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Censure motion “rejected” with the majority votes of Greece’s ruling party

The censure motion against the Greek government was rejected with 156 votes in a Parliament of 300 late on Sunday night. In favor of the motion tabled by main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA, voted all opposition parties, a total of 142 MPs from SYRIZA, KINAL, KKE, Greek Solution and MeRA25. …

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Turkish court rejects 6. release request for two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court has ruled to keep in custody the two Greek soldiers who were detained in Turkey on March 1st. It is the sixth release request the soldiers’ lawyers have submitted. So far no charges have been pressed, the Greek soldiers remain in high security prison in Edirne, North-Western …

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Turkish court rejects 3. release request by the two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court rejected the third release requested submitted by  the lawyers of the two Greek soldiers in custody in high security prison for 55th consecutive days. For the time being the prosecutor has not raised charges against the soldiers who accidentally entered into Turkish soil on March 1st. The …

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Greek court rejects extradition of Russian whistleblower to Malta

A court in Greece rejected two Maltese requests to extradite Russian whistleblower Maria Efimova to Malta on Thursday. Efimova was the whistleblower who reportedly helped Daphne Caruana Galizia’s investigation into high-level corruption in Malta. Caruana Galizia was murdered in a car bombing in October 2017. Judges in Athens said the …

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Greece rejects Ankara’s third extradition request for 8 Turkish soldiers

With an unanimous decision, the Appeal Council in Athens rejected the extradition of the 8 Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece a day after the failed coup in July 2016. It was the third extradition request Turkey had submitted to Greek authorities. the judges in the Appeals Council accepted the …

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Greece’s Asylum Service report: 58,661 asylum applications submitted in 2017

Greece’s Asylum Service has published its report for the work in 2017. The Asylum Service registered 58,661 asylum applications, of which 26,668 were submitted on the five Aegean islands where Reception and Identification Centers (“hotspots”) are located. The detailed report gives information about countries of origin, approved and rejected application …

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Turkish FM warns of rift in relations with Greece after court rejects extradition of 8 Turkish soldiers

Turkeish Foreign Ministry warns of rift in relations with Greece after a Greek court rejected also Ankara’s second request for the extradition of eight soldiers, who fled to the neighboring country after the failed coup of July 2016. Challenging the court decision, Ankara claims that the decision of the Greek …

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Berlin to Obama & Tsipras “Forget the debt relief!”

Despite the excitement over US President Barack Obama in Greece and his message of support for Debt Relief, just hours before he lands in Berlin, Germans remain cool and even underestimate the influence of the outgoing President. “What is the weight of Obama’s words in Washington and Europe?” German state …

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Greece rejected asylum to 3 out of 8 Turkish officers who flew with helicopter after July coup

Greece has reportedly rejected asylum to three out of eight Turkish officers who landed in Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, with a helicopter hours after the failed coup attempt on July 15th 2016. The refusal to grant asylum does not mean they the three officers will be extradited to Turkey. They have …

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More than 225K Greeks applied for “social dividend” allowance

Thousands of Greeks rushed to submit applications amid the Easter holidays in order to receive a share of 500 euro from the so-called ‘social dividends’ from the primary surplus. “225,000 people have applied so far,” Greek media reported on Tuesday noon stressing that the number of electronically submitted applications was …

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Τhessaloniki: University rejects students because he is blind

Argyris Koumtzis, 18, is blind. His disability did not hinder him to achieve top marks in high school and win several prizes in mathematics and physics competitions. Argyris is also a champion in chess. The 18-year-old student could have a bright future in front of him, if it wasn’t for …

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ECB’s Asmussen rejects Greece’s call to roll over Greek bonds

The European Central Bank cannot roll over Greek bonds as this goes against a ban on financing governments, a senior ECB policymaker said on Monday, dashing Athens’ hopes it will help plug a funding gap next year through such a move. Athens will be financed by bailout loans until the …

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Arcturos bear sanctuary rejects Golden Dawn donation after outcry

Greece’s only bear sanctuary Arcturos  announced that it will refuse a donation of 5,000 euro offered by the right-extreme political party Golden Dawn. “Arcturos recognizes that it was a mistake to accept this donation and for this reason has decided to turn the gift down and is returning the money …

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Nea Dimocratia MP supports cooperation with Golden Dawn

Vyron Polydoras, lawmaker of Samaras’ Nea Dimocratia, made a surprised statement on Monday. Speaking to private Real FM, Polydoras said that Nd should open the door to Golden Dawn. Asked by Real FM reporter whether ND should cooperate with Golden Dawn, Polydoras replied: “Certainly. We demonstrate sensitivity towards Golden Dawn …

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