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Erdogan claims “Greece is accepting Turkey-Libya deal”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that “Greece is slowly accepting the status quo in the Eastern Mediterranean following the Turkey-Libya deal on maritime boundaries. Ankara’s “resolute stance has led the rest of the countries in the region, but mainly Greece,” to accept the status quo that Turkey wants in the …

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Greek Foreign Ministry dismiss Turkish claims of “firing at refugee boats”

The Greek Foreign Ministry categorically dismissed the claims by Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, that the Greek Coast Guard “has been firing at refugee boats, sinking them and wounding the passengers. “We categorically reject today’s statements by the Turkish Foreign Minister,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement late …

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Greek Foreign Ministry appoints Special Envoy for Anti-Semitism

For the first time, the Greek Foreign Ministry has appointed a Special Envoy for Anti-Semitism and Anti-Defamation of the Holocaust.  Special Secretary of Religious and Cultural Diplomacy, Dr. Efstathios C. Lianos Liantis was appointed Special Secretary for Anti-Semitism and Anti-Defamation of the Holocaust, the Ministry announced on Wednesday. It is …

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Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s planned visit to Greece this autumn has been reportedly cancel, as “the timing is no longer suitable,” Russia’s ambassador to Athens  Andrei Maslov told TASS news agency on Thursday.  Greek officials had invited Lavrov in June before the diplomatic row over Macedonia and FYROM broke …

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“Sovereignty over Imia is indisputable,” Greek Foreign Ministry tells Turkey

“Greece’s sovereignty over Imia is clear and indisputable through three international agreements,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday responding to Ankara’s official claim that “territorial waters and the airspace over Imia are exclusively under Turkish sovereignty.” Turkey should “come to its senses” and use the European …

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Horror of a new kind in Nice: Truck plows into crowds, killing 84, injuring dozens

A horror of new kind: A driver mows a large truck into thousands of people celebrating the Bastille Day at the Promenade of Nice in southern France. 84 people among them 10 children were killed, dozens were injured, 18 of them are in critical condition. Police shot the driver, found …

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Greek FM Kotzias dismiss FT allegations of “supposed relations with A. Dugin”

Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement dismissing as “groundless’” allegations published in Financial Times on Wednesday, claiming that Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias had “supposed relations” with Russian professor Alexandr Dugin. Greek Foreign Ministry press release Thursday, 29 January 2015 In a Financial Times article published on 28 January, reference is …

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Greek Police: NGO illegally obtained €9million public money for de-mining projects

An incredible case of fraud and money laundering has been revealed after 20 months of police investigation.  A Greek Non Governmental Organization (NGO) established with the purpose of carrying out de-mining projects in several countries has received a total of 9 million euro in public money and used the money …

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UPD Athens: Airplane with Syrian FM & Geneva team takes off after diplomacy rally

It was short after 5 p.m. in the afternoon Tuesday when the aircraft carrying the Syrian Foreign Minister and a team of advisers and negotiators took off from Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The green light for refueling the Syrian aircraft followed a diplomatic rally between Athens, Damaskus and Brussels, where …

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90% of Greeks want government to pursue Germany over WWII reparations

That’s an interesting public opinion survey result that will increase pressure for the Greek government to carry on with the WWII demands from Germany. Eight in ten Greeks believe, the government should pursue Germany over the reparations for damages during the 2. World War. Even if some compensation was given …

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Greece’s Legal Council to examine report on €162 bn WWII reparations from Germany

Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos handed over to Greek State Legal Council the report published on Sunday by newspaper To Vima. The report suggested that Germany owes Greece 162 billion euro in World War II reparations. The president of the Greek State’s Legal Council, Fokinas Georgakopoulos will be examining the report, …

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Turkish research vessel “Bilim 2” violates Greek sovereignty

Turkish oceanographic research vessel “Bilim 2” set sail and started research in the waters between the islands of Rhodes and Kastelorizo, in South Eastern Greece. Reason enough for Athens to protest, even though Greece has failed so far to declare its own Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Even though the relevant maritime …

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US Embassy Issues Travel Safety Advise Over Racist Attacks in Greece

US Embassy in Athens updated its safety and security information on Friday raising the awareness of US citizens of African, Asian, Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent. The American diplomatic mission explained the update with ‘unprovoked harassment and violent attacks against person perceived as foreign migrants.’ US Embassy Excerpt: “Security Message …

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Greek Embassy suspends operation in Libya

 The operation of the Greek Embassy in Tripoli has been suspended, and representation of Greek interests has been undertaken by the Embassy of Hungary, which currently holds the Presidency of the European Union.

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Greek FM and EEAE issue advisory for Greeks in Japan

As the nuclear threat is growing, Greek Foreign Ministry and Greek Atomic Energy Commision issued advisories for Greek citizens in Japan. In general, citizens are advised to move further than 80 km radius from the Fukushima Daiichi reactor, move towards the south of the country, those willing to leave should contact diplomatic …

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