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Supply of natural gas without any disruption, says Greece’s Energy Minister

The supply of natural gas to Greece continues without any disruption, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Friday. He reassured that domestic reserves – lignite coal, hydroelectric, diesel power generation, liquefied natural gas reserves in Revythousa – can meet the demand in the case of supply crisis. Chairing …

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Shipping ministry urges Greek vessels to leave Ukrainian & Russian waters

Greece’s Port Authority’s Operations Center is in continuous contact with the captains of Greek-flagged- or -owned ships in the Black Sea and the necessary directions have been issued, Shipping & Island Policy Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said late on Thursday, adding he had spoken with the captains himself. According to the …

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Greece’s opposition SYRIZA, KKE, MeRA25 condemn Russia’s military operation

Greece’s opposition parties condemned Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on Thursday morning. Main opposition left-wing party SYRIZA said in a statement: “SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance unequivocally condemns Russia’s military operations in Ukraine since early Thursday, which violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. The EU must use all diplomatic means …

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“No concern about the adequacy of natural gas in Greece,” says Development Minister

Greece’s Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis appeared reassuring about the natural gas supply and the consequences that the developments in Ukraine will have for the country. Speaking to Skai Tv on Tuesday morning, the minister said that “there is absolutely no concern about the adequacy of natural gas in Greece from …

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Greek Jews welcome Russia’s decision to return pre-was Jewish archives to Greece

Russia will return to Greece the pre-war archives of Jewish communities that were stolen by Nazi forces, the country’s Jewish council said Thursday “Our history returns home,” the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) said in a statement. KIS said Nazi forces in July 1942 had plundered archives, …

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Greek PM and Russian President meet in Sochi to improve relations

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in the president’s house in Sochi on Wednesday and their talks focused on trade, energy, the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. “There is room for improvement in Greek-Russian relations in economic affairs, bilateral trade and tourism,” the Greek PM, …

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Greece-Russia sign cooperation protocol ahead of PM’s visit to Moscow

Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Moscow, the Greek-Russian Joint Interministerial Committee signed a cooperation protocol that includes a series of agreements on tourism, energy, transport, science and technology cooperation, inter-regional cooperation, cultural issues, as well as issues relating to tax administration. The protocol was signed …

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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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United States sanctions Turkey over Russian missiles S-400

The US State Department announced on Monday that it imposes sanction to Turkey for the purchase and testing of Russian S-400 missiles. The sanctions are imposed under CAATSA 231. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet that Turkey’s S-400 system risks U.S. military technology and personnel and …

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Mitsotakis to Lavrov: EU, NATO not an obstacle to expand relations with Russia

The Turkish aggression and the Greek-Russian bilateral relations were the key points of a meeting held by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday. The meeting is taking place at a difficult time, Mitsotakis said, when “Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean, South Caucasus and the …

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Russian PM Mishustin to visit Mt Athos on Thursday

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will visit the monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece on upcoming Thursday. According to sources, Mishustin will stay at the Panteleimon monastery, where most of the monks are Russian, until Friday. Mount Athos is a male-only religious community that consists of 17 Greek …

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Greece on flights from Russia: Negative Covid-19 test, arrivals & airport restrictions

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority issued a directive (notam) demanding a negative Covid-19 test from travellers form Russia. Furthermore, it restricts the number of arrivals from Russia to maximum 500 per week and at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklio, Crete, only. The directive (notam) fro Russia goes into force …

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EU list of 15 countries allowed into the bloc; U.S., Russia off

The European Union released on Tuesday the list of countries outside the bloc and Schengen area Brussels considers as “safe”. Travelers from these 14+1 countries will be allowed into EU as of July 1, 2020. The list is compiled based on epideliological criteria similar to the EU average of even …

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