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Greece’s National Security Council overhauls the military leadership

The National Security Governmental Council (KYSEA), Greece’s top decision-making body for foreign affairs and defense matters, decided in an extraordinary meeting on Friday, to proceed with  substantial changes to the military leadership. Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Konstantinos Floros, retires and is replaced by Lieutenant General …

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Medusa-13: Greek-Egyptian Armed Forces exercise cancelled

A Greek-Egyptian Armed Forces exercise named “Medusa-13” scheduled at the Myrtoan Sea and Crete on November 16-24 has been cancelled, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff said on Friday. It said that the cancellation was decided in agreement with and by initiative of the Egyptian side, because of the current …

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Greek gov’t confirms “road accident” in Libya, dismisses “terror” rumors

The Greek General Staff of National Defense (GEETHA) released the names and the pictures of the three soldiers who were killed in the horrific car accident in Libya. It is noted that the other two victims were translators, the son and the daughter of the president of the Greek community …

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Five Greeks on humanitarian mission in Libya killed in traffic accident

Five Greeks, members of the humanitarian mission of the Greek Armed Forces to flood-stricken Libya were killed in a traffic accident on Sunday. Another 13 people were injure with seven of them being in critical condition. The Armed Forces declared a 3-day mourning. The injured Greeks were transported back to …

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Greek paratrooper remains hanging in the air when parachute fails to open (video)

A paratrooper of the Greek Armed Forces remained hanging in the air outside a C-130 at a height of 5,000 feet for several minutes after his parachute failed to open during an exercise in Cyprus. The unprecedented incident took place during an exercise in Larnaka and a tragedy was averted …

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Armed Forces assist Fire Service in Greece’s multiple fire fronts

The Armed Forced were mobilized on Thursday morning to assist the Fire Service as several fire fronts have got out of control burning down thousands of acres of forest and destroy existences as they destroy also homes and businesses. At a press briefing National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos outlined how …

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Vaccine refrigerators arrive in Greece, Armed Forces mobilized

The first refrigerators for storage of Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Greece that will use Police, Coast Guard and the Armed Forces for transfer and safeguarding. The COVID-19 vaccines that must be kept at ultra-deep freeze temperatures of -72 Celsius (-161.6 Fahrenheit) for safety and efficacy. The first vaccines from the …

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Oruc Reis: Turkey claims more maritime areas in East Mediterranean

The Turkish research vessel Oruc Reis that entered the easternmost point of the Greek continental shelf on Monday, remains in the same area on Tuesday, Greek media report citing sources. At the same time, Turkey makes new claims on more maritime areas in East Mediterranean Sea. The Oruc Reis is …

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Greece sends ship with medical staff and humanitarian aid to Beirut

Landing ship IKARIA of the Hellenic Navy left Greece for the port of Beirut early Sunday morning. The ferry carries medical and nursing staff of the Armed Forces as well as humanitarian aid and medical-pharmaceutical material. According to a statement by the Greek General Staff, the Ikaria will also load …

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Greeks rush to support with donations security forces deployed at Evros

Residents in north-eastern Greece are getting together tons of food and water to show their solidarity with the Greek Armed and Security forces deployed at the border with Turkey to prevent thousands of migrants crossing into Greece. The Evros Health Stores Association distributed water, food, snacks and energy drinks to …

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Greece tightens sea and land borders, Armed Forces, Coast Guard on alert

Greece has maximized border controls at land and sea borders with Turkey after Erdogan opened the gates for refugees and migrants to go to Greece and “Europe.” Armed Forces and Coast guard are on alert, the chief of General Staff is heading to Evros and the islands of the North …

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Family, Armed Forces and Church are the institutions Greeks trust mostly

“Family”, the “Armed Forces” and the “Church” are the institutions Greeks seem to trust more, according to a public opinion poll conducted by MRB on behalf of conservative German Konrad Adenauer Foundation affiliated with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). According to the survey, the institution of the “family” is the …

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In Uniform We Love: Tsipras seeks last minute “equivalent measures” to have Kammenos vote for the omnibus bill

Debate in Greek Parliament reaches its peak as lawmakers get ready to vote the omnibus austerity bill of €5.4 billion, the last prerequisite in order to conclude the Program Review and reach a deal at the Eurogroup on May 24th. Keys points of argument between the coalition government SYRIZA -ANEL …

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