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Greece asks EU Commission to suspend customs union with Turkey

Greece has asked the European Commission to consider suspending the customs union agreement with Turkey due to Ankara’s “continued provocations.” Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reported on Tuesday morning that for this purpose Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent a letter to European Commissioner for Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi …

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Prosecutor proposes suspended sentences for Golden Dawn leadership

The state prosecutor in Golden Dawn trial proposed on Monday that the sentences of those convicted to over 10 years imprisonment be suspended pending their convicts’ appeal. Exempted from sentence suspension should be the murderer of 33-year-old rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. Prosecutor Adamantia Oikonomou has …

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Greek banks extend suspension of loan payments for businesses & individuals

Greek banks, members of the Hellenic Bank Association, on Tuesday announced the extension of measures to support enterprises and individuals hit directly and indirectly by the pandemic crisis and of a moratorium on debt payments until December 31, 2020. In an announcement, the banks said they remained steadfast on the …

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Night curfew, suspension of 3 Permit options on Mykonos, more measures on Santorini

The second confirmed case of coronavirus on the island of Mykonos has forced Greek authorities to impose additional lockdown measures. Among others, the additional restrictions impose curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and suspends three of the six options in total on the Movement Permits. The measures go into …

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Greece suspends operation of debt collecting agencies due to coronavirus

Greece has suspended the operation of debt collecting agencies during the coronavirus crisis, Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis announced on Thursday. The government does not want to encourage a “non-payment” culture but hounding people over debts at the present time was not permissible, he told media. The agencies operation …

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“Greece has no right to stop accepting asylum applications,” says UNHCR

The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees said on Monday that Greece had no right to stop accepting asylum applications as Athens struggled with a sudden increase of arrivals at its border of Middle East refugees and migrants from Turkey. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday his country …

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Acropolis: Ministry temporary suspends licenses for buildings above 17.5m

Minister for Environment and Energy, Giorgos Stathakis, has signed a decision that new building permits are temporarily suspended in the area south of the Acropolis and Makriyanni-Koukaki. Furthermore, the Minister has asked for the immediate legality control of the hotel on Falirou Street No 5, which construction triggered the public …

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EP Rapporteur calls for suspension of EU-Turkey accessions talks

European Parliament Rapporteur Kati Piri proposes the formal suspension of accession negotiations with Turkey reiterating her call on Ankara to refrain from threatening Cyprus. Dutch socialist MEP Kati Piri presented on Wednesday to the European Parliament in Strasbourg her draft report on Turkey`s accession progress. Her report said that continuing …

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Court sentences 7 top PPC unionists for fraud: 3 to 5 years on suspension

A Three-Members Appeals Court in Athens sentenced seven top unionists of Greece’s Public Power Corporation union GENOP-DEH to 3 to 5 years imprisonment for the so-called “Golden Subsidies,” according to which the union would be granted thousands of euro that was spent in luxurious travels and other . The court …

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Greece “indefinitely suspends” Super League, arrest warrant against PAOK owner

The Greek government decided on Monday to indefinitely suspend the Super League after PAOK FC president Ivan Savvidis entered the pitch armed with a gun on Sunday during a match against AEK FC. Police has issued an arrest warrant for Savvidis and four more persons. “We decided to suspend the …

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ELSTAT suspends quarterly flash estimates on GDP; media speculate

Greece’s statistics service ELSTAT has suspended until further notice the release of flash quarterly estimates on the country’s gross domestic product because of divergences with provisional estimates, a statement issued by ELSTAT said on Monday. The move means that flash data will not be issued on Aug. 14. Nationwide quarterly …

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Blackmail works: EU’s humanitarian aid & Frontex will come to Greece to create a buffer zone for Refugees

This nasty EU blackmail of alleged “Schengen suspension” bear fruits. Greece bowed to the pressure and  A) has activated the EU’s  Civil Protection Mechanism praised by Brussels as “humanitarian aid for refugees” and B) agreed that Frontex will be deployed at its northern borders to FYROM. Both actions were announced today …

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