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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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Turkey lashes out at Germany over comments criticizing Ankara’s policy against Greece

Turkey lashed out at Germany over comments by its foreign minister expressing concern over the recent escalation of aggressive rhetoric against Greece and violations of the country’s airspace. Turkish government statements “do not help the constructive dialogue and stability in the region,” while “the aggressive rhetoric especially, as well as …

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German Chancellor Scholz to visit Thessaloniki, FM Baerbock in Athens

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to Thessaloniki next Friday, June 10, following an invitaiton by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. According to Wolfgang Büchner, Deputy Spokesperson of the Federal Government, Scholz will attend a dinner within the framework of the summit of the South East European Cooperation Process taking place …

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German liberal FinMin sees model in Greek reform measures

Germany’s finance minister-in-waiting said on Tuesday that “Germany must aspire to become as ambitious as Greece’s domestic policy.” Christian Lindner, head of the liberal Free Democrats (FDP), which will share power in Europe’s biggest economy with the Social Democrats and Greens, said he would watch inflation closely and that the …

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Germany drops quarantine rule for vaccinated tourists

The German government has agreed to let travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from infection avoid testing and quarantine when entering the country, unless they come from areas where variants of concern are prevalent. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet on Wednesday reportedly approved a change to existing rules …

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Exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey resumed in Istanbul

Exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey resumed in Istanbul on Monday morning after they were interrupted in March 2016. The talks are not negotiations but a mere record of “bilateral disputes” they could discuss in the future even in the event of seeking a solution at the International Court of …

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Germany rejects Greece’s request for arms embargo on Turkey

Germany has rejected Greece’s request for arms embargo on Turkey amid the ongoing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking to German Press Agency (dpa) German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass said “I do not find the demand of an arms embargo against Turkey strategically correct. It is not easy to do …

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Greece, Germany complete relocation of 612 refugee children with health issues

The relocation program of Greece and Germany for refugee children with serious health conditions and their families has been completed, a joint statement released by the Migration and Asylum Ministry and the German embassy in Athens said on Thursday. Germany recognizes “the systematic efforts of Greece, as EU’s frontline border …

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Tsipras, Zaev awarded the Hessian Peace Prize 2020 for the Prespes Agreement

The Hessian Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, and the former prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, for solving the name dispute, SYRIZA said in a press release on Tuesday. The decision was announced by Boris Rhein, President of the Landtag …

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Greek father, 9-week-old baby daughter among the victims in Trier

A Greek father and his 9-week-old baby girl is among the five victims of the driver in amok ploughed through a pedestrian street and onto people in the city of Trier, west Germany.Another 15 people were injured, amonth them the wife and a second child of the killed man. His …

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Turkey blames IRINI Greek Commander for German inspection of cargo ship

Turkey blamed the Greek Commander of “Operation Irene” for the control checks by German soldiers from the frigate Hamburg on Turkish cargo ship Roseline A in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. At the same time, Germany accused Turkey on Monday of preventing German forces belonging to an EU military mission from …

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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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