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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 and France sign new massive deal for frigates and Rafale worth 4 billion euros

Greece and France signed a new arms deal on Thursday with Athens to buy three Belharra frigates and six more Rafale fighter jets. The Rafale fighter jets will be sold to Greece by Dassault Aviation and would be delivered from the summer of 2024, bringing the Hellenic Air Force’s fleet …

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Geece and Turkey to attend Libya Conference in Paris

Greece and Turkey will both attend the Paris International Conference on Libya set for Friday, with Turkey announcing its participation on Thursday afternoon. This is the first summit on Libya which Greece has been invited to attend, something which government sources indicate is a strong sign that Greece is valued …

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France flexes muscle, puts warship in eastern Mediterranean

France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship’s captain said was the importance that Paris attaches to ensuring security and stability in the region. Captain Paul Merveilleux de Vignaux said the Auvergne with its …

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Greece’s lawmakers ratify defense pact with France

Greece’s lawmakers on Thursday ratified a landmark defense pact with France that includes a mutual assistance clause in case of an armed attack against either country; a pact that has irked fellow NATO member Turkey but also drew criticism by the NATO itself. 191 lawmakers from ruling New Democracy, opposition …

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Greece receives first Rafale fighter jet at ceremony in France

Greece’s Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos visited France on Wednesday to attend the handover ceremony of the first of the 18 Rafale fighter jets that will join the Greek Air Force. Panagiotopoulos is accompanied by the Chief of the Defense General Staff General Konstantinos Floros and the Chief of the Defence …

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Greece submits demarche to Turkey over French oceanographic vessel

The Greek Foreign Ministry has submitted a demarche to Turkey regarding the French research vessel L’ Atalante, diplomatic sources told media on Wednesday. The demarche followed Turkish reactions to the vessel operating south of Crete, in a sea area under Greek jurisdiction. The protest note comes also despite the fact …

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Four French Rafale jets in Greece for joint exercise “Skyros 2021”

Four Rafale fighter jets of the French Air Force arrived in Tanagra air base by Athens ahead of the joint exercise “Skyros 2021” with Mirage 2000 and F-16 the Greek Air Force. This is the “official first” of the French Rafale in the Greek skies after France and Greece signed …

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