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Greece’s top court rules for backdated payment of wrongfully cut pensions

The Council of State, Greece’s supreme administrative court, on Tuesday ruled in favor of the backdated payment of pensions that were wrongfully cut between June 2015 and May 2016. The court ruled in favor of pensioners who had appealed against the pension cuts, seeking the backdated return for the above …

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Hand-grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Athens, police suspects leftish groups

Two people on a motorbike threw a hand grenade at the police booth outside the Russian Consulate in Athens on Friday morning. “Last night, two strangers, riding by the consulate of the Russian Embassy on a bike, threw an explosive device at a police booth located near the consulate… Minor damage has been inflicted,” the …

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Turkey cannot be excluded from energy issues in Mediterranean, says Greek FM

Greece’s Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos ruled out Turkey’s exclusion on energy-related issues in the Eastern Mediterranean area. He said that Turkey has kilometer-long shore at the Mediterranean Sea and therefore also rights in the area. The Greek Foreign Minister met with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Antalya on Thursday …

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EPP chairman Weber is spreading “fake news,” says Greek Foreign Minister

Greek Foreign Minister, George Katrougalos has accused Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission president, of “reproducing fake news.” The Foreign Minister was responding to a tweet posted by Weber and in which he claimed that Athens was refusing “70,000 Greek nationals the right to vote …

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PM Rama: “Albanian & Greece are in talks over potential border change” to expansion of territorial waters in Ionian Sea”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested that Greece and Albania are in talks over potential border change. Speaking during an interview with Albania’s Vizion Plus TV on Thursday, Rama appeared to suggest Athens and Tirana are in talks over potential border changes. The comment was made in the context of …

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Greece calls on Albania to release body of killed ethnic Greek, protect minorities

Greece has called on Albanian authorities to give the body of the killed ethnic Greek to his family and respect the protection of the Greek minority. Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos urged Albanian authorities to “immediately satisfy the request of the family and release the body” of 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas …

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45% of Greece’s pensioners live below poverty line

45% of Greece’s pensioners live below the poverty line. They receive monthly pensions below 665 euro gross. The data has been released by the Greek Pensioner’s Network and shows the dramatic situation in which 1.2million pensioners experience after the repetitive cuts and hikes for health contributions. Unions stress that 13.7% …

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