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Majority of FYROM population supports name change, poll reveals

The majority of population in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) supports Macedonia agreement with Greece and intends to vote Yes in the relevant referendum on September 30, a poll revealed. A new survey showed that FYROM’s population supports both the NATO and EU membership bids and the new …

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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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FM Kotzias: Chicken-hearted diplomacy is for the coop, not for foreign policy

“The time when being chicken-hearted was considered diplomacy is over. This is diplomacy for the coop not for the foreign police,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview on Sunday. His message was clear and was defending the latest policy of eternal ally Russia and the expulsion of …

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Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s planned visit to Greece this autumn has been reportedly cancel, as “the timing is no longer suitable,” Russia’s ambassador to Athens  Andrei Maslov told TASS news agency on Thursday.  Greek officials had invited Lavrov in June before the diplomatic row over Macedonia and FYROM broke …

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Zaev admits there is no documentation “Greek-Russian businessman” funded anti-Macedonia protests

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that there was no need for the country’s authorities to submit documents to Greece that want to begin investigations that it was a Greek businessman of Russian origin who was named as the financier for the protests of the fan group “Komiti” in “Macedonia.” …

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Zaev claims “Greek businessmen” fund violent protests in FYROM against Macedonia deal

FYROM prime minister Zoran Zaev claimed that Greek pro-Russian businessmen pay for “violent protests” in his country with the aim to influence Referendum voters over the Macedonia agreement. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Zaev claimed further that the aim of these actions is to stop his country from joining …

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Russian FM: US clearly behind Greece’s decision to expel diplomats

Τhe expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Greece is unfounded and could seriously damage bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. Moscow’s reaction comes a day after the US State Department said in a statement it supports Greece against “malicious Russian influence.” “It appears that Washington, which openly …

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“We don’t accept behaviors violating international laws,” says Greece on Russian diplomats

“We don’t accept behaviors that violate the international law,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Wednesday confirming in fact media reports that Greece plans to expel two Russian diplomats and ban entrance to Greece for another two. So far no official statement has been issued by the Greek Foreign Ministry …

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Moscow vows reciprocal response to Greece’s expulsion of Russian diplomats

Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, it give give a “mirror response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Greece. According to the ministry in Moscow, “a mirror response will follow as per established practice for such cases.” Citing high -ranking diplomatic sources, Greek daily Kathimerini reported on Wednesday morning that Greece has decided to expel …

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Greece to expel two Russian diplomats for “illegal acts against national security”

The Greek government has reportedly decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry of two more into Greece of two more. The four Russian diplomats are allegedly accused of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national security. The tension seems to  have been brewing between …

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France seeks extradition of Russian bitcoin suspect Vinnik

France has joined the US and Russia in seeking the extradition of a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency, a court source said Wednesday. The French warrant says Alexander Vinnik, who headed bitcoin exchange BTC-e, had defrauded over 100 people in six …

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US, UK and France launch strikes in Syria before Chemical Weapons investigation

Bombing has begun. US, UK, France launched missile strikes on Syria short before 4:00 o’ clock  Saturday. The strikes lasted for about one hour, more than 100 missiles were fired. The Strikes were reportedly launched while US President Donal Trump was still addressing the nation. Strikes rocked Damascus with explosions …

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Turkey to get S-400 in 2019, operate Akkuyu Nuclear Plant in 2023

Russia, Turkey have agreed to speed up delivery of Russian S-400 air defense systems, Vladimir Putin said during his visit in Ankara on Tuesday. Thew S-400 deal has met the opposition of  Turkey’s NATO allies, and upset Washington. The two presidents also laid the foundations for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power …

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Strong Russian interest for luxury vacations in Crete and Rhodes

Russian tour operator ANEX Tour announced that the volume of sales of standard packages for Greece and Cyprus has remained stable compared to last year, according to pre-booking data from the Russian market. However, the tour operator has recorded a marked increase in the demand for packages falling under the …

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Golden Visa and Online Property Auctions attract Russian and Chinese interest

The misfortune of one is the fortuity for the other. Russian and Chinese investors show a great interest in acquiring properties in Greece especially now that Greek banks are getting rid of their nonperforming loans with online auctions of properties. There is a high demand for the Golden Visa program …

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Russia’s Rosneft signs 5-year oil supply deal with Greece’s Motor Oil Hellas

Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft and Greece’s Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries have signed a deal on mutual supplies of crude oil and oil products for the next five years, Rosneft said on Monday. Rosneft said the deal, signed with the participation of Petrocas Energy, a Rosneft subsidiary, implied the …

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