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Turkish survey vessel Barbaros blasts Ottoman marches to Cypriot warning VIDEO

Turkish natural resources survey vessel Barbaros violated the Cyprus territorial waters. A vessel of the Cypriot Coast Guard warned the Barbaros  it was committing a crime by violating the territorial waters of Cyprus as well as the Exclusive Economic Zone and the continental shelf. What did the Turkish officers on …

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Juncker says further pension cuts ‘bad advice”, calls on Eurozone to draw up debt relief measures for Greece

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged euro zone countries to draw up more debt relief measures for Greece next month. He said that Athens needed help after making “huge progress” in its economic reforms. “Further pension cuts is a bad advice,” Juncker said. In an interview to Greek economic news …

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Armenian protesters clash with police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki Video

Armenian protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish Consulate in downtown Thessaloniki on Monday evening.  The tension started when a group of Armenian youth attempted to hang a memo at the entrance of the consulate. Greek authorities did not allow that, the angry protesters freaked out throwing objects to police, …

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IMF denies the Fund in existential crisis over one more bailout for Greece

Spokesman of International Monetary Fund, Gerry Rice, dismissed a New York Times report the Fund was split over its participation in the Greek program. Rice categorically denied there was an internal division within the Fund on how to approach the Greek program. The spokesman recalled that the IMF has been …

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Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel sign East Med Gas Pipeline project

Energy ministers from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel signed an agreement on natural gas pipeline in Tel Aviv on Monday. The proposed 2,000 kilometer subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy …

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EU Commission unfreezes ERASMUS program for Greece

The European Commission on Thursday gave a green light for the resumption of financing and the signing of contracts for the Erasmus+ youth programme in Greece, the education ministry announced. The programme for Greece had been frozen since 2014, when it was temporarily suspended over fears that the Greek service …

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ECHR rules Greece to pay €12K-€16K to each of 42 strawberry pickers in Manolada shooting

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe’s highest human rights court. They were shot at by employer’s foremen for demanding unpaid wages after they had worked for 5 month sin Manolada, Peloponnese. The Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday …

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New charges against Sorras: Leader of criminal organization, fraud, money laundering and others

The self-proclaimed billionaire and now fugitive Artemis Sorras has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. The office of prosecutor in Athens published a long list of charges against Artemis Sorras and seven of his close associates on Tuesday. The list of charges reportedly contain “half of the …

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Investigation finds fire in 15th century Ottoman Mosque “was not arson”

The cause of the fire that destroyed the historic 15th century Bayezid Ottoman Mosque last week was not arson. According to the findings of fire brigades investigators, the cause was negligence by the workers team involved in the restoration works. According to state broadcaster ERT, investigation showed that the fire …

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