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Turkey fumes over “Armenian Genocide” vote by US House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to officially recognize the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide. Historians say an estimated 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire — the predecessor to modern-day Turkey — between 1915 and 1923. The historic …

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BBC article on “repressed Macedonian Slav minority” angers Greece

The article of BBC “Greece’s invisible minority – The Macedonian Slavs” triggered angry reactions in Athens with the government to speak of “inaccurate and distorted Information.” The point that angered the Greek government is the BBC claim that with the Prespes Agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia, “Greece has …

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Gov’t rebukes Kammenos “Plan B” for Prespes Agreement with FYROM

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the SYRIZA flank of Greece’s coalition government distanced themselvesf from coalition partner Panos Kammenos and his Alternative Plan on Prespes Agreement. “The Greek government sticks to its commitment in the Prespes Agreement and respects [FYROM PM Zoran] Zaev’s efforts to pass the constitutional changes through …

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“Speculative moves behind stock market pressure,” says Greece’s Gov’t

“Speculative moves” are behind the pressure on the Athens Stock Exchange and the Greek banks, the government said late on Wednesday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hosted an extraordinary meeting with top government officials around economy and financial issues after the dramatic session in the Athens Stock Exchange on  what media …

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Eldorado Gold demands €750mn compensation from Greece for Skouries delays

Hellas Gold, the Greek subsidiary of Canadian Eldorado Gold, has filed an Application of Payment demanding a compensation of 750 million euros from the Greek state for delays in its investment project in Skouries. Prompt was the reaction by the Greek Energy Ministry that said Skouries was only one of …

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Turkey claims to have increased security in the Aegean “fearing Greek provocation”

Turkey is increasing its security in the tiny part of the Aegean Sea within its territorial waters in fact without apparent reason. State news agency Anadolu said on Thursday that the Turkish Navy deployed a frigate and two gun boats in the Aegean and ordered them to be on alert …

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Turkey’s official position on EU Council Conclusions “forgets” the Greek soldiers

It took Ankara several hours to issue its official position about the European Council Conclusions condemning Turkey’s illegal actions in the East Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. Here is the full statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry. We regret the wording of yesterday’s European Council Conclusions on Turkey condemning Turkey’s …

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Greece’s shopkeepers launch strike to protest law for opening shops 30 Sundays per year

The Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) announced it will launch a strike on Sunday, May 7, to protest legislation that will increase the number of Sundays that retail outlets are allowed to operate during the year. Opening shops 30 Sundays per year is included in the deal Greece …

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Greek gov’t says no additional measures for 2018, after IMF publishes Fiscal Monitor

With its forecast report the International Monetary Fund set the base for a new negotiation between the Fund and Greece’s  European lenders, that is Berlin. In its Fiscal Monitor 2017, the IMF forecasts for Greece a gap of 2.7 billion euros for 2018. The fund estimates that the primary surplus …

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