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FM Dendias raises “German WWII reparations, halt submarines sales to Turkey” to counterpart Baerbock

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias raised the issue of WWII reparations for the Nazi occupations of Greece and asked his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock to halt exports of submarines to Turkey. At a meeting of the two top diplomats in Athens on Friday morning and during joint statements, Dendias said …

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NIRIIS-22: Multinational Military exercise concludes in Greece (picts)

Multinational exercise “Niriis-22” took place from November 5 to 13 in the wider area of ​​Crete and south of the Peloponnese, with the participation of personnel and media of the armed forces of Greece, the USA and Israel. Also participating in the exercise was the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, …

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Greek divers discover Italian WWII submarine wreck “Jantina”

Greek divers have discovered the wreckage of an Italian submarine 80 years after it was sunk by the Allied Forces in the Aegean Sea during World War Two. The Jantina, which had sailed from the Greek island of Leros with 48 sailors on board, sank on July 5, 1941, after …

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Joint Greek-American military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea

The presence of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean has provided the Hellenic Armed Forces with the opportunity to conduct several exercises with their American counterparts. The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said in a press release that it has planned joint aeronautical exercises with …

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Greece calls on Germany, Spain, Italy for arms embargo on Turkey

Greece has called on Germany, Italy and Spain to impose an arms embargo on Turkey, citing Ankara’s recent provocative actions. Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reports that Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent letters to his counterparts in Germany, Heiko Maas, in Spain, Arancha Gonzalez-Laya, and in Italy, …

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NASA tests robots in submerged Santorini volcano

An international oceanographic seabed survey of the submerged Columbus volcano, a submarine volcano about seven kilometers northeast of Santorini, was launched on Wednesday night at the port of Lavrion and will last until November 27. The survey is funded by NASA. The international mission consists of 30 scientists from the …

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Ex PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos ordered back to prison

Greece’s Supreme Court, Arios Pagos, ordered former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos back to prison in order to serve the rest of a 19-year long sentence kickbacks and money laundering. On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered 79-year-old Tsochatzopoulos back to Korydallos prison upholding a previous ruling by a court earlier …

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Submarine kickbacks: 21 defendants receive redeemable prison sentences

A three-member Appeal Court in Athens announced the penalties for 21 defendants who have been found guilty to be involved in the famous Greek-German scandal of Submarines kickbacks.  The court imposed prison sentences to 20 of the defendants as the 21st, a French-Swiss banker, is on the run. The former …

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