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Libya announces deal with Turkey goes into effect

Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Sunday announced that pacts with Turkey over maritime jurisdiction areas as well as military and security cooperation went into effect, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported on Sunday evening. According to the Libyan GNA’s Justice Ministry, the internationally recognized government’s Presidential Council requested …

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Turkey’s Parliament ratifies Agreement with Libya (text)

The Turkish Parliament ratified the memorandum of Understanding with Libya on Thursday evening. The MoU is in fact an Agreement renamed into Memorandum in order to avoid ratification by the Libyan Parliament that has disagreed with it. The pseudo-MoU has already condemned by Greece, the EU, US, Russia, Egypt, Israel …

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Greece gives ultimatum to Libya’s ambassador to disclose deal with Turkey

Greece threatens to expel the Libyan ambassador to Athens if he does not disclose the “maritime boundaries” Agreement between Libya and Turkey until next Thursday, December 5, Athens is concerned about the agreement that is supposed to determine the maritime boundaries between the two countries even though the island of …

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EU Commission hails one year Greece without bailout agreement

The European Commission has hailed the one year anniversary of Greece successfully concluding stability support programme. In a statement issue don Wednesday, the Commission said: Today marks one year since Greece successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme. The 3-year stability support programme took a coordinated approach …

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Turkey suspends Migrants Readmission Agreement with EU

“Migrants readmission agreement with the European Union has been suspended,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Wednesday, following the sanctions of the EU due to the illegal drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In an interview with Turkish private TGRT TV, Cavusoglu stated “we will not wait …

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ExxonMobil-Total-ELPE sign agreement for energy exploitation off Crete

A joint venture of Exxon Mobil, Total and the Hellenic Petroleum signed an agreement with Greece to proceed with energy exploratory drilling and hydrocarbon exploitation in the sea area West and South-West of the island of Crete in the south Aegean Sea. The contracts grant the joint venture the right …

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Greek Shipowners to voluntarily pay €75million per year to state coffers

At least 75 million euros per year will flow into the coffers of the Greek state with the new agreement signed between the government and the Shipping Community on Wednesday. According to the new agreement “the payment of a sum equivalent to 10% of the imported dividends of the members …

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Ecumenical Patriarch concerned about the Tsipras-Ieronymos agreement

For two hours Educations and Religious Affairs Minister Costas Gavroglou was briefing Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul about the recent agreement between the government and the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece. I twas the second time within two days, the Ecumenical Patriarch was receiving a briefing by Greek officials on …

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Kammenos proposes to US “alternative Agreement with FYROM”

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos proposed an alternative agreement with FYROM free of the Macedonia name issue. The leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL) is a fierce opponent of the Prespes Agreement. During a meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell in Washington …

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+++ Ferries strike ends after Greece Seamen’s unions agree with shipowners

The Greek Seamen’s unions Federation PNO has reportedly agreed with shipowners for Passenger Ships on Tuesday noon. The ferries strike ends later on Tuesday, media report, and not at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th 2018, as originally scheduled. PNO and shipowners agreed for a 2% wage raise for 2018 and …

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UPD 2000 migrants to return to Greece as Athens Berlin reach agreement

Berlin and Athens have reached an agreement that will allow Germany to return asylum seekers to Greece, a German Interior Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. The agreement will extend to asylum seekers registered in the Eurodac system the spokesperson said. “We have reached an agreement with Greece, the interior ministries …

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Kammenos warns “either elections or referendum or 180 ratification votes” for Macedonia Agreement

The Macedonia Agreement will not be ratified without the consent of the people, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner ANEL said on Tuesday morning. In a press conference called early in the morning, ANEL leader and Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos said there has to be either elections or a referendum on …

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NATO Stoltenberg: FYROM full membership only with full ratification and positive referendum outcome

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, that the NATO will invite the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to be full member of the North Atlantic Alliance only if it ratifies the Macedonia Agreement with Greece and YES will prevail in the referendum. Arriving at the European Union Council …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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All ready for signing the Macedonia Agreement at Prespa Lake? Almost…

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are preparing for the ceremony to sign the Macedonia agreement amid fierce opposition in both countries. Originally the agreement was schedule dot be signed Saturday, but the ceremony has been postponed for Sunday, due to a no-confidence vote in Greek Parliament later …

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Tsipras gov’ partner ANEL says they will down vote agreement with term “Macedonia”

Tsipras’ junior coalition government partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL) made it clear that they will down vote an agreement with FYROM if it contains the term “Macedonia.” In an extraordinary press conference on Tuesday morning, ANEL leader and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, said: We are clear, we do not agree and …

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