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Pressure builds on Greece over Schengen role
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Pressure builds on Greece over Schengen role

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

As debate intensifies over Greece’s fate in the Schengen passport-free zone due its perceived failure in tackling a burgeoning migration…

Minister’s home firebombed, raising concerns over urban violence
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Minister’s home firebombed, raising concerns over urban violence

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

An attack by arsonists early Saturday on the Athens home of State Minister Alekos Flambouraris, a close aide of Prime…

Farmers in northern Greece to continue and step up protests into next week
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Farmers in northern Greece to continue and step up protests into next week

ilias1 - Jan 30, 2016

Protesting farmers in western and central Macedonia were on Friday gearing up for continued mobilisations and more coordinated action heading…

Prem Watsa notes ‘significant’ opportunities if Greece sticks with reforms
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Prem Watsa notes ‘significant’ opportunities if Greece sticks with reforms

ilias1 - Jan 30, 2016

Fairfax sees "significant investment opportunities in Greece," if the country sticks with a programme of reforms, Fairfax Financial Holdings Chief…

Greece and Israel sign joint declaration for cooperation in tourism
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Greece and Israel sign joint declaration for cooperation in tourism

ilias1 - Jan 30, 2016

Greece and Israel signed a Joint Declaration for Cooperation in Tourism, on the sidelines of the prime minister's recent trip…

EIB experts arrive in Athens to assess plans that merit financing
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EIB experts arrive in Athens to assess plans that merit financing

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

A 30-strong team of financial experts from the European Investment Bank is ready to set up shop in Athens and…

EU migration commissioner plays down threat of Schengen exit
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EU migration commissioner plays down threat of Schengen exit

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Friday that there is no possibility of any country being forced out of…

Greece’s lenders return for start of review
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Greece’s lenders return for start of review

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

The main representatives of Greece’s lenders are expected to arrive in Athens on Saturday ahead of the start of negotiations…

Tsipras meets with group of investors
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Tsipras meets with group of investors

makis - Jan 29, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday received a group of foreign investors at Maximos Mansion, while the discussion focused on…

ND leader’s initiatives on refugee issue
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ND leader’s initiatives on refugee issue

makis - Jan 29, 2016

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos told reporters on Friday ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will undertake a series…

“The government is collectively responsible for Varoufakis”
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“The government is collectively responsible for Varoufakis”

makis - Jan 29, 2016

From the stand in Parliament, the Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos commented on the recent interviews given by his predecessor…

Israel examines pipeline to transport natural gas to Europe via Greece
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Israel examines pipeline to transport natural gas to Europe via Greece

Panos - Jan 29, 2016

Israel wants to examine a plan to build a pipeline to transport the country's natural gas to Europe via Greece,…

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President Pavlopoulos stresses importance of Olympic institutions in refugee issue

Panos - Jan 29, 2016

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday in a meeting with the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach stressed…

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel agreement of huge economic and geopolitical importance, say government sources

Panos - Jan 29, 2016

The tripartite Greece - Cyprus - Israel agreement is considered of special economic and geopolitical importance by government sources. This…

“I had warned that 1 mln migrants would come flooding Greece”
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“I had warned that 1 mln migrants would come flooding Greece”

makis - Jan 28, 2016

The Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) ruling party has been struck by negative developments concerning concerning its migrant policy. There is…

Greece’s lenders to visit Athens – IMF’s stance worries Greece and Brussels
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Greece’s lenders to visit Athens – IMF’s stance worries Greece and Brussels

makis - Jan 28, 2016

The representatives of the institutions will visit Athens in the next few days in order to begin the first evaluation…

F.T: Should Greece have its debt written off in return for hosting refugees?
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F.T: Should Greece have its debt written off in return for hosting refugees?

makis - Jan 28, 2016

While Brussels warn Greece of having three months to meet its obligations and comply with EU recommendations on safeguarding effectively…

D. Avramopoulos: Our ultimate common goal is to protect Schengen
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D. Avramopoulos: Our ultimate common goal is to protect Schengen

Panos - Jan 28, 2016

Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Wednesday the draft Schengen evaluation report on Greece “showed serious deficiencies”…

Meeting between Greek PM, Israeli counterpart underway in Israel
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Meeting between Greek PM, Israeli counterpart underway in Israel

makis - Jan 27, 2016

A meeting between Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is currently on a visit to Israel, and Israeli Prime Minister…

Regling: Greece will face financial problems sooner or later
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Regling: Greece will face financial problems sooner or later

makis - Jan 26, 2016

President of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling said in an interview with French Le Figaro that although he…