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“We are planning the next day for Greece,” says PM Tsipras

The summer of 2017 will be calmer but this was not a time for complacence, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday in an televised interview with Greece’s Alpha channel, one day after Greece’s successfully ventured forth to tap the markets. “We took an important step, which marks the beginning …

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Anarchists of Rouvikonas enter Parliament, raise banner, throw leaflets

A group of the well-known anarchist group Rouvikonas broke through the security measures at the Greek Parliament and entered the courtyard.  The anarchists reportedly came just a breath away from entering inside the Parliament building. Some 30 members of Rouvikonas (Rubicon) threw leaflets reading “Free Irianna” and chanted anti-government slogans. …

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MSF: Dramatic deterioration for vulnerable asylum seekers on Lesvos

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has released a new report highlighting the drastic deterioration of the care and protection for vulnerable people in Lesbos, Greece, who have fled from violence and wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and suffer from post-war psychological trauma. “Vulnerable people are falling through the cracks and are …

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War of Words between Greek Judiciary and Government escalates

The war of words between the Greek government and the judiciary escalated on Monday, when the president of the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, made a statement that was broadcast live on television. In his statement, the president of CoS, Nikos Sakellariou, spoke of a systematic government …

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Missing refugee boy, 7, found dead near camp in Skaramagas, west Athens

The body of missing 7-year-old refugee boy Nuryian Mohammed was found in the sea area of Skaramagas near the refugee camp where he was staying together with his family. The boy was reported missing by his father at the police station of Chaidari Municipality at 9 o’ clock Friday morning. …

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Germany warns its citizens travelling to Turkey ‘they risk arrest’

Escalation of the diplomatic row between Berlin and Ankara ended in a clear message. Foreign   Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned German citizens that they risk arrest if they travel to Turkey. The German government on Friday warned citizens travelling to Turkey that they are at risk of arrest. Foreign Minister Sigmar …

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Greek President warns Erdogan “Provocations are sign of weakness, Come and Take them!”

Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos sent a sharp worded message to his Turkish counter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following a series of provocations accompanying his tour to the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. “The brave do not provoke,” President Pavlopoulos told Greek soldiers safeguarding the remote island of Ai Stratis. “Provocations, …

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Michael Karloutsos appointed Acting Chief of Protocol in US State Department

Member of the Greek-American community, Michael Karloutsos, has been appointed Acting Chief of Protocol, a high-profile position in the State Department. He will work under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He will begin his new work on July 23. It is a political appointment by the president of the United …

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Turkey escalates tension, harasses helicopter carrying Greek President Pavlopoulos

Turkey’s boldness has no limits. Two times in two consecutive days, Turks harassed the helicopter carrying Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on a tour visiting several remote islands and islets in the eastern Aegean Sea. While Pavlopoulos’ helicopter was heading to islet Panagia, pilots received warning calls and threats from the …

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Asylum seekers clash with police in Moria frustrated about living conditions and asylum delays

Migrants clashed with police in and around the hot spot Moria on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday after they staged a protest about the poor living conditions and delays in asylum procedures. According to local media, the protest was staged by a group of African migrants, who set gabrage …

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