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Greece – Libya: How many Belgian F-16 are in Araxos Air base?

Belgian European Affairs Minister Olivier Chastel said Friday that “Belgium has six F-16 stationed in Greece”. Now Greek General Staff sources claim that “Belgium has eight F-16 sstationed in Greece” Furthermore the Greek  military sources felt the need to explain how the Belgian F-16 came to Greece. Greek news portals …

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Greece – Libya: Air Bases Araxos for F-16 and Aktio for AWACS

There are currently  six Belgian F-16 fighter jets at Araxos air base, near the city of Patras on the Peloponnese. Greek media reported that the Netherlands is to send six F-16 to be stationed there as well. Aktio air base at Preveza, western Greece, is most likely to be used …

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The day is much too lovely for unpleasant news…

My left eye is focused on Libya/NATO, my right eye is turned to nuclear crisis in Japan. At the same time, both eyes surf in internet for news from Greece. However, the day is much too nice for posting about upcoming new austerity measures, as Greece’s Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou …

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Greece urges Turkey to halt plans on nuclear plant in Akkuyu Bay

Athens urged Ankara to halt its plans to build a nuclear plant at the Akkuyu area, in the southern province of Mersin at the eastern Mediterranean Sea. An area situated hazardously close to an active earthquake producing fault line. Concerned after the nuclear crisis in Japan, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called his …

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6 Belgian F-16 deployed in Greece – Dutch aircraft still to come against Libya?

Six Belgian F-16 fighter jets are currently stationed at the Greek air base of Araxos, near the city of Patras. The fighter jets together with a frigate in the Mediterranean Sea have been deployed in the context  of a possible NATO military intervention against Libya. The Belgian government  is ready to …

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Papandreou in Paris – Gaddafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali at Home

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will fly to Paris Saturday morning to attend the meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership leaders on the developments in Libya. The initiative for tomorrow’s meeting belongs to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy.  Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), who holds an observer member status, will not attend due to …

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