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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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Greek Shipping Company confirms collision with USS JOHN S MCCAIN

Greek shipping company Stealth Maritime Corporation confirmed Monday afternoon the collision of one of its oil tankers, ALNIC MC, with Missile destroyer, US Navy vessel USS JOHN S MCCAIN off the coast of Singapore in the early morning. In a statement uploaded on its website, the company said: Stealth Maritime …

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Court blocks liquidation of nationalized city bus company OASTh

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State (CoS) ordered the temporary freeze to the ongoing insolvency process for the recently nationalized greater Thessaloniki area urban bus company (OASTh). The ruling comes after a petition was filed by three members of the previous board of directors and former shareholders of …

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President Emmanuel Macron to visit Greece in September

President Emmanuel Macron will visit Greece September 7 and 8, a source in the Elysee Palace said, as he seeks to build momentum behind a drive to deepen European integration. Macron’s aides have described a “very European” agenda after he returns from a holiday in southern France. He travels to …

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Bulgarian Defense Minister calls for use of force against migrants at the borders

The European Union should use military means to defend its external borders from migrants entering illegally, Bulgaria’s defense minister, Krasimir Karakachano, has said. Krasimir Karakachanov, whose far-right United Patriots party is a junior coalition partner in Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s government, said: “We cannot allow illegal immigrants to come to Europe …

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Greek President reiterates call for German WWII reparations

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos renewed the demand for war reparations from Germany owed to Greece from the time when the Nazi forces had occupied the country, during the World War II. During a visit to the village Kommeno by Arta in Western Greece, Pavlopoulos reiterated the Greek demand. The country …

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