Fishermen catch 300kg shark!
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Fishermen catch 300kg shark!

makis - Jul 27, 2017

The customers of a local fishmonger in the city of Agrinio in central Greece could not believe their eyes when they saw a huge shark hanging on…

Mitsotakis: “Tsipras’s arrogance and opportunism cost Greeks dearly”
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Mitsotakis: “Tsipras’s arrogance and opportunism cost Greeks dearly”

makis - Jul 27, 2017

The President of major Greek opposition party New Democracy (ND), Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Greek PM Alexis Tsipras of being an arrogant, opportunist and incompetent politician. Commenting on…

Written statement by the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades on Cyprus Problem
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Written statement by the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades on Cyprus Problem

makis - Jul 27, 2017

In response to an appeal by the UN Secretary General, whose constructive approach I deeply appreciate, and out of respect for diplomatic customs, I decided that, at…

A specialist teams expected to investigate the causes of the crash
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A specialist teams expected to investigate the causes of the crash

makis - Jul 27, 2017

Dionysis Tsekouras, 43, and Nikolaos Grigoriou, 34 were the two men killed when the single-engine aircraft crashed in Larisa after midnight Thursday. The plane belonged to Tsekouras,…

Athens Stock market records slight drop
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Athens Stock market records slight drop

makis - Jul 26, 2017

The Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) recorded a slight drop, despite the cautious optimism created by the new that Greece returned to the bond markets on Tuesday. The…

Anastasiades: Peace talk minutes will not be made public
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Anastasiades: Peace talk minutes will not be made public

makis - Jul 26, 2017

President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Wednesday that he had decided to back down on his decision to controversially make public the minutes of meeting during the peace…

Anti-establishment organization “Rouvikonas” storm the Greek Parliament…again!
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Anti-establishment organization “Rouvikonas” storm the Greek Parliament…again!

makis - Jul 26, 2017

The anti-establisment organization “Rouvikonas”, known for their surprise “attacks” against symbolic -as they say- offices, buildings and establishments, hit once again this time at the Greek Parliament.…

Tsipras: “In 2021 we will be out of memorandums”
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Tsipras: “In 2021 we will be out of memorandums”

makis - Jul 26, 2017

Gradually, interest rates will be reduced and in one year from now we will be able to abandon the memorandums, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an…

New York Times: Greece not out of the woods with new 5-year-bond
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New York Times: Greece not out of the woods with new 5-year-bond

makis - Jul 25, 2017

Greece, long Europe’s economic problem child, is trying to prove that it has made progress in its recovery efforts by announcing plans to sell debt for the…

Greek PM wears national basketball team jersey
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Greek PM wears national basketball team jersey

makis - Jul 25, 2017

The Greek national U20 men’s basketball team who were crowned European Champions on Sunday were received by PM Alexis Tsipras at Maximos Hall, Tuesday. Mr. Tsipras put…

Turkish-Cypriot side could allow 20,000 refugees to return
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Turkish-Cypriot side could allow 20,000 refugees to return

makis - Jul 25, 2017

Up to 20,000 refugees from the fenced city of Varosha, and three Maronite villages in Famagusta, may be allowed to return under Turkish-Cypriot administration said Turkish-Cypriot media.…

Tsipras celebrates return to markets while receiving Commissioner Moscovici
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Tsipras celebrates return to markets while receiving Commissioner Moscovici

makis - Jul 25, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras stated it was time to plan the remaining work to complete the programme in August 2018, during his meeting with European Commissioner for…

5-year-bond reached 4,375%
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5-year-bond reached 4,375%

makis - Jul 25, 2017

The interest rate of the 5-year bond of Greece is estimated to amount to 4.875%, according to the guarantor banks involved in the procedure. Both parts of…

Pierre Moscovici: A light at the end of tunnel for Greece
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Pierre Moscovici: A light at the end of tunnel for Greece

makis - Jul 24, 2017

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici estimated Greece was finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel after many…

Greek priest arrested for sexual harassment of boy
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Greek priest arrested for sexual harassment of boy

makis - Jul 24, 2017

Greek police have filed a criminal case against a 39-year-old priest for sexual harassment towards a minor. Police arrested the priest on July 20 following an investigation…

ND leader Mitsotakis accuses Greek government of manipulating Justice
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ND leader Mitsotakis accuses Greek government of manipulating Justice

makis - Jul 24, 2017

Leader of Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy (ND), Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused the Greek government of directly circumventing the power of the Judicial system. In a statement…

Head of Greek Supreme Court: Justice does not accept orders from government
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Head of Greek Supreme Court: Justice does not accept orders from government

makis - Jul 24, 2017

Nikolaos Sakellariou, the President of the Council of State (CoS), Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, said judges would reject directions from the other two powers. Speaking on occasion…

Turkey’s role in collapse of Cyprus talks ‘cannot be disputed by anyone,’ Cyprus spokesman says
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Turkey’s role in collapse of Cyprus talks ‘cannot be disputed by anyone,’ Cyprus spokesman says

makis - Jul 24, 2017

Turkey’s insistence on continuing the guarantees treaty, rights of intervention in Cyprus and a permanent Turkish military presence on the island were responsible for the deadlock at…

Book for offers open to investors
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Book for offers open to investors

makis - Jul 24, 2017

Greece will return to bond markets, according to reports on Monday. The offers book is open for investors Monday and will remain so for 24 hours. The…

The full IMF programme for Greece
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The full IMF programme for Greece

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The IMF published its new programme on Greece on Thursday, which was approved on principle by the organisation’s board of directors. Read the details of the programme:…