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Greece expels Libyan Ambassador after he fails to disclose Agreement with Turkey

Greece has expelled the Libyan ambassador to Athens and gave him 72 hours to leave the country. “This does not mean we break diplomatic ties with Libya,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Friday while announcing the expulsion on live broadcast. The ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on …

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Turkey “eliminates” Greece’s Kastellorizo in effort to delineate its EEZ

Turkey escalates its provocations and inflammatory rhetoric towards Greece by claiming that Greek islands in the East Aegean Sea, in general, and the small island of Kastellorizo, in particular, do not have a continental shelf and therefore are partly within Greek territorial waters. It is the first time, Ankara explicitly …

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Absurd! Turkey and Libya sign “maritime boundaries” Agreement

Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognized government have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea. There were no immediate details on the maritime accord, however, it looks like a further Turkish step towards a kind of “legitimization” of its usual unilateral claims in the Mediterranean Sea, challenging Greece …

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FM Dendias: Greece fully supports North Macedonia’s EU accession

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece’s support for the EU accession prospects of North Macedonia. Dendias visited Skopje on Tuesday where he met with his counter part Nikolas Dimitrov, President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Dendias stressed that the European path of North Macedonia depends greatly on …

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Greece urged Turkey to “stop using refugees as tools for political pressure”

Both the Greek Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs responded to Turkey’s allegations that Greece mistreats refugees and illegally pushes them back. Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, urged Ankara to be “very careful when it refers to Greece,” and to stop using refugees as tools for political pressure. “Refugees …

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Greek Foreign Minister Dendias welcomes EU decisions on Turkey

Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, welcomed the decision of the European Council on Monday to impose economic sanctions against Turkey for its illegal drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and to restrict arms exports to Turkey for its military operation to Syria. The European Union today spoke in a …

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German FM Maas:”Great respect” for Greece’s handling of migration

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expressed his “great respect” for Greece, both for the heavy burden placed upon it during the crisis and for the actions taken by the new government on migration and to speed up the pace of reforms. The German minister made the statement in a joint …

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Prespes Agreement “harmful, yes, but traitorous…” says Greek FM

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Denias, has stressed the New Democracy government commitment to implement the Prespes Agreement pointing out that it is harmful’ but not traitorous, as ND used to claim when it was in the opposition. “In any case, at this time talking about betrayal, I don’t think it …

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Greece is pillar of stability in East Med and the Balkans, says Pompeo

Newly appointed Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, made his first official trip to …Washington for a meeting with US counterpart Mike Pompeo. Dendias invited Pompeo to visit Athens in the autumn for the second Strategic Dialogue between Greece and the US, an invitation the US saw positively was likely to be …

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Supreme Court orders immediate arrest of MPs releasing illegaly acquired footage

Supreme Court prosecutor Euterpi Koutzamani instructed Greece’s prosecutors to proceed to immediate arrest of members of the Parliament if they publish footage that was illegally obtained. Kotzamani’s instructions on Monday come amid claims by Golden Dawn MPs that they had more videotaped conversations with MPs from government and opposition parties. …

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UPD: Greece offers reward of €4million for the arrest of at least 3 fugitive terrorists

UPDATE: With a joint ministerial decision issued on Wednesday afternoon, the Minister for Public Order, Nikos Dendias, and deputy Finance Minister, Christos Staikouras offer reward of four million euro in total for the arrest of fugitives Christodoulos Xiros, Nikos Maziotis, Panagiota Roupa as well as of the unidentified assailants of …

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“War” between SYRIZA and Public Order Minister over Terrorism

A new round of angry dispute broke out between main opposition party SYRIZA and the Minister for Citizen Protection and Public Order, Nikos Dendias (Nea Dimocratia), when the latter brought up new allegations linking the left-wing party with phenomena of a smooth form of terrorism. During a meeting of the parliamentary committee …

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Athens: 140 squatters detained over Villa Amalia, protesters occupy gov’t party offices

The day started with an operation of riot police detaining 101 anti-authoritarians who had re-occupied the building called “Villa Amalia” in downtown Athens. While the building was under police guarding,  occupiers were divided in two groups: one group distracted police’ attention, while the other broke the padlocks and entered the …

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Greek Gov’t Considers to Outlaw Golden Dawn?

Greece’s political world seems to see the necessity to take action against extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) after months of provocative and challenging actions by GD-MPs and party members. With some of these actions to be brought to justice. Evangelos Venizelos, constitutional law professor and leader of coalition government partner …

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