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Kammenos warns “either elections or referendum or 180 ratification votes” for Macedonia Agreement

The Macedonia Agreement will not be ratified without the consent of the people, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner ANEL said on Tuesday morning. In a press conference called early in the morning, ANEL leader and Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos said there has to be either elections or a referendum on …

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ANEL wants 180 votes for Macedonia Agreement; threats against MPs

Leader of ANEL and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, said on Wednesday, that he will ask the Prime Minister the Macedonia Agreement will pass through the Greek parliament with an enhanced majority of 180 votes. Kammenos statement comes the day the FYROM Parliament ratified the agreement. “We will do …

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Kammenos calls on Justice to persecute Golden Dawn for “High Treason”

Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, called on Justice to persecute Golden Dawn MP Kostantinos Barbarousis for “High Treason” and “preparatory actions to commit high treason.” Speaking at the Plenary of the Parliament right after the unprecedented incident with Golden Dawn MP, Konstantinos Barbarousis, Kammenos urged the Justice to intervene and called …

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ND leader Mitsotakis submits no-confidence vote against gov’t over Macedonia

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of conservative New Democracy announced Thursday noon that he is submitting no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. “I want to see if  Mr. Tsipras has 154 votes for the Macedonia agreement,” Mitsotakis told the Plenary with a clear hint to coalition government …

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Tsipras gov’ partner ANEL says they will down vote agreement with term “Macedonia”

Tsipras’ junior coalition government partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL) made it clear that they will down vote an agreement with FYROM if it contains the term “Macedonia.” In an extraordinary press conference on Tuesday morning, ANEL leader and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, said: We are clear, we do not agree and …

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Crucial developments for Greece’s coalition after FYROM PM calls Tsipras on Macedonia agreement

The much anticipated phone call by FYROM Prime Minister,  Zoran Zaef, to his Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, over the Macedonia agreement took place at 3 p.m. on Monday. No further details about the content of the conversation have been revealed, except that the phone call was in a “positive atmosphere,” …

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MoD Kammenos says “Greece and France discuss construction of frigates”

Amid great confusion over the alleged leasing of two French FREMM frigates, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos organized a press conference to clarify the issue. Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and French President, Emmanuel Macron, have discussed the possible construction of frigates in Greece, Kammenos said on Wednesday morning. The Defense …

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Greece rebukes Turkey: Soldiers’ exchange “unacceptable”, peaceful coexistence “possible not just in words”

“Statements about the peaceful coexistence of our peoples are important and valuable when accompanied by deeds,” Greek President Prokopis Pavlopopoulos said on Sunday commenting on  Turkish counterpart Erdogan who called on “peace with Greece.” Furthermore, Pavlopoulos ruled out an exchange between the two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody and the …

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MoD Kammenos to Turkey: Greeks will crush them, if they have the guts…

Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, has reportedly described Turkey as an “enemy that continues to provoke us” and announced that he has ordered additional military personnel to move to islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. Kammenos said 7,000 service members from the armed forces were being moved to the islands …

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Kammenos: “Madman” Erdogan can keep the Greek soldiers up to 15 years

This is apparently Greece’s new tactics towards Turkey: “calling names.” After Prime Minister  Alexis Tsipras called Recep Tayyip Erdogan “sultan,” his coalition government partner, Panos Kammenos said the Turkish President  “a madman.” ANEL leader and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, pulled the trigger of the escalation in the bilateral issues and …

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Kammenos reiterates opposition to use of “Macedonia” and its derivatives by FYROM

Defense Minister and Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader, Panos Kammenos, reiterated his opposition to the use of the term “Macedonia” and any derivative in the name agreed for FYROM. In an interview with private ANT1 TV on Tuesday, Kammenos pointed out that in order to change FYROM’s constitution, elections must be …

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Greece’s political leadership sends strong messages to Turkey on Independence Day

Greece’s political leadership sent strong messages tot Turkey on the occasion of the Independence Day commemorating the start of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman occupation in 1821. they all called for the immediate release of the two Greek soldiers and to respect international law. Attending celebrations at the island …

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MoD Kammenos: “Turkey operates in the logic of Midnight Express”

Defense Minister and Tsipras junior coalition partner, Panos Kammenos said on Tuesday that on the issue of the two Greek soldiers in custody, “Turkey operates in the logic of Midnight Express.” The Greek government will not be involved in exchange matters, Kammenos said stressing that the Turkish side has not …

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Do Greece’s coalition government partners SYRIZA-ANEL stand before divorce?

Scenarios of rupture between the two government coalition partners left-wing SYRIZA and nationalist-conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL) are growing, despite the fact that government officials from SYRIZA vehemently dismiss them. What makes the issue more suspenseful is that a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with ANEL leader and Defense Minister, …

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Kammenos: Greece is close to a “fatal accident” with Turkey

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos warned of  the possibilities of a “fatal accident” between Greece and Turkey given the increased number of violations of Greek air space (FIR) and territorial waters. In an interview with French daily Liberation on Saturday, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos declared that “Greece is very …

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Greek Defense Minister: The Greek soldiers “are hostages in Turkish prisons”

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos suddenly upgraded the arrest of the two Greek soldiers and described them as “hostages in Turkish prisons.” The soldiers were arrested last week for illegally crossing the borders. Kammenos’ statement is in full contradiction with those made by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. Tsipras’ junior …

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Def Min Kammenos: Greek soldiers’ arrest is issue of concern for EU

The arrest of two Greek soldiers patrolling the Greek-Turkish border is an issue of concern for the European Union also, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Tuesday. The Greek Defense Minister is currently in Brussels for an EU foreign affairs and defense ministers’ council. Noting that his communication with EU …

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Kammenos’ case file of attempted sales to Saudi Arabia submitted to Parliament

Authorities submitted to the Parliament for further investigation the case file regarding the attempted sale of projectiles to Saudi Arabia. The case refers directly to Tsipras’ junior coalition partner and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, leader of the Independent Greeks. The case file was submitted on Friday noon. Kammenos reiterated that …

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Kammenos dismisses media reports the case file of Saudi Arabia sales was sent to Palriament for investigation

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has dismissed media reports that the “case file regards sales of projectiles to Saudi Arabia” is about to be  or was already submitted to the Greek Palriament for investigation. The information was allegedly attributed to the Corruption Prosecution. In a letter to Corruption Prosecutor,  Kammenos asked …

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