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Ex mayor of Thessaloniki convicted for money laundering & embezzlement of city funds

A Greek court convicted a former mayor of Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city, of   money laundering related to the embezzlement of city funds and sentenced to eight years in prison. The court verdict on Friday was the second conviction for Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, a former sprinting champion who was mayor …

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Gov’t takes first steps for Greek expats to vote in elections

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis submitted an amendment to the Greek Palriament on Friday calling for the establishment of a 12-member committee to explore the voting options for Greeks living abroad.  The committee will have to record and evaluate the situation regarding Greek voters living abroad as well as parameters (institutional, …

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Investor cannot sue Greece at home over bond haircut PSI

A retail investor in Greek bonds who wants to sue Greece over a bond haircut in 2012 cannot invoke EU rules to do so at home, an adviser to the EU’s top court said on Wednesday. The case was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union by …

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Recent measures ensure medium-term debt sustainability, Greece’s PDMA says

It looks as if creditors’ institutions including the International Monetary Fund agree on one thing: that on short-and medium-term the Greek debt is sustainable. To this point of view now adds the report of Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency. Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) assessed that recent debt relief …

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Police conducts controlled explosion to suspicious package at Athens court

Bomb squads from Greek police conducted the controlled explosion of a suspicious package left outside Evelpidon criminal courts complex in downtown Athens on Friday morning. The package was left at the entrance lawyers normally use to enter the building. It was found early in the morning. Police and anti-terror squads …

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Rolling work stoppages & 24h strike by train workers affect Proastiakos & Airport Metro

Workers at Greece’ Train company Hellenic Railways (OSE) have announced to launch  rolling work stoppages as of July 11th and these work stoppages will culminate in a 24-hour strike on July 20th 2018. The train workers mobilization will affect all schedules of TrainOSE, the Proastiakos as well as the Metro …

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Bazaar conspiracies: Turkey’s FM claims “the West put pressure on Greece” against 8 servicemen extradition

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused “the West” for having put pressure on Greece to not extradite the 8 Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed coup of July 2016. In an interview with state news agency Anadolu, Cavusoglu said  the Greek Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister …

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Greece grants political asylum to 3. Turkish serviceman

One more Turkish officer was granted political asylum by Greek Asylum authorities on Thursday. He is the third out of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after the failed coup in July 2016. With an unanimous decision the Secondary Asylum Committee to grant political asylum to Ugur Ucan. …

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AMBER ALERT: 12-year-old boy missing from migrant center in Larissa, Central Greece

AMBER ALERT: A 12-year-old boy has been missing since Tuesday, 3. July 2018. The boy was living with his family in Koytsochero migrants reception center in Larissa, Central Greece. Yousef Osso has black eyes and brown hair, is 150cm tall. At the time he went missing he was wearing a …

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“Liar! Crook! Sycophant!” Greece’s political leaders duel over homme fatal Moscovici

Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and main opposition leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis from conservative New Democracy, exchanged “French” for the sake of  homme fatal, the EU Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, during a Plenary debate about Greek economy  on Thursday. Reason for the verbal  duel between the prime minister and the main opposition …

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Tax system and bureaucracy the biggest obstacles for foreign investment in Greece, survey shows

Sixty percent of CEOs of multinational companies operating in Greece expect that the country’s image as investors’ destination will improve in the next years. According to a survey conducted by Metron Analysis, 83% of the respondents said the taxation was the biggest obstacle for investing in Greece. The survey was …

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Costumes in Prehistoric Aegean in National Archaeology Museum in Athens

The National Archaeological Museum is organizing activities in experimental archaeology as part of the new temporary exhibition entitled “The countless aspects of Beauty” offering visitors an opportunity to approach the aesthetics of the ancient world in a multi sensory manner. From Tuesday June 26 to Sunday July 8 experimental reconstructions …

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Parliament lifts immunity of Deputy FM and one SYRIZA MP

The Greek Parliament voted in favor to lift the immunity of deputy Foreign Minister, Giorgos Katrougalos, and of Giannis Stefos, lawmaker from the ruling party SYRIZA. The Palriament voted against the lifting of immunity of one lawmaker of New Democracy and one from PASOK. Katrougalos 174 Yes, 7 No Stefos …

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British tourist found dead next to garbage bins in North Corfu

A British tourist found dead next to garbage bins on the land road Sidari-Karysades near the Ai Giannis village in the north part of the island of Corfu on Wednesday morning. According to preliminary media reports, the man is believed to be a British tourist aged between 40 and 45 …

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Inauguration of power supply to Mykonos with underwater cable

The island of Mykonos is officially connected to the power interconnection system with mainland Greece. The official inauguration of the island of Mykonos power interconnection with the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) was held on Wednesday at the Public Power Corporation’s substation on Mykonos. Present was Energy and Environment Minister …

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