Category: POLITICS

President Pavlopoulos extends support to Kos Mayor
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President Pavlopoulos extends support to Kos Mayor

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his deepest sorrow for the victims of the Kos earthquake in…

Michael Karloutsos Appointed State Department Deputy Chief of Protocol and Acting Chief
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Michael Karloutsos Appointed State Department Deputy Chief of Protocol and Acting Chief

Panos - Jul 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Michael Karloutsos has been appointed Deputy Chief of Protocol and Acting Chief, a high-profile position in the…

Legal quagmire involving former head of Greek statistical bureau continues; High court prosecutor reverses appeal ruling
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Legal quagmire involving former head of Greek statistical bureau continues; High court prosecutor reverses appeal ruling

Panos - Jul 20, 2017

A very high-profile legal entanglement involving the former head of Greece's statistical bureau (EL.STAT) appears unending, as a supreme court…

Greece: Lone Migrant Children Left Unprotected
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Greece: Lone Migrant Children Left Unprotected

Panos - Jul 20, 2017

Unaccompanied migrant children on the Greek island of Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults,…

Turkish PM Yildirim to attend parade in Northern Cyprus marking the 43rd anniversary of the Turkish invasion
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Turkish PM Yildirim to attend parade in Northern Cyprus marking the 43rd anniversary of the Turkish invasion

makis - Jul 19, 2017

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will visit the north of the island on Thursday to attend ceremonies marking the 43rd…

Greek President: “Provocations are ‘inherent to smallness and insecurity’”
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Greek President: “Provocations are ‘inherent to smallness and insecurity’”

makis - Jul 19, 2017

Provocations are “inherent to smallness and insecurity”. This straightforward response to Turkey was sent by the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos,…

Greeks have the least trust in their government: OECD Report
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Greeks have the least trust in their government: OECD Report

Panos - Jul 18, 2017

Trust in government serves as a vital driving force for a country’s economic development, increases the effectiveness of governmental decisions,…

Greek FM: EU should be louder against Turkish ‘intervention rights’ in member states
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Greek FM: EU should be louder against Turkish ‘intervention rights’ in member states

Panos - Jul 17, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview, Greece’s foreign minister on Sunday (16 July) outlined his country’s position on the failed Cyprus reunification…

Morning Star: How Greece’s Syriza Wave Was Broken
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Morning Star: How Greece’s Syriza Wave Was Broken

Panos - Jul 17, 2017

ONE of the best books published on the recent fortunes of the Greek left, Helena Sheehan’s blend of the personal…

Varoufakis: ‘Parallel payment’ presented to SYRIZA leadership as far back as 2013
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Varoufakis: ‘Parallel payment’ presented to SYRIZA leadership as far back as 2013

Panos - Jul 17, 2017

Controversial former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said his idea for a “parallel system” of payments was greeted quite positively…

Greece close to recovery and ‘determined to recover,’ Tsipras tells Juncker
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Greece close to recovery and ‘determined to recover,’ Tsipras tells Juncker

Panos - Jul 14, 2017

“We are very close to recovery, we are now determined to recover. That is the message,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras…

Prime Minister Tsipras: Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia ‘factors of stability’ in the Balkans
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Prime Minister Tsipras: Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia ‘factors of stability’ in the Balkans

Panos - Jul 14, 2017

The European Commission supports efforts for the European prospects of the Balkans, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday in…

Greek PM tells Turkish Foreign Minister to stop “barking” over Cypriot oil exploration
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Greek PM tells Turkish Foreign Minister to stop “barking” over Cypriot oil exploration

makis - Jul 13, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras responded to statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that Turkey would take its measures…

Conviction of ex-FinMin, DM upheld; sentence redeemable with cash payment
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Conviction of ex-FinMin, DM upheld; sentence redeemable with cash payment

Panos - Jul 13, 2017

An appellate court in Athens on Wednesday upheld a previous four-year prison sentence handed down to former Greek finance and…

Varoufakis: Let there be a special inquiry on parallel payments plan
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Varoufakis: Let there be a special inquiry on parallel payments plan

makis - Jul 12, 2017

Former Greek Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis continued his revelations regarding the first 6 months of SYRIZA’s rule in 2015, revealing…

Bulgarian Prime Minister to Visit Thessaloniki For a Bilateral Meeting With Greece and Serbia
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Bulgarian Prime Minister to Visit Thessaloniki For a Bilateral Meeting With Greece and Serbia

Panos - Jul 12, 2017

The presence of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Serbian President Alexandar Vucic not only provides an opportunity for a…

Former high court president Thanou to assume prime ministerial legal dept.
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Former high court president Thanou to assume prime ministerial legal dept.

Panos - Jul 11, 2017

The recently departed president of Greece’s supreme court, Vassiliki Thanou, will assume the prime minister’s legal office, a relevant press…

Tsipras-Pence phone contact on Monday
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Tsipras-Pence phone contact on Monday

Panos - Jul 11, 2017

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke with US Vice-President Mike Pence on Monday, with the latest developments in negotiations over…

Eurasia: Who’s Afraid Of Angela Merkel?
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Eurasia: Who’s Afraid Of Angela Merkel?

Panos - Jul 10, 2017

This weekend, the world’s most powerful leaders are gathering in Hamburg for the G-20 summit. The main event for many…

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras undergoes hernia surgery
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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras undergoes hernia surgery

makis - Jul 07, 2017

Greek PM Aklexis Tsipras was rushed to hospital where he underwent ubmilical hernia surgery. “Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, was admitted…