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Athens mosque to be completed in early May,as head of consortium says

Sokratis - Apr 08, 2017

Construction of the Greek capital’s first official mosque, a controversial project beset with myriad setbacks, will be completed in early May, the head of the consortium and…

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Bailout deal not likely till January, EU official says

Sokratis - Dec 03, 2016

Government officials are gearing up for a long-awaited summit of eurozone finance ministers on Monday where the prospects for Greek debt relief are expected to be discussed,…

DEFENCE
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Athens says Erdogan remarks on Lausanne Treaty ‘dangerous’ for bilateral ties

Sokratis - Oct 01, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has described Thursday’s comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that expressed regret over the Lausanne Treaty, signed in 1923, as “dangerous.” “Questioning…

POLITICS
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Turkey ‘must meet conditions’ for visa-free travel, says Merkel

Sokratis - Sep 03, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Turkey must fulfill all 72 preconditions before the European Union grants visa-free travel to its citizens. “These 72 conditions have…

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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…

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Athens says it backs ‘democratically elected government’ in Turkey

Sokratis - Jul 16, 2016

Athens backs the "democratically elected government" in Turkey, government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili said early Saturday following the attempted military coup in the neighboring country. Gerovasili added that…

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New migrant centers ‘substandard,’ UNHCR says

Sokratis - May 28, 2016

Despite the evacuation of refugees from the sprawling makeshift border camp of Idomeni in northern Greece on Thursday, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed serious…

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Greece says it will take two weeks to fix deporation system

Sokratis - Apr 09, 2016

Greece says it will take at least two weeks to fix the process of deporting migrants from the eastern Aegean islands to Turkey. The country's deputy foreign…

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Refugee crisis not a bilateral issue, Kotzias says

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

The refugee crisis must not be treated as a bilateral issue between Greece and Turkey but as a global problem, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said after meeting…

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Greece is overcoming hot spot delays, says EU official

Sokratis - Feb 06, 2016

A European Union official says Greece is making "rapid progress" in overcoming delays in building screening centers for migrants and refugees on islands facing Turkey, after involving…

FINANCE
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New development to be presented this month, Econ Min says

makis - Jan 04, 2016

A new development law to be tabled to Parliament soon will include 3-4 basic principles, it will be simplified compared with a prevailing bureaucracy and will put…