Thursday , March 30 2017

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US Mattis congratulates Greece Kammenos for Defense Spending

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos met with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon on Saturday during a short visit in the US. The two ministers  discussed security and defense issues of mutual concern, a  variety of topics, including trans-Mediterranean migration; terrorism; and instability in the Balkans, Northern Africa and …

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Erdogan: Turkey may have Brexit-like Referendum on EU

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey may have a Brexit-style referendum on whether to continue European Union membership process or not after the April 16 constitutional referendum. Speaking during the Turkish-British Tatlidil Forum in southern Antalya province, Erdogan said Turkey would likely review its ties with the bloc after …

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Rome Declaration: Which ‘Europe’ exactly do we celebrate?

A Rome Declaration aiming to restart Europe? The good old European Union that turned 60 today? The Europe of multiple speeds where each member state looks after its own interests? Signing the Rome Declaration, the leaders of 27 EU member-states – minus Britain – proclaimed “Europe in our common future.” …

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Greece changes into daylight saving time Mar 26/2017

It’s time again to change the time. The clocks, I mean. On the night from Saturday to Sunday, Greece is changing into Daylight saving time, summer time, that is. At 03:00 a.m. Sunday, March 26th 2017, all clocks should be set one hour forward – and all of a sudden …

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The Greek Flag: Its meaning and the two versions (video)

I am sure you have been seeing a lot of Greek flags on public buildings and private balconies and yards, roofs and windows on the occasion of the celebrations for the Greek War of Independence 1821. You may have noticed, however, that the flags handing outside private houses may differ …

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Corruption prosecutor resigns, claiming she was targeted over pharma company probe

Greece’s corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou submitted her resignation on Friday claiming she was being targeted by “unofficial power centres” due to her investigation of alleged extensive bribery of state officials by the pharmaceutical firm Novartis. Eleni Raikou has been holding this position since 213. Greece’s Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Raikou resigned …

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