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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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Clinton in Athens to bless Greek-Israeli energy cooperation

 Although not officially announced yet, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to visit Athens next month, most likely on February 6 or 8, 2011.  Clinton will hold talks not only with her Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas but – and not differently excepted -with Prime Minister George Papandreou. …

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Erdogan: Greek-Turkish Reciprocal Steps; Firm on avoiding Netanyahu

The importance of reciprocal steps between Greece and Turkey was  stressed  by Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan only days before visiting Athens to attend the Summit on Climate Change. At the same time he appeared firm on not meeting Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Speaking to Alexis Papachelas from SKAI TV,  Tayyip …

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USA: Peace Solutions for East Mediterranean Sea?

A solution here (Palestinians-Israel) and a solution there (Cyprus) … Washington seems determined to  settle disputes and conflicts and bring  political stability in Eastern Mediterranean Sea.  US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is pressing for a Cyprus deal , writes Kathimerini newspaper. Clinton is sending a message to a conference …

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Rapproachment with Israel in Coordination with Arab World, says Greek Minister

Greek-Israeli rapprochement is not in conflict with the Arab world ,  said Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas in an interview to radio station Flash 96. In a move to reassure that good relations with the Arab world will not get any harm and the country is not changing course, Greece said that …

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Papandreou – Netanyahu: The Perfect Astrological Match

They look so damn good together… It must be the “chemistry”!  Black polo t-shirt, hair shimmering white in the sun. The perfect match: Greek PM Giorgos Papandreou and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu . Athletic and sun tanned,  Socialist leader Papandreou and  forgot-my-gym-at-home and milky-white, Far-right leader Netanyahu seem to perfectly complement each …

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Greece: Everybody Angry at Netanyahu’s Visit

It seems everybody in Athens is angry about the visit of  Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Left parties and activistsare angry because they oppose “Israel’s oppression and embargo to occupied Territories”. Journalistsare angry because they don’t get information whether Greek PM will accompany Netanyahu to his short holidays on the island of Poros …

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Greek PM’s Historical Visit to Israel

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou pays  a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, carrying out the first visit by a Greek prime minister to Israel since three decades.  Among the issues to be discussed during the visit is the situation in Gaza and ways to find a final a …

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Papandreou: Cyprus a Precondition for Normalisation of Greek-Turkish Relations

“Solving the Cyprus issue is a precondition for full normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations,” Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said during abrief stopover at Cyprus’ Larnaca airport on his way to Israel. After the meeting withCyprus President DimitrisChristofias, Papandreou called on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership to seriously study the …

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Historical Orphanage to return to Ecumenical Patriachate

   Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the further boosting of Greek-Turkish relations in talks he held with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in Istanbul on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a SouthEast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit.    Erdogan mentioned the importance of the implementation of the agreements signed during …

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