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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit for “defamation, intimidation and spreading of fake news”

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has filed a lawsuit for defamation and dissemination of fake news aiming to undermine him and the Prespes Agreement. The former FM filed a 10-page lawsuit at the Prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court. The former minister believes that “legal suits for treason brought against him …

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“Unacceptable, we expect full clarification,” says Greece on killing in Albania

“We are expecting the full clarification of the circumstances under which Greek citizen Konstantinos Katsifas lost his life,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in  a statement on Sunday evening. “That the incident ended in the loss of life is in any case unacceptable” the ministry said adding “we will take …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry evacuated due to suspicious package (UPD)

Some 70 employees of the Greek Foreign Ministry were evacuated around 2 o’ clock Friday afternoon, following a police order. According to preliminary media information, the evacuation order came after a suspicious package was spotted at the department assigned with the correspondence distribution. Scanned through the x-rays machine, the package …

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“Turkey is a violator of International Law,” says Greece’s Foreign Ministry

Greece has rebuked Turkey after its Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed more or less that the sea area off South-East Crete belonged to Turkey’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Ever since 1996 Turkey has been claiming that also the island of Gavdos is part of what it calls “grey zones” in …

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“Greece alone has right to extension of its territorial waters, whenever…” says Athens

“Extension of coastline is a legitimate and inalienable sovereign right of Greece, in accordance with international law,” Athens responded to Ankara that claimed extension of territorial waters was a casus belli.tells In a statement issued early Tuesday afternoon, the Greek Foreign Ministry said Greece’s right to expand its territorial waters …

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Greece to expand territorial waters from 6 to 12 miles from the coastline

Greece is poised to expand its sovereignty after 70 years, ex Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias revealed on Saturday during the handover ceremony to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who has been sworn in as Foreign Minister as well. He said that Greece will extend its territorial waters from 6 miles now …

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Prosecutor investigates leakage of Foreign Ministry “secret funds” distribution

The head of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Athens First Instance Court Court has launched an investigation into the leakage of information with regards to the latest distribution of  “secret funds” by the Foreign Ministry. A day after the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, a news website published information …

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Gov’t rebukes Kammenos “Plan B” for Prespes Agreement with FYROM

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the SYRIZA flank of Greece’s coalition government distanced themselvesf from coalition partner Panos Kammenos and his Alternative Plan on Prespes Agreement. “The Greek government sticks to its commitment in the Prespes Agreement and respects [FYROM PM Zoran] Zaev’s efforts to pass the constitutional changes through …

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Athens expresses condolence to victims of Greektown shooting in Toronto

The Greek Foreign ministry has expressed its condolence and solidarity with the people of Toronto and the government of Canada following the shooting in Greektown district by a gunman on Sunday night. Greece is “profoundly shocked by the abhorrent  shooting in the Greektown neigbhorhood,” the Foreign Ministry tweeted on Monday. “We …

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Russian FM: US clearly behind Greece’s decision to expel diplomats

Τhe expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Greece is unfounded and could seriously damage bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. Moscow’s reaction comes a day after the US State Department said in a statement it supports Greece against “malicious Russian influence.” “It appears that Washington, which openly …

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Greek FM in Cyprus court over legal battle with Kykkos monastery

“Even the Turks have treated us better than this,” Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said expressing his dismay about the attorney representing the Kykkos Monastery before the court in Nicosia on Monday. The monastery has taken the Greek state to court over an 8,000-squater-meter land plot where the Greek state …

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Turkey slams Juncker over release of two Greek soldiers

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on April 26 rejected a statement by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the detention of two Greek soldiers in Turkey.  “With these remarks … EU authorities lose their credibility and reliability day by day,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement. Aksoy’s remarks came …

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Imia “territorial waters and airspace are exclusively under Turkish sovereignty, says Foreign Ministry

In a delirium out of control, the Turkish Foreign Ministry launched a fierce attack against the European Union, Greece and Cyprus after the Commission report 2018. In an completely unacceptable and  provocative statement, Ankara claims that the islets of Imia “their territorial waters and airspace above them are exclusively under …

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Ankara claims “not doubt about Turkish sovereignty” over Imia islets

“The legal status of Imia is firmly established. Greek sovereignty over Imia is a given and beyond doubt,” Greek Foreign Ministry said on Saturday commenting on an unbelievable statement by the Turkish Foregin Ministry that raises …objections that the Imia islets in the Aegean are included in the “Natura 2000” …

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Turkey’s official position on EU Council Conclusions “forgets” the Greek soldiers

It took Ankara several hours to issue its official position about the European Council Conclusions condemning Turkey’s illegal actions in the East Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. Here is the full statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry. We regret the wording of yesterday’s European Council Conclusions on Turkey condemning Turkey’s …

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Turkey’s Foreign Ministry calls on Greek President to “respect international law”

Of all countries Turkey is calling on the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos to respect the international law. A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said: “The Greek press has reported yesterday (6 March) that Mr. Pavlopoulos, President of Greece has made the following remarks about Turkey: …

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Greece FM rejects Albanian claims “Cham” issue included in bilateral talks

Greece’s Foreign Ministry strongly rejected claims by Albanian officials on Monday that the issue of Cham Albanians is being discussed between Greece and Albania as part of the bilateral talks to resolve open issues between the two countries. “We categorically refute statements by Albanian officials on the alleged inclusion of …

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UPD Two Greek pilots survive Kabul hotel attack, FM does not confirm death of another Greek

One Greek is reportedly among the 18 victims of the attack in Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on Saturday, media quoted a relevant report by the BBC and therefore there is no more information about the identity of the Greek. Fourteen foreigners are confirmed to have died, along with four Afghans. …

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