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Some archaeological sites to close early on Greece’s election day (LIST)

Some archaeological sites, monuments and museums will close early on Sunday, May 21, 2023 due to the general election, Greece’s Culture Ministry announced on Friday. While most sites will operate on elections day according to the summer schedule Athens sites like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and …

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Albanian forces arrest Greek minority candidate for Himara Mayor

Fredi Beleri, candidate for Mayor of the Municipality of Himara,and two more people were arrested by Albanian special forces Thursday midnight. The arrest was on charges for alleged “buying of votes.” Prompt was the reaction of the Greek Foreign Ministry that delivered a demarche to Albania’s Foreign Ministry and a …

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Greeks abroad to cast their vote on Saturday, May 20

Greeks abroad will cast their vote for the country’s 2023 national elections on Saturday, May 20, one day before Greeks vote at home, the Foreign Ministry’s  General Secretariat for Greeks abroad & Public Diplomacy said on Thursday. For the first time (per article 2 of law 4648/2019), Greek voters residing …

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EU Parliament calls for ‘de facto moratorium’ on spyware; a slap for Greece

Lawmakers adopted on Monday (8 May) a non-binding report and recommendation on the use of Pegasus and other spyware in the EU, calling for an effective ban on the technology unless certain conditions are met by the end of the year. The documents result from an ad hoc committee set …

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FM Dendias: “I’d sign an agreement to resolve Greek-Turkish dispute”

Hardly two week before the elections in Greece, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that he would sign an agreement that would resolve the Greek-Turkish dispute. In an interview with news website in.gr, Dendias reiterated the Greek position that there is one and only difference with Turkey, that of the continental …

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Rare icon flown from Mt Athos to Athens for pilgrimage

A rare Greek icon named “Axion Esti” from the monks community of Mt. Athos was flown to Athens on Wednesday for pilgrimage at the Cathedral in the Greek capital. The icon, which rarely leaves Mt Athos, was welcomed with honors accorded a head of state. Ιt was reportedly Archbiship Hieronymos …

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Erdogan: “Turkey will continue to annoy Greece”

Turkey will continue to “annoy those on the other side of the sea,” president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said in what is seen as a fresh swipe against Greece following a thaw in relations between the two countries. “You will have noticed that every success of our defense industry annoys the …

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USA, EU to intervene solutions in Greek-Turkish relations

Recent statements by foreign officials in the previous days, with the most indicative interventions of Jens Ploetner, diplomatic adviser to the German chancellor, and George Tsunis, US ambassador in Athens, have reinforced the general realization that after the elections in Greece and Turkey, Athens’ main Western partners will push toward …

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Giorgos Karaivaz: Two arrests after two years of journalists’ murder

Two years after the murder of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz on 9 April 2021, Greek Police have arrested two people with relations to the crime, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Friday. In a Facebook post, Minister Theodorikakos,  and not the Police as usually in such cases, said that “police …

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Turkey rejects “baseless claims” on Erdogan’s health

Turkey on Wednesday rejected “baseless claims” about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s health as rumors speak that he suffered a heart attack and is hospitalized, and thus just days before the elections on May 14. “We categorically reject such baseless claims regarding President @RTErdogan’s health. The President will attend tomorrow’s nuclear …

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Turkey escalates rhetoric threats on Greek islands, Thrace

Turkey continues its aggressive rhetoric and occupation threats against Greece, with both the foreign minister and the president to reiterate their claims on the sovereignty of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and even go a step further claiming a part of the mainland. Erdogan’s party AKP uploaded a …

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Poll: Ruling ND leads with 6.5% over main opposition SYRIZA

Ruling New Democracy enjoys a 6.2-point lead over main opposition SYRIZA, according to an opinion poll conducted by Alco, on behalf of broadcaster Alpha. If elections were held now, 31.6% of respondents said they would vote for conservative New Democracy, 25.4% for left-wing SYRIZA, 8.9% for socialist PASOK, 6.1% for …

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SYRIZA MEP Georgoulis resigns over “sexual harassment” complaint

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced at the plenary session in Strasbourg on Monday that she had received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of MEP Alexis Georgoulis. “I received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of Alexis …

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29,000 Greeks abroad registered to vote on May 21

The number of Greeks living abroad who are planning to vote in the general election on May 21 reached nearly 29,000 by Tuesday’s registration deadline. Greeks living abroad are allowed to vote in national elections on May 21 if they have lived in this country for at least two consecutive …

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“Earthquake Diplomacy” over: Turkey reiterates claims in the Aegean Sea

Famous “Earthquake Diplomacy” between Greece and Turkey did not last long – as not otherwise expected. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu brought back on the agenda the Turkish claims questioning the Greek sovereignty over islands in the Aegean Sea. In an interview on Monday, the Turkish FM said that there are …

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Supreme Court Vice resigns in legal dispute over far-right party ban

The vice-president of the Supreme Court resigned on Monday in legal dispute with the conservative Mitsotakis government over the ban on far-right party ahead of the upcoming general elections on May 21. Vice president Christos Tzanerikos was going to preside over the A1 Section of the courts that will judge …

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Power outage in rail network halts Athens-Thessaloniki intercity

An Intercity train traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki was forced to halt outside Larissa, central Greece, on Sunday afternoon due to a power outrage in the OSE rail network. Concerned passengers were left in the dark without proper information about what was going on. The incident caused unrest among the …

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Greek PM instrumentalizes “Evros fence” and “migration” for election purposes

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rushed to Evros at the border with Turkey on Friday to participate in the signing ceremony between the state and a private company to extend the border fence by 35 km. “The Evros border fence sign-off constitutes the first part of the full 140-kilometer length,” the …

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