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Greece’s FinMin threatens banks over fees and commissions

The Greek government has threatened banks with state intervention unless they reduce the fees they charge to clients for various banking activities. Speaking on Tuesday at the annual general assembly of the Hellenic Banks Association, Minister of National Economy and Finance Kostis Hatzidakis pointed out that the non-settlement of the …

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Greek Minister threatens with jail prosecutor investigating Novartis scandal

Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis is known to have a big mouth. On Wednesday, he went so far to threaten the head prosecutor investigating possible involvement of politicians to the Novartis bribes scandal with imprisonment. Corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki, “should go to jail because she violated the Constitution” for pressing charges …

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Turkey threatens the US with retaliation if F-35 fighter jets deal halted

Turkey has said it will retaliate if the U.S. halts sales of new generation F-35 fighter jets in reaction to the Turkish government’s purchase of S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems from Russia. “It’s not right for them to speak with us in a threatening way. If they take such a step …

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EU summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan “Europeans will not walk safe”

The European Commission summoned the Turkish ambassador to Brussels seeking explanations about the statements of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “Europeans will not walk safely on the streets.” The European Commission said on Thursday it had summoned the Turkish ambassador to explain comments by President Tayyip Erdogan that Europeans would …

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Moria: Local threatens refugees & migrants with rifle

A local resident of the village of Moria on Lesvos grabbed a rifle and threatened to shoot at refugees and migrants standing outside the hot spot that was burned down on Monday evening. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, when the 84-year-old man appeared with his rifle in front of refugees …

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PM Tsipras: Austria’s initiative “unacceptable”, he threatens to block all EU decisions on Refugees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threatens to block all EU refugee decisions if Greece will be left to deal with the crisis alone. Commenting on Austria’s initiative to hold a West Balkan Conference on Migration, Tsipras described it as “unacceptable”. PM Tsipras said he will block all decisions at an …

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