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EU-mission in Libya: Greece and Italy willing to send troops

European union foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels for talks on how to implement a peace process in Libya and what exact role the bloc should play. Italy and Greece said they’re willing to send troops, while Germany has also expressed interest in an EU-mission. top on the ministers’ agenda …

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Greek Defense Ministry dismisses “troops deployment on Aegean islands”

Greece’s Defense Ministry has dismissed reports on Greek websites that additional troops have been deployed on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea amid high tension with Turkey. “Recent posting on Greek websites that troops have been deployed to the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea do not correspond to …

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PM Tsipras calls on extra Gov’t Council meeting to explore tension in East Mediterranean

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras interrupted his pre-elections campaign on Sunday and called for an extraordinary meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA). According to reports, the meeting will focus on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Turkey’s drilling activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone of …

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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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Greek Army Dismisses Claims “1,000 Soldiers Would be Part of Security Measures Forces during Oxi-Day Parades”

“The army has no involvement in security measures,” said Yiannis Sifakis, spokesman of Land Forces Chief of Staff on Friday. This statement dismisses claims raised by main opposition party, left-wing  SYRIZA that 1,000 troops would be part of the security measures forces during the 28. October military parade in Thessaloniki. …

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