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Turkish court to take on citizen’s appeal to assume Greek surname

A court in western Turkish province of Izmir has approved the appeal by Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, an ethnically Greek Turkish citizen who comes from a Muslim convert family, to abandon his Turkish last name and assume a Greek one, Mezopotamya Agency reported on Friday. Yaylalı, who emigrated to Greece in …

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Theodorakis: Dates to pay respect at Athens Cathedral changed

Another change in ceremonies to honor great composer Mikis Theodorakis as his body lie in state Monday to Wednesday and not Tuesday to Thursday as originally planned. Reason for the change is that downtown Athens will be closed due to the Rally Acropolis media reported. The body will lie to …

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Gov’t to lift eligibility restrictions for Diaspora Greeks elections vote

The conservative Greek government plans to lift some crucial restrictions regarding the eligibility criteria allowing Diaspora Greeks to exercise their right to vote in parliamentary elections. The changes are planned despite the fact that New Democracy passed the relevant legislation a year ago. Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said Monday noon …

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Daylight saving time change in Greece takes place March 28-29

With this – the corona – and that – the virus – we forgot that time will change in the night from Saturday to Sunday, March 28 to March 29, 2020. The daylight saving change from winter time to summer time occurs at 3 o’ clock in the morning. The …

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Proastiakos schedules to Airport change due to Chinese president’s visit No 10-12

TrainOSE on Friday announced changes in its suburban railway (Proastiakos) schedule due to the Athens visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping on November 10-12. After Greek police directives, the following changes will affect stops related to Athens International Airport routes and times: – On …

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UNESCO warns Erdogan: No status change of Hagia Sophia without our approval

“Without approval by the UNESCO, the status of world heritage monuments cannot be changed,” the world cultural organization said and took the wind out of the sails of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who keeps heralding that he will turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “All decisions concerning the implementation …

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Daylight saving time: Don’t forget t change the clocks tonight

One hour less sleep, but one hour longer day light. Clocks in Greece will need to be set one hour forward in the night from Saturday to Sunday, March 24th to 25th 2018. The change takes place occurs at 3:00 a.m which will suddenly be 04:00 a.m. The change back …

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FYROM PM Zaev: No need to change the Constitution to show we have no irredentistic claims

One step forwards, two steps backwards. FYROM may rename the Skopje airport and the highway leading to the Greek border as a good will gesture. But it is not willing to take another step, which Greece considers as one of the most crucial: to change its Constitution and erase irredentist …

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FYROM PM Zaev announces first steps towards Macedonia name solution

A high level meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos showed that both sides are keen to finally solve the name dispute. In the joint press conference that …

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Germans remind the ECB that it urgently needs to change

With this and that on the festive days we forgot European institutions that urgently need to reform. At least, the Germans did not forget the issue and for one more time the criticized the European Central Bank. Even though the former German finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble remains quiet awaiting the …

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Greek women postpone marriage and maternity due to economic crisis and unemployment

In recent years, at least one in five Greek women decides to not get married because of the economic crisis and unemployment. At the same time, those getting married postpone the decision of having children for the same reasons. These are the findings of survey that will be presented at …

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Defense Minister surprisingly replaces Chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Forces

In a surprise move the highest council KYSEA conveyed to change the chiefs of Greece’s Armed Forces on Monday morning. The head of Land Forces, Navy and Air Force were sent to retirement and new generals were appointed. Media describe the decision as “hasty” and puzzle over the reasons for …

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