POLITICS
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Foreign Ministry pays respects to Helmut Kohl

Sokratis - Jun 17, 2017

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Friday paid respects to Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor who died aged 87. The ministry described Kohl as a leader “with…

GREECE
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Ex-minister and his wife charged with money laundering

Sokratis - Jun 03, 2017

A corruption prosecutor pressed criminal charges on Friday against former Socialist defense minister Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou for money laundering. The couple have also…

GREECE
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Last buses in Athens and Thessaloniki to start at 10 p.m.

Sokratis - Apr 15, 2017

Buses and trolley buses in the Greek capital and in the northern port city of Thessaloniki will start their final runs at 10 p.m. on Saturday in…

GREECE
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Search for migrant boat under way off Cephalonia

Sokratis - Apr 15, 2017

Three Greek coast guard vessels and a team of Frontex European border patrol officers were on Saturday looking for a migrant boat that issued a distress signal…

GREECE
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Athens mosque to be completed in early May,as head of consortium says

Sokratis - Apr 08, 2017

Construction of the Greek capital’s first official mosque, a controversial project beset with myriad setbacks, will be completed in early May, the head of the consortium and…

DEFENCE
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Corruption prosecutor to bring new charges over defense deals

Sokratis - Apr 08, 2017

Iliana Zamanika, the corruption prosecutor who has been handling an ongoing probe into defense deals, is asking for new charges of bribery and money laundering to be…

GREECE
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Four Greek holiday islands protesting wind park plans

Sokratis - Apr 08, 2017

Four holiday islands are reacting to plans to create wind parks with a capacity of 316.7 megawatts, which are seen providing power for the mainland, saying they…

GREECE
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Bid to curb under-the-table payments at state hospitals

Sokratis - Apr 08, 2017

The government is examining new ways to crack down on the enduring phenomenon of under-the-table payments, or “fakelakia,” for treatment at public hospitals, Health Minister Andreas Xanthos…

Χωρίς κατηγορία
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Girl, 14, killed in Imathia road accident

Sokratis - Mar 04, 2017

A 14-year-old girl was killed Friday night in a road accident in Alexandreia, Imathia, in northern Greece, police said. The incident, which took place at 8 p.m.…

GREECE
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Teacher on Crete gets 54-year sentence for child abuse

Sokratis - Mar 04, 2017

A 53-year-old teacher who molested an 8-year-old girl on the island of Crete has been sentenced to 54 years in prison. The 53-year-old was arrested in February…

GREECE
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Golden Dawn loses a seat in Parliament

Sokratis - Mar 04, 2017

Golden Dawn lost an MP Saturday after Dimitris Koukoutsis declared himself an independent, reducing the far-right party’s representation in the 300-seat Parliament to 17 seats from 18.…

GREECE
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No progress in objective value adjustment due to insufficient transactions

Sokratis - Mar 04, 2017

The new so-called objective values as property rates used for tax purposes are known – are scheduled to apply from June. However, the competent committee of the…

GREECE
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Labor Ministry retreats on social security law

Sokratis - Mar 04, 2017

The government is retreating on the social security contributions payable by freelance workers who issue invoices for series rendered, as the clauses of the law introduced by…

GREECE
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Police defuse hand grenade bomb found outside Dafni precinct

Sokratis - Feb 25, 2017

Police bomb disposal experts defused an explosive device comprising a hand grenade on Saturday after receiving an anonymous caller telephoned a threat that the bomb would detonate…

FINANCE
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Cyprus posts surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

Cyprus posted a surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016, according to data release on Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. The budget surplus for January-December…

POLITICS
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Christodoulides: Guterres to discuss Cyprus issue in Turkey

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

Government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides has described the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Turkey as important, in statements on Friday. He noted that Guterres’ visit is…

WORLD
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Mother sexually abused her son and daughter in Paphos

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

A mother – suspected of giving her blessing for her 9-year-old daughter to be sexually abused – is also alleged to have sexually abused the child and…

GREECE
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Banks to cut even more jobs and branches over the next few years

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

More than 10,000 jobs are set to go at Greek banks over the next few years due to the changes that new technologies have brought to the…

GREECE
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No deal in Brussels but auditors expected in Athens next week

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

A meeting in Brussels on Friday between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and representatives of Greece’s international creditors yielded some progress but, although foreign auditors are expected to…

GREECE
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Georgiadis requests Greek PM flight plans

Sokratis - Feb 04, 2017

New Democracy vice president Adonis Georgiadis demanded on Saturday that the government publish the flight plans for the prime ministerial jet between January 27 and 30. The…