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Supreme Court slams EP resolution on Rule of Law in Greece

The plenary of Greece’s Supreme Court issued a statement slamming a resolution adopted last week by the European Parliament regarding press freedom and the threat to the rule of law in Greece. The Supreme Court statement spoke of  “a direct interference in the work of the Greek judicial authorities, regarding …

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MEPs voice concern about the rule of law in Greece

The European Parliament on Wednesday called on the Commission to act over what it described as “grave concerns” about the rule of law in Greece, citing a hostile environment for journalists, the use of spyware against political opponents and journalists and abuse of power by the police. MEPs adopted the …

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European Parliament adopts resolution critical of Greece, other EU member states

The European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution on “Liberties, equality and dignity threatened in Greece.”The EP expressed concern over media freedom, corruption and individual liberties. “Freedoms, equality and dignity are threatened,” the European Parliament emphasizes on Thursday, January 18, 2024. In its resolution on fundamental rights, put at …

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UN General Assembly unanimously adopts Greece’s resolution on return of cultural property

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by Greece for the “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin.” Greece’s three-year resolution was supported by an unprecedented 111 countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a post on Twitter on Tuesday. The resolution was …

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ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ at the Venizelos Metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The resolution comes following the decision of local authorities and the Greek Central Archeological Council to remove the antiquities …

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Varoufakis asks the Parliament to adopt resolution for Syria

Leader of opposition party MeRA25, Yanis Varoufakis, has officially asked the Greek Parliament to adopt a resolution for an immediate ceasefire on the Turkish-Syrian border, a no-fly zone over north Syria and the immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid. In a letter submitted to the Parliament Speaker on Wednesday, Varoufakis wrote …

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US Senate Resolution highlights Greece’s geo-strategic significance

The US Senate has released a resolution on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the Greek Independence. Signed by 27 Senators, the resolution highlights Greece’s geo-strategic significance and emphasized the country’s dedication to the values of democracy and freedom. The resolution also welcomes the enhanced cooperation between Greece and …

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EU Parliament calls on Turkey to immediately release the two Greek soldiers

The Plenary of the European Palriament has compiled a motion for a resolution “on the violation of human rights and the rule of law in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested and detained in Turkey.” It calls for the Turkish government to immediate release the two Greek soldiers and …

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Chios Mayor and City Council declare Golden Dawn politicians ‘Persona non gratae”

Mayor Manolis Vournous and the City Council of Chios unanimously declared officials of extreme-right Golden Dawn as “persona non gratae”.  The local authorities have herewith expressed their opposition to a planned event organized by the Golden Dawn on the island. The event is on the Migration-Refugee Crisis and is scheduled …

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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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