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Greece delivers demarche over Tirana photo exhibition claiming ‘genocide’ of Cham Albanians

The Greek embassy in Tirana has lodged a demarche of strong protest, which demands an immediate explanation from the office of the Albanian President Ilir Meta regarding an exhibition of photographs and maps held at the presidential mansion in Tirana, which makes claims regarding an alleged “genocide of the Cham …

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Greece to supply Albania, North Macedonia with Covid-19 vaccines

Greece will supply its northern neighbors Albania and North Macedonia with 40,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the government spokeswoman said on Thursday. “Greece, in coordination with the European Commission, as most European countries do for their neighbours, will offer vaccines…20,000 doses to North Macedonia and 20,000 to Albania,” Aristotelia Peloni …

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Greece, Albania agreed to refer their maritime zones/EEZ issues to The Hague

Greece and Albania reached an agreement to refer the issue of their maritime zones (ΕΕΖ) to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced on Tuesday. The agreement was achieved during his visit to Tirana, where his met with his counterpart Gent Cakaj and …

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Greek experts: Recent spike is cause of concern; some new measures

The recent spike in coronavirus cases in Greece is cause for concern, professor for Infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras, representative of the Health Ministry, and head of Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said during a live press conference on Tuesday evening, the day were a new jump with 121 new cases …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends flight ban, non-EU citizens entry

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended the flight ban from several non-EU countries until the middle of the month August 2020 as the obligation to citizens from specific countries to enter only with negative Covid-19 test. These are new air instructions (notams) issued by the Civil Aviation Service, will be valid …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends ban for flights from Sweden, Turkey, non-EU

Greece ‘s Civil Aviation issued several air instructions (NOTAMS) on Thursday regarding direct flights to countries such as Sweden and Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia, the entry of non-EU citizens as well as instructions related to Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Sweden The flight ban for direct flights from Sweden to …

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Body of 16-year-old girl found outside chapel in Trikala

The body of a 16-year-old girl was found outside a chapel in the woods near the city of Trikala, Central Greece, on Wednesday morning. The body was found near to the chapel of Profitis Ilias by a walker who informed the police. According to the medical examiner who performed a …

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Macron opens door to North Macedonia, Albania EU accession talks

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he would allow North Macedonia and Albania to begin talks on joining the European Union if the bloc’s executive gave them a positive review next month. Macron’s comments at the Munich Security Conference look set to end his freeze on the two Balkan …

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EMAK rescues two people in Albania, church opens for survivors (videos)

Local, foreign and Greek EMAK rescuers are racing against time to save lives still under the debris of collapsed buildings in Durres and Thumane. The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Albania, Anastasios, opened the church in Durres so that earthquake survivors can spend the night or find a shelter during the …

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Albania earthquake: Seismologists reassure “no risk to activate fault lines in Greece”

Prominent Greek seismologists agree that the earthquake in Albania cannot activate fault lines in Greece. However, some are concerned about the magnitude of 6.4 R that followed the 5.6 R two months ago. “There is no risk that the earthquake in Albania triggers earthquakes in Greece,” Seismology professor at the …

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Greece sends 40-member EMAK rescuers to help in Albania earthquake

Greece immediately responded to the earthquake situation in Albania and is deploying a 40-member team of EMAK, the Special Units for Disasters of the Fire Service. A C-130 is scheduled to take off from Elefsina military airport in West Attica with 25 rescuers on board at noon. One more EMAK …

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Earthquake 6.4R devastates Albania: Many trapped in collapsed buildings

An earthquake measuring 6.4R hit Albania in the early morning hours of Tuesday, creating chaos and destruction. So far, 7 people have died, more than 325 have been injured. Dozens are still missing, trapped under tones of concrete and rubble. By Tuesday evening the number of dead had increased to …

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Mitsotakis: “Prespes Agreement was negative for Greece, but I won’t…”

“I still believe that the Prespes Agreement was a negative agreement for Greece, but I will not expose the country to adventures,” Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said during an event in Thessaloniki. “Without risking the slightest destabilization we will closely monitor our neighbors’ obligations, our neighbors’ compliance with their …

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North Macedonia PM calls for early elections, political turmoil in Albania

North Macedonia Prime Minister, Zoran Zaef, has called for early elections just a day after French President Emmanuel Macron blocked the start of European Union accession talks with  the country as well as with Albania. “Citizens must decide which path we will take in the future – the correct, progressive …

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France, Netherlands, Denmark block EU accession of North Macedonia, Albania

French President Emmanuel Macron blocked on Friday the begin of EU accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. In support of French position were also the Netherlands and Denmark. The EU Summit deeply disappointed the two Balkan countries, as unanimity is required for new EU member states. Macron said the …

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Police, Coast Guard crack down traffickers transporting drugs from Albania to Turkey(videos)

Greek Police and Coast Guard have cracked down a criminal ring that was trafficking drugs from Albania to Turkey via Greece. The traffickers were using a cave on a Greek island as storage for their drugs. They would exchange the cannabis for heroin from Turkey and bring it back to …

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