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Ex director of Dunant hospital, Martinis, released after 15 months in custody for health reasons

The former director of Henry Dunant hospital and ex head of Greek Red Cross, Andreas Martinis, was released from custody after 15 months. The corruption prosecutor has ordered his release for ‘health reasons’. Martinis is not allowed to leave the country and has to report to police station twice a …

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New Democracy slams Tsipras for ’13 fake promises’ made in 2016

New Democracy criticized Prime Minister Alexis Tsipra’ record of pledges that he made in last year’s Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), saying he gave “13 fake promises”.   In an ongoing exchange of reprovals with the government, ND said “Maximos Mansion and Mr. Tsipras desperately seek to turn back the public debate agenda …

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EP Left condemns Estonia Conference as “whitewash event insulting to European historic memory”

The controversy started in Greece when Justice Minister  Stavros Kontonis turned down the invitation to attend the conference “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes” organized by Estonia. Minister Kontonis justified his decision saying the conference in Estonia “sends a wrong and dangerous political …

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Bitter row between Erdogan and Germany is getting tenser

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has further strained his country’s relationship with Germany by describing the main German political parties as “enemies of Turkey”. Speaking after Friday prayers to his supporters gathered in a mosque in Istanbul, the Turkish President criticised those who he said had an aggressive or disrespectful …

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