Longest Balkan railway tunnel opens in Greece (VIDEO)
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Longest Balkan railway tunnel opens in Greece (VIDEO)

makis - Feb 20, 2018

The longest tunnel in Greece and the Balkans was finally opened to rail traffic this week after years of construction. The Kallidromo tunnel, situated in central Greece…

Turkey renews the NAVTEX that blocks the drillings in the Cypriot EEZ!
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Turkey renews the NAVTEX that blocks the drillings in the Cypriot EEZ!

makis - Feb 20, 2018

The illegal NAVTEX in the sea area of Block 3 in the Cypriot EEZ has been renewed by the Turkish authorities. The new NAVTEX is valid until…

Is Italian ENI drilling ship abandoning Cyprus after Turkish aggression?
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Is Italian ENI drilling ship abandoning Cyprus after Turkish aggression?

makis - Feb 20, 2018

The SAIPEM 12000 drilling ship from Italian energy company ENI is preparing to depart the “Supa” target in sea block 3 of the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone…

Giannis Antetokounmpo never forgets his roots
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Giannis Antetokounmpo never forgets his roots

makis - Feb 19, 2018

In an interview with ESPN, Giannis Antetokounmpo, known as the “Greek Freak” due to freakish athletic abilities and his prowess on the court, remembered the days when…

FYROM PM: Name dispute with Greece to be resolved by July
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FYROM PM: Name dispute with Greece to be resolved by July

makis - Feb 19, 2018

The Prime Minister of FYROM, Zoran Zaev effectively announced that his country will have reached an agreement on the name dispute with Greece and negotiations will conclude…

Bloomberg: Greece will not receive € 5.7bln tranche at EuroGroup today
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Bloomberg: Greece will not receive € 5.7bln tranche at EuroGroup today

makis - Feb 19, 2018

Greece is not expected to receive the Eurogroup approval today for the € 5.7 billion disbursements, as there are still some outstanding issues in the prerequisites, according…

Former PM Samaras files lawsuit against Tsipras
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Former PM Samaras files lawsuit against Tsipras

makis - Feb 15, 2018

Former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for the involvement of Samaras’ name in Novartis case investigation. Samaras accused…

Clashes between Dynamo Kiev fans & Russians at downtown Athens!
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Clashes between Dynamo Kiev fans & Russians at downtown Athens!

makis - Feb 15, 2018

Clashes between Ukrainians and Russians that ended in broken shop windows and havoc at Kolonaki, downtown Athens. The Ukrainians are Dynamo Kiev fans which have followed their…

Tsipras shows support to coastguard with visit to Ministry of Shipping
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Tsipras shows support to coastguard with visit to Ministry of Shipping

makis - Feb 15, 2018

After meeting with the men and women of the coastguard boat “Gavdos”, which was involved in Monday’s incident with the Turkish warships near Imia, Greek PM Alexis…

Three “fiery” months for the recapitalization
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Three “fiery” months for the recapitalization

makis - Feb 14, 2018

Early in May, the results of the resilience tests of the Greek systemic banks are expected to be finalized. Banks are required to finalize their estimates by…

The Greek Foreign Ministry’s answer: “Turkey demonstrates lack of knowledge on geography”
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The Greek Foreign Ministry’s answer: “Turkey demonstrates lack of knowledge on geography”

makis - Feb 14, 2018

Commenting on the reply of the Spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Imia, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexandros Yennimatas, stated:…

“Greece is a fly against the giant Turkey”, says Erdogan’s top adviser
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“Greece is a fly against the giant Turkey”, says Erdogan’s top adviser

makis - Feb 14, 2018

In the latest of Turkish official’s incendiary statements against Greece, president Erdogan’s senior adviser Yigit Bulut dubbed Greece a fly compared to Turkey. Commenting on the recent…

EU Commission spokesman: Turkey needs to respect the sovereignty of EU member-states
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EU Commission spokesman: Turkey needs to respect the sovereignty of EU member-states

makis - Feb 13, 2018

The European Commission is closely monitoring the situation in the Aegean, Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday, while warning Turkey of the need to respect the…

Turkish President Erdogan directly threatens Greece and Cyprus
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Turkish President Erdogan directly threatens Greece and Cyprus

makis - Feb 13, 2018

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a clear threat to Greece a few hours after the incident between Turkish patrol boats and the Greek coastguard near the…

The Turks tried to sink the Greek boat, says top government source
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The Turks tried to sink the Greek boat, says top government source

makis - Feb 13, 2018

“If I had not manoeuvred, they would have sunk us”, said the captain of the Greek coastguard vessel that was rammed by the Turkish patrol boat on…

Reactions among Albanian parties on the “Gorna Makedonija” proposal
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Reactions among Albanian parties on the “Gorna Makedonija” proposal

makis - Feb 12, 2018

The latest proposal for FYROM’s new name, “Gorna Makedonija” has been contested by Albanian parties. According to them, this name, which is being proposed to be used…

Greek PM on Novartis issue: We do not target political opponents
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Greek PM on Novartis issue: We do not target political opponents

makis - Feb 12, 2018

Addressing his party’s parliamentary group on Monday, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras claimed his government was not targeting his political opponents. Commenting on the revelations over the Novartis…

“Rubicon” extreme-left organization interrupts Tsakalotos’ speech (VIDEO)
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“Rubicon” extreme-left organization interrupts Tsakalotos’ speech (VIDEO)

makis - Feb 12, 2018

The extreme-left organization “Rubicon” interrupted once again the speech of a government minister. This time it was the Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos. The leftists stormed into the…

Panathinaikos to remain in Euroleague
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Panathinaikos to remain in Euroleague

makis - Feb 09, 2018

Owner of Panathinaikos basketball club Dimitris Giannakopoulos announced the team would continue playing in the Euroleague. In a statement he released on Friday, in which he announced…

Singer Stelios Dionysiou receives 8-month prison sentence
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Singer Stelios Dionysiou receives 8-month prison sentence

makis - Feb 09, 2018

Popular Greek singer Stelios Dionysiou received an 8-month suspended prison sentence for his recent spat with traffic police in downtown Athens. During the court proceedings, the defendant…