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Greece requests additional Beriev against fires, Russia sends Ilyushin and Mi-8

Greece has requested Russia to deploy a second Beriev Be-200, a so-called super weapon against the fires still raging in the country. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had an extensive telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday. The battling against wildfires was discussed as well as the possibility …

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Greece formally requests early repayment of part of IMF loans

The Greek Finance Ministry sent to European Stability Mechanism (ESM) the government’s proposal for the early repayment of part of the loan Greece took from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The official request were sent on Monday evening, financial ministry sources told state news agency amna. Greece wants to repay …

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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 blocks Ankara’s new extradition request for 3 Turkish soldiers soldiers

A Greek court on Wednesday blocked a second request by Turkey for the extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in July after a failed coup attempt, court officials said, potentially increasing tensions between the traditional foes. The ruling applied to three of eight soldiers who fled. Extradition of …

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UPD Greece trapped between Russia and USA over flights to Syria

A diplomatic thriller between Moscow – Athens – Washington is taking place these days, after the United States asked NATO-partner Greece to ban two Russian flights to Syria via the Greek airspace. On Monday, Greece confirmed the US request however it declined to reveal its plans. “We examine the request,” …

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Church of Greece requests the withdrawal of shoes

I would never thought that the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece would care about …shoes. But this is exactly what happened! Because a shoe-manufacturer brought to the market shoes bearing the symbol of the Holy Cross on their soles. In a statement the Holy Synod of the Church …

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BoG confirms “two banks requested ELA funding” – Which banks…

Bank of Greece sources confirmed to several media that two Greek banks made a request for Emergency Liguidity Assistance (ELA) funding from the Bank of Greece in December. However, they did not confirm the amount of liquidity that it was asked, neither did they disclose the names of the banks. …

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Greek debt relief discussion starts on …technical level

Greece made its first official request for a further debt relief at the Euro Working Group in Brussels. This does not mean much in substance for the time being, as the International Monetary Fund may supports the idea, but Greece’s European partners -especially the Germans –  reject it. And they …

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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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