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Turkey postpones indefinitely NATO talks with Sweden, Finland

NATO has indefinitely postponed talks with  Finland and Sweden at Turkey’s request. The talks were scheduled for February. Their applications have already been approved by 28 alliance countries, but Hungary and Turkey have not ratified them. NATO membership negotiations between Turkey, Sweden and Finland have been postponed indefinitely at Ankara’s …

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Greece’s Parliament ratifies Sweden and Finland NATO bid

The Greek parliament voted to accept Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership application on Thursday. The bill was supported by ruling New Democracy, main opposition opposition party SYRIZA, and opposition party PASOK. “Thank you, Greece! With a strong majority the Greek parliament today voted in favor of ratifying Sweden’s accession to …

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French, Norwegian & Finnish firefighters arrive to assist Greek colleagues

Firefighters from France have arrived in Greece to assist their Greek colleagues to combat the numerous wild- and forest-fires ravaging the country. The French contingent consisting of 25 firefighters will be stationed in Attica throughout the month of August. 27 firefighters from Norway and 48 firefighters from Finland are expected …

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Greece welcomes the historic decision of Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership, says Foreign Ministry

Greece welcomes the historic decision by Finland and Sweden to submit their applications to join NATO, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “The accession of two additional European partners, with deep-rooted democratic traditions and respect for international law to the NATO family will further strengthen Europe’s collective security, …

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Greece ready to welcome Finland, Sweden to NATO, says FM Dendias

Greece is “ready to welcome Sweden and Finland in the NATO family,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in Berlin Saturday. Greece has always had “excellent relations” with the two countries, Dendias said on arriving at an informal dinner of foreign ministers of NATO countries at Germany’s foreign ministry. “I am …

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Finland tightens border checks for 10 countries, including Greece

Finland said it will tighten travel restrictions and reintroduce and step up border checks for arrivals from 10 countries starting Monday due to the worsening pandemic situation in Europe and elsewhere. The Finnish government says border checks will apply for passengers to and from Nordic neighbors Denmark, Iceland and Norway …

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Turkey harasses fishermen boat, Frontex vessel, F-16s fly over Greek islands

Turkey has increased its provocations by air and at the sea on Thursday, by harassing Greek fishermen and a Frontex vessel from Finland in the eastern Aegean Sea, while fighter jets overflew Greek islets and even the island of Patmos. A Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat entered Greek territorial waters …

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Skibbe to go after Greece loses 2-0 to Finland in UEFA’s Nations League

Greece’s national football team lost to Finland 2-0 in Tampere Stadium on Monday night and coach Michael Skibbe finds himself just a step before seeking another job. Local media speak of “national humiliation,” blame the German coach for it and demand his replacement …yesterday. “Unfortunately we were not in the …

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Finnish tourist dies after falling into 2-meter deep ditch in Crete

A Finnish tourist has died after falling into a 2-meter deep private ditch on the side of a road in Platanias holiday village in Chania, Western Crete. The man was found by passersby on Friday morning. Firemen and rescuers recover the body of the man whose age was reported between …

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111 refugees left Greece for Finland, yet EU relocation target falls extremely short

One hundred ten Syrian refugees among them also 36 unaccompanied minors left Greece for Finland on Monday in the context of the relocation scheme. Families, individual persons and unaccompanied minors boarded on a plane from Athens international airport Eleftherios Venizelos on Monday morning. According to Asylum Office, the group consisted …

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Greek PM Samaras cancels visit to Finland, Mar 22-24/2013

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras cancelled his official visit to Finland, scheduled for March 22-24rd 2013. No official explanation was given. Greek media speculate the postponement had to do with the developments in Cyprus. Samaras was due to meet the political leadership of Finland and participate in a meeting with …

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Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists awards “Greece as Destination of Year 2013”

The Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists is proud to award Greece as our Foreign Destination of the Year 2013, Finland’s biggest travel media Rantapallo reports. “Statistics just published by the Association of Finnish Travel Agents confirm that Greece continues to be one of the most popular summer leisure destinations for Finnish tourists …

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Finnish FinMin: Greece Causes Uncertainty …like Cancer

(Reuters) – Finnish finance minister Jutta Urpilainen on Sunday expressed her concern over Greece, the troubled euro state which has repeatedly failed to meet the fiscal targets set out by its international lenders. ‘Greece’s situation causes uncertainty, it is like cancer. As long as its own situation is uncertain, it …

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Greece Cash Collateral: Grabbing the Donkey’s Tail

Many economics experts  have repeatedly criticized the EU leaders for lack of political vision. For grave delays in resolving the European crisis. Delays that broaden the gap between the North and the South, pushing millions of EU citizens into dramatic economic underworld. Lack of political will and vision push inevitably the member-states of the …

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Greece to Feed its Lenders with Cash Collaterals

Greece enters new financial adventures as the loan agreement with Finland created a huge appetite to other EU member countries forced to help out Greece but in fact – and deep in their heart – unwilling raise a single euro for the Hellenes. The Greek-Finish agreement that needs to be approved by …

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