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Simple formula: Germany wants EU’s external borders in FYROM to avoid burdening its economy with €10 bn per year

Alarmed by the press leakages about Greece’s expulsion from Schengen or the establishment of a 400,000-people camp in Athens, EU officials rushed to dismiss ‘the news’. EU sources told Greek private Star TV that “there has never been a plan to expel Greece from Schengen.” Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon …

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Greek Parliament unanimously adopts resolution for recognition of Palestine

The Greek Parliament unanimously voted a resolution recognizing the state of Palestine on Tuesday. the voting took place during a special parliamentary session attended also by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas currently on an official visit to Athens. PM Tsipras, President Abbas, Greek Parliament Speaker Voutsis “[The Greek parliament pledges] to …

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“Nacho Mostacho & the Travelling Pig”: Video for Pan-European Strike, Nov 14/2012

 A film with the title ‘Nacho Mostacho and the Travelling Pig’ is a creation by P.I.I.G.S United in London to raise awareness for the Pan-European general strike of trade unions on November 14th 2012. Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt PIIGS is an acronym consisting of Portugal-Italy-Ireland-Greece-Spain invented by some technocrats and …

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A Very European Break Up: Satire on Greek-German Relations (Video)

It is not secret that relations between Germany and Greece are very troubled. If the two countries were a married couple, they would have certainly have to seek professional counseling, should they want to save their marriage. Bob Denham , a young British director, describes with humour not only the troubled Greek-German …

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ICJ-The Hague: Greece Was Wrong in Blocking FYROM’s Membership to NATO

 The International Court in the Hague ruled on Monday that Greece was wrong to block FYROM’s bid to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-running dispute over the country using the name of “Macedonia”. The two countries got into an unsolved -name dispute, when the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia got …

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Greek Defence Ministry: No participation in operations outside the NATO

 As the NATO is still struggling to take a decision for a participation of the No Fly Zone over Libya, Greece makes clear it is not participating in military operations outside the NATO and reiterates that it will do so only under the umbrella of the North Atlantic Alliance. Greek Ministry …

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Flag of “Independent” Crete sold on e-bay

Is the island of Crete an independent state? Of course, it is not! However an ‘agent provocatuer’ based in Sinzheim-Winden in South Germany, sells ‘Cretan’ flags on e-bay. Sold at the pot price of EUR 9,90 the sneaky entrepreneur has already sold 15 pieces of the flags of a non-existing …

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NATO warming up for Libya? Greece’s Souda Air Base to get involved?

Is NATO warming up  for a military intervention in Lybia, even if for ‘humanitarian reasons’? If the answer is “Yes”, Greece is most likely to play a role in facilitating and supporting North Atlantic Treaty Org. troops with its Souda airbase on the island of Crete, some 300 nautical miles away …

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Is Mubarak fleeing to Greece?

As protests continue all over Egypt, noone doubts that Hosni Mubarak will not manage to keep warm his gold-smideen throne until next September. Several scenarios about Mubarak’s future shelter – no bunker by all means – have  been circulating  since a couple of weeks, the latest claiming an exile in  Greece. A country …

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Greek PM cancels visit to Egypt

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou cancelled his visit to Egypt set for today Sunday. A statement from PM’s office said that Papandreou postponed his planned visit because of  the latest  developments in Egypt.  Yesterday Saturday the son of Hosni Mubarak, Gamal,  resigned from the leadership of Egypt’s ruling party. Egypt tv …

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