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Greek Parliament approves purchase of 18 French Rafale jets

With a broad majority the Greek parliament approved at a plenary vote the Defense Ministry bill for the acquisition of 18 French Rafale fighter jets on Thursday evening. The bill was voted in favor by ruling New Democracy, main opposition party SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Movement for Change (KINAL) and Greek Solution; …

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Bill for acquisition of 18 French Rafale submitted to Greek Parliament

A draft bill of the Ministry of Defense for the acquisition of 18 French Rafale fighter aircraft has been submitted to the Defense Committee of the Greek Parliament, a step before the voting. The bill with the title  “Approval of draft defense contracts” contains five articles. The main ones are …

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Greece to sign deal for French Rafale jets in the coming days, says Mitsotakis

Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday evening that the deal for the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighter jets will be signed in the coming days. Speaking at the Parliament during the budget debated, Mitsotakis said that the delivery of the Rafale jets will be 20201. A few …

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Obama’s memoirs: The Greek debt crisis, German and French banks

In his memoirs, “A Promised Land,” former Us President Barack Obama makes also some reference to the Greek debt crisis and the way in which the major European powers chose to deal with the situation. In his memoir that was released on Tuesday, Obama writes: “I noticed that they rarely …

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Greek-Orthodox priest shot in Lyon church, one arrest UPD

A Greek-Orthodox priest was shot and seriously wounded in the French city of Lyon, on Saturday afternoon. The assailant fled and the victim was transferred to the nearest hospital. The priest was preparing to close the church at 04:00 pm Saturday local time, when he was shot with what it …

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France and Germany give Turkey “one week deadline” to clarify its position

France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, and gave it a week to clarify its positions. “It’s clear to us that Turkey is permanently carrying out provocative acts which are unacceptable,” France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le …

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PM Mitsotakis to unveil Greece’s Defense Program on Saturday

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to unveil the government’s defense program, possibly including the content of talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a European-Mediterranean leaders’ meeting in Corsica on Thursday. Among the details that the prime minister is expected to reveal during a speech in …

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Erdogan says “Turkey is boxed in” by the small Greek island of Kastellorizo

In the Eastern Mediterranean “they want to box us in on our shores with an island of 10 sq.km; this cannot happen.,” Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. “In order to support our independence we have the opportunity to use both our diplomacy and our military power. That …

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Eurogroup fails to agree on coronavirus-funds, blame the Dutch

Εurozone finance ministers failed to agree on more support for coronavirus-hit economies. The breakdown at the eurogroup late on Tuesday came after Italy and the Netherlands squabbled over what conditions should be attached to euro zone credit, blocking progress on half a trillion euros worth of aid. The Eurogroup has …

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First Greek in Wuhan evacuation flight, all passengers in quarantine

One Greek national is among the Europeans evacuated from Wuhan with a special flight chartered by France. Among the passengers were many French and dozens of other European citizens. On passenger showed symptoms suspected to cornavirus during the flight. The plane landed in Istres military base in Southern France, 50 …

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French military source: Turkey spotted escorting military equipment to Libya

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle spotted a Turkish frigate escorting a cargo ship delivering armored vehicles to the Libyan capital Tripoli in defiance of a UN embargo, a French military source told media on Thursday. The cargo ship Bana docked in Tripoli port on Wednesday, said the source, who …

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Macron: “France supports Greece & Cyprus, condemns Turkey’s challenges”

“France supports Greece and Cyprus in terms of respect for their sovereign rights, condemning Turkey’s challenge of these,” President Emmannuel Macron said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday. “We repeated our concerns and condemned unequivocally the Turkey-Libya agreement,” …

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Mitsotakis: “Greece’s borders are immovable and non-negotiable”

“Greece’s borders are immovable and non-negotiable,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in a message to Turkey and Europe. “Any problems Greece may have with Turkey or other countries are automatically problems of the European Union,” he said in an effort to make the Greek-Turkish problems a European issue. …

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