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Greek Tourism Minister Theoharis grilled at BBC’s HardTalk

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis was grilled at BBC and HardTalk when it came to vacations and vaccinations in Greece, the course of the pandemic and UK’s decision to not include the country in the “green list for safe travel.” In the following indicative excerpt, journalist Stephen Sackur criticized the Greek …

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“Turkey doesn’t accept international law over eastern Mediterranean,” says Greece’s FM

Turkey doesn’t accept international rules when it comes to exploratory drilling for gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Greece’s foreign minister Niko Dendias has told Euronews. “We would like to move our relations forward,” Nikos Dendias told Euronews. “But we have a problem: in order to solve an exercise [problem], we …

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Greek PM sees strong rebound in tourism this summer

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has forecast a strong rebound in tourism this summer. Speedy vaccination drives in key markets including Britain and Israel will pave the way for tourists to return despite the current industry gloom, he told news-agency Reuters on Thursday.. “I am a realist but I am …

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Greece’s Minister Voridis rejects anti-Semitic accusations

“I have never been anti-Semitic,” Rural Development and Food Minister, Makis Voridis, said on Saturday, following reactions to his ministerial appointment by Jewish organizations in Greece and broad. The General Secretary of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS), Victor Eliezer, has said that Voridis has  “a dark …

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“Broadening tax-free basis will be revoked,” says PM Tsipras

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced that the government will revoke the austerity measure of broadening the tax-free basis with a draft law to come to Parliament before the early elections on July 7, 2019. In a live interview to state ERT TV on last night, Tsipras said that the draft …

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Tsipras: No snap elections, early IMF repayment will give Greece economic freedom

Repaying earlier expensive International Monetary Fund loans is a significant step for Greece which will create favorable conditions for its economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, promising more relief measures. “We are gaining points of (economic) freedom,” Tsipras said during an interview with Greece’s private ANT1 TV. During the …

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Nimetz: Consequences profound and dangerous if Prespes Agreement…

“If the Prespes Agreement does not come into effect the consequences will be profound and dangerous,” UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the talks between Greece and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Matthew Nimetz said in an exclusive interview with Athens news agency. In response to a question by ANA, …

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PM Tsipras explains how to finance salaries of 10K priest and 10K civil servants

The announcement that 10,000 new civil servants will be hired after 10,000 priest will be removed from the state payroll has created a lot of confusion. How will Tsipras will finance the wages for so many civil servants if the state will keep subsidizing the priests wages? In an interview …

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“No other Macedonia but ours” says FYROM’s Zaev and angers Greece

“There is no other Macedonia but ours,” Prime Minister of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev said in an interview to FYROM’s state agency MIA on Friday afternoon. “The northern part of Greece is Greece, the western part of Bulgaria is Bulgaria. This is our Macedonia and there will …

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“Greece is beautiful,” praises Matthew McConaughey his vacations “in paradise”

With wife, three children, mom and father-in-law, Matthew McConaughey spent an unforgettable vacation in Greece in July. The Hollywood star was so excited about his Greek experience that he praised the country and the great hospitality foreigners enjoy in Greece during an appearance to The Tonight Show of Jimmy Fallon …

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“Dinner For Few” Provocative allegory on Greed by Nassos Vakalis (video)

“Dinner For Few” is a ten minute CG-animated film by EMMY award winning animation artist Nassos Vakalis. The short film depicts a sociopolitical allegory of our society in general and the Greek economic crisis as well as the economic crisis in the countries of the European South in particular. During …

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Pagourtzis’ father apologizes for rampage in Santa Fe, says for him “son is a victim”

Two days after the rampage in the high school of Santa Fe, the father of the 17-year-old shooter, Dimitris Pagourtzis, still cannot believe what happened. “I have a funeral here, I have no joy, I feel the pain of the others, but I also have pain… I lost my child, …

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Eurogroup chief Centeno sees “enormous potential” in Greece, does’t exclude “possible debt relief measures”

“Greece has gone through a very long period of economic adjustment and is now preparing to stand on its own feet as the program is approaching its expiration in August,” Eurogroup President Mario Centeno told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) in an interview on Tuesday, noting he sees “enormous potential” …

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