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Greece and Japan sign Joint Statement of Strategic Cooperation

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida at the prime minister’s residence in Tokyo, where they signed a Joint Statement of Strategic Cooperation between Greece and Japan. “With this statement, our countries significantly upgrade their strategic relations and we inaugurate a field of close cooperation over a …

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Wines aging underwater in Halkidiki are a hit in Japan

Wines aged in the underwater cellar at the bottom of the sea in Halkidiki have landed at restaurant tables in Japan, where they enjoy a huge popularity. Sushi and Greek wine aged underwater, is the new trend in Japan. The bottles of the underwater cellar from Ierissos, were sunk in …

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Greece and California wildfires, record heat in Japan. Is there connection?

Greece and California wildfires, record heat in Japan. Is there connection? It’s all part of summer – but it’s all being made worse by human-caused climate change, scientists say. Heatwaves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest wildfire in more than a century, and …

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CMA-report: Greece tops Debt Risk List 1Q 2011 – Again

Greece  is considered as the world’s most risky to default and tops again the CMA list of Sovereign Debt Risk Report with a 58% chance of a debt restructuring occurring within five years. The London-based CMA released Global Sovereign Credit Risk Report refers to the first Quarter of 2011. On the Top …

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Traces of radiation in Greece: No Reason for Concern, say Scientists

Atmospheric masses have transported particles of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors from Japan to Greece. However there is no reason for concern as the traces are minimal, say Greek Atomic Energy scientists. Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) announced that environmental checks during March 24-25/2011 showed traces of radiation (Iodine-131) …

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Join Earth Hour Action in Greece, Mar 26 2011, 8:30 pm

 Greece officially joins the Earth Hour worldwide actions on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Classic historical monuments like the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion or even the Rio-Antirio Bridge will shut off their lights at 8:30 pm for one hour to demonstrate commitment to energy responsibility. Candle-carrying crowds …

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Greece: Minimal Radiation detected on people arriving from Japan

Traces of radioisotopes have been detected on people arriving from Japan, Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) announced on Tuesday. The radiological checks conducted on individuals who arrived in Greece from Japan have detected traces of radioisotopes, “minute quantities”, on their personal items, the EEAE said in a statement. A total …

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No radiation in 14 Greeks coming from Japan – GR Food safety measures

Fourteen Greeks, among them a baby, arrived at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport Monday morning  from Japan. Conducted tests by Greek scientists showed no evidence of radiation on them. State television NET showed a woman carrying her 3-month old baby on her arms saying that she left as a precaution measure …

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Greece urges Turkey to halt plans on nuclear plant in Akkuyu Bay

Athens urged Ankara to halt its plans to build a nuclear plant at the Akkuyu area, in the southern province of Mersin at the eastern Mediterranean Sea. An area situated hazardously close to an active earthquake producing fault line. Concerned after the nuclear crisis in Japan, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called his …

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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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Greek Atomic Energy Agency: Instructions for Greek ships/shipping companies in Japan

The Greek branch of International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a list of precautions for Greek shipping companies and crews of Greek vessels at ports, off shore or near Japan.  The EEAE considers the nuclear situation in Japan as ‘worsening’. “Given the state state of emergency following the accident at …

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Greek FM: Hot Line for Greeks in Japan – Travel Facilitations

Greek Foreign Ministry has opened a telephone hot line for Greeks residing in Japan. As the situation there is getting more and more alarming, the FM has conferred with airlines companies and has reserved airline tickets to facilitate Greeks who wish to repatriate but are unable to make the necessary …

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Greek student in Japan recounts her earthquake experience

Greek news portal cosmo.gr contacted Greek student Christina Anagnostopoulou, 25, student at the University of Tokyo. Anagnostopoulou was interviewed via Skype and described her experience from the 8,8 earthquake that shattered Japan and shocked the world. Cosmo.gr talked toAnagnostopoulou at 10:30 am Greek time/ 05:30 pm in Japan. While they were talking aftershocks were occurring …

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