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Eight suspicious parcels found in post office, two addressed to Djsselbloem and Moscovici

Eight more suspicious parcels, believed to contain explosives, were found and seized at the assorting center of the Greek Post Service (ELTA) in Kryoneri in northern Attica.  The packages indicate as recipients officials in various European countries. First two names of recipients leaked to the press are the names of …

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Forbes 2017 Billionaires List: Three Greeks among the world’s 2,043 most rich

It was a record year for the richest people on earth, as the number of billionaires jumped 13% to 2,043 from 1,810 last year, the first time ever that Forbes has pinned down more than 2,000 ten-figure-fortunes. Their total net worth rose by 18% to $7.67 trillion, also a record. …

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Refugees and migrants flows increase again: 566 new arrivals in last five days

Refugees and migrants flow from Turkey to Greece started to rise again. In last five days, a total of 566 people arrived to the Greek islands on boat coming form Turkey. Most affected are the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. It is unclear whether the flow increase is due …

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Brexit: Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on 29. March

Prime minister Theresa May will trigger Brexit article 50 on Wednesday 29 March, the prime minister’s spokesman has confirmed. The UK’s permanent representative to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, notified the EU on Monday morning that a letter should be expected on that date. May, who was visiting Swansea …

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Eclat! Greece withdraws from exercise after NATO accepts Turkey’s demand

The NATO accepted the Turkish demand to exempt the island of Lemnos from an joint multinational exercise with the participation of member states of the North Atlantic alliance. This decision left Greece with no other choice than to withdraw from the NATO exercise on electronic warfare. Last year, the island …

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Happy Spring Equinox Day! Weather forecast for Easter 2017

Spring officially starts today exactly at 12:59 noon, March 20th. Who determines when the spring starts exactly? The good old traditions of watching the sky, the sun and the earth. The spring equinox! In the northern hemisphere, the beginning of spring comes in form of vernal equinox. Astronomically spring arrives …

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One more Eurogroup for Greece as three major reforms remain open

One more Eurogroup for Greece as eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels  later on Monday.  One more Eurogroup without great expectations like concluding the second review. The Greek government anticipates a sign of progress and looks towards the next Eurogroup meeting in April. Aim of both sides is to bridge …

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