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Turkish citizen arrested in Thessaloniki over phone fraud in Germany

A Turkish citizen was arrested in Thessaloniki, in execution of a European warrant issued by German judicial authorities, on charges of participating in telephone fraud in Germany. Sources said the suspect is a 22-year-old man who has already been taken to the Appeals Prosecutor’s Office of Thessaloniki to initiate procedures …

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Greece proposed construction of power line to Austria, Germany

Greece has submitted a proposal for the construction of a direct electricity interconnection with Austria and Germany, with an initial capacity of 3.0 gigawatts, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas revealed at the Renewable and Storage Forum on Thursday. “It is not an easy project but there is great need …

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Greek-German tank-swap finalized: 40 BMP-1 for Ukraine, 40 MARDER for Greece

Greece’s National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and his German counterpart Christine Lambrecht on Friday agreed to facilitate the consignment of armored vehicles to Ukraine. The tank-swap deal provides that Greece will send 40 tanks to Ukraine and receive corresponding number by Germany Greece will supply Ukraine with 40 Soviet-era armored …

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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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