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Greece designates Turkey a “safe country” for asylum seekers

With a joint ministerial decision, Greece designated Turkey a “safe country” for asylum seekers from specific countries such as from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia. The decision was issued by the Ministry of Migration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is noted that the Joint Ministerial Decision has …

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Supreme Court rules in favor of furlough for 17. Nov convict Koufontinas

Greece’s Supreme Court has dismissed decision of the court in Volos that had denied the seventh furlough for Dimitris Koufontinas, the convict of terror organization “17. November.” The penal section of the Court accepted the chief prosecutor’s appeal asking the dismissal of the Volos court decision. The reasoning of the …

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Pressure works: Alpha Bank revokes decision to close branches on islands

Pressure by the local communities and outrage seem to have brought fruits. Alpha Bank has reportedly cancel its plans to leave three remote islands in the Aegean Sea without banking services and even cash. “The message the islanders sent to Alpha Bank was received,” Dodecanese lawmaker Dimitris Gakis told local …

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FYROM Parliament sets date for Name Change Referendum

The Parliament of  the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has approved a government proposal setting September 30 as the date for a referendum on a deal with Greece to rename the country. Sixty-eight deputies in the 120-member parliament voted on July 30 in favor of holding a referendum on the …

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EU Commission adopts decision to activate enhanced surveillance for Greece in post-bailout

The European Commission has adopted the decision to activate the enhanced surveillance framework for Greece to support the implementation of agreed reforms following the successful conclusion of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support program as of 20. August 2018. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Commission praised first …

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Prosecutor appeals court decision to acquit Bishop Amvrosios of homophobic rant

A prosecutor of the misdemeanors court in Aigio, western Greece, has appealed an earlier court decision to acquit bishop Amvrosios, on the charge of inciting hatred against homosexuals. The controversial bishop of Kalavryta most likely will find himself back to the court room. That decision had cleared Amvrosios of violating …

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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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Greece publishes maps for hydrocarbon research in Ionian Sea and off Crete

The Greek Environment and Energy  Ministry published the maps for hydrocarbon research and exploitation rights. The areas are located in the Ionian Sea and off the island of Crete. The map were published on the Government Gazette on Wednesday. The areas affected are: Ionian Sea: One plot north of the …

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ECB Draghi keeps key interest rates at historic ultra-low level

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi keeps interest rates at historic low.The low interest rate cause a blow to million of deposits of ordinary people who trust their live savings to the banks. In a statement issued on Thursday, the ECB said: At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the …

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Supreme Court rules: NO to extradition of 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court rejected the extradition of 8 Turkish officers. The court ruled after a request by Turkey that claimed they were involved in the failed coup of July 2016. In six cases the judges decided unanimously, in two according to majority. Two votes were apparently in favor of the …

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