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Thomsen: Greece, institutions are close to a staff-level agreement

ilias1 - Apr 23, 2017

The Director of the International Monetary Fund's European Department, Poul Thomsen, expressed optimism on Friday that Greece and its lenders are close to a staff-level agreement. Speaking…

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to hold open leture in Geneva on April 24

ilias1 - Apr 23, 2017

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will hold an open public lecture at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches in Geneva on April 24, where he will address…

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Basque NGO to leave Chios after municipality opposes plan for refugee clinic

ilias1 - Apr 23, 2017

Basque NGO Salvamento Maritimo Humanitario (SMH) announced on Saturday it is ending all its activities on Chios and leaving the island after local residents opposed the group's…

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Tsipras: My personal bet is to get Greece out of the MoUs

ilias1 - Apr 23, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a statement to Sunday's "Real News" that his personal bet is for Greece to exit the bailout programs, adding that the…

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Greek wineries head to London on April 25 for wine tasting event

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

More than 70 Greek wineries will travel to London next week for a special wine tasting event for sector representatives and the press, held at the Vintners'…

SLIDE
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Petrounias wins gold in European Gymnastics Championships (video)

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

Olympic champion Eleftherios Petrounias claimed gold in the European Championships in Cluj, Romania in the rings. Petrounias scored 15,433 points. It is the third gold in a…

GREECE
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Ex-chiefs of Athens 984 municipal radio to stand trial

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

The Athens Council of Appeals Court Judges has decided that 11 people who served as heads or board members of the Athens 984 radio station, which operates…

GREECE
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Greek-Chinese news cooperation

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

The head of Chinese state news agency Xinhua, Cai Mingzhao, conducted this week a particularly productive visit to Greece, which confirmed the excellent prospects for the expansion…

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Mitsotakis: Tsipras offering “stale Chavez” policies

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of major opposition party New Democracy (ND), stressed that the current leftist government of SYRIZA and its leader, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras were not…

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Initial estimates show Greek budget primary surplus for 2016 at 3.9% of GDP

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

Preliminary estimates by Greece's independent statistical authority (EL.STAT) on Friday showed a primary budget surplus for 2016 reaching 3.9 percent of GDP. General government expenditures eased to…

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New study reveals the impact of Clostridium difficile infection on the health service

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

Data released at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) 2017 demonstrate the impact of CDI on the health service amounts to 10,670…

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Fraport Greece Begins 40-Year Concession at 14 Greek Regional Airports

ilias1 - Apr 11, 2017

Fraport Greece has made an upfront payment of €1.234 billion in total – Fraport Greece will further invest about €400 million for improving and expanding the airports’…

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An overall agreement on debt is necessary

ilias1 - Apr 09, 2017

An agreement with the IMF on the Greek debt is necessary, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Saturday said on the sidelines of the Ecofin meeting in…

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Greek and German Presidents inaugurate Documenta 14

ilias1 - Apr 09, 2017

Documenta 14 Exhibition entitled "Learning from Athens" was inaugurated on Saturday at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), in Athens, by the Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos…

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A mass grave belonging to Greek Cypriots was found outside the occupied Galateia village

ilias1 - Apr 09, 2017

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (06.04.17) reports that according to information acquired by the office of the Turkish member of the Committee of Missing Persons (CMP), a…

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Cretu visits ancient Macedonian site of Aigai in Vergina, northern Greece

ilias1 - Apr 09, 2017

Visiting the archaeological site of Aigai and the burial complex of the ancient Macedonian kings in Vergina, northern Greece on Friday, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina…

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PM Alexis Tsipras meets with British FM Boris Johnson

ilias1 - Apr 07, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met on Friday with visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the Maximos mansion. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and the British ambassador…

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Tsakalotos: Valletta agreement will lead to solution before summer

ilias1 - Apr 07, 2017

The agreement on Greece that was reached in principle in Valletta is certain to yield a result long before the summer, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on…

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Cypriots to now use eVisa system for India travels

ilias1 - Apr 07, 2017

India announced on Thursday its decision to extend the eVisa facility to Cypriot passport holders for tourism purposes. "In view of excellent, traditionally historic relations between India…

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Prospects for successful concluding 2nd review in Athens now good, IMF says

ilias1 - Apr 07, 2017

The prospects of successfully concluding the second review of Greece's programme are now good but the Eurozone has to provide adequate assurances of a reliable strategy that…