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Mercy Corps suspends two employees over alleged migrant abuse and corruption

US-based international aid agency Mercy Corps suspended two employees until an investigation conducted by Greek authorities concludes. The investigation follows claims that workers at the NGO had sexually harassed migrants in Greece’s reception centers and had misused funds aiming to the welfare of refugees and migrants. “Mercy Corps is investigating …

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Creditors make it clear: No debt relief for Greece before 2018

Creditors have cooled down Greece that has been awaiting for debt relief measures. “Greece has done its bit, now it wants debt relief,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday, two days after the agreement with creditors on additional measures 3.6 billion euros for 2019 and 2020. However, the country’s …

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Greece reaches deal with creditors: “Now negotiations for debt relief,” says Tsakalotos

From Monday afternoon till Tuesday dawn of Tuesday, Greek government and creditors’ representatives sat in Hilton hotel for the fine touch on outstanding issues. The results is an additional austerity measures package without extra financing. This practically means a two-year extension of the bailout agreement Greece and the European creditors …

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Turkish EU Minister claims Greek Agathonisi island is … “Turkish land”

Turkish Minister  of European Affairs, Omer Celik, claimed on Wednesday that the Greek island of Agathonisi in the Aegean Sea was …”Turkish”. Speaking to a Turkish television channel, Celik  said  that Agathonisi “belongs to Turkey. It’s Turkish land.” Agathonisi is a small Greek island and municipality located at the northernmost …

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Spying devices found in Greek Football Federation and training center

Hidden cameras and microphones with direct audio and video monitoring. Greece football federation ‘spied on players and staff for years using hidden cameras and listening devices’. A committee appointed by FIFA accused the Greek Football Federation EPO of monitoring employees, players and coaches in what it calls a heavy blow …

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Odd Eurogroup statement on Greece after Malta meeting

Odd things are happening. The Eurogroup did not reveal details of the agreement between Greece and its euro area creditors in Malta on Friday. The statement makes a simple reference to the agreement adding a Tweet by Eurogroup head, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Greece The Eurogroup was briefed on developments in the …

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Greece’s Debt: Lagarde launches new round of argument with Schaeuble

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that she disagrees with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble over Greece’s financial problems. “I am not aligning myself with Minister Schaeuble who says that Greece’s problem is not debt but productivity,” Lagarde said in an interview to conservative-leaning American Enterprise …

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IMF’s David Lipton: “We would like to be in position to help Greece”

A top official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday there had been progress on Greece and the Fund would like to get to a situation where it could help Greece. “Some progress has been made,” David Lipton, first deputy managing director of the IMF, told reporters in …

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UPD “Carnivalists” attack SYRIZA HQ in Athens, one injured

Wearing carnival masks, a group of some thirty people hurled molotov cocktail bombs at the headquarters of Greece’s ruling party left-wing SYRIZA at Koumoundourou Square in downtown Athens on Sunday. One police officer was injured. According to police, the group threw to or three petrol bombs that caused damages  to …

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Imia – General Staff: Turkish Navy violated Greece’s territorial waters

Two hours after the unprecedented Turkish provocation to send the Chief of General Staff to the disputed Imia islet, the Greek General Staff issued a statement describing the incident. On Sunday, January 29, 2017, one gunboat of the Turkish Navy and two boats transporting special forces approached about time 1100 …

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Black out in Cyclades: Paros, Naxos, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros without electricity

A blck out occurred on the island group of Cyclades in the central Aegean Sea leaving thousands of people in Paros, Naxos, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros and other islands without electricity. According to Greek Public Power Company (DEH), a short circuit in the transformer of the power plant on the island …

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Horror of a new kind in Nice: Truck plows into crowds, killing 84, injuring dozens

A horror of new kind: A driver mows a large truck into thousands of people celebrating the Bastille Day at the Promenade of Nice in southern France. 84 people among them 10 children were killed, dozens were injured, 18 of them are in critical condition. Police shot the driver, found …

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