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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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When Turkey urges ‘dialogue’ with Greece, Ankara has nothing good in mind

Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Işık called on Greece to solve the problems between the two neighbors through dialogue amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Işık said the neighboring countries should work together to solve their problems. But what are the problems between the two countries, what kind of …

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Turkey’s PM disputes Greece’s sovereignty over 130 islets and rocks in the Aegean

Turkey’s appetite for expansion has not been satisfied with the massive airspace violations, the provocative visit of its top brass at Imia islet and the challenging statements. Now Prime Minister Binali Yildirim wants 130 islets and rocks i the Aegean Sea. Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Yildirim said that there …

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Defense Minister surprisingly replaces Chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Forces

In a surprise move the highest council KYSEA conveyed to change the chiefs of Greece’s Armed Forces on Monday morning. The head of Land Forces, Navy and Air Force were sent to retirement and new generals were appointed. Media describe the decision as “hasty” and puzzle over the reasons for …

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Obama in Athens airport and the vicious red carpet

US President Barack Obama arrived in Athens. He was welcomed at the airport by Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos. The welcome ceremony was incredible short: just a handshake with Kammenos… and there he got in the car and left the airport for the hotel Astir in Kavouri. …

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DefMin Kammenos calls VAT hikes as “criminal” & “unconstitutional”; he voted for them on Sunday

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos lamented Value Added Tax hikes for six islands. He described the hikes as “criminal” and “unconstitutional” and claimed that he was about to resign exactly for this austerity measure. “The VAT hike on the islands is a criminal act, an unconstitutional decision for which we gave …

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In Uniform We Love: Tsipras seeks last minute “equivalent measures” to have Kammenos vote for the omnibus bill

Debate in Greek Parliament reaches its peak as lawmakers get ready to vote the omnibus austerity bill of €5.4 billion, the last prerequisite in order to conclude the Program Review and reach a deal at the Eurogroup on May 24th. Keys points of argument between the coalition government SYRIZA -ANEL …

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UPD Wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Not found – Scenarios speak of “rather a terror attack”

Member of the international Search And Rescue force found wreckage belonging to the Egypt Air Flight 804, the Airbus A320 that crashed into the sea in the early morning hours of Thursday. The wreckage were two yellow items floating 100 nautical miles south west of the last position of the …

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+++Govt’ Crisis: after meeting with Tsipras, Kammenos insists on Mouzalas’ resignation over”Macedonia” (Live)

A sudden government crisis, as if we didn’t have enough crises… Defense Minister Panos Kammenos wants the resignation of  Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas  for having called Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) simply “Macedonia”. Minister Mouzalas spoke out the No-No name during an interview with private Skai TV on Tuesday …

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NATO Mission with 4 frigates & 1 supply vessel informally launched in the Aegean

“The NATO ships have already started informal patrols in the Aegean,” Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told the media on Tuesday morning short before he left Athens on a Chinook helicopter in order to festively inaugurate four hot spots on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros and Samos. According to …

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