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Mini government reshuffle with new Foreign and Migration Ministers

Government spokesman Dimitris Tsanakopoulos announced the mini government reshuffle Friday noon. The reshuffle was expected after SYRIZA managed to pass its proposal for the Constitutional revision. New ministers in important posts: Foreign Ministry: Giorgos Katrougalos – he replaces PM Alexis Tsipras who took over the office after Kotzias’ resignation last …

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Ultra-nationalists sue FM Kotzias for “high treason” over Macedonia name

The President of the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Macedonian Associations has filed a lawsuit against Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, for treason over the Macedonia name issue. The lawsuit has been filed as  Greece and FYROM seem to be very close to an agreement based on component name that includes the term …

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FM Kotzias receives threat letter with bullet inside. creepy threats

A bullet wrapped in a letter arrived at the Foreign Ministry, the envelope was addresses to minister, Nikos Kotzias. The letter was reportedly referring to the ongoing negotiations on the Macedonia name dispute and the latest developments. The bullet and the letter were immediately forwarded to Greek police. According to …

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UPD Threats over Macedonia name: FM Kotzias receives letter “We have three bullets for you”

Minister for Citizen Protection, Nikos Toskas, revealed that Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, received a letter threatening him and his family. “We have three bullets for you,” the anonymous sender wrote, Toskas said adding that the letter did not contain any bullets. Speaking to private ANT1 TV on Friday morning, the …

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Greece’s new cabinet: FinMin Varoufakis, FM Kotzias, DefMin Kammenos

Greece’s new cabinet of SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government has been announced on Tuesday. Left-wing SYRIZA decided to merge several ministries and establish so-called “super ministries” staffed with several alternate and deputy ministers. Media reported earlier of a 10+10+10 scheme that is: 10 ministers + 10 alternate ministers + 10 deputy …

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Golden Dawn MP calls German FM Westerwelle “Mrs.”

Golden Dawn MP Ilias Panayiotaros called German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle “Mrs.”. During a speech in the Greek Parliament, Panayiotaros referred to the visit of finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and said he was not in charge of the German WWII reparations to Greece. Addressing the Parliament, Panayiotaros said: “The government …

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Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister accuses Germany of “euro zone hegemony”

Luxembourg’s foreign minister accused Germany on Tuesday of “striving for hegemony” in the euro zone by telling Cyprus what business model it should pursue. Like Cyprus, Luxembourg has a large financial sector, whose comparatively light-touch tax and regulatory regime has long irked its much bigger neighbors Germany and France. “Germany …

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