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Merkel in Athens: 4 Metro stations close, traffic disruption, high security

Four metro stations in downtown Athens will be closed for several hours, Metro and Proastiakos lines to/from Airport will be disrupted during the two-day visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Greece. On Thursday, Jan 10, Metro station <Evaggelismos> closes for the public at 4: 00 pm, stations <Megaron Mousikis>, …

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Pressure for reforms? Merkel to visit Greece with wrong agenda in her luggage

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel will urge Greece to press on with tough economic reforms and maintain strict fiscal discipline when she visits Athens on Thursday for the first time in nearly five years,” reuters reports a day before she arrives in Athens. Moreover, Merkel will encourage Greek politicians to support …

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Official dinner for Steinmeier with War Reparations on the Greek menu

Greece’s war reparation demands from Germany are “legally active and judicially enforceable,” President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said in his address at the official dinner held in honor of visiting German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Budenbender. Pavlopoulos said that Greece’s demands were not unilateral or …

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Kremlin confirms Greek PM Tsipras to visit Russia in December

The Kremlin confirmed media reports about the upcoming visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Moscow.  The visit takes place after bilateral relations soured and both countries expelled diplomats, when Greece accused Russian diplomats of  meddling into the country’s domestic affairs and acting against the national security. The Russian …

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US Joint Chiefs of Staff on two-day visit to Greece amid strain with Turkey

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford has begun a two-day visit to Greece, starting off a week of high-level contacts between the two countries amid increased strain between the United States and Turkey. Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived Monday and is scheduled to meet his …

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Merkel to visit Skopje on Sept 8, on FYROM’s Independence Day

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is going to visit capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Skopje on 8 September. Merkel’s visit coincides with the FYROM’s Independence Day. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was apparently surprised by the news and said that he hoped that Meriel would arrive on Saturday in …

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Prime Minister Tsipras visits areas damaged by the wildfires

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the areas stroke by the deadly wildfires on Monday morning. Without having previously informed the media about the visit, the prime minister walked for an hour mainly in Mati and talked with locals, firefighters and  volunteers. On his twitter account, Alexis Tsipras posted: “I  visited …

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Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s planned visit to Greece this autumn has been reportedly cancel, as “the timing is no longer suitable,” Russia’s ambassador to Athens  Andrei Maslov told TASS news agency on Thursday.  Greek officials had invited Lavrov in June before the diplomatic row over Macedonia and FYROM broke …

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PM Tsipras tells Theresa May the place of Parthenon Marbles is in Greece

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her Greek counter, Alexis Tsipras, at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon. The two leaders discussed about issues like the Brexit, migration and bilateral cooperation. The Greek Prime Minister brought up also an issue that for Greece has never given up the fight: the Return …

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Prince Charles’ historic visit to Athens, without ….”the Acropolis” – Schedule

Prince Charles of Wales is making a historic visit to Greece, the first official visit by a member of the British royal family after decades. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive in Athens early afternoon on Wednesday and depart on Friday afternoon from Crete. The three-day …

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Visit program of Prince Charles & the Duchess to Athens and Crete

The final touches are being added to the program for the first official visit of Prince Charles and  Duchess of Cornwall Camilla to Athens and Heraklio, Crete, scheduled to take place on May 9th and 10th 2018. The first day of the visit is very busy and involves several joint …

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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall in historic visit to Athens

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla will be visiting Greek capital Athens in May  following an invitation by the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The visit is considered as historic as members of the British royal family have not officially visited Athens since the 1950’s. The Buckingham …

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