Greece enters the markets with a 15-year bond
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Greece enters the markets with a 15-year bond

makis - Jan 27, 2020

The Public Debt Management Agency has decided the issuance of a 15-year bond. According to an announcement by the Greek Government, BNP Paribas, Barclays, BofA, Goldman Sachs,…

Turkey 6.8 earthquake – Reports of at least 4 casualties
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Turkey 6.8 earthquake – Reports of at least 4 casualties

makis - Jan 24, 2020

A magnitude earthquake 6.8 on the Richter scale has hit eastern Turkey, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The depth is estimated at 10km. The quake was…

German Parliament: Turkish-Libyan maritime MoU is illegal
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German Parliament: Turkish-Libyan maritime MoU is illegal

makis - Jan 23, 2020

The legal department of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) opined that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Turkey and Libya on the jurisdiction of the maritime zones…

With a nod from Parliament, Greece gets first female president
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With a nod from Parliament, Greece gets first female president

makis - Jan 22, 2020

Top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou became Greece’s first woman president on Wednesday when lawmakers elected her head of state in a rare display of unity. Sakellaropoulou, 63, has…

Mike Pompeo sends letter of support to PM Mitsotakis
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Mike Pompeo sends letter of support to PM Mitsotakis

makis - Jan 21, 2020

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reportedly sent a letter of clear support to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis regarding the security and stability in the eastern…

Cyprus blasts “pirate state” Turkey’s new illegal gas drilling bid
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Cyprus blasts “pirate state” Turkey’s new illegal gas drilling bid

makis - Jan 20, 2020

Cyprus on Sunday denounced Turkey as a “pirate state” that flouts international law as Turkey’s bid to drill for natural gas in waters where Cyprus has economic…

Greek Foreign Ministry and Secret Services under cyber attack by Turkish hackers
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Greek Foreign Ministry and Secret Services under cyber attack by Turkish hackers

makis - Jan 17, 2020

Turkish hackers claim they have attacked Greek state sites, including the websites of the Greek National Intelligence Services (EYP), the Parliament, the Foreign Ministry, the stock market,…

Breaking! Libyan General Haftar lands in Athens (video)
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Breaking! Libyan General Haftar lands in Athens (video)

makis - Jan 16, 2020

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has landed in Athens, according to reports. He is expected to see PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis. His plane arrived in Athens under total secrecy…

PM Mitsotakis proposes Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou for President of the Hellenic Republic
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PM Mitsotakis proposes Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou for President of the Hellenic Republic

makis - Jan 15, 2020

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced his proposal for the next President of the Hellenic Republic, who is the President of the Council of State, Judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou. The…

Turkey violates Greek airspace 91 times – Six dog fights between Greek and Turkish F-16s
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Turkey violates Greek airspace 91 times – Six dog fights between Greek and Turkish F-16s

makis - Jan 14, 2020

Turkey violated Greek airspace a total of 91 times on Tuesday. Only hours after the U.S sent a clear message to Turkey that it did not want…

U.S. Ambassador Pyatt to Turkey: Islands have their own sea borders
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U.S. Ambassador Pyatt to Turkey: Islands have their own sea borders

makis - Jan 13, 2020

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt sent a clear message to Turkey saying “islands had their own Exclusive Economic Zone (EZZ)” during commenting on the recent…

Greece has the highest VAT rates in the Eurozone, study finds
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Greece has the highest VAT rates in the Eurozone, study finds

makis - Jan 10, 2020

Greek households are one of the most burdened in Europe, a Tax Foundation study on VAT rates has found in a report. According to the report, Greece…

Two Turkish F-16s fly over Greek isle of Rho
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Two Turkish F-16s fly over Greek isle of Rho

makis - Jan 09, 2020

Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets flew over the Greek isle of Rho on Tuesday morning twice in a matter of 2 minutes. The pair of Turkish fighters…

PM Mitsotakis to brief leaders of parties on national affairs on Friday
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PM Mitsotakis to brief leaders of parties on national affairs on Friday

makis - Jan 08, 2020

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with the leaders of Greece’s political parties to brief them on the latest developments on the matters of national interest and…

Greek PM on White House trip amid Turkey tension
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Greek PM on White House trip amid Turkey tension

makis - Jan 06, 2020

Six months into his term, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heads to his first White House visit on January 7 amidst tense relations with NATO ally and…

US strike kills key Iranian military general in Baghdad
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US strike kills key Iranian military general in Baghdad

makis - Jan 03, 2020

Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated on Friday after a US airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi…

Greece, Cyprus & Israel sign EastMed pipeline agreement (video)
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Greece, Cyprus & Israel sign EastMed pipeline agreement (video)

makis - Jan 02, 2020

Greece’s close relations with Cyprus and Israel are confirmed by the signing of the EastMed Interstate Agreement in Zappeion in the afternoon between the three countries. As…

EastMed gas pipeline deal between Greece, Israel and Cyprus to be signed in Athens on January 2
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EastMed gas pipeline deal between Greece, Israel and Cyprus to be signed in Athens on January 2

makis - Jan 01, 2020

The signing of the Interstate Agreement between Greece, Cyprus and Israel on the EastMed gas pipeline is scheduled to take place in Athens tomorrow, January 2. The…

Mitsotakis: Greece willing to refer disputes with Turkey to The Hague if no progress is made
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Mitsotakis: Greece willing to refer disputes with Turkey to The Hague if no progress is made

makis - Dec 30, 2019

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece would be open to settling any disputes with Turkey by referring to the International Court of Hague in an interview to…

Snow might hit Athens, extreme weather bulletin forecasts
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Snow might hit Athens, extreme weather bulletin forecasts

makis - Dec 27, 2019

Stormy winds in the Aegean, heavy rains and thunderstorms in the central and southern Aegean, as well as snowfall, including areas with lower altitude in the eastern…