Tsipras welcomes visiting Georgian PM Kvirikashvili

Tue, 28 Mar 2017; 13:44

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras referred to the historic bonds between Greece and Georgia while welcoming Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili at the Maximos Mansion on Tuesday. The Georgian Prime Minister said that Greece is a “cradle of culture” and expressed his gratitude for Greece’s support to his country adding that his visit to Athens is of “historic value”. Tsipras said that the free visa to EU for Georgian citizens is […]

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Justice Minister participates in the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, in Brussels

Mon, 27 Mar 2017; 20:25

The Minister of Justice and Public Order, Mr Ionas Nicolaou, participated in the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, which was held on Monday, March 27, in Brussels. During the works of the Council, the British Secretary of State for Justice, inter alia, briefed her counterparts on the terrorist attack happened last week in London and explained that the “lone-wolf” attack is a new type of terrorist attack, which is […]

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Athens about to make concessions on energy market reform – reports

Mon, 27 Mar 2017; 18:34

According to local reports that emerged over the last few hours, it appears that the Greek government is ready to offer concessions on the energy issue, in return for exchanges by the creditors in regards to labor relations. Regarding the electricity market, the country’s European creditors reportedly believe the goals set for the latest round of market liberalization are not being achieved. Their suggestion is for a tender for the […]

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BoG Governor slams political system over handling of ongoing economic crisis

Mon, 27 Mar 2017; 07:44

Bank of Greece governor, Yannis Stournaras, was critical of Greece’s political system and institutional setup when analyzing the reasons of the country’s economic woes. Speaking to Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper, Stournaras said “we were in a boat that was taking on water and instead of taking clear to plug the hole we were stabbing each other”. Former head of Greece’s influential think-tank IOBE, Stournaras was appointed Greece’s Finance Minister in 2012, […]

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Important Kotzias visit to Cyprus

Sun, 26 Mar 2017; 17:54

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will have important meeting in Cyprus on Monday, March 27. Nikos Kotzias is in Cyprus where as a guest of the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II he represented the Greek government at the celebrations of the anniversary of Greek Independence and the Revolution of March 25, 1821. Kotzias was the keynote speaker at the event organised by the Archdiocese for the anniversary of March 25 […]

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Belgium 1 Greece 1: Lukaku rescues below-par Red Devils

Sun, 26 Mar 2017; 12:54

In-form Romelu Lukaku scored his 28th goal of the season to earn Belgium a 1-1 draw from their World Cup qualifier against nine-man Greece. Romelu Lukaku’s late goal rescued a 1-1 draw for Belgium after they were moments away from suffering their first defeat of their World Cup qualifying campaign against nine-man Greece. Roberto Martinez’s side went into the game with a 100 per cent record, but were outwitted in […]

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Declaration of Rome – 25 March 2017

Sun, 26 Mar 2017; 11:14

“We, the Leaders of 27 Member States and of EU institutions, take pride in the achievements of the European Union: the construction of European unity is a bold, far-sighted endeavour. Sixty years ago, recovering from the tragedy of two world wars, we decided to bond together and rebuild our continent from its ashes. We have built a unique Union with common institutions and strong values, a community of peace, freedom, […]

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Tsipras: We must fight to change Europe from within

Sat, 25 Mar 2017; 20:04

“There can be no doubt that this Europe is not the Europe we dreamed of, is not the Europe we want. There is also no doubt, however, that no other path is open other than to fight from within to change it,” Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday, after the 27 European leaders concluded an anniversary summit by signing a declaration of unity. Tsipras said that he had […]

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Kotzias: The struggle for a viable Cyprus solution requires unity (pic)

Sat, 25 Mar 2017; 19:54

Representing Greece at the Nicosia schools and veterans parade marking the March 25 anniversary of the 1821 Greek revolution against Ottoman rule, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Saturday said to the journalists, that he deeply moved to be there. Cyprus is “emotion, love and hope,” the Greek foreign minister said, adding that “we must all protect Cyprus, support and embrace its people.” “Together we can solve the problems that exist,” […]

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European disintegration ante portas Roma?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017; 15:24

All eyes are on Rome, where leaders of EU member countries will participate in commemorative events for the 60 years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome on March 25, 1957, a date which is considered as the official birthday of the European Union. With the EUs unity in question following Great Britain’s departure in the summer of 2016 as well as an increase of euroscepticism, the EU is […]

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President Anastasiades concludes visit to New York

Fri, 24 Mar 2017; 15:15

The visit to New York was entirely successful, said the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who departed from the US yesterday evening for Rome. In his remarks to reporters following a meeting he had yesterday afternoon, in New York, with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, Mr Boris Johnson, the President of the Republic noted: “I consider that the […]

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Tsipras Letter to European Leaders

Thu, 23 Mar 2017; 23:44

In a letter sent Thursday to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission Jaen-Claude Juncker and to chairpersons of Summit in Rome Joseph Muscat and Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requesting a clear answer to whether the European social model, especially in terms of labor relations and collective bargaining is valid for all member states without exception, or for all except Greece. […]

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