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Spanish embassy says his statements on Greece on Catalonia were “misinterpreted”

The Spanish embassy in Athens said on Tuesday it is “grateful” for comments made by Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos and the country’s foreign ministry over the weekend in response to the Catalonia vote in favour of independence. In a statement the Spanish embassy said it “regretted that the ambassador’s comments …

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Diplomatic sources dismiss FT report ‘Greece had blocked sanctions against Venezuela’

Greek diplomatic sources categorically denied for a second time on Friday a Financial Times report which claimed that Greece had blocked calls for sanctions against Venezuela after diplomatic talks in Brussels. According to the sources, the report contains “false information that creates false impressions and distorts the truth”, adding that …

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Greece takes over Egypt’s diplomatic representation in Doha

The Greek embassy in Doha will take over the diplomatic representation of Egypt after the country cut ties with Qatar. Greece responded positive to a relevant request by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry, the Foreign Ministry in Athens said in a statement on Monday. Greece is at the disposal …

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Arab countries cut ties to Qatar for ‘supporting terrorism’, send oil prices higher

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar has denied. The dispute with Qatar, the world’s top seller of liquefied natural …

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Greece’s FM Kotzias shoots down Politico’s report blaming him for breakup of Cyprus talks

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sharply criticized foreign and Greek press reports on Sunday which blamed him for the breakup in Cyprus talks in Geneva saying that the Turkish side had interrupted the talks unexpectedly. Asked by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) about reports published in the news website Politico, he …

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Idomeni: Greece sends two demarches to FYROM, Skopje complaints about Greek authorities

Greek Foreign Ministry complained with “two severe demarches” to FYROM about the “unacceptable incidents” on Sunday in Idomeni, where police forces and army units fired teargas and stun grenades against refugees and migrants for more than 4-5 hours. On its side FYROM put the blame on Greece complaining that Athens …

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UPD Greece trapped between Russia and USA over flights to Syria

A diplomatic thriller between Moscow – Athens – Washington is taking place these days, after the United States asked NATO-partner Greece to ban two Russian flights to Syria via the Greek airspace. On Monday, Greece confirmed the US request however it declined to reveal its plans. “We examine the request,” …

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