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Tsipras congratulates Macron on first-round victory
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Tsipras congratulates Macron on first-round victory

makis - Apr 24, 2017

Greece’s leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has telephoned Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his victory in the first round of France’s presidential election. According to a…

Tsipras hails tunnel opening as proof of Greek recovery
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Tsipras hails tunnel opening as proof of Greek recovery

makis - Apr 06, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attended the inauguration ceremony of the newly developed tunnel at Tempi in central Greece on Thursday and hailed the completion of the project…

PM ‘isolated’ at Rome summit over bailout talks, EU statement
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PM ‘isolated’ at Rome summit over bailout talks, EU statement

makis - Mar 23, 2017

With uncertainty growing over dragging bailout talks, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Rome on Thursday for a European Union leaders’ summit on Saturday that aims to…

Greek PM heralds another corruption probe, into health
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Greek PM heralds another corruption probe, into health

makis - Mar 17, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heralded the creation of a parliamentary committee to investigate alleged cases of corruption and gross mismanagement in the Greek state health sector, which…

Prospects for deal in bailout talks get more distant
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Prospects for deal in bailout talks get more distant

makis - Mar 10, 2017

After yet another round of inconclusive bailout talks in Athens, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he believed a comprehensive deal with creditors could be reached by April…

Envoys leave without deal, Merkel slams Greece over refugee response
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Envoys leave without deal, Merkel slams Greece over refugee response

makis - Mar 09, 2017

Representatives of Greece’s international creditors were expected to leave the capital on Friday without having reached an agreement with government officials on contentious issues including pension reform…

Tsipras, Trump to speak on phone in coming days
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Tsipras, Trump to speak on phone in coming days

makis - Mar 02, 2017

Athens and Washington are engaged in consultations to set up a telephone conversation between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump over the next few…

Lagarde-Tsipras: They still don’t seem to agree
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Lagarde-Tsipras: They still don’t seem to agree

makis - Feb 23, 2017

Although there was an understanding on Monday’s Eurogroup and a relatively good climate between the Institutions and the Greek government, the IMF Director Christine Lagarde is saying…

PM defends government’s record in fight against graft
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PM defends government’s record in fight against graft

makis - Feb 10, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras clashed in Parliament on Friday with the leader of centrist Potami, Stavros Theodorakis, in a debate about the government’s declared war on corruption.…

As gov’t, ND clash over Paris trip, L’Oreal confirms meeting with PM
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As gov’t, ND clash over Paris trip, L’Oreal confirms meeting with PM

makis - Feb 06, 2017

As officials of the government and the main opposition New Democracy continued to trade barbs over allegations by ND that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras used the prime…

Tsipras in Parliament: IMF’s demands unreasonable; review will conclude without capitulation
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Tsipras in Parliament: IMF’s demands unreasonable; review will conclude without capitulation

Panos - Feb 02, 2017

A Parliament debate on Wednesday over bank loans to political parties and mass media quickly deviated into the now burning issue of the delayed second review of…

Greek PM takes high road in response to Turkish threats
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Greek PM takes high road in response to Turkish threats

makis - Jan 31, 2017

In what was seen as a response to a recent proliferation of Turkish provocations, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday that the future of the Balkans and…

In letter to Tsipras, Verhofstadt appeals against extradition of Turkish officers
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In letter to Tsipras, Verhofstadt appeals against extradition of Turkish officers

makis - Jan 09, 2017

In a letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the European Parliament's Liberal group, appealed against the prospect of Greece extraditing eight Turkish…

Tsipras sends firm message to Ankara during annual ceremony
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Tsipras sends firm message to Ankara during annual ceremony

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday sought to send a message of unity during the annual Blessing of the Waters ceremony while sending a clear message to…

PM warns EU of uncertainty, rules out elections
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PM warns EU of uncertainty, rules out elections

makis - Dec 21, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday dismissed claims that he is preparing for snap elections as “nonsense” as he urged Greece’s lenders to show more flexibility or…

Berlin gives Tsipras the cold shoulder
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Berlin gives Tsipras the cold shoulder

Sokratis - Dec 17, 2016

Greek hopes of a political solution to the standoff between Athens and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) with the help of Angela Merkel were dashed yesterday after…

Varoufakis takes aim at Tsipras’s legacy
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Varoufakis takes aim at Tsipras’s legacy

makis - Dec 14, 2016

After claiming on Tuesday that the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had decided to oust the New Democracy government in June 2014, Yanis Varoufakis on Wednesday predicted…

Polls or parliamentary vote on table as pressure mounts for more austerity
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Polls or parliamentary vote on table as pressure mounts for more austerity

chris1 - Dec 11, 2016

As it became abundantly clear in the aftermath of last Monday’s Eurogroup, any deal Athens strikes with the country’s international creditors that includes the participation of the…

Tsipras will visit Abu Dhabi and Jerusalem
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Tsipras will visit Abu Dhabi and Jerusalem

Sokratis - Nov 26, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Abu Dhabi from Friday until Sunday where he is expected to meet with French President Francois Hollande and Mohammed bin Zayed…

Tsipras lauds Christians and Muslims in Thrace
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Tsipras lauds Christians and Muslims in Thrace

makis - Nov 25, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Friday that the coexistence of Christians and Muslims in Thrace is cause for optimism in the face of new challenges the world…