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Far right is the ‘real threat’ to Europe, says Greek PM
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Far right is the ‘real threat’ to Europe, says Greek PM

chris1 - Mar 13, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says a meeting of left-wing leaders in Paris on Saturday has made progress on a…

Government opens new refugee center north of Athens
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Government opens new refugee center north of Athens

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The Greek government has opened a new refugee reception center north of Athens, at a former military camp in Malakasa,…

‘Europe between a rock and a hard place,’ Greek PM tells Paris press
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‘Europe between a rock and a hard place,’ Greek PM tells Paris press

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

“Europe is stuck between a rock and a hard place, crushed between austerity and sealed borders,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis…

Despite border closures, Syrians determined to reach Europe
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Despite border closures, Syrians determined to reach Europe

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

Clutching an English phrase book, Mohammed Sawadi is preparing to head north. The 23-year-old university student traveled from Damascus with…

Government hands out flyers in Idomeni urging refugees to leave makeshift camp
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Government hands out flyers in Idomeni urging refugees to leave makeshift camp

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The Greek government on Saturday started handing out flyers printed in Arabic, Farsi and Pashto to migrants and refugees camped…

Schools’ religious classes need to change, says education minister
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Schools’ religious classes need to change, says education minister

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

Education Minister Nikos Filis said that religion classes in schools have to change and be more like religious studies, allowing…

Greek architecture student excels in UN competition
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Greek architecture student excels in UN competition

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

Nadia Anthouli, a 26-year-old architecture student in the Polytechnic University of Crete, has excelled in an international competition organized by…

Turkish observers will be assigned to Greek refugee centers
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Turkish observers will be assigned to Greek refugee centers

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

Alternate Minister for Citizens’ Protection Nikos Toskas on Saturday confirmed that Turkish officials will be posted to the Greek islands…

Greek scientists develop revolutionary oil spill cleaning agent
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Greek scientists develop revolutionary oil spill cleaning agent

ilias1 - Mar 12, 2016

A group of Greek scientists in Italy have developed a new porous material from polyurethane that can be used to…

OECD: Greece needs to recover growth to address economic
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OECD: Greece needs to recover growth to address economic

ilias1 - Mar 12, 2016

Boosting economic growth and investment to create jobs, improving the stability of public finances and providing an effective social safety…

Tsipras: Humanitarian crisis in Idomeni a European issue
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Tsipras: Humanitarian crisis in Idomeni a European issue

ilias1 - Mar 12, 2016

"The Greek state despite the economic difficulties has managed to increase the hosting and accommodation possibilities for refugees, we are…

Greece battles to win back tourists amid migrant crisis
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Greece battles to win back tourists amid migrant crisis

ilias1 - Mar 12, 2016

When Michelle Barns, a 45-year-old English mother of three, booked her family's summer vacation on the Greek island of Kos…

Refugees in Greece in a never ending ordeal
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Refugees in Greece in a never ending ordeal

ilias1 - Mar 12, 2016

More than 100,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece since the beginning of 2016. They cross the Mediterraenean, risking…

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ELSTAT documents 0.2% recession in the Greek economy during 2015

ilias1 - Mar 12, 2016

The Greek statistics authority ELSTAT has published its first estimates on the gross domestic product in Greece for 2015. According…

Tsipras said to hope Russia will show interest in Greek economy
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Tsipras said to hope Russia will show interest in Greek economy

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would like to see Russian involvement in Greece’s privatization program, according to a top Russian official…

Minister sees refugee crisis easing by week’s end
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Minister sees refugee crisis easing by week’s end

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The situation in the sprawling camp of Idomeni in northern Greece and at Piraeus port will be eased by the…

Capital controls hurt supermarkets in 2015
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Capital controls hurt supermarkets in 2015

makis - Mar 11, 2016

The introduction of capital controls, political unrest and the turmoil in the banking system have had a major impact on…

Greece is worst EU country for young people, report says
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Greece is worst EU country for young people, report says

makis - Mar 11, 2016

Greece is the worst country in the EU for the young, according to the first Europe-wide Index of Intergenerational Fairness…

Ancient Olympia in race against time to clean up waste
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Ancient Olympia in race against time to clean up waste

makis - Mar 11, 2016

Cleaning units in Pyrgos in the Peloponnese began the arduous task of clearing up to 3,500 tons of scattered rubbish…

Retail prices keep heading south
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Retail prices keep heading south

makis - Mar 11, 2016

Deflation persisted for a 36th month in February, with the Hellenic Statistical Authority’s readings of the consumer price index showing…