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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…

Avramopoulos plays down Schengen warning as Greece faces deadline
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Avramopoulos plays down Schengen warning as Greece faces deadline

Sokratis - Feb 13, 2016

European Immigration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday sought to play down fears of Greece being excluded from…

Government calls for talks after farmers storm capital
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Government calls for talks after farmers storm capital

Sokratis - Feb 13, 2016

After being blindsided by both the size and ferocity of Friday’s protest in central Athens by farmers who oppose social…

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Brussels estimates that the Greek bailout review may take months

ilias1 - Feb 13, 2016

A report by the MNI news agency, which cites an unnamed high ranking EU officer, suggests that the review of…

Everyone is against Tsipras, international media say
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Everyone is against Tsipras, international media say

ilias1 - Feb 13, 2016

Athens is in an emergency situation, German media reports claim commenting on the farmers’ protest rally in the centre of…

Thousands of farmers participate in a massive protest rally in Athens
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Thousands of farmers participate in a massive protest rally in Athens

ilias1 - Feb 13, 2016

Thousands of farmers who have descended on Athens from numerous regions of Greece on Friday to protest against the social…

Tsipras-Boldrini: “The refugee crisis affects all 28 EU members”
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Tsipras-Boldrini: “The refugee crisis affects all 28 EU members”

Panos - Feb 12, 2016

The president of Italian parliament Laura Boldrini was received by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Friday, with the…

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House approves TV license decree

Panos - Feb 12, 2016

A government decree for the launch of a tender for four national TV licenses was approved by Greek Parliament late…

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Kammenos sets out conditions for NATO to sweep Aegean

Panos - Feb 11, 2016

Greece has told its NATO partners that it will accept naval patrols in the Aegean, including on the Greek side…

Tsipras’ overhasty announcements before farmers driving to Athens
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Tsipras’ overhasty announcements before farmers driving to Athens

makis - Feb 10, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated on Wednesday during a cabinet meeting that the government is open to discuss with…

Varoufakis: Tsipras surrendered – There is no doubt I failed
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Varoufakis: Tsipras surrendered – There is no doubt I failed

makis - Feb 10, 2016

Greece’s former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis launched a pan-European movement “Democracy in Europe Movement 2025″ (Diem25) in Berlin on Tuesday.…

Greece agrees on NATO migration patrols in Aegean Sea
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Greece agrees on NATO migration patrols in Aegean Sea

makis - Feb 10, 2016

There is no official statement issued by the Ministry of Defense in order to announce the decisions taken at today’s…

Tsipras on the bailout, pension reform and protests
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Tsipras on the bailout, pension reform and protests

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

In the Wednesday morning ministerial council meeting, the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed major challenges his government faces, such as…

Tsipras says ready to talk to farmers over pensions
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Tsipras says ready to talk to farmers over pensions

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he was ready to talk to protesting farmers over pension reform, but…