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EU Parliament calls on Turkey to release Greek soldiers from jail

The European Union (EU) Parliament convened on Thursday and issued a resolution on the issue of the two Greek military officers detained in Turkey since 1 March, calling for their …

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Turkey’s snap elections a cause for concern for Greece

Greece is bracing for a bumpy road ahead, as Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to call for early elections on 24 June is bound to affect the already difficult relationship between …

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The IMF never asked for additional spending cuts in Greece, says Lagarde

Despite deep cuts having been made in state spending in Greece, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde has revealed that it wasn’t on account of the Fund. …

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Greek sea ramp for people with mobility problems enters $1 mil investment contest

“The level of a society’s interest in people who are confronted with difficulties is a measure of its civilisation.” Engineer Ignatios Fotiou refers to this credo, taught to him by …

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Greek Orthodox bishop involved in sex scandal

Bishop Isichios of Capitolias in Jerusalem was asked to step down from his duties last week, as the Patriarchate of Jerusalem called for an investigation of allegations against him. The …

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Helicopter carrying Greek PM harassed by Turkish fighter jets

Tensions between Greece and Turkey continue, and on Tuesday it was Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who found himself in the firing line. According to reports, Turkish fighter jets harassed …

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Aegean islet flag incident sparks new tension between Ankara and Athens

It was four days ago that three young Greek men from Fourni island jumped on a small boat and raised the Greek flag on not one but five Greek islets …

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Most influential astrophysicist returns home, to Greece

Professor Stamatios Krimigis is turning his attention to his homeland after being appointed at the helm of the recently established Hellenic Space Agency in Athens. The head emeritus of the …

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Plans coming together for royal visit to Athens and Crete

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla are set to make their official visit to Greece next month, and the program is coming together featuring a stay in the Greek …

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Three brave Greeks raise the Hellenic flag on rocky islet for Turkey to see

The end of last week saw three young Greek men from Fourni Island land on the islet of Mikros Anthropofas, an uninhabited rocky island that belongs to Greece’s Ikaria island and …