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Greece’s Parliament ratifies Sweden and Finland NATO bid

The Greek parliament voted to accept Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership application on Thursday. The bill was supported by ruling New Democracy, main opposition opposition party SYRIZA, and opposition party PASOK. “Thank you, Greece! With a strong majority the Greek parliament today voted in favor of ratifying Sweden’s accession to …

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Nobel Foundation returns Mycenaean gold sealing ring from Rhodes necropolis to Greece

A gold sealing ring from the Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, was returned to Greece by the Nobel Foundation, in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 19 in Stockholm, the Culture Ministry in Athens announced. The ring was found in 1927, during the excavations of the Italian Archaeological …

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Greece welcomes the historic decision of Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership, says Foreign Ministry

Greece welcomes the historic decision by Finland and Sweden to submit their applications to join NATO, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “The accession of two additional European partners, with deep-rooted democratic traditions and respect for international law to the NATO family will further strengthen Europe’s collective security, …

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Greece ready to welcome Finland, Sweden to NATO, says FM Dendias

Greece is “ready to welcome Sweden and Finland in the NATO family,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in Berlin Saturday. Greece has always had “excellent relations” with the two countries, Dendias said on arriving at an informal dinner of foreign ministers of NATO countries at Germany’s foreign ministry. “I am …

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Greek Foreign Ministry evacuates 47 more people from Ukraine

The operation “Nostos 7” for the evacuation of 47 individuals from Ukraine, including one Greek citizen, 25 ethnic Greeks and one Swedish citizen, has been concluded successfully, the Greek foreign ministry announced on Wednesday. The evacuees crossed the Ukrainian-Moldovan border at midnight and were in Bucharest on Wednesday, the ministry …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends ban for flights from Sweden, Turkey, non-EU

Greece ‘s Civil Aviation issued several air instructions (NOTAMS) on Thursday regarding direct flights to countries such as Sweden and Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia, the entry of non-EU citizens as well as instructions related to Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Sweden The flight ban for direct flights from Sweden to …

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Greece opens all its airports to direct flights from UK on July 15

Greece announced that it will open its borders to UK on July 15. The announcement was made by government spokesman Stelios Petsas during the daily briefing Monday noon. He did not make any relevant announcement for Sweden, though. “In cooperation with the British government and following experts’ recommendaitons, the government …

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Greece’s CAA extends flight ban to/from UK, Sweden, Turkey

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority issued a new air notice (NOTAM) extending the flight ban to/from the United Kingdom, Sweden and Turkey until Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 23:59. The NOTAM also extends a ban on non-European citizens entering the country. The following 14 countries are excluded from this airline (Notam): …

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Sweden lifts non-essential travel restriction for Greece, 9 other European countries

Sweden will lift its advice against non-essential travel to 10 European countries from June 30, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The countries are Greece, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, France, Iceland, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. For other European countries the advice against non-essential travel will still apply. A recommendation …

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Eurobank to sell €1.5bln bad loans to Swedish hedge fund Intrum

Eurobank , Greece’s third largest lender, said  it will sell a 1.5 billion euro pool of non-performing loans to Sweden’s Intrum, as part of efforts to reduce its load of sour debt and meet targets agreed with regulators. Greek banks are burdened by soured loans clogging up their balance sheets …

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Greek court hands 15-year sentences to suspected jihadists with refugee status

A Greek court on Friday handed 15-year prison sentences to two suspected jihadists with Swedish passports trying to enter Turkey carrying combat items, a local justice source said. The suspects’ lawyer said the men, who have refugee status in Sweden, would appeal against the sentence. They will remain incarcerated until …

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‘Black Haired Pig’: Greek-Swedish journalist speaks up against racism and sexism

“Black Haired Pig” A powerful and shocking message against racism, sexism and xenophobia from a Greek-Swedish woman who has experienced first hand hate against migrants in Sweden ever since she moved there with her family at the age of six. In a powerful video, Alexandra Pascalidou, 46, a prominent personality …

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Europol: at least 10K unaccompanied child refugees disappeared in Europe

At least 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared after arriving in Europe, according to the EU’s criminal intelligence agency. Many are feared to have fallen into the hands of organised trafficking syndicates. In the first attempt by law enforcement agencies to quantify one of the most worrying aspects of the …

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Radio Sweden: “Whistleblower: Ericsson bribed Greek policymakers”

Telecommunications giant Ericsson has paid over 10 million euro to an agent in connection with a large defense deal in Greece, Swedish State Radio sverigeSRradio (Radio Sweden) reported on Wednesday. According to former Ericsson employee Liss Olof Nenzell, the payments were handled through a middle man and started beginning of …

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