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Transport minister blames privatization agency for delays in tollway, airport tenders
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Transport minister blames privatization agency for delays in tollway, airport tenders

Panos - May 17, 2018

Greece’s relevant transport minister on Wednesday blamed the country’s privatization agency, itself a memorandum-mandated obligation, for delays in the tender process to sell-off a major northern Greece…

Greek Minister openly admits leftist government monitors political opponents on social media!
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Greek Minister openly admits leftist government monitors political opponents on social media!

makis - Oct 26, 2017

A Facebook post by Alternate Minister of Administrative Reform, Christophoros Vernardakis on his personal page that the leftist SYRIZA-led Greek government was effectively segregating Greek citizens on…

State minister’s 2013 Venezuela trip under scrutiny
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State minister’s 2013 Venezuela trip under scrutiny

makis - Apr 03, 2017

Main opposition party New Democracy has submitted a question in Parliament to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Minister of State Nikos Pappas concerning a 2013 trip made…

Ministers brief Independent Greeks MPs on contours of deal for creditors
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Ministers brief Independent Greeks MPs on contours of deal for creditors

makis - Mar 30, 2017

Finance and Labor ministers Euclid Tsakalotos and Efi Achtsioglou on Thursday presented the framework of a deal the Greek government plans to present to an April 7…

Another provocative series of statements by the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Another provocative series of statements by the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs

makis - Feb 27, 2017

There is a series of serious statements that indicate a further deterioration in the Greek-Turkish relations. Here is what has happened: The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs…

Minister says no plans to settle Aegean islets
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Minister says no plans to settle Aegean islets

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Deputy Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios says there are no plans to create infrastructure or settle people on uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea as part of the…

Minister seeks ‘growth’ program to help islands hit by refugee crisis
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Minister seeks ‘growth’ program to help islands hit by refugee crisis

Sokratis - Dec 03, 2016

As residents and business groups on islands of the Aegean plan to ratchet up their protests against the scheduled revocation of a value-added tax discount next month,…

Minister admits gov’t struggling to tackle migration
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Minister admits gov’t struggling to tackle migration

Sokratis - Oct 01, 2016

Greek authorities face a range of problems in dealing with the refugee crisis, Immigration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas admitted in comments to Parliament on Friday while calling…

Energy Minister dismisses rumors on tax hike in fuel
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Energy Minister dismisses rumors on tax hike in fuel

makis - Sep 06, 2016

The Minister of Environment and Energy Panagiotis Skourletis has ruled out the possibility of a new hike in the special tax on fuel, during a Tuesday-morning interview…

Greece can handle volume of migrant arrivals, minister says
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Greece can handle volume of migrant arrivals, minister says

Sokratis - Aug 27, 2016

“Sixty-thousand migrants and refugees is not such a huge number,” Deputy Defense Minister Dimitris Vitsas told Skai TV Friday, saying that Greece could easily handle the volume…

Justice minister requests Siemens trial to speed up
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Justice minister requests Siemens trial to speed up

makis - Jul 14, 2016

Greece’s Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos on Thursday met with Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou and requested that an exception be made in a Siemens cash-for-contracts case, in…

Gov’t not planning to green-light private universities, minister says
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Gov’t not planning to green-light private universities, minister says

Sokratis - Jun 26, 2016

Education Minister Nikos Filis has made it clear that he opposes the creation of private universities. Speaking to Agora weekly on Saturday, the minister said that the…

Police officer accused of inciting attack on minister sues official
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Police officer accused of inciting attack on minister sues official

Sokratis - May 21, 2016

A police officer on the eastern Aegean island of Kos, accused by Panos Kammenos of instigating an assault against him last summer, has filed a 19,950-euro lawsuit…

Minister proposes scheme to seek investors among refugees, migrants
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Minister proposes scheme to seek investors among refugees, migrants

Sokratis - Mar 27, 2016

Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas on Sunday suggested the Greek government may look for potential investors among wealthy refugees and migrants by examining the economic profile of…

Alt Fin Minister admits further tax burden on incomes
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Alt Fin Minister admits further tax burden on incomes

makis - Mar 18, 2016

Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis admitted on Friday that more taxes will be imposed saying that “Of course there will be a further tax burden on 2016…

Minister sees refugee crisis easing by week’s end
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Minister sees refugee crisis easing by week’s end

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The situation in the sprawling camp of Idomeni in northern Greece and at Piraeus port will be eased by the end of the week with the creation…