Category: DEFENCE

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Greece on the verge of diplomatic incident with Slovakia

Panos - Mar 02, 2016

Greece’s place in Europe and the management of the refugee crisis should not be used for domestic political confrontations, foreign…

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Police officers involved in pimping and drink smuggling gang

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

The police announced the arrest of three men aged 46, 50 and 65 as well as a police guard based…

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Two frigates ready to join NATO force in Aegean

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

Two frigates are ready to join the NATO force which will be operating in the Aegean by helping to stop…

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Over 7,000 refugees remain ‘trapped’ on the border with FYROM

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

The situation in Idomeni is becoming increasingly more dramatic, as over 7,000 refugees are camped by the border with FYROM,…

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Steinmeier: Solution for the refugee crisis must not be at Greek expense

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier has argued that the European Union cannot solve its problems at the expense…

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Greece temporarily suspends ferries transporting migrants from the islands

Panos - Feb 26, 2016

Greece has temporarily suspended all ferries transporting migrants and refugees from the islands to ease congestion on the mainland, Merchant…

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NATO plans for Aegean operations to be finalized by end of March

Panos - Feb 26, 2016

The plans for NATO operations in the Aegean Sea, in order to curb the flow of refugees towards Europe, are…

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NATO overcomes Greek-Turkish tension to set terms of Aegean mission

ilias1 - Feb 25, 2016

NATO allies have overcome territorial sensitivities between Greece and Turkey and agreed on how their ships will help counter the…

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Kammenos: The agreement with NATO has been reached

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

The Minister of National Defense Panagiotis Kammenos announced that the NATO agreement for patrols in the Aegean Sea has been…

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NATO overcomes Greek-Turkish tensions to agree Aegean mission

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

NATO allies have agreed to a plan for their ships in the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece counter…

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Austria defends excluding Greece from migrant conference

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

Austria's foreign minister is defending his country's decision not to invite Greece to a conference of West Balkan nations focused…

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Thousands of refugees gathering at Greece’s northern borders

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The refugee situation in Greece has grown worse ever since FYROM (and Serbia before it) decided to close their borders…

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Borders are not totally closed, European Commission claims

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The European Commission does not consider that Greece’s border with FYROM is fully closed, as according to EU spokesperson on…

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Greece: NATO must deploy task force, Turkey undermining it

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

Greece on Tuesday called on NATO to implement a plan to deploy a task force into the Aegean Sea to…

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Assad calls for parliament elections in April

Panos - Feb 23, 2016

Syrian President Bashar Assad has called for parliamentary elections to be held in April. A UN Security Council resolution adopted…

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Mouzalas: “Decision to exclude Afghans violates summit agreement”

Panos - Feb 22, 2016

The Alternate Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas argued that the unilateral decision of Serbia and FYROM to not allow…

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Cyber Crime unit head transferred to another department

Panos - Feb 18, 2016

Manolis Sfakianakis, director of the Cyber Crime Center of the Greek Police has been transferred to another department, authorities announced…

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Turkey rejected PM plane route

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has confirmed that Ankara’s refusal to allow the plane carrying Greece’s prime minister to fly over…

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Another Greek link to Paris terrorist attacks

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Two men being held in Austria on suspicion of links to the Paris terrorist attacks in November passed through the…

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Four of Greece’s five ‘hotspot’ migrant centres ready, says Kammenos

Panos - Feb 16, 2016

Four of Greece’s five new migrant registration centres are “ready to function and welcome refugee”, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said…