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First Baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek!

The first baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek. Philippos-Georgios came into the world 8 minutes after the arrival of the New Year. He is the son of a Greek couple that migrated to Germany a few years ago due to the economic crisis. We were already hearing …

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SPD leader and ex EP president Martin Schulz wants United Stated of Europe by 2025

Germany’s second largest party SPD leader Martin Schulz called for the transformation of the European Union into a United States of Europe by 2025 with a common constitution. “Europe is our life insurance,” Schulz told an SPD party convention in Berlin on Thursday. I want a new constitutional treaty to …

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Merkel fails in coalition talks, she may lead Germany to snap elections

The era of German Chancellor Angela Merkel nears the end.  Even if she wins the next elections, her opponents within her own party will grill her over hot charcoal. Preliminary coalition talks between Chancellor Merkel and the Greens and the FDP collapsed early Monday after two months. It was mainly …

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Municipality of Rhodes awards loyal tourists from Denmark, UK and Germany

The Tourism Directorate of the Municipality of Rhodes awarded several tourists from Denmark, England, Scotland and Germany for being “loyal” visitors to the Knights’ island. More than 20 tourists received Awards of Honorary Distinctions of the Friends of Rhodes at a ceremony hosted at the City Hall of Rhodes. The …

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With FDP in German coalition, Greeks could miss old chap Schaeuble

Greece is closely watching the political developments in Germany as the new coalition government that will be formed will have direct impact on the Greek debt and the discussions about its relief expected to begin after conclusion of the bailout program in August 2018. Right after the exit polls on …

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Merkel conveys Germany’s veto to Customs Union update with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel informed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Aug. 30 that her country would veto an update of the Customs Union agreement with Turkey, daily Hürriyet has learned. One day before their meetings in Berlin, Merkel announced they will convey the German government’s position to Juncker regarding …

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Greece’s shadow economy is 21.5% of GDP, says German IAW

Some countries have much larger shadow or unofficial economies than others. Greece’s shadow economy is worth over a fifth of its total output, and Italy’s isn’t far behind, says a research by German IAW. However, the chart refers only to selected industrialized countries. And Germany is not doing much better… …

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