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Voting rights for Greeks abroad take centrestage on political debate

One of the longest-standing unresolved political issues, the right of Greeks abroad to participate in elections, has gained new relevance recently, during a parliamentary debate in Greece, regarding legislation to …

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Greece to expel Russian diplomats over suspected attempt to undermine Greece-FYROM deal

Greece is moving towards expelling two Russian diplomats, and blocking two others from entering the country, who are suspected of having been involved in an attempt to undermine the deal …

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Tsipras promises tax cuts and pension protection, while European patience runs thin

The leftist-rightist coalition government in Greece is promising to implement tax relief from the start of the new year, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said. In his speech at the assembly of the northern …

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Greece expected to ratify FYROM name agreement in mid-January

After weeks of speculation, a time frame has emerged regarding the Greek Parliamentary vote on the agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). According to reports, …

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Farmer shoots teen asylum seeker in Lesvos

A teenage Syrian was sent to hospital on Tuesday night after a farmer allegedly took out his gun and shot the victim twice, once to the head and once on the legs, …

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Greek Australian lawyers host conference in Rhodes

Over 400 delegates and other members of the international legal community gathered on the island of Rhodes in order to participate in the inaugural International legal conference hosted by the …

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Oldest written record of ‘The Odyssey’ discovered in Olympia

The oldest known extract of Homer’s epic The Odyssey has been discovered in Ancient Olympia by a team of Greek and German Archaeologists. The extract comprises 13 verses from the 14th …

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Air traffic increases in Greece while cruise sector plummets

According to data collected in the first half of 2018, passenger traffic in Greece is witnessing an all-time rise having increased by 45 per cent over the past four years. …

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Zero or low inheritance tax for the immediate family in Greece

Taxes have gone up for the average Greek in the last decade, due to the economic and social crisis. Inheritance taxes, however, have dropped significantly since 2010, mainly for the …

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Ongoing crisis has deep impact on Greece’s population, study shows

Greece has been facing a well-documented demographic problem since the 1980s, but it was the financial crisis that has given the most decisive blow to the country’s population. Accordign to …