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Owner of Olympiakos & Nottingham Forest, Marinakis, tested positive on coronavirus

Businessman Vangelis Marinakis, owner of FC Olympiakos and Nottingham Forest, revealed on Tueday that he has been tested positive on coronavirus.In posts on his social media accounts, Marinakis, wrote: “The well-known virus has ‘visited’ me and I felt obliged to make this public. I feel good as I take all …

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“Greece ready to send forces to Libya,” says FM Dendias

“Greece is ready to help the next day in Libya. Either by joining those forces needed for a truce, or by the participation of Greek forces in the European operation to implement the arms embargo as well as the deployment of mercenaries to Libya,,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after …

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Turkey demands Greek compensation for the war of 1922

The Turkish Foreign Ministry criticized Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakisfor his statements during the international conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Pontiac Greeks’ genocide. In a statement, Ankara claims Mitsotakis’ statements are “unfounded, false, slanderous and hostile at the expense of our history” and calls the conference “propaganda.” Adopting …

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Mitsotakis urges ministers to “be careful with statements & social media posts”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has urged his ministers to be careful with statements and posts on social media because they provoke the citizens’ reactions and trigger outrage by specific groups of the society. At the cabinet meting on Friday, the prime minister expressed his concern and asked the minister to …

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“North Macedonia was born today,” says Tsipras after Prespes ratification

“Today is a historic day for Greece,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a long statement after the Greek Parliament ratified the Prespes Agreement. ” North Macedonia was born today,” he added among others stressing “the result of today’s vote has no winners and losers.” “The day was historic for …

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Unresolved issues in Macedonia name remain, as talks conclude in Vienna

A fresh round of Macedonia talks concluded in Vienna last Friday afternoon, where the foreign ministers of Greece, Nikos Kotzias, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, had a meeting with the Special Envoy of United Nations, Matthew Nimetz. Although all people parties involved expressed optimism in statements …

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Turkey fuels tension with Greece with outrageous statements and actions

For one more time, Turkey has been fueling tension with Greece with a series of outrageous statements and actions. During a visit to North-East Greece, a Turkish Deputy Prime Minister claimed that the Muslim minority in Thrace were “Turkish citizens.” At the same time, Ankara sent a military helicopter over …

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“Debt relief essential for Greece to return to growth” says Lagarde at meeting with Tsipras

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the International Monetary Fund and had a meeting with Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Washington DC. After the meeting, the Fund said Tsipras and Lagarde “are committed to working for Greece to return to growth and exit official financing next year.”  Tsipras said he is …

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War of words as Greek Federation accuses Bucks, NBA of staging Antetokounmpo’s absence

Greece’s basketball federation accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent Giannis Antetokounmpo on Saturday from playing in the European championship. NBA and Bucks dismissed the Greek claims as “false”. A war of words is in full development. About an hour after Antetokounmpo posted on …

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Groundhog Day: Cyprus reunification talks collapse in Crans-Montana on Turkey’s insistence

Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed amid anger and recriminations in the early hours of Friday, marking the end of  a 10-day long process in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The United Nations had said that the talks in July was the “the best chance” for a deal to end …

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“The Holocaust Museum will safeguard the historic memory of pain,” says PM Tsipras

The foundation of the Holocaust Museum will contribute to preserve the commemoration of the Holocaust, prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thuersday as he unveiled a plaque for the Museum together Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister noted that “the establishment of the Museum aims to safeguard and hand …

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FM Kotzias tells FYROM Dimitrov, Greece will support NATO membership provided ‘Macedonia’ name dispute resolved

Greece remains insistent that the decades-old name dispute needs to be resolved before Athens backs membership of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to NATO and the European Union. “We are open to membership of FYROM to international organizations provided the name dispute is resolved,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said …

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Deal delay: Lagarde urges eurozone to back Greece debt relief, Schaeuble…

The International Monetary Fund and the eurozone may need more time to reach an agreement on a debt relief package for Greece, the Fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde said on Friday. She urged eurozone lenders to be “far more specific” in their commitment to a debt-relief package for Greece. “We …

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