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Grand premiere: Greece, FYROM start negotiations to resolve Macedonia name dispute

Grande premiere: Officials from Greece and FYROM meet at the United Nations on Wednesday seeking to end the 27-year-old Macedonia name dispute, a Greek precondition to give green light to FYROM to access the EU and the NATO. At the same time, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner insists on any name …

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Cyprus talks stall as Turkey insists on EU freedoms for Turkish settlers, no troops withdrawal

UN-sponsored Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, stalled on Thursday as the Turkish side insists to promote EU freedoms for the Turkish settlers in the occupied north part of the island. The issue triggered the intervention of  Maarten Verwey, Director General of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission, …

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China welcomes Greece’s veto on EU Human Rights statement

As expected, China welcomed Greece’s move to block a European Union statement on the country’s human rights record. “Chinese experts on Sunday called for fairness and greater understanding of human rights record in China, Chinese Global Times writes. According to the experts and analysts, China and EU have different approach …

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Greek FM complains to UN about Turkey’s exploration permits in continental shelf areas

Greek Foreign Ministry submitted a verbal note to United Nations on Thursday over Turkey’s granting exploration permits in areas of the Greke continental shelf. Below, Greek Foreign Ministry press release: Foreign Ministry announcement regarding the sending of a note verbale to the United Nations on the safeguarding of Greece’s sovereign …

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Mahmoud Abbas thanks Greece for Palestinian vote at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Greece and expressed his deep gratitude to the Greek government for its “brave decision” to vote in favor of the request by the Palestinian Authority to win an upgraded status at the United Nations. In an announcement transmitted to Greek government through the diplomatic mission of …

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UN Expert: “Greek Austerity Could Violate Human Rights”

 The appeal of a Greek citizen to International Criminal Court of the Hague raised some eyebrows and triggered some ironic comments. Can the Greek political leadership be accused of ‘genocide and crimes against humanity’ due to the harsh austerity? It is certainly an issue of definition. However, here comes United …

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Upd2: Greek PM Cancels Trip to USA, UN, IMF

Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou cancelled his trip to USA, where he was to attend the UN meeting and would also have talks with IMF-Chief Christine Lagarde. Currently Papandreou is in London and from there he was to fly to Washington DC. Greek media claim the cancellation has been decided after …

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