016

An appeals court in the northern port city of Thessaloniki has sentenced a 36-year-old Greek man and his 37-year-old Romanian wife to 14 years behind bars each…

Slow Greek Courts Lag Behind in Rulings With 50-Month Verdict Delays
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Slow Greek Courts Lag Behind in Rulings With 50-Month Verdict Delays

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

Greek courts take an average of 1,580 days or 50 months to reach a final ruling in a case, placing it in the 155th position in the…

Greek President Slams Turkey Over Lausanne Treaty Comments from Limnos
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Greek President Slams Turkey Over Lausanne Treaty Comments from Limnos

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that Greece and Europe with neither tolerate attempts to dispute the Lausanne Treaty nor leave them unanswered. The Greek president visited the Aegean…

Traffic restrictions in central Athens to return Monday
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Traffic restrictions in central Athens to return Monday

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

Restrictions on vehicles entering central Athens return on Monday, October 10, authorities have announced. Vehicles with license plates ending in even numbers can enter the city center…

Greece complains to NATO over Turkish submarines in Aegean
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Greece complains to NATO over Turkish submarines in Aegean

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

The Greek Foreign Ministry and the National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) last week submitted to NATO a detailed complaint regarding the presence of Turkish Navy submarines in…

Chios refugee center burned in riot
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Chios refugee center burned in riot

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

Authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Chios were working on Saturday to repair the damage wreaked to a refugee reception center after frustrated youths set fire…

De Maiziere urges Athens to implement Dublin rules
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De Maiziere urges Athens to implement Dublin rules

chris1 - Oct 02, 2016

Germany Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has repeated his call for Greece to implement the so-called Dublin regulations, which state that migrants must seek asylum in the…