Eurostat: Greek debt reaches 181,1% of GDP in 2018
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Eurostat: Greek debt reaches 181,1% of GDP in 2018

makis - Apr 25, 2019

According to data released Tuesday by Eurostat, Greece’s public debt rose in 2018 to 334.57 billion euros from 317.48 billion a year ago. At the same time,…

A 4.1 earthquake hits Dimitsana
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A 4.1 earthquake hits Dimitsana

makis - Apr 25, 2019

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake on the Richter scale shook the city of Dimitsana, Arcadia, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. The epicentre of the tremor, which struck…

Blasts hit 3 ATMs overnight in Attica
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Blasts hit 3 ATMs overnight in Attica

makis - Apr 24, 2019

Three ATMs in the areas of Marathon and Megara were blown up by unknown suspects in the morning hours of Wednesday. The first two ATMs hit were…

Handelsblatt: Greece and Italy are the “problematic children” of the Eurozone
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Handelsblatt: Greece and Italy are the “problematic children” of the Eurozone

makis - Apr 24, 2019

Greece and Italy have shown that they are the “two problematic children” in the Eurozone, as they are the only countries where the national debt has risen,…

Early May crucial period in Athens’ effort to repay IMF loans early
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Early May crucial period in Athens’ effort to repay IMF loans early

makis - Apr 22, 2019

Greece is expected to top the agenda at the next Eurogroup meeting on 14 May and the preparatory Euro Working Group that will precede it on 2…

Refugees and illegal immigrants camp outside Greek parliament
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Refugees and illegal immigrants camp outside Greek parliament

makis - Apr 19, 2019

Refugees and illegal immigrants have camped outside the Greek parliament at Syntagma Square in Athens. The illegal immigrants and refugees, predominantly from Afghanistan and Iraq moved into…

Greek House votes to lift Parliamentary immunity of trhee MPs
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Greek House votes to lift Parliamentary immunity of trhee MPs

makis - Apr 19, 2019

Greek MPs decided to lift the Parliamentary immunity of three of their colleagues, Andreas Loverdos, Marios Salmas, and Aristides Fokas after a roll-call vote on Friday. The…

Citizens to SYRIZA regional candidate: You are traitors (video)
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Citizens to SYRIZA regional candidate: You are traitors (video)

makis - Apr 17, 2019

SYRIZA’s regional governor candidate for the upcoming elections in central Macedonia, Christos Giannoulis was faced with the vociferous protests of the locals in the city of Giannitsa,…

German WWII reparations findings to be voted on in Greek Parliament
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German WWII reparations findings to be voted on in Greek Parliament

makis - Apr 16, 2019

The findings of the Parliamentary bi-partisan committee on the issue of the WW2 German reparations to Greece will be discussed in the House on Wednesday. Nowhere in…

ISIS celebrates destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral
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ISIS celebrates destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral

makis - Apr 16, 2019

ISIS fanatics are heartlessly revelling in the inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral just days before Easter calling it ‘retribution and punishment’, according to terror intelligence researchers. A…

Amendment offers Greek vehicle owners chance to pay registration fees per month
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Amendment offers Greek vehicle owners chance to pay registration fees per month

makis - Apr 15, 2019

Vehicle owners will have the ability to pay their registration fees on a monthly basis in 2019 after a relevant amendment was tabled in the Greek parliament.…

Watch the moment the Notre Dame spire collapses (video)
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Watch the moment the Notre Dame spire collapses (video)

makis - Apr 15, 2019

The fire broke out in the cathedral on Monday afternoon, a Paris fire department confirmed, adding that a major operation to tackle the fire is underway. The…

Anarchists clash with police in Athens (video)
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Anarchists clash with police in Athens (video)

makis - Apr 11, 2019

Clashes have broken out between police and groups of self-proclaimed anti-authoritarians when the latter launched Molotov bombs against a SWAT unit in downtown Athens at the junction…

Turkish FM to US: If they do not sell us the Patriot system, we will buy more S-400
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Turkish FM to US: If they do not sell us the Patriot system, we will buy more S-400

makis - Apr 10, 2019

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu “poured oil” on the already tense relations between Turkey and the US in an interview to the domestic NTV TV network. Speaking…

First ever photo of black hole released
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First ever photo of black hole released

makis - Apr 10, 2019

In a much-heralded scientific breakthrough, a group of astronomers from the Event Horizon Telescope have unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole. The European Commission, European…

IMF projects a 2.4% rise in Greek GDP in 2019 before it drops off
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IMF projects a 2.4% rise in Greek GDP in 2019 before it drops off

makis - Apr 09, 2019

The International Monetary Fund is optimistic about Greece’s growth rate and the prospects of its economy for 2019, warning, however, that the global economy is at a…

Turkish MoD Akar threatens Greece and Cyprus again
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Turkish MoD Akar threatens Greece and Cyprus again

makis - Apr 08, 2019

The Turkish Minister of Defence, Hulusi Akar launched a series of new threats against Greece and Cyprus saying his country would respond to any actions in the…

Novartis case findings sent to Parliament – Indications arise for one of the accused
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Novartis case findings sent to Parliament – Indications arise for one of the accused

makis - Apr 08, 2019

The findings of the prosecutorial investigation of the Novartis case found “indications” of bribery against MP Andreas Loverdos. The lead Prosecutor in the case, Eleni Touloupakis sent…

Extra ordinary weather bulletin issued by EMY
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Extra ordinary weather bulletin issued by EMY

makis - Apr 05, 2019

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (EMY) issued an extraordinary weather bulletin, warning of deteriorating weather with heavy rains and storms – which may be accompanied by hailstorms…

Greece considering F-35 fighter jets: Defence Minister Apostolakis says
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Greece considering F-35 fighter jets: Defence Minister Apostolakis says

makis - Apr 05, 2019

The Greek Minister of National Defence, Evangelos Apostolakis lest the possibility of the country purchasing open F-35 fighter jets open, following a relevant Reuters news article. Called…