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Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission president
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Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission president

Panos - Jul 17, 2019

The European Parliament on Tuesday elected Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission — the…

New Greek PM calls bond auction “vote of confidence”
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New Greek PM calls bond auction “vote of confidence”

Panos - Jul 17, 2019

Greece launched a 7-year bond auction Tuesday, the country’s third effort this year to raise money from international markets while…

EU adopts measures against Turkey’s illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ
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EU adopts measures against Turkey’s illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

Panos - Jul 16, 2019

The European Union decided on Monday to symbolically punish Turkey over illegal drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus and…

EU signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling
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EU signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling

Panos - Jul 12, 2019

The European Union will put on hold high-level talks with Ankara and negotiations on an air transport agreement, as well…

Mitsotakis receives congratulations from Trump
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Mitsotakis receives congratulations from Trump

Panos - Jul 11, 2019

New Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke by phone with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening, local time, with…

Greek PM vows tax cuts in first cabinet meet
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Greek PM vows tax cuts in first cabinet meet

Panos - Jul 11, 2019

Greece’s new conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday he would honour a pledge to cut tax that could…

First Cabinet Meeting – “We’re changing the model of governance”
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First Cabinet Meeting – “We’re changing the model of governance”

makis - Jul 10, 2019

The first cabinet meeting of the new government was concluded with a 14-minute speech of the new PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.…

US Vice President Pence and Greek PM Mitsotakis have phone contact
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US Vice President Pence and Greek PM Mitsotakis have phone contact

Panos - Jul 10, 2019

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a telephone conversation with the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence on Tuesday…

Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns illegal Turkish actions in Cypriot waters
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Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns illegal Turkish actions in Cypriot waters

Panos - Jul 10, 2019

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the illegal drilling committed by Turkey in the Cypriot continental shelf. Using a…

Angela Merkel invites PM Mitsotakis to Berlin
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Angela Merkel invites PM Mitsotakis to Berlin

Panos - Jul 10, 2019

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be visiting Berlin, after the official invitation by German Chancellor Angele Markel.…

New Defence Minister warns Greece has the deterrent power to respond to any threat
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New Defence Minister warns Greece has the deterrent power to respond to any threat

Panos - Jul 10, 2019

The newly-appointed Greek Minister of Defence, Nikos Panagiotopoulos stressed that his top priority would be to reinforce the country’s deterrent…

PM Mitsotakis to outline new governance model in cabinet meeting
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PM Mitsotakis to outline new governance model in cabinet meeting

makis - Jul 09, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to table a new model of governance during his first cabinet meeting on…

KINAL party expels two top cadres chosen by Mitsotakis for Cabinet posts; Chrysohoidis returns to public order ministry
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KINAL party expels two top cadres chosen by Mitsotakis for Cabinet posts; Chrysohoidis returns to public order ministry

Panos - Jul 09, 2019

Two of the surprise choices by new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for a same-number of Cabinet posts, Michalis Chrysohoidis and…

The new Greek cabinet announced
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The new Greek cabinet announced

Panos - Jul 09, 2019

The new Greek cabinet has been announced by the new spokesperson, Stelios Petsas: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Deputy Prime Minister:…

Mitsotakis to CNBC: Talks with European partners will begin immediately; ND has presented a clear plan, ‘without surprises’
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Mitsotakis to CNBC: Talks with European partners will begin immediately; ND has presented a clear plan, ‘without surprises’

Panos - Jul 09, 2019

Kyriakos Mitsotakis' first press statements after Sunday's election victory by his center-right New Democracy (ND) came during an interview to…

The new Greek cabinet announced
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The new Greek cabinet announced

makis - Jul 08, 2019

The new Greek cabinet has been announced by the new spokesperson, Stelios Petsas: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Deputy Prime Minister:…

Juncker congrats to Greek elex winner Mitsotakis
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Juncker congrats to Greek elex winner Mitsotakis

Panos - Jul 08, 2019

Outgoing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered his congratulations to Greek election winner Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday evening, Tweeting on…

Greek citizen wins right to property appeal in Turkey
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Greek citizen wins right to property appeal in Turkey

Panos - Jul 08, 2019

Turkey’s Constitutional Court, in an unprecedented decision, has overturned the revocation of a certificate of inheritance from a non-citizen. Istanbul-born…

Anarchists storm voting centers, steal one ballot box & burn it in Exarchia Square, Athens
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Anarchists storm voting centers, steal one ballot box & burn it in Exarchia Square, Athens

Panos - Jul 08, 2019

The Greek police mobilized when it was reported that a group of 8 to 10 anarchists stormed in two voting…

Mitsotakis: I asked for a strong mandate, voters provided it
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Mitsotakis: I asked for a strong mandate, voters provided it

Panos - Jul 08, 2019

Center-right political leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis' first statement after his New Democracy (ND) achieved a convincing victory in Sunday's general election…