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Council of State grants political asylum to one of 8 Turkish officers!
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Council of State grants political asylum to one of 8 Turkish officers!

Panos - May 24, 2018

The Greek Council of State (CoS) has granted asylum to one of the eight Turkish officers who had fled from…

Attackers of Thessaloniki Mayor Boutaris apologise in tears in court
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Attackers of Thessaloniki Mayor Boutaris apologise in tears in court

makis - May 23, 2018

The three men charged with assault against the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, during an event commemorating the Pontic Greek…

Political confrontation between Tsipras-Mitsotakis on elections mode
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Political confrontation between Tsipras-Mitsotakis on elections mode

makis - May 23, 2018

The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, for the first time acknowledged the possibility of a precautionary credit line for Greece. In…

Panos Kammenos: “No agreement to parliament if FYROM does not change its Constitution”
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Panos Kammenos: “No agreement to parliament if FYROM does not change its Constitution”

Panos - May 23, 2018

The government will not bring any agreement on the FYROM name issue to parliament unless the neighbouring country first changes…

Mikis Theodorakis: “The retreat in the name dispute with FYROM is betrayal”
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Mikis Theodorakis: “The retreat in the name dispute with FYROM is betrayal”

makis - May 22, 2018

Mikis Theodorakis describes the retreat in the name dispute with FYROM as betrayal, pointing out the danger “that will cause…

Giuseppe Conte new Italian Prime Minister
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Giuseppe Conte new Italian Prime Minister

Panos - May 22, 2018

Anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said after government-formation consultations with President Sergio Mattarella on Monday that 54-year-old…

Turkish PM: Aegean tension would be avoided if Greece stopped considering sea as its own
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Turkish PM: Aegean tension would be avoided if Greece stopped considering sea as its own

Panos - May 21, 2018

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim more-or-less confirmed that official Ankara still considers a so-called “theory of grey zones” in the…

Greek parties unite in condemning attack against Thessaloniki Mayor Boutaris
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Greek parties unite in condemning attack against Thessaloniki Mayor Boutaris

Panos - May 21, 2018

Political parties across the spectrum (Golden Dawn excluded) unequivocally condemned the physical attack against the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris…

FYROM propose “Republic of Ilinden Macedonia” as name
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FYROM propose “Republic of Ilinden Macedonia” as name

makis - May 18, 2018

The government of FYROM has reportedly put forward the name of “Republic of Ilinden Macedonia” as a proposal to Greece…

US President Trump praises Greece for paying its share to NATO
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US President Trump praises Greece for paying its share to NATO

Panos - May 18, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that NATO allies that do not meet the organization’s defense spending targets would be…

Poll results: ND lead over ruling SYRIZA at 10.5 percentage points, 32% to 21.5%
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Poll results: ND lead over ruling SYRIZA at 10.5 percentage points, 32% to 21.5%

Panos - May 18, 2018

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party's lead over ruling SYRIZA was given as 10.5 percentage points in the latest opinion…

Tsipras: We had long talks overnight with FYROM PM Zaev
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Tsipras: We had long talks overnight with FYROM PM Zaev

makis - May 17, 2018

“We needed to stay up late last night and continue today,” said Greek PM Alexis Tsipras from Sofia, referring to…

Berlusconi to face new charges in “bunga-bunga” bribery case
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Berlusconi to face new charges in “bunga-bunga” bribery case

Panos - May 17, 2018

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will in November face charges for allegedly bribing witnesses in the notorious “Rubygate” scandal after…

Tsipras from Sofia: ‘Right decisions’ needed now for Greek debt relief; refers to ‘name issue’ talks
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Tsipras from Sofia: ‘Right decisions’ needed now for Greek debt relief; refers to ‘name issue’ talks

Panos - May 17, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday referred to the need for "right decisions" to be taken in regards to…

Turkey’s economy is entering a “slow burning crisis”, analysts warn
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Turkey’s economy is entering a “slow burning crisis”, analysts warn

Panos - May 17, 2018

Turkey’s economy is overheating and if the government doesn’t act then the country is in trouble, according to several analysts.…

Head of Greek Parliament Voutsis visits the two incarcerated Greek soldiers
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Head of Greek Parliament Voutsis visits the two incarcerated Greek soldiers

makis - May 16, 2018

The House Speaker Nikos Voutsis visited the two Greek soldiers detained in the prisons of Adrianople. According to the announcement…

ND leader Mitsotakis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Imvros island
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ND leader Mitsotakis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Imvros island

makis - May 15, 2018

The President of major opposition party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is on an official visit to Imvros. During his visit,…

Greek President: Detainment of Greek servicemen by Turkey is unacceptable
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Greek President: Detainment of Greek servicemen by Turkey is unacceptable

makis - May 14, 2018

The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos dubbed the continued detainment of two Greek servicemen in a Turkish prison…

Tsipras-Zaev meeting this week in Sofia
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Tsipras-Zaev meeting this week in Sofia

Panos - May 14, 2018

A UN mediator for the quarter-of-the-century "name issue" still separating Athens and Skopje on Saturday announced that the prime ministers…

Greek president refers to return of Parthenon Marbles during official reception for Charles and Camilla
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Greek president refers to return of Parthenon Marbles during official reception for Charles and Camilla

Panos - May 10, 2018

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos brought up the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles, in addressing a toast to…