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Greece requested to attend the Libya Peace Conference in Berlin

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Tuesday that Greece has requested to attend the Berlin Peace Conference on Libya scheduled to take place on upcoming Sunday, January 19, 2020. The Conference is to take place upon an initiative of Chancellor Angela Merkel in an effort to discuss options to broker …

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UN Head Guterres seeks solution to Cyprus issue

Head of United Nations, António Guterres,described the informal talks he had in Berlin with Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Mustafa Akıncı as “focused and frank.” In a statement, Guterres said among others that “both leaders welcomed my engagement and reaffirmed to me their …

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PM Mitsotakis and Chancellor Merkel talk economy, investments in Berlin

Economy, investments, primary surpluses and migration were high on the agenda of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Markel in Berlin on Thursday. Merkel and Mitsotakis have meet several times in the past but it is the first time the Chancellor welcomed Mitaotakis as Prime Minister. “Changes …

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Triple Jumper Papachristou wins another Gold medal for Greece in Berlin

Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou won Gold medal for her 14.60 meters in Triple Jump at the European Athletes championships 2018 late on Friday. 29-year-old Papachristou secured the third gold medal for Greece in the 24. European Track and Field Championships in Berlin. Greece's third gold medal in as many days at …

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Tsakalotos meets new German counterpart Scholz in Berlin

The meeting between Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and his German counterpart Olaf Scholz on Friday was held in a positive atmosphere, according to finance ministry’s sources. Speaking to amna,the same sources said that they exchanged views on issues of mutual interest and European policy, adding that the discussions will …

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Reasons why teleconference between Greece and creditors was cancelled

The teleconference between Greece and creditors scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled. The conference was to take place between Greek government representatives – Finance, Deputy Finance and Labor Ministers – and representatives from the institutions. According to government sources, the teleconference was cancelled because one of the representatives of …

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Lagarde: Greece doesn’t need Debt Haircut but Restructuring

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that “Greece doesn’t need debt haircut for the time being,” right after the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday. What needed is “debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans.” Stressing the need of reforms, Lagarde …

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German Chancellor Merkel stands by Greece and Tsipras

“This is not the place where decisions will be made,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press statement with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin on Friday. “That matter is in good hands with the institutions and the Eurogroup.” In just few words, the German Chancellor rejected …

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Mini Summit EZ-IMF on Greece in Berlin: What are they up to?

The finance ministers of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, as well as representatives of the EU and the ECB and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will meet in Berlin on Friday to talk about Greece. However, the Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos has not been invited to participate. …

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Berlin to Obama & Tsipras “Forget the debt relief!”

Despite the excitement over US President Barack Obama in Greece and his message of support for Debt Relief, just hours before he lands in Berlin, Germans remain cool and even underestimate the influence of the outgoing President. “What is the weight of Obama’s words in Washington and Europe?” German state …

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Epic Journey! Iraqi refugee cat reunites with family in Norway

It was an unbelievable journey for a cat. Kunkush, a male white beauty, a Turkish Van breed, left the war-battled of Northern Iraq, crossed Turkey, sailed with a boat to the Greek island of Lesvos, flew to Berlin and stayed in a foster home, hoping to find again his family. …

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Berlin summit: Greece’s creditors “need to speed up intensity”

Tthe meeting started at 11 pm and is expected to last until deep in the night. Reuters reported before the meeting that the five meet “with the aim of reaching a joint position on how to negotiate with Greece.” The 5 may issue a joint statement on Tuesday. Draghi and …

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