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Lenders press Greece to sell 40% of PPC lignite units and energy producing plants

Greek Interior Minister – an Energy minister in first SYRIZA government – Panos Skourletis accused on Monday international lenders of reneging on a 2015 bailout deal by trying to force a fire-sale of its main electricity utility Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) to serve “domestic and foreign business interests.” Later, a …

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Investigation finds fire in 15th century Ottoman Mosque “was not arson”

The cause of the fire that destroyed the historic 15th century Bayezid Ottoman Mosque last week was not arson. According to the findings of fire brigades investigators, the cause was negligence by the workers team involved in the restoration works. According to state broadcaster ERT, investigation showed that the fire …

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EU Commission is looking for staff level agreement on review by April 7

The aim is to reach a staff level agreement by the Eurogroup on April 7, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Monday, as Greece and lenders continue negotiations in order to conclude the second review of the current Greek program. The spokesman said that the negotiations between Greece and …

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Greeks, Armenians call for boycott Turkish film ‘The Ottoman Lieutenant’ for denying genocides

A recently released Turkish-American film production The Ottoman Lieutenant has come under fire for its denial of the Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian genocide by the Ottoman forces in the beginning of 20th century. The Ottoman Lieutenant is a Turkish-American ‘World War I’ drama film directed by Joseph Ruben and written …

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Justin Trudeau: Grand Marshall in Greek Independence Day parade in Montreal

For over 40 years, thousands have gathered in Montreal to celebrate Greek Independence Day with a parade. This year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has attended the parade in the past, opened the march as Grand Marshal of the festivities. Trudeaus was greeted with enthusiasm and he for ten minutes …

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Greece installs first photovoltaic virtual net-metering PV on school rooftop

Greece’s first virtual net-metering PV system is installed on the rooftop of a school in Thessaloniki, the country’s second biggest city. The system is funded by Greenpeace Greece but is not yet connected to the grid, as it is waiting for the ministry to pass a new law. Net-metering (or …

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Astronaut Pesquet ISS congratulates Greece on National Day

Space calls Greece. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the International Space Station congratulated Greece on the National Day, March 25. With a tweet. Χρόνια Πολλά on your Independence Day, #Greece 🇬🇷 This is Athens, a city full of history and culture that can be seen from space pic.twitter.com/D1BjNZQctq — Thomas …

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