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Lesvos prosecutor investigates ‘rumors’ with regards to upcoming earthquake

The prosecutor of Mytilini launched a preliminary investigation into the question of violation of Article 187 of the Penal Code for spreading false news. The investigation concerns rumors about an imminent earthquake, ‘following seismologists’ statements on television stations in recent days’, Greek media report. The statements were made after a …

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Greece Weather Forecast: Rainstorms, hail, strong winds June 15-18 2017

Two days sunshine and high temperatures, then clouds and rain. Summer weather does not manage to settle in. Greece’s National Meteorology Service warns of strong rainfalls and storms, locally hail, strong winds. Forecast Thursday Jun 15 2017 Affected are Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus, West and central Sterea. The weather will temporary …

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Dijsselbloem says Greece’s debt relief issue will be bumped in 2018

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters on Thursday that the Greek debt issue will be bumped to 2018, while a long-overdue second review of the Greek bailout will be achieved at a same-day Eurogroup meeting. The Eurogroup head and Dutch finance minister made the comments just before entering a session …

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“The Holocaust Museum will safeguard the historic memory of pain,” says PM Tsipras

The foundation of the Holocaust Museum will contribute to preserve the commemoration of the Holocaust, prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thuersday as he unveiled a plaque for the Museum together Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister noted that “the establishment of the Museum aims to safeguard and hand …

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Economy Minister: Schaeuble’s resistance to debt relief raises questions about Eurozone structure

Greek Economics Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou has accused German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble of being “dishonest” by blocking debt relief for Greece despite his acknowledgement that Athens has implemented significant reforms. Papadimitriou told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview published on Thursday that Schaeuble first had acknowledged that Greece had …

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Poland FM Waszczykowski: Greece is Germany’s ‘de facto colony’

“Poor Alexis Tsipras”,  “Greece’s debt relief is hostage to Berlin’s elections politics”, “Greece is Germany’s de facto colony.” Based on an interview with Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, where he explains why Poland does not want to join the Eurozone, Politico EU writes, among others: From the beginning of the …

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Trilateral Summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel starts under draconian security measures

Under draconian security measures, the trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel started in Thessaloniki on Thursday morning. High on the agenda are energy and security issues in the region, the situation in the Middle East and the Qatar issue as well as the Cyprus and the Palestinian issues. The …

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Experts confirm “tsunami” in Plomari harbor after earthquake in Lesvos (video)

The earthquake that stroke with 6.3 R on Monday in the sea area between the islands of Lesvsos and Chios in the East Aegean Sea “caused a tsunami,” the chairman of  Greek Earthquake Planning and Protections Organization (EPPO) said on Wednesday. Speaking to website newsit.gr, Efthymios Lekkas confirmed that a …

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Greek Gov’t: We are far from finding a solution at the Eurogroup on Thursday

It is usually German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble who claims pessimism on solution ahead of crucial Eurogroup meetings. This time – for a change – it is the Greek government. “We are far from finding a solution at the Eurogroup on Thursday, given that Germany has not taken any progress …

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Airbnb platform Open Homes helps refugees find temporary shelter

Short-term property rental platform Airbnb has announced that it will be helping to find housing for some 35,000 asylum seekers trapped in Greece. Property owners can offer to host refugees from one night to up to three months. Over the weekend, Airbnb unveiled an ambitious new platform in order to …

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