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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…