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Tsipras – Zaev officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev have been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, state news agency amna.gr reports on Tuesday evening. Tsipras and Zaev were nominated by European Parliament groups for having managed to end a 26-year-old conflict with …

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Turkish pilot Ozkaynakci may receive travel documents to leave Greece

Suleyman Ozkaynakci, the Turkish serviceman who piloted the helicopter in which he and seven other Turkish officers fled to Greece after the failed coup in Turkey, was granted full asylum and may receive travel documents to leave Greece. According to the reasoning for granting asylum by the Greek Council of …

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PM Tsipras tells Theresa May the place of Parthenon Marbles is in Greece

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her Greek counter, Alexis Tsipras, at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon. The two leaders discussed about issues like the Brexit, migration and bilateral cooperation. The Greek Prime Minister brought up also an issue that for Greece has never given up the fight: the Return …

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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall in historic visit to Athens

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla will be visiting Greek capital Athens in May  following an invitation by the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The visit is considered as historic as members of the British royal family have not officially visited Athens since the 1950’s. The Buckingham …

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Turkish President Erdogan to visit Athens beginning of December

The official visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens is reportedly scheduled for Thursday and Friday, December 7th and 8th 2017. According to Sunday newspaper real.gr, the date of the visit have been finalized via the usual diplomatic channels. Erdogan will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime …

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US sees ‘supportive role’ for IMF in Greece’s bailout program

Washington will keep an “open mind” regarding the participation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Greek bailout programme, a senior US Treasury official said on Thursday. The US, the largest shareholder in the IMF, will likely not rule out new funding for Greece by the Fund, despite the …

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Odd Eurogroup statement on Greece after Malta meeting

Odd things are happening. The Eurogroup did not reveal details of the agreement between Greece and its euro area creditors in Malta on Friday. The statement makes a simple reference to the agreement adding a Tweet by Eurogroup head, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Greece The Eurogroup was briefed on developments in the …

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Greek FinMin announces launching of five-year bond

After four years in economic isolation, Greek Finance Ministry announced the launching of the five-year bond short after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Greek media report of a statement issued by the finance ministry and reading: ” The Greek Republic announces today that it mandated international banks for the imminent 5-year …

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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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Greek Total Debt after PSI: 280.3 Billion Euro – Only!

Greece’s unsustainable debt mountain has fallen sharply, official figures showed today, after an unprecedented private creditor writedown helped ease the burden on the struggling eurozone country. The office of the state controller said total debt, based on indicative figures, tumbled 23.8 per cent to 280.3 billion euros ($370 billion) at …

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