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Greece’s Foreign Ministry congratulates Liz Truss

The Greek Foreign Ministry congratulated newly elected British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Monday. “Congratulations to Liz Truss on becoming the next British PM. During her tenure as Foreign Secretary, our bilateral relations gained a renewed momentum by signing with Nikos Dendias the MoU on Strategic Bilateral Framework between Greece …

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Greece expresses grief over death of Mikhail Gorbachev

Greece has expressed grief over the death of the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. “We express our sorrow for the loss of a great European,” the Foreign Ministry said in a tweet. “[Gorbachev] was instrumental in ending the Cold War, in promoting nuclear disarmament and the democratization of his country,” …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry on 48. anniversary of Turkish invasion of Cyprus

“Today’s sombre anniversary of the 48th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July 1974 and the continued illegal occupation of more than a third of the island by Turkish troops is a reminder to the international community of Turkey’s flagrant violation of International Law and United Nations …

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Foreign Ministry sends condolences to families of Ukrainian crew of Antonov

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Sunday expressed its deep sorrow to the families of the 8 Ukrainian crew members of the Antonov cargo airplane that crashed near Kavala, northern Greece, late on Saturday night. In a post on Twitter, the Greek Foreign Ministry said: “Profoundly saddened by the news of …

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Greece publishes 16 MAPs exposing Turkey’s illegal and unilateral claims

Greece’s Foreign Ministry uploaded a total of 16 maps “in an effort to increase the wider public’s awareness of Turkish revisionism,” as it said in a statement. “The attached maps depict in a vivid and irrefutable way the Turkish illegal unilateral actions and claims,” the Ministry added. Greece-Turkey borders according …

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Novartis scandal: Greek translation distorts FBI document, omits ex minister’s name

“No one can give a logical answer as to why my name was deleted from the translation of the FBI Novartis document,” PASOK-KINAL MP and former Health Minister Andreas Loverdos told Skai TV on Friday morning. It was one more of Loverdos’ statements after documentonews newspaper and koutipandoras website published …

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Unprecedented violation: Turkey’s fighter jets reach 2.5 miles off Alexandroupolis, NE Greece

An unprecedented violation of Greece’s national sovereignty by Turkish fighter jets on Friday: they reached 2.5 nautical miles off the port city of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece. Angry reaction by the Greek Foreign Ministry that issued a statement condemning “the very clear escalation of Turkish provocations.” Foreign Ministry statement “We …

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Russia Foreign Ministry lashes out at Greece, accuses Gov’t of “hypocrisy”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry went one step further towards a deeper deterioration of the Greek-Russian relations, directly accusing the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “hypocricy” and a “defamation campaign against Russia.” The verbal attack was launched by Maria Zakharova, the information and press director of the ministry in Moscow. According …

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Foreign Ministry advises Greeks to avoid traveling to Russia

Greeks should avoid traveling to the Russian Federation, the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Sunday afternoon as more and more European countries close their national airspace to Russian planes. “Greeks are advised to avoid not necessary travel to the Russian Federation” spokesman Alexandros Papaioannou told state …

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Four more ethnic Greeks killed in east Ukraine; fatalities rise to 10 (UP)

Four more ethnic Greeks are killed in eastern Ukraine raising the total fatalities to ten on a single day. The Greek Foreign MInistry announced late on Saturday that four more ethnic Greeks were killed in Sartana, eastern Ukraine. Another four were killed Saturday afternoon in the village of Bugas, some …

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Foreign Ministry urges Greeks to not travel to Ukraine, to contact Greece’s diplomatic representations (lists)

Greece’s Foreign Ministry advises Greek nationals to not travel to Ukraine for the time being. In an announcement issued early Tuesday afternoon, February 22, 2022, the Ministry encourages Greek nationals who are currently in the country to contact Greek diplomatic representations in Kiev, Mariupol and Odessa. Greek authorities in Ukraine: …

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Foreign Ministry urges Greeks in Ukraine to contact Embassy in Kiev (contact details)

Greece’s Foreign Ministry urges Greek nationals who are or travel to Ukraine to be in contact with the Greek Embassy in Kiev. In a announcement issued late on Friday, 11. February 2022, the Foreign Ministry in Athens lists contact details such as emergency phone numbers, e-mails and other information. The …

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Greece sends condolences on death of anti-apartheid Desmond Tutu

The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a brief statement on the death of South Africa’s Archbishop and historic personality in fight against the apartheid, Desmond Tutu. “Deeply saddened by the passing of South Africa’s Archibishop Desmond Tutu, a prominent civic & human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate for his …

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Foreign Ministry calls on Greek citizens in Ethiopia to “depart as soon as possible”

The Greek Foreign Ministry calls on Greek citizens in Ethiopia to depart the country as soon as possible due to the “highly fragile and increasingly unpredictable security situation as the armed conflict continues unabated.” In a warning issued on Monday, the Greek Foreign Ministry stresses that “travel by Greek citizens …

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Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrive in Athens, says Foreign Ministry

Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrived in Athens via Tbilisi, accompanied by their family members, earlier on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry announced. The seven women were extricated from Afghanistan following the actions of the NGO Zaka Khan, which is based in New York. Their arrival and stay in Greece, which …

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Platform for official translations service is online from Sept 1, says Greek Foreign Ministry

The Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry’s abolished translation services for the public have now moved online, the ministry announced on Wednesday. Individuals and businesses who need official translations can now apply online in a simplified system (https://metafraseis.services.gov.gr) and choose a translator. The available professionals will have registered on the same platform. …

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