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Former President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, passes away

Former President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias passed away at the age of 92 on Sunday. Papoulias served two terms as president, from 2005 to 2015. He was a longstanding member of PASOK and held various ministerial appointments in his long political career, mainly in the Foreign Ministry and …

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Greek President talks to Gauck about German WWII reparations

President Karolos Papoulias raised the issue of World War II reparations to his German counterpart Joachim Gauck currently on a 3-day official visit to Athens. But as expected, Gauck repeated the official legal position of Berlin and promised to express his Karolos Papoulias told Gauck hat Greece has not dropped …

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Israeli President Shimon Peres to Visit Athens in August

Israeli President Shimon Peres will pay a historic visit to Greece in August, online daily Proto Thema exclusively reported citing diplomatic sources. Peres’ visit, the first official visit of an Israeli President to Athens,  follows the visit of Greek President Karolos Papoulis to Israel in July 2011. Peres will meet his …

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Greece’s President Papoulias Has Waived His Salary

The President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias will stop receiving compensation for the performance of his duties. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced this important decision after a meeting with Papoulias on Wednesday morning. “The President asked me to initiate procedures to make this happen” Venizelos told reporters. Newspaper Ethnos had …

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Karadzic Call Greek President to Give Evidence at War Crimes Tribunal

 Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic asked the UN’s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Thursday to order the Greek president to give evidence for his war crimes trial. “Radovan Karadzic… moves for the issuance of a subpoena to Greek President Carolos Papoulias compelling him to submit to an interview conducted …

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Protests Against the President Trigger Political Confrontation

Strong political confrontation broke out in Greece after protesters insulted the President of the Greek Republic, Karolos Papoulias, and enforced the cancellation of the October 28th – OXI Day military parade in Thessaloniki. After the protesters insisted on hindering the stat of the parade, a visible angry and deeply insulted President decided to …

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Theodorakis /Kasimatis: IMF-Memorandum Against Greek Constitution

Greek musician Mikis Theodorakis and constitutional law professor Yiorgos Kasimatis  submitted an official note concerning the IMF/EU/ECB Memorandum of Understanding signed by Greece and questioned its compatibility with the constitution. The two men submitted their objection to Greek President Karolos Papoulias during a visit to presidential manor.   Theodorakis stressed …

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