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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit against Kammenos for “Soros allegations” and threats

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias filed a lawsuit against ex Defense Minister and Independent Greeks president Panos Kammenos. Kotzias sued his former colleague in the SYRIZA-ANEL government for a series of offenses, such a physical and moral incitement, defamation and direct synergy to a threat, spreading false news also against …

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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit for “defamation, intimidation and spreading of fake news”

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has filed a lawsuit for defamation and dissemination of fake news aiming to undermine him and the Prespes Agreement. The former FM filed a 10-page lawsuit at the Prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court. The former minister believes that “legal suits for treason brought against him …

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Greece to expand territorial waters from 6 to 12 miles from the coastline

Greece is poised to expand its sovereignty after 70 years, ex Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias revealed on Saturday during the handover ceremony to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who has been sworn in as Foreign Minister as well. He said that Greece will extend its territorial waters from 6 miles now …

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Prosecutor investigates leakage of Foreign Ministry “secret funds” distribution

The head of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Athens First Instance Court Court has launched an investigation into the leakage of information with regards to the latest distribution of  “secret funds” by the Foreign Ministry. A day after the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, a news website published information …

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Kammenos, Kotzias and the “€50mn by George Soros for Prespes Agreement”

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos fired unbelievable allegations against now former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and practically forced him to resignation after the Prime Minister and other first-class ministers failed to support him. Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Kammenos alleged Kotzias mismanaged funds for the Prespses Agreement, he was involved in issuing …

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FM Nikos Kotzias resigns after clash with Kammenos over Prespes Deal & funds

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias resigned early afternoon Wednesday after a cabinet meeting the previous day where he clashed with Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos over the Prespes Agreement and as it seems also other issues. Nikos Kotzias considered that the Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers …

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The more Turkey is economically cornered, the ruder its “diplomacy” becomes

The inauguration of the renovated Greek Consulate in the coastal city of Izmir was anything but a well prepared show by Turkey to challenge Greece. Not only did they stage a “show of power” with Turkish aircraft; the chief of Turkish diplomacy dared challenged Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias who …

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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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One and a half ministerial Apology for the Athens Wildfires

The first minister apology for the Athens wildfires came by the deputy defense minister on Thursday morning. Even though with a delay of eleven days. The ministers of Foreign Affairs and the deputy for Citizen Protection and Public Order followed. Almost. Deputy Defense Minister, Fotis Kouvelis, said during a live …

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FM Kotzias: Chicken-hearted diplomacy is for the coop, not for foreign policy

“The time when being chicken-hearted was considered diplomacy is over. This is diplomacy for the coop not for the foreign police,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview on Sunday. His message was clear and was defending the latest policy of eternal ally Russia and the expulsion of …

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Turkey’s deputy PM threatens with abduction of the 8 Turkish servicemen in Greece

No other than the deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and government spokesman threatened to abduct the 8 Turkish servicemen that were released from custody on Monday afternoon. Claiming that Greece is “protecting and supporting coup plotters and terrorists,” Bekir Bozdag said: “I want to be clear. Whatever they do, it …

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Ultra-nationalists sue FM Kotzias for “high treason” over Macedonia name

The President of the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Macedonian Associations has filed a lawsuit against Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, for treason over the Macedonia name issue. The lawsuit has been filed as  Greece and FYROM seem to be very close to an agreement based on component name that includes the term …

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Financial problems in Italy could impact Greece, says FM Kotzias

When Greek politicians are outside …Greece, ‘Greece worries about the impact of the financial problems in Italy.’ When Greek politicians are inside …Greece, ‘everything is under control.’ Two contradictory statements on Two contradictory statements on the same day: one by Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, and one by Economy Minister, Yannis …

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Kotzias – Pompeo talk Cyprus, Turkey, two Greek soldiers in custody

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, met with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at the Department of Sate in Washington on Monday. Regional issues, especially those in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Cyprus, Turkey were high on the agenda, while also the issue of two Greek soldiers in …

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EU needs to retain focus on citizens, say Greek FM at V4B4 meeting in Sounion

The European Union needs to retain its focus on citizens, not on some abstract forms, or be afraid of taking some bold steps,” Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias said after the Visegrad-4 Balkan-4 Plus meeting in Sounion on Friday. In a joint press conference with Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjártó, Kotzias said …

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Greek FM: Turkey’s bid to “legitimize illegal territorial claims against international law”

Turkey’s efforts to legitimize “illegal” claims on Greek sovereign territory are doomed to fail because they’re contrary to international law, Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said on Monday during his visit to Cyprus. he said that Turkey has submitted a document to the United Nations containing “erroneous positions” regarding Greek …

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Serbian FM Dacic sings to Greek counterpart Kotzias (video)

Diplomacy is more than sit around a table, exchange nice sentences and trade A for B and D for C. Hosting a dinner for his Greek counterpart on a visit to Belgrade, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic grabbed the microphone and sang a Greek song to Nikos Kotzias … in …

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