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University entrance exams to start on May 16
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University entrance exams to start on May 16

makis - Feb 29, 2016

Greek senior high school students are to start their university entrance exam on May 16, it was announced on Monday.…

Cargo ship inspected in Souda over weapons and ammo containers
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Cargo ship inspected in Souda over weapons and ammo containers

makis - Feb 29, 2016

The Tongo-flagged Trader cargo ship is being inspected in Souda, after it was located west of Crete carrying a shipment…

Farmers decide to withdraw from the road blocks and customs offices
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Farmers decide to withdraw from the road blocks and customs offices

ilias1 - Feb 29, 2016

The farmers have taken the decision to withdraw from the road blocks they set up on the national highways in…

NATO patrols in Aegean sea
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NATO patrols in Aegean sea

ilias1 - Feb 29, 2016

The Hellenic navy will assist a NATO naval force tasked with patrolling the eastern Aegean in a bid to stem…

Greece to declare a state of emergency
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Greece to declare a state of emergency

ilias1 - Feb 29, 2016

The Greek government has acknowledged that it considers declaring a state of emergency to deal with the refugee crisis and…

New hot spot for 800 refugees under construction at Ilion
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New hot spot for 800 refugees under construction at Ilion

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

The Mayor of Ilion Nikos Zenetos has approved ministerial plans to establish a hot spot in the suburb of Athens.…

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Greek economy grows 0.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in fourth quarter

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

Greece's economy expanded by 0.1 percent in last year's final quarter versus a previously estimated 0.6 contraction, data by the…

Greek retail sales rise 0.4 pct y/y in December
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Greek retail sales rise 0.4 pct y/y in December

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

Greek retail sales by volume rose 0.4 percent in December compared to the same month a year ago, led higher…

Moscovici: Refugee crisis could boost EU growth
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Moscovici: Refugee crisis could boost EU growth

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

The refugee crisis could boost the EU’s anemic growth by forcing governments to increase public expenditure, European Economic and Financial…

Metro, electric railway and tram employees go on strike on Tuesday
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Metro, electric railway and tram employees go on strike on Tuesday

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

A walkout has been called by the employee unions of the metro, electric railway and tram services in Athens for…

Tension at Idomeni as refugees break through police lines
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Tension at Idomeni as refugees break through police lines

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

The situation on the Greece-FYROM border is growing increasingly tense as hundreds of refugees broke through police lines and headed…

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Varoufakis advising Corbyn’s Labour “in some capacity”

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

The leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, has revealed that former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is advising the…

PM Tsipras calls meeting over refugee crisis and bailout review
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PM Tsipras calls meeting over refugee crisis and bailout review

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has arranged to meet with ministers and consultants on Monday morning at his office in…

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Steinmeier: Solution for the refugee crisis must not be at Greek expense

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier has argued that the European Union cannot solve its problems at the expense…

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Athens Stock Exchange opens with minor fluctuations on Monday

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

The Athens Stock Exchange has opened with minor fluctuations on Monday morning, following Friday's session which saw the general price…

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EWG to indicated when mission chiefs may return to Greece

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

Officials at the Euro Working Group meeting due to take place in Brussels on Monday are expected to decide whether…

Up to 70,000 migrants may be trapped in Greece next month, says Mouzalas
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Up to 70,000 migrants may be trapped in Greece next month, says Mouzalas

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

The number of refugees and migrants trapped in Greece may reach 70,000 in coming weeks, Greece's migration minister said on…

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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

Theodorakis re-elected as leader of To Potami
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Theodorakis re-elected as leader of To Potami

chris1 - Feb 28, 2016

Stavros Theodorakis was reelected the leader of centrist party To Potami on Sunday. The former journalist received 88 percent of…

Institutions in deadlock over review of bailout
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Institutions in deadlock over review of bailout

chris1 - Feb 28, 2016

The European Commission is making efforts to bridge the gap between Greece and its lenders, as well as between the…