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President Putin invites PM Tsipras to Moscow to celebrate Nazi troops capitulation to Red Army, May 9

That was a good one! While Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was holding a meeting and a press conference with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble, Vladimir Putin moved to play a prank with Berlin. He called Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and invited him to Moscow. State NERIT Tv reported …

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EU FMs agree by consensus to extend Russia’s sanctions for six months

EU countries have agreed by consensus to extend Russia sanctions for six months, expand their blacklist, and prepare further economic sanctions if need be, Euobesrver and several Greek media report.The sancton were ending in March, with the extnesion they will be valid until next September. Greece had earlier voiced reservations, …

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FinMin Siluanov tells CNBC: “Russia would consider financial help to Greece”

“”Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told CNBC that Russia would consider giving financial help to debt-ridden Greece. Siluanov said Greece had not yet asked Russia for assistance, but he did not rule out an agreement between the two countries if Greece came asking. “Well, we can imagine any situation, so …

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Did EP Schulz complain to Tsipras about rain, Russia and lack of EU solidarity?

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz arrived at the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras but the timing was bad. It was raining. An obviously disappointed Schulz immediately pointed with the finger towards the sky in front of PM Tsipras’ nose. Martin Schulz complained right away about the shortage …

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Dirty little EU games with Russia and Greece? FM Kotzias in Brussels

Newly appointed Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due travel to to Brussels to attend the extraordinary meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers who will discuss sanctions against Russia due to escalation of the Ukraine conflict. The meeting will convene tomorrow Thursday, January 29th,  upon an invitation by EU’s High Representative …

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Cyprus clock ticking…

Hundreds of Cypriots started to gather outside the Parliament again on Friday morning. The majority of them is reportedly employees of Cyprus Popular Bank worrying about their work places as the bank may go bankrupt. Video: protest embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt The parliament debate on banking and finance bills …

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Scandal with Fake Classification Docs Bring Cruises to Halt

Touristic cruises came almost to halt at the Ionian islands after the scandal with fake classification documents broke out. Currently 16 ships were ordered by the Ministry of Citizen’s Protection to stop operating after irregularities in their documents issued by a Russian classification agent in Piraeus. According to Greek state network …

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