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Outcry forces gov’t spokesman to half-apologize for targeting Politico correspondent

Greece’s government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou spoke out a halfhearted apology for having targeted and discredited the POLITICO correspondent in Greece, Nektaria Stamouli, who is also the president of the Foreign Press Association in the country. Oikonomou could not help but to correct his previous statements after an outcry by local …

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Greek PM claims ICUs for intubated Covid-patients “unnecessary”; seeks booster shot in 4 months

Greek Prime Minister and obviously wanna-be-medical-doctor Kyriakos Mitsotakis surprised medical staff at hospitals on Wednesday when he claimed that “ICUs are in fact “unnecessary” as there is no medical “study that there are more deaths of intubated Covid-patients outside ICU than inside.” “Yes, there are intubated [Covid-patients] outside the ICUs. …

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Gov’t spokesman Tarantilis resigns less than 2 months from appointment

Government spokesman and Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Christos Tarantilis announced his resignation  Sunday noon. According to a letter he submitted to Prime Minister, he said that he resigns for “family reasons.” He said further that he will continue his work as a member of New Democracy parliamentary group. …

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Greece’s gov’t spokesman does not rule out new lockdown

Greece’s government spokesman Stelios Petsas warned of a possible new lockdown if the measures to contain the spread of the virus are not observed. What is interesting is that the government had vehemently rejected such an option until last week. Speaking to Skai TV on Wednesday morning, Petsas said that …

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Commission spokesman: Hahn did not speak of border change between Greece and Albania

It came as expected. The statement by EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, about “border restructuring between Greece and Albania” triggered an outrage in Greece. Many media outlets spoke of  “change of borders between Greece and Albania.” Main opposition conservative New Democracy took advantage of a foolish statement by an EU …

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Greece alleged to illegally push-back to Turkey Erdogan’s critics seeking asylum

A Human Rights institute in Sweden accuses Greece of breach of European and International laws by sending back Turkish citizens seeking asylum in an effort to escape the purge by the country’s political leadership. According to allegations, the Greek government has started to apply these practices “as of mid-May”. The …

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European Commission urges Greek gov’t partners “to keep the political stability”

I think the European Commission got some kind of cold feet over the possibility of Greece’s coalition government collapse. While the European Commission declared  that it was up to national governments to take decisions over public broadcasters, it urged coalition leaders to keep the political stability and fiscal adjustment program. …

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