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Erdogan in Turkish bazaar: Bilateral issues can be solved only through reciprocity

There were a few moments of awkwardness during the press conference by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. The host certainly surprised the guest when he openly demanded the extradition of the 8 Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after the failed coup …

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EU Council cancels Summit press conference after Italy threat to veto

The first day of the EU Summit did not go according to plan. The EU Council has cancelled the press conference at the end of Day 1 of the summit and in a very diplomatic statement, make it clear, it’s Italy’s fault… The European Council this afternoon had an exchange …

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At presser with Tsipras, Trump says “Greece should get debt relief”

At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the White House, US President Donald Trump expressed his clear support to Greece. “Greece should get responsible debt relief,” Trump said and millions of Greeks signed in relief. He said further that “Greece is a very reliable ally and …

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ECB Draghi keeps key interest rates at historic ultra-low level

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi keeps interest rates at historic low.The low interest rate cause a blow to million of deposits of ordinary people who trust their live savings to the banks. In a statement issued on Thursday, the ECB said: At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the …

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UPD Turkey threatens Athens, claims Greece should not have given landing permission to helicopter with alleged coup-plotters

Ankara escalates pressure on Athens to have the 8 military personnel that fled Turkey with an helicopter extradited. In an unprecedented move, Turkey’s ambassador to the Greek capital, Kerim Uras, threatened that “bilateral relations would be damaged if Greece does not extradite the 8 Turkish military personnel.” In order to …

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Eldorado Gold amends investment in Greece or Just Games for a Handful of Gold?

It has been an affair of love and hate: Protagonists are: an investor –  Canadian gold-miner Eldorado Gold -, three Greek governments and the locals in Skouries divided over whether to allow gold-mining or not. Lots of tears were shed and lots of anger occurred in the last three years …

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Obama, Merkel press conference: “Oh… Greece! I forgot, yes!”

“Oh… Greece! I forgot, yes!” German chancellor Angela Merkel was talking like a waterfall about the Ukraine crisis, about policies and politicians… and Ops! She forgot Greece, the issue that is currently shaking the European Union, the Eurozone and the markets. I don’t think, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in …

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Did EP Schulz complain to Tsipras about rain, Russia and lack of EU solidarity?

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz arrived at the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras but the timing was bad. It was raining. An obviously disappointed Schulz immediately pointed with the finger towards the sky in front of PM Tsipras’ nose. Martin Schulz complained right away about the shortage …

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Independent Greeks Kammenos says, he met middleman at Samaras’ office

During a press conference on Friday, Independent Greeks chairman Panos Kammenos said that the briber has allegedly worked as consultant at the Deutsche Bank and later at the Piraeus Bank until summer 2014. Panos Kammenos said that he cannot publish the taped footage or part of it due to legal …

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