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Authorities order opening of bank accounts of former PM Simitis, two ex ministers

“Investigation is welcomed, I have nothing to hide,” former Prime Minister Costas Simitis said in a short statement issued on Wednesday just hours after daily Ta Nea revealed that the anti-money laundering authorities have ordered the opening of Simitis’ and his close relatives. “Relevant publications focus on slander. And I …

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Ex Defense Minister Papantoniou remanded in custody for bribes in frigates contract

After a marathon deposition of 20 hours, former Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou was remanded in custody late on Tuesday. Handcuffs were passed also to his wife Stavroula Kourakou. Both face charges for money laundering of 2.800.000 Swiss Francs (2.4 million euros) from kickbacks from the time he was Defense Minister …

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MoD Kammenos says “Greece and France discuss construction of frigates”

Amid great confusion over the alleged leasing of two French FREMM frigates, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos organized a press conference to clarify the issue. Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and French President, Emmanuel Macron, have discussed the possible construction of frigates in Greece, Kammenos said on Wednesday morning. The Defense …

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France dismisses Greek claim on “two FREMM frigates leasing deal”

The two French frigates FREMM will not come to Greece. French media reported on Tuesday morning that the French Defense Minister had dismissed Greek reports of last week that the French Navy would lease two FREMM frigates to Greece. According to what Greek Alternate Defense Minister, Fotis Kouvelis, said last …

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Greece leases 2 FREMM frigates from France, at least two more to follow

Greece is to acquire two frigates of multi-mission type FREMM from France among tension with neighbor Turkey. The plan is revealed just a few days after French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his support to Greece against threats in the East Mediterranean Sea. According to Greek media, the frigates will be …

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NATO Mission with 4 frigates & 1 supply vessel informally launched in the Aegean

“The NATO ships have already started informal patrols in the Aegean,” Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told the media on Tuesday morning short before he left Athens on a Chinook helicopter in order to festively inaugurate four hot spots on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros and Samos. According to …

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Independent: France and Germany to Blame for Greece Crisis

  As Greeks wait for a second eurozone rescue package to finally be agreed in Brussels today, many are blaming Germany and France for encouraging and benefiting from some of the much-criticised profligate spending which reduced Greece to near bankruptcy. Do France and Germany have a share on the Greek …

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German Krupp Objects Greek-French Frigates Deal

It’s high time to start a post with a Greek saying. “Two donkeys gave been quarreling inside a foreign barn”. In our case the ‘barn’ that is Greece is empty and yet. Berlin and Paris have been quarreling on weapons deals and warships to be sold to broke Greece. It …

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Greece – Libya: Limnos F451 goes, Themistoklis F465 comes

We have been reporting since last week that the Greek frigate “Limnos” has been patrolling in the waters between the island of Crete and Libya. Today the news came in, that “Limnos set sail from the Souda Bay, bound for waters between Libya and Crete”. Furthermore it has been said that “the …

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Crete: Drunken German sailors beat Greek port guards

A German-Greek “clash” took place last night, when German frigates crew members attacked Greek port guards. The incident took place at the port of Heraklion on Crete, when the Greeks asked the papers of the German drunken sailors as they were trying to enter the port. Security measures are high …

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