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Bella Hadid meets Antiquities as VOGUE returns to Greece

Iconic star model Bella Hadid met Greek antiquities as fashion magazine VOGUE returned to Greece after seven years of absence on Sunday, March 31. The 22-year-old American beauty has posed for the magazine’s cover of its April 2019 comeback edition. Vogue Greece will be the luxury magazine’s 26th international edition. …

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Bank of Greece lowers growth prospects for 2019 to 1.9%

The Bank of Greece on Monday lowered growth prospects for 2019 to 1.9 percent, from a previous forecast of 2.3%. It said that the country’s GDP grew by 1.9% in 2018, down from an initial 2.1 pct growth rate. The state budget envisages a growth rate of 2.5 pct this …

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No extra Easter bonus for civil servants and public sector pensioners

Active and retired civil servants cheered when they heard deputy Labor Minister Tassos Petropoulos announcing that they will receive extra money as a one-off Easter bonus. But their joy was of short duration. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos cut their winfs in zero time. Speaking on news247 FM, Petropoulos said that …

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Hollywood meets “European Spring”: Pamela Anderson joins Varoufakis’ campaign

American activist Pamela Andersonanis  gave a “Hollywood flair” to the European elections campaign of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and his party DiEm25. The campaign across Europe named “European Spring” started in Brussels on Monday. As secretary of MEP25 and co-founder of DiEM25, Yanis Varoufakis pointed out “today we are …

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12 Neo-Nazis arrested for attacking police during National Day parade

Police has arrested 12 far-rightists, among them 4 minors, for attacking police in Kallithea suburb of south Athens during the parade of 25. March. Among the arrestees is reportedly a 24-year-old man who was arrested a week earlier for a racist attack again a foreigner in Salamina, West Attica. Charges …

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Erdogan tells Greeks on National Day: We will convert Hagia Sofia into mosque

For one more time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Hagia Sophia, currently a museum, might be converted into a mosque. As if Turkey had no other important problem to solve… In an interview with staged Question and Answer on the specific issue, reporters of state TRT TV asked …

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Cashed mother’s pension: SYRIZA EU candidate resigns after public outcry

Aspiring member of the European Parliament, Myrsini Loizou, was forced to resign from the SYRIZA EU elections list, after media reported that she was illegally receiving the pension of her deceased mother for 5.5 years. A public outcry broke out on Friday after two newspapers reported that Loizou was furthermore …

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Novartis internal probe Finds no trace of payoffs to Greek Officials

Swiss Pharmaceutics conglomerate Novartis AG said that its own internal investigation found no evidence of bribery to Greek state officials, Bloomberg reports on Wednesday. Novartis didn’t receive preferential pricing from the Greek state and to date has been unable to identify any “inappropriate payments” to government officials, a local spokesperson …

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East Med: Greece, Cyprus, Israel and US meet to discuss energy, security

The 6th Trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit, with the participation of the United States, begins in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon to advance energy and security in the Eastern Mediterranean and discuss also economy and migration. Attending the summit are Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, host Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin …

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Greece to reduce sentences for financial crimes against the state

Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou submitted the draft of a new penal code that reduces sentences for the crimes against the state and re-classifies minor crimes into either violations that are punished with a money penalty or misdemeanors carrying a maximum of five years imprisonment. The Minister also presented a new …

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EPP chairman Weber is spreading “fake news,” says Greek Foreign Minister

Greek Foreign Minister, George Katrougalos has accused Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission president, of “reproducing fake news.” The Foreign Minister was responding to a tweet posted by Weber and in which he claimed that Athens was refusing “70,000 Greek nationals the right to vote …

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SYRIZA, GEFYRA call on “progressive powers front against far-right”

Left-wing SYRIZA is calling on progressive powers of the center left to unite against the extreme right. At the same time, a newly established movement called GEFYRA (Bridge) is calling mainly on KINAL (PASOK) to join the front of progressive powers. Aim of the call is to form a wide …

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Brexit: Greek Foreign Ministry launches Q&A website for UK nationals

The Greek Foreign Ministry has launched a website dedicated to the rights of UK citizens in case of a Brexit with or without a deal. The side Brexit Greece Gets Prepared Q & A addresses several crucial issues, like the need for a visa for short-term and long-term visitors,, residence …

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“There is only one minority, the Muslim minority,” Greece tells BBC

A BBC story published online on Sunday, “Greece’s Invisible Minority – the Macedonian Slavs,” contains “significant historical inaccuracies and distorts facts at the expense of Greece,” Greek Ambassador to London Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras said in a letter to the broadcaster on Monday. The BBC claim that the Prespes Agreement may have …

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Kammenos: Greek tanks would take Skopje in 20 minutes

Former Defense Minister and fierce opponent of the Prespes Agreement, Panos Kammenos, said that North Macedonia is not a threat as Greek tanks would finish the neighboring country in 20 minutes. In an interview with local broadcaster TRT on Thursday, Kammenos said “We don’t fell any threat. Skopje is a …

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