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Ex chief of Greece’s General Staff Michalis Kostarakos passes away at 67

Former chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), retired General Michalis Kostarakos, passed away at the age of 67. After a prolonged battle with health issues, he passed away on Friday afternoon at the 424 Military Hospital in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Kostarakos held the position of GEETHA chief …

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Ex SYRIZA Minister, businessman guilty over TV license auction

In a unanimous decision Friday a Special Court found former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas guilty of dereliction of duty over the handling of a 2016 television license tender. Guilty was found also businessman Christos Kalogritsas for the crime of moral turpitude in the breach of duty of Pappas. The Special …

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Former President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, passes away

Former President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias passed away at the age of 92 on Sunday. Papoulias served two terms as president, from 2005 to 2015. He was a longstanding member of PASOK and held various ministerial appointments in his long political career, mainly in the Foreign Ministry and …

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Former Turkish deputy with HDP flees to Greece, seeks political asylum

A former lawmaker of pro-Kurdish party HDP fled Turkey and illegally cross into Greece. 44-year-old Leyla Birlik, a former Sirnak deputy with the Kurdish party HDP at the Turkish Parliament, sought political asylum fearing for her life. Turkey has banned her from traveling abroad after she was brought to trial …

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“I had agreed with Russia to give cash that would help with Grexit,” claims ex Syriza Minister

Panagiotis Lafazanis, energy minister in the first SYRIZA government, claimed he had agreed with Moscow in 2015 that Russia would make a down-payment for a gas pipeline so that the money could be used to finance rexit if the country would decide to leave the euro zone. Lafazanis told Vima …

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Cyprus’ former President Glafkos Clerides dies at 94

Former president of Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides passed away early Friday evening at the age of 94. Glafkos Clerides was one of the most prominent personalities of Cyprus, who tried to unify the divided island and guided the country to European Union membership. Irony of the history. Glafkos Clerides passed …

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Athens court sentences ex Defence Minister to 8 years imprisonement, half million euro fine

A court in Athens sentenced former Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos to 7+1 years imprisonment, a fine of 520,000 euro while it ordered the confiscation of  his luxury real estate property, a three-storey building at noble Dionisioy-Aeropagitoy Street close to Acropolis. Akis Tsochatzopoulos, former powerful PASOK official stood trial on Monday morning …

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Greeks protest outside ex Prime Minister’s Residence (video)

Some hundreds people gather Thursday afternoon in Athens downtown to protest outside the  residence of former prime minister Costas Simitis. Anagnostopoulou street in noble district of Kolonaki  was clogged by masses of old and young who shouted their frustration about the austerity measures. Lifting umbrellas and walking sticks they shouted slogan like …

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