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Greece starts bailing out Germany on refugees

makis - Jul 19, 2018

Greece will process 1,500 asylum applications from Germany as part of a deal signed between the two countries, Greece’s migration minister said yesterday (18 July). “In the…

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Greece & Cyprus discuss arms sales in EU framework

Panos - Jan 09, 2018

Ministers from Greece and Cyprus discussed possibilities for cooperation in the defence industry within the framework of the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), on Monday. Cyprus Defence…

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Vitsas says “irrational” for Turkey to cause fait accompli in Cyprus’ EEZ

Panos - Jan 08, 2018

Any attempt on the part of Turkey to pose obstacles and cause a fait accompli in Cyprus’ maritime area would be irrational, Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas,…

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Vitsas: “How Greece will exercise its territorial sea rights ‘without friction’ is an open issue”

makis - Dec 21, 2017

The way that Greece will be able to exercise its sovereign rights under the international law of the sea without causing any additional friction with its neighbours…

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Vitsas: “The anarchist ideology is totally alien to SYRIZA”

makis - Aug 10, 2016

The Alternate Minister of National Defense Dimitris Vitsas commented that SYRIZA’s political identity s “totally alien to anarchist ideology” in a Wednesday morning interview on Skai. In…

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Vitsas tells Idomeni refugees occupying railway tracks to respect Geneva conventions!

makis - Apr 21, 2016

Greece’s Alternate Minister for National Defence Dimitris Vitsas admitted that the borders between Greece and its neighbouring countries in the north would not open, in an interview…

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Greece cannot confirm nor deny that migrants sent back from FYROM

makis - Mar 15, 2016

Greece’s deputy defense minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm nor deny whether migrants who left a Greek transit camp and crossed into the Former Yugoslav…

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Vitsas: “There are over 30,000 refugees and migrants in Greece”

makis - Mar 04, 2016

The Alternate Minister of National Defense Dimitris Vitsas announced that there are currently a total of 31,842 refugees and migrants in Greece. Mr. Vitsas told ANT1 that…

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Vitsas: Hotspots almost ready

Panos - Feb 08, 2016

Four out of five hotspots on the islands of Lesvos, Leros, Chios and Samos are almost ready, stated Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas on Monday (08/02/2016) adding…