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Mitsotakis – Erdogan meeting held in cordial atmosphere

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels on Monday, on the sidelines of the NATO Leaders Summit. Citing government sources, state-run news agency amna reports that the one-hour-long meeting held after the conclusion of the summit broke the ice, and the two men …

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Spanish PM Sanchez to represent Tsipras at crucial EU top jobs meeting

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had to leave the European Council Summit in Brussels and return to Greece due to his obligations less than a week before the general elections on Sunday, July 7. “We are close but not there yet,” he told reporter commenting on whether European leaders had reached …

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Greece warns Brussels: No Brexit deal could trigger economic meltdown

Greece has sent a shock warning to European Union bosses that they risk the economic and political stability of the bloc’s poorer countries while jousting with Britain over a possible no-deal Brexit. Athens said Brussels failing to deliver a Brexit deal would leave the country facing “increased financial and political …

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Tsipras: “Immediate release of 2 soldiers is major issue in Greek-Turkish relations”

“The immediate release of the two Greek soldiers is a major issue in the Greek-Turkish relations” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a private meeting at the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. In the meeting that last nearly two hours, Tsipras put …

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EU Migration draft nicely tailored to ease German concerns

Provisional draft ‘conclusions’ of the mini-summit on Migration on Sunday have angered several leaders of European Union member states. Italy is threatening to abstain from the summit, the Visegrad Group has called for an emergency session. The draft distributed to state leaders ahead of the summit is focusing on protection …

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Brussels urges Greece “180 parliament votes” to legitimize Macedonia agreement

Brussels and the European Commission reportedly urge the Greek government to have any agreement between Greece and FYROM on the Macedonia name dispute will pass with not just a parliamentary majority of 150+1 but with a enhanced majority of 180 votes. According to an exclusive report of SYRIZA-affiliated daily Avgi, …

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Berlin, Brussels blame Greece for undermining the EU-Turkey deal

Unnamed officials in Berlin, Brussels and the EU’s border agency Frontex,blame Greece for undermining the EU-Turkey refugee and migrants deal as it moved people form the overcrowded camps on the islands to the mainland. Data published by the German newspaper Die Welt suggest that Greece has been undermining the European …

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“Turkey must stop provocations” against EU member-states, says Tsipras

“Turkey must stop provocations” against EU member states, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during a press conference after the EU Summit in Brussels on Friday. The European Union should send Turkey a clear message that “EU-Turkish relations cannot move forward when member-states’ sovereign rights are violated,” he added. Turkey …

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Greece – Creditors negotiations: Lost in Deadlines…

There was this famous and very threatening deadline over the Greeks heads this morning. The creditors had allegedly told Greece “either … or…”, “take or breake”, “capitulate or go”. Or even worse! Had the Greeks not submitted a new reform proposal, the Eurogroup would decide on creditors’ proposals with Greece …

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Creditors give Greece a “deadline” to break the impasse

As early as 6 o’clock in the morning the’ technical teams’ sat down and picked up the negotiations thread, the institutions and Greece left down in the early morning hours of Thursday. The midnight meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the creditors ended at 12:30 without positive result. …

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