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Shipowner Alexandros Agoudimos arrested for debts to the state

Greek police arrested well-known shipowner Alexandros Agoudimos on Thursday night for debts to the state, media report. The ship-owner was driving on an avenue in Piraeus, when members of the motorcycled DIAS teams stopped him for what it seemed a routine control. Policemen found out that he was convicted for …

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North Macedonia police started to stamp passports with country’s new name

Police authorities in North Macedonia on Friday started stamping the passports of the citizens of North Macedonia with the new constitutional name, upon their arrival at or departure from the country’s borders. The trilingual stamp states: “This passport is property of the Republic of North Macedonia” in English, French and …

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Mini government reshuffle with new Foreign and Migration Ministers

Government spokesman Dimitris Tsanakopoulos announced the mini government reshuffle Friday noon. The reshuffle was expected after SYRIZA managed to pass its proposal for the Constitutional revision. New ministers in important posts: Foreign Ministry: Giorgos Katrougalos – he replaces PM Alexis Tsipras who took over the office after Kotzias’ resignation last …

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Greek consumers price index slows to 0.5% in Jan, despite increases in food

Greece’s annual EU-harmonised inflation rate slowed in January, statistics authority ELSTAT announced on Thursday. Inflation was at 0.5% in January 2019, despite the fact that prices in food and non-alcoholic beverages recorded an increase of 1.9% The data showed the headline consumer price index also decelerated to 0.4 percent year-on-year …

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Katerine Duska to represent Greece in Eurovision 2019

Greek-Canadian singer Katerine Duska will represent Greece at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Broadcaster ERT confirmed her participation. The song with which she participates in the contest is yet to be announced. The Hellenic Broadcaster unanimously decided in favor of the Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter. As members …

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Government and banks strike deal on protection of “main residence”

The Greek government and representatives of the country’s four systemic banks have finally agreed on the issue of debtors and the protection of the ‘first residence’. After weeks of negotiations, the government and the banks agreed on the framework that will protect the first residence of defaulting borrowers. The criteria …

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