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Greece concerned about exemptions in FYROM constitutional name change

The Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will vote for four amendments of the country’s Constitution as demanded by the Prespes Agreement with Greece. According to Prespes Agreement, FYROM has to replace term “Republic of Macedonia” with “North Mecedonia.” However, one of the amendments contains terms that …

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Greece’s President tells Prince Charles: “We hope for the Return of Parthenon Marbles!”

It didn’t help much that the British royal couple did not visit the Acropolis in order to avoid moments of embarrassment with regards to the Parthenon Marbles, stolen by Lord Elgin in 1816 and exhibited at the British Museum in London. It was the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis …

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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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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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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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Turkey’s Foreign Ministry calls on Greek President to “respect international law”

Of all countries Turkey is calling on the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos to respect the international law. A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said: “The Greek press has reported yesterday (6 March) that Mr. Pavlopoulos, President of Greece has made the following remarks about Turkey: …

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President Duda promises Poland will strive to resolve conflicts in the Balkans

President Andrzej Duda has promised that Poland will strive to resolve conflicts in the Balkan region after talks in Athens with his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Duda’s pledge came in response to Pavlopoulos’ statement that the European Union faced challenges regarding Macedonia and Cyprus. Polish media write that Athens has …

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Turkey fuels tension with Greece with outrageous statements and actions

For one more time, Turkey has been fueling tension with Greece with a series of outrageous statements and actions. During a visit to North-East Greece, a Turkish Deputy Prime Minister claimed that the Muslim minority in Thrace were “Turkish citizens.” At the same time, Ankara sent a military helicopter over …

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Greek President reiterates call for German WWII reparations

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos renewed the demand for war reparations from Germany owed to Greece from the time when the Nazi forces had occupied the country, during the World War II. During a visit to the village Kommeno by Arta in Western Greece, Pavlopoulos reiterated the Greek demand. The country …

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Greek President warns Erdogan “Provocations are sign of weakness, Come and Take them!”

Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos sent a sharp worded message to his Turkish counter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following a series of provocations accompanying his tour to the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. “The brave do not provoke,” President Pavlopoulos told Greek soldiers safeguarding the remote island of Ai Stratis. “Provocations, …

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Turkey escalates tension, harasses helicopter carrying Greek President Pavlopoulos

Turkey’s boldness has no limits. Two times in two consecutive days, Turks harassed the helicopter carrying Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on a tour visiting several remote islands and islets in the eastern Aegean Sea. While Pavlopoulos’ helicopter was heading to islet Panagia, pilots received warning calls and threats from the …

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