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Tourism Ministry ceases operation of hotel hiding view to the Acropolis

The Tourism Ministry  has announced  the cease of operations for the Coco-Mat Hotel in Koukaki district of Athens as the owner has not complied with the state decisions to bring down the two upper floors for they hide view to the Acropolis. The building’s permit has been partially revoked as …

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FM Dendias “Greece’s sole dispute with Turkey is continental shelf boundary”

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias made it clear that Greece’s sole dispute with Turkey that can be solved in the International court of the Hague is the boundary of the continental shelf and by extension the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone. In his second message to Ankara, Dendias stressed that …

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Ancient Greek Amphora of “disputed ownership” to be auctioned in New York

An Ancient Greek Amphora is to go on auction in New York at the end of the month. Too bad that the ownership is currently disputed by Greek forensic archaeologists who have alerted authorities to investigate the issue.  The black-figured amphora may end back to Greece, local media report. The …

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Name dispute with Greece sole NATO impediment, says FYROM MOD

After repeated assurances from high-level U.N. and Macedonian officials that Skopje is poised to resolve its long-running name dispute with neighboring Greece, the Balkan nation’s defense chief says that issue may well be the only thing impeding its pending NATO accession, write VOA. Following Pentagon meetings with U.S. Defense Secretary …

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More than 70% of Greeks say NO to “Macedonia” in FYROM’s compound name

The overwhelming majority of Greeks opposes the use of term “Macedonia” in the new name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In a public opinion poll published Sunday morning, that is just a few hours before the Macedonia protest in Athens, 71.5% of respondent said they do not agree …

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PM Tsipras determined to solve name dispute with FYROM, but partner Kammenos has reservations

As efforts intensify to resolve the decades-long name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Tsipras coalition partner and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, dampened expectations. He said that he would never back a solution including the word “Macedonia” thus revealing cracks in the coalition government. The …

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Schaeuble sees no Greek deal before primary surplus dispute with IMF solved

Deal or half deal? Success or partial success? The Greek government reported of a deal with creditors on Thursday morning, of a preliminary technical deal and stressed that negotiations on debt relief could start. A few hours later, the German finance ministry forced Greeks back to earth, to an emergency …

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Juncker, Draghi & Lagarde call Tsipras to Brussels on Wednesday

They must have been in a great hurry to close the deal with Greece. Who? The heads of the three Institutions, the country’s main creditors, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission. Jean-Claude Juncker, Mario Draghi and Christine Lagarde called Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on …

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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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