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EP on Turkey: A Cyprus solution will change region

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

A Cyprus solution will dramatically change the stability outlook of the region, the EP (European Parliament) rapporteur on Turkey’s accession progress Kati Piri (Dutch, PES) said on…

New Democracy calls for volunteers to help draft party manifesto
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New Democracy calls for volunteers to help draft party manifesto

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

New Democracy has sent out an open invitation to non-party officials to help draft the conservatives’ governing manifesto. The call for academics, professionals and executives to come…

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Turkey rejected PM plane route

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has confirmed that Ankara’s refusal to allow the plane carrying Greece’s prime minister to fly over Turkey when Alexis Tsipras visited Iran earlier…

Greek house price plunge continues for seventh year
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Greek house price plunge continues for seventh year

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Greek housing prices fell 5.1 percent in 2015, meaning residential properties are now worth 41.5 percent less than in 2008, before an enduring recession that forced the…

Revolutionary cancer treatment: 9 out of 10 patients with leukaemia were cured
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Revolutionary cancer treatment: 9 out of 10 patients with leukaemia were cured

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

A revolutionary treatment of cancer that could stop the disease from ever coming back will soon become widely available, scientists said yesterday. According to Sky News, US…

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Greek dockworkers walk out over port selloffs

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Greek dockworkers began a two-day strike on Tuesday to protest against the sale of the country's two biggest ports, which Athens has promised to international lenders, disrupting…

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Farmers threaten to escalate their mobilisations

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Farmers remain adamant on their positions and do not abandon their blocks in central and northern Greece stating they are ready to further escalate their struggle and…

Excluding Greece from Schengen won’t solve migrant crisis, says Tusk
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Excluding Greece from Schengen won’t solve migrant crisis, says Tusk

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Excluding Greece from the passport-free Schengen area will not solve Europe's migrant problem, EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday, but acknowledged the crisis was testing…

Government and main opposition clash over PM flight to Iran
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Government and main opposition clash over PM flight to Iran

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

The government and main opposition party New Democracy have clashed over an incident regarding the recent trip of PM Alexis Tsipras to Iran. Athens submitted the Prime…

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Another Greek link to Paris terrorist attacks

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Two men being held in Austria on suspicion of links to the Paris terrorist attacks in November passed through the Greek island of Leros before reaching Central…

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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance. AVGHI: White smoke from Europe DIMOKRATIA: They are suffocating Greece EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Bazaar for three ELEFTHEROS TYPOS:…

PM Tsipras receives Donald Tusk in Athens ahead of EU summit
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PM Tsipras receives Donald Tusk in Athens ahead of EU summit

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has arranged to meet with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk on Tuesday morning in Athens, just two days before…

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Four of Greece’s five ‘hotspot’ migrant centres ready, says Kammenos

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Four of Greece’s five new migrant registration centres are “ready to function and welcome refugee”, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said Tuesday, as Athens comes under intense pressure…

Turkish warplanes enter Greek airspace ahead of NATO migration operation
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Turkish warplanes enter Greek airspace ahead of NATO migration operation

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Turkish warplanes repeatedly entered Greek airspace on Monday, the state ANA news agency said, as NATO prepared to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea against migrant smugglers.…

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Quake damages homes in southern Greece

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Authorities in southern Greece say dozens of homes suffered minor damage following an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2. No injuries are reported. The earthquake struck…

Mitsotakis: Closing borders is a wrong approach
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Mitsotakis: Closing borders is a wrong approach

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

The president of main opposition party Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the ambassadors of the 28 EU members at New Democracy’s offices on Monday morning, where he argued…

PM Tsipras to meet EU Council president Tusk on Tuesday
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PM Tsipras to meet EU Council president Tusk on Tuesday

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet the president of the European Council Donald Tusk on Tuesday, at 10:00. The meeting will take place at Maximos mansion.

KEELPNO: Seasonal flu death toll climbs to 93
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KEELPNO: Seasonal flu death toll climbs to 93

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has announced that 93 people have died so far as a result of the seasonal outbreak of the flu.…

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State budget net revenue 10.4% above targets in January

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

The Ministry of Finances has announced that the State budget net revenue totaled 4.219 billion euros in January, up 10.4% from targets, while regular budget net revenue…

«Hotspot» to open in Greece this week
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«Hotspot» to open in Greece this week

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

Greece will open four migrant registration centres in time for an EU summit this week, a government source told AFP on Monday, as Athens comes under heavy…