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UN to post coordinates of EEZ maps of Turkey-Libya Agreement

United Nations’ Division for Ocean Affairs will post the geographical coordinates outlined in the maritime border agreement signed by Turkey and Libya in November 2019. Including the memorandum’s sea zone maps in the UN’s database is expected to give them an official character. Athens is concerned, however, it tries to …

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Russian Church warns Archbishop Ieronymos over recognition of Ukraine autocephaly

The Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate has warned that it will break communion with the hierarchs of the Greek Church, including Archbishop Ieronymos,  if it proceeds with the recognition of the Ukranian Church autocephaly. Spokesman Vladimir Legoyda later clarified that the Russian Church will maintain relations with individual Greek …

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Greece recognizes Juan Guaido as President a.i. of Venezuela

A 180-degree u-turn by the new political leadership of the Greek Foreign Ministry. Less than a week in power and conservative New Democracy had apparently a top priority in foreign affairs: to get rid of the leftist, Maduro-supporting ideology of SYRIZA. Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, issued a statement first thing …

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First Refugees in Attica receive European Qualifications Passports

The first groups of refugees have received European Qualifications Passports after successfully passing an evaluation process to verify their higher education credentials. Fifty-four refugees, mostly from Syria, living in refugee camps in Attica, Greece have received the documentation through the first two rounds of the Council of Europe’s “Recognition of …

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Greek Parliament unanimously adopts resolution for recognition of Palestine

The Greek Parliament unanimously voted a resolution recognizing the state of Palestine on Tuesday. the voting took place during a special parliamentary session attended also by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas currently on an official visit to Athens. PM Tsipras, President Abbas, Greek Parliament Speaker Voutsis “[The Greek parliament pledges] to …

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