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Athens: Belgian tourist fatally shot by firearm, autopsy finds

The Belgian tourist found dead last week is victim of a crime, autopsy conducted on Monday morning finds. A bullet was found stuck in his head. The mystery around the man remains as so far no family member has reported him missing to police. The 54-year-old man holder of a …

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Survey: 55% of Europeans against further Muslim Migration

Europeans are afraid of migration from mainly Muslim countries. A recent research poll conducted in among 10,000 people in ten European countries shows that the levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states are significant and widespread. The survey was conducted before US president Donald Trump signed the …

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UPD Crete: Police arrests Syrian suspect following Belgian arrest warrant

Greek police arrested a Syrian terror suspect following an arrest warrant from Belgium. According to a police statement, the 51-year-old Syrian national has been accused among others for “terrorist acts within the European Union, participation in a criminal organization, human trafficking and forgery.” The man was arrested yesterday, Thursday (13. …

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Jan Fabre submitted resignation to Greece’s Culture Minister

Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas said that Jan Fabre submitted his resignation as curator of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. In his resignation Fabre said it was not possible for him to “work in a hostile artistic environment.” In a statement Minister Baltas underlined that Fabre’s resignation was the result of …

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UPD: Belgium seeks extradition of Algerian man arrested in Greece

UPDATE: Belgian authorities requested the extradition of a Algerian man who was among the detainees, Greek media reported Sunday evening. According to Euronews, Belgian authorities had said that there was no connection between the man and the mastermind of the foiled terror plot in Vervries, they later asked the Greeks …

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Viohalco: one of Greece’s heavy industry companies to move its headquarters to Belgium

Viohlco, a heavy industry corporation, announced Monday it will move its headquarters and stock market listing to Belgium. It is the third big firm in a year to flee the austerity-hit country for a more stable, lower-tax jurisdiction. Viohalco, will merge with a Belgian subsidiary whose shares will trade on the Euronext …

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Greece, Portugal, Spain … EU South on General Strike, Nov 14/2012

 Recent protests and strikes in Greece, Portugal and Spain demonstrate that the population increasingly opposes and rejects the imposed austerity measures that throw into rash impoverishment millions of households without perspective for the future. As well as a total overthrown of labour rights and national collective bargains. As the situation …

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Belgians Show Solidarity and Dress “Manneken Pis” With a Greek Costume

Debt-ridden belgians decided to show solidarity with broke Greeks and passed the famous Brussels landmark “Manneken Pis” a traditional Greek costume. The naked “Little Man Peeing” into the fountain basin got dressed with the costume of Evzonos or Tsolias, the unique traditional Greek costume with a kilt-like garnment. The Manneken Pis …

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Defence Ministers from France & Norway visit anti-Libya Squadrons at Souda

Ministers of Defence from France and Norway flew to Souda Bay on the island of Crete to inspire the pilots of air fighters stationed there. State television NET reported that the ministers watched two French and two Qatari Mirage 2000 taking off to Libya. There are currently 6 F-16 from Norway and 3 …

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Odyssey Dawn – Greece: The latest from Souda bay military buildup

Greece’s military base at Souda base is developing into a key player for the coalitions forces bombarding defense positions in Libya in order to apply what diplomats call a No Fly Zone. A source at Greek Defense Ministry told portal onalert that 60 to 100 fighter aircraft are expected to use …

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A bit of Confusion about Greece’s involvement to anti-Libya operations.

At the moment there is quite some confusion concerning Greece’s involvement to the military operations against Libya. The confusion refers to whether military bases on Greek soil  are used as take off points for direct bombardments in Libya or only as ‘intermediate points ‘ (refuelling) of the coalition fighter jets. …

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