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Main opposition leader Mitsotakis’ agenda in Brussels
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Main opposition leader Mitsotakis’ agenda in Brussels

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

The refugee issue and the negotiations between the government and the institutions dominate the agenda of New Democracy leader Kyriakos…

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Juncker: Shutting down Greece border would be illegal

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

One day ahead of an EU summit in Brussels to discuss the migration crisis, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that…

New Democracy calls for volunteers to help draft party manifesto
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New Democracy calls for volunteers to help draft party manifesto

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

New Democracy has sent out an open invitation to non-party officials to help draft the conservatives’ governing manifesto. The call…

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Turkey rejected PM plane route

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has confirmed that Ankara’s refusal to allow the plane carrying Greece’s prime minister to fly over…

EU task force for Greece had several shortcomings, say auditors
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EU task force for Greece had several shortcomings, say auditors

makis - Feb 16, 2016

The group of European Union experts who helped Greece abide by the terms of its bailout programs had several shortcomings…

Kammenos: “Four out of five hot spots are ready to operate”
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Kammenos: “Four out of five hot spots are ready to operate”

makis - Feb 16, 2016

The Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos announced that four of the five planned refugee and migrant registration centers are…

Excluding Greece from Schengen won’t solve migrant crisis, says Tusk
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Excluding Greece from Schengen won’t solve migrant crisis, says Tusk

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Excluding Greece from the passport-free Schengen area will not solve Europe's migrant problem, EU Council President Donald Tusk said on…

Government and main opposition clash over PM flight to Iran
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Government and main opposition clash over PM flight to Iran

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

The government and main opposition party New Democracy have clashed over an incident regarding the recent trip of PM Alexis…

PM Tsipras receives Donald Tusk in Athens ahead of EU summit
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PM Tsipras receives Donald Tusk in Athens ahead of EU summit

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has arranged to meet with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk on Tuesday…

Balafas: “Many farmers at the road blocks are in fact businessmen”
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Balafas: “Many farmers at the road blocks are in fact businessmen”

makis - Feb 15, 2016

The Deputy Minister of Interior Yannis Balafas argued that many of the protesting farmers on the road blocks are in…

Mitsotakis: Closing borders is a wrong approach
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Mitsotakis: Closing borders is a wrong approach

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

The president of main opposition party Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the ambassadors of the 28 EU members at New Democracy’s…

PM Tsipras to meet EU Council president Tusk on Tuesday
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PM Tsipras to meet EU Council president Tusk on Tuesday

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet the president of the European Council Donald Tusk on Tuesday, at 10:00. The meeting…

Critical week for management of the refugee crisis
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Critical week for management of the refugee crisis

Panos - Feb 15, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is going to attend the summit on the refugee crisis that has been arranged for…

Greece’s lenders present new proposal
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Greece’s lenders present new proposal

chris1 - Feb 14, 2016

Greece’s lenders have suggested to the government that cutting existing pensions above 1,500 euros per month could lead to the…

Theodorakis would run for helm of new reformist alliance
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Theodorakis would run for helm of new reformist alliance

chris1 - Feb 14, 2016

Stavros Theodorakis would be open to running against PASOK chief Fofi Gennimata for the leadership of a new reformist party…

PASOK concerned HQ could become terror target
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PASOK concerned HQ could become terror target

chris1 - Feb 14, 2016

Officials at PASOK, as well as policemen guarding the party’s headquarters in central Athens, have expressed concern that the Socialists’…

Greek PM says differences between lenders delaying bailout review
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Greek PM says differences between lenders delaying bailout review

ilias1 - Feb 14, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that differences between the country's international lenders over its pension reform plans…

Gov’t: Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon seek trilateral partnership
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Gov’t: Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon seek trilateral partnership

chris1 - Feb 14, 2016

Government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides told CNA that this will be the first meeting between the three countries, at a Ministers’…

Farmers’ strikes and blockades continue to plague Athens
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Farmers’ strikes and blockades continue to plague Athens

chris1 - Feb 14, 2016

Rizos Maroudas, part of the committee, had said that for them to come to the discussion table only if the…

Refugee crisis ‘a near existential’ threat to Europe, says Kerry
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Refugee crisis ‘a near existential’ threat to Europe, says Kerry

Sokratis - Feb 13, 2016

The mass influx of refugees and other migrants into Europe spells a "near existential threat" to the continent, US Secretary…