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Russian bitcoin fraud suspect, Alexander Vinnik, seeks asylum in Greece

Alexander Vinnik, the Russian who was arrested last summer following a US arrest warrant has reportedly submitted an asylum application on Monday. According to local media, the 38-year-old visited the office of the Asylum Service in Thessaloniki earlier today. Vinnik is currently in custody in Diavata awaiting for the crucial …

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EU Commission urges Greece to implement smoking ban

The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. The European Commission  generally advises Greece to implement the smoking ban which …

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Greece’s inflation eases in December, says ELSTAT

Greece’s consumer price inflation eased in December after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. Consumer prices climbed 0.7 percent year-over-year in December, slower than the 1.1 percent increase in November. The measure has been rising since January. Transport costs grew 4.9 percent annually …

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Greece boots out minister Zouraris over vulgar remarks about football fans

With an email consisting of three lines, deputy Education Minister Costas Zouraris  submitted his resignation Sunday afternoon, following immense political pressure not only by opposition parties but also by his own party, conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL). Zouraris, a fierce supporter of red lines in MAcedonia name dispute, did not have …

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