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Friday, December 11, 2015

EU Threatens GREECE, Croatia and Italy With Legal Action, Claims Hungary 'Ignores' Migrant Rules

Various EU states struggled to cope with the influx and as a result GREECE, Croatia and Italy have now been threatened with court for failing to follow ...


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Greece Reaches Deal With Creditors on Next Portion of ...

Greece Reaches Deal With Creditors on Next Portion of Financial Aid Reforms to include overhauls to banking sector, design of a privatization fund, partial ...


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Greece, lenders strike deal to unlock further bailout ...

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and its international lenders have struck a deal on the latest set of reforms needed for Athens to receive 1 billion euros (£722 ...


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Political concerns see costs of insuring GREEK bonds soar

With GREEK yields hovering near post-election peaks, the cost of insuring GREEK bonds against default jumped to a five-week high this week as ...


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Deal signed for GREEK-Bulgarian gas pipeline

The agreement for the construction of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), a gas pipeline between the two countries, was signed on Thursday in ...


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FT admits publishing error in GREEK government job ad

The Financial Times acknowledged Friday that it made a mistake in publishing an advertisement by the GREEK government calling for applications for ...


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Athens One of the Most Popular Christmas Destinations

Athens is one of the most popular European Christmas destinations. In specific, the Greek capital ranks 24th in preferred destinations among foreign tourists, beating out other European destinations. The first places are occupied by London, Paris, Berlin and Rome. Athens, despite being one of Europe’s most popular destinations, is also one of the cheapest with


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Greece, EU/IMF lenders agree on reforms to unlock new ...

minister@ ATHENS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Greece and its international lenders have agreed on a set of reforms needed for Athens to receive 1 billion euros in ...


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GREEK Heritage Day a Success with the Hellenic Dancers of NJ at NJ Devils Game

hellenic dancers of NJ new jersey devils NEWARK, N.J. – October 31, 2015 – Over 100 GREEK-Americans joined the Hellenic Dancers of NJ, Inc.


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GREEK Pastry Sale Is Sweet Holiday Tradition

Doors opened Friday at St. Vasilios GREEK Orthodox Church in Watertown for anyone wanting to get a taste of what the church calls "the world's best ...


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Home Greek news Immigration Greek Foreign Ministry: 'GREECE Shoulders Both Europe and ...

There are many who claim, albeit from a safe distance, that in GREECE'S position they would have all the solutions ready, all the questions answered, ...


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New EU border force welcomed by Greece, would aid migrants

EU security force would helped embattled countries such as Greece and Italy manage an overwhelming flow of migrants and refugees. More than 1 million migrants have entered Europe over the past year.


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In Greece, Brewer’s Woes Reflect Struggle of Business ...

ATHENS — Demetri Politopoulos, the founder of a midsize beer producer in northern Greece, says he nearly fainted when he heard the news late one night in ...


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Strong signals for removal of Greek Cyprus’ veto on EU chapters, Turkey says

Turkish PM Ahmet Davuto─člu has said there were “strong signals” that Greek Cyprus would remove its veto on five negotiation chapters Ankara has demanded the opening of in a bid to accelerate Turkey’s EU accession process


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US Government Commission Calls for Halki Reopening

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls on the Turkish government to reopen the Greek Orthodox Theological School of Halki, which was closed 44 years ago this month when the government nationalized all private institutions of higher learning. “USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission,” according to it’s website, “the first […] The post US Government Commission Calls for Halki Reopening appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greece, lenders clinch deal on privatisation fund, power ...

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and its lenders have agreed on the structure of a new privatisation fund and a shake-up of the power sector, part of a set of ...


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GREEK Research Team Creates Food Against Vitamin D Deficiency

The interdisciplinary team led by him, developed and studied food of the Mediterranean diet — particularly GREEK bread and traditional pasta fortified ...


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Shut off from the Balkan route, asylum seekers flood into Athens

After getting evicted from the Greek border, thousands of refugees and migrants were relocated to former Olympic stadiums-turned-shelters in the capital. As Diego Cupolo found out, they have no idea what to expect next.


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Two cheers for the IMF's Christine Lagarde

This is especially the case when the two grounds for his criticism are, first, that the IMF is insisting that GREECE become very much more serious about ...


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S&P Revises Counterparty Rating on National Bank of GREECE to 'SD' Following Completion of ...

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it revised its counterparty credit rating on National Bank of GREECE to 'SD' (selective default) from 'D'.


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German Dep. Foreign Minister Roth: ‘We Want to Strengthen Greece’

“Germany has a central role, but not a hegemonic role in Europe,” German Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth said in an interview with ANA-MPA. “Germany is a strong player in a team of 28 members states and is trying to meet its responsibilities in a Europe of crisis,” he added. On the


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And also...Russia's free wifi plan for cemeteries, Adele sparks a storm in Turkey and a Greek cling film car drama

Every Friday journalists from euronews' various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the…


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Pensions reform: if minimum required years raised to 20, tourism sector workers at risk to never receive pension

Creditors want to raise the number of minimum working years required for the basic pension. If this happen, thousands of temporary workers, especially in the tourism sector are at risk to never receive a pension. During a meeting with Greek Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos, the creditors tabled the proposal to […]


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Greece to Miss Privatization Targets Once Again – Atlantic ...

Ferries in the port of Piraeus, Greece, December 15, 2007 (Flickr/Michael) Greece pushed back the start of the privatization of the port of Piraeus this week for the ...


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Guest lecturer presents lesson on GREEK epic poem at Watchung Hills Regional

23: A lesson in the GREEK epic poem, “The Odyssey” by Homer, given by guest lecturer, Isaiah Clough, a Rutgers University graduate student who is ...


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GREEK parliament set to pass motion recognizing 'Palestine'

However, the GREEK government has no intention of recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a state, in order “not to disturb good relations with Israel,” ...


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GREEK Holiday Bake Sale Thursday-Friday

If you're a bit slow making your holiday treats, help is on the way. A Holiday Bake Sale is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Saints Constantine ...


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EU Has to Fulfill All Refugee Crisis Obligations – Greek Foreign Ministry

… to the refugee crisis, a Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday …  the problems, omissions and delays, Greece will meet all of its … for anyone to demand a Greek or other national solution to … Middle East and North Africa. Greece is a major transit country …


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GREECE, Bulgaria Gas Link To Lessen EU Dependence on Russia

GREECE and Bulgaria signed on December 10 a long-delayed final investment agreement (FID) to build a 180-kilometre natural gas pipeline to help ...


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GREECE Lawmakers Poised To Recognize 'Palestine'

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, is due to arrive in GREECE on Dec. 21 for a two-day work meeting. However, the Greek ...


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GREECE will vote to extend civil unions law to same-sex couples

GREECE parliament will vote later this month on granting same-sex couples the right to a civil union, despite strong opposition from the influential Greek ...


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Greek MPs to vote this month on civil union for gay ...

ATHENS — The Greek parliament will vote later this month on granting same-sex couples the right to a civil union, despite strong opposition from the influential ...


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Anger in Greek refugee camp after Idomeni eviction

Alaa, a 36-year-old Palestinian refugee from the Ain al-Hilweh camp in Lebanon, was denied entry to Macedonia while trying to pass with his wife and five-year-old ...


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Migrant Crisis Draws Wave of Volunteers to GREEK Island

Hundreds of volunteers are flocking to the GREEK island of Lesbos, a major arrival point for Syrians fleeing their country's bloody civil conflict, to provide ...


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"We do not want to weaken GREECE, we want to strengthen it"

On the new agreement between GREECE and the institutions, Roth said that "this was the result of a compromise", as it is always the case with the ...


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government-submits-key-points-of-pension-reform-to-lenders.

An employee inspects Greek stock prices on a ticker screen at the Athens Stock Exchange in Athens, GREECE. Talks were expected to drag on until late ...


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greek-prime-minister-alexis-tsipras-hails-new-eu-border-force-as-pressure-builds-over-migrants ...

Migrants, who were stranded between GREECE and Macedonia, walk outside the Tae Kwon Do stadium in Faliro, south of Athens, GREECE on ...


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2004 Athens Olympics Stadiums Housing Migrants

Decaying stadiums from 2004 Athens Olympics have new lives housing migrants; Greece transports migrants from Macedonian border to Athens;


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Greek PM: Bank Recapitalization Successful, End of Grexit Scenarios

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras claimed that the Greek bank recapitalization was successful and cost much less than anticipated. Speaking in parliament, Tsipras said that the Greek bank recapitalization cost 5.5 billion euros while in the summer it was estimated that the total cost would be 25 billion euros. He said that the way it


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Greek Crisis: The 5th Most Discussed Topic on Facebook in 2015

The Greek financial crisis has not only been a major discussion topic in Greece, or Europe. According to Facebook’s yearly review on public opinions, Greece’s financial difficulties were being discussed by people across the world, bringing the topic in fifth place. Facebook’s review was based on popularity, number of comments, shares and likes, thus creating


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Greek Government Pretends to Win Battles Against Imaginary Enemies

One of the main principles of propaganda is to create imaginary enemies; vague, invisible entities, the “bad guys” in a simplified story of the good “us” against “them”. Common phrases one would hear coming from the lips of the Greek cabinet and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are “they try to undermine us”, “some sabotage the


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GREEK owner behind bulker buy

TradeWinds reported last week that the ship had been bought by an undisclosed GREEK owner for $7.1m. Trade Fortune is listed as having four ...


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Emerging Markets: Tangentially GREEK

However, in an attempt to paint a rosier picture, the GREEK government is saying that their numbers show a contraction of less than 1% in 2016.


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GREECE to sell 1 bln euros of 3-month T-bills on Dec. 16

ATHENS Dec 11 GREECE will sell 1.0 billion euros ($1.10 billion) of three-month Treasury bills on Dec. 16 to refinance a maturing issue, debt agency ...


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Where to eat in Athens, Greece: Chef Peter Conistis on the best foods and restaurants

… taramasalata. Taramasalata is a real Greek signature dish, but many places … all time favourite restaurant in Greece. I get excited every time … of the cuisine known throughout Greece. Do your research, book ahead …


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Vodafone Greece offers discounts on Vodafone Smart devices

Vodafone Greece launched a promotion whereby it …


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Europeans “filter” migrants and blame the south

Athens, December 11, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency The European Union has started legal action against Greece, Italy and Croatia for failing to correctly register migrants. This step is taken in order to minimize the number of refugees and migrants that end up in Austria, Germany, France and other relatively rich nations of the Union. Taking legal steps might […]


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PPC management expresses concern after the separation from ADMIE 

Athens, December 11, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Olga Mavrou Greece and its creditors agreed on separating the country΄s power transmission grid operator ADMIE (which manages the network of electricity) from its parent company, the state-run Public Power Corporation (Public Corporation of Electricity). The management of the new company is subject to further negotiations (whether it will remain […]


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FOREIGN MINISTRY: Greece to persist in Europe on refugee crisis

Athens, December 11, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The Foreign Ministry spokesman, Constantinos Koutras, made clarifications to reporters on the refugee crisis, stressing that Greece is fulfilling its obligations and will persist in Europe regarding its resolution. Mr. Koutras said: Everyone knows that the dimensions of the latest refugee/migration issue exceed the […]


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“MARKET OMBUDSMAN” Event (Foreign Ministry, 16 December 2015)

In the context of strengthening the Greek entrepreneurial extroversion, and on the initiative of the General Secretariat of International Economic Relations, an event for the presentation of the new, upgraded “Market Ombudsman” service is being held on Wednesday, 16 December 2015, at the Foreign Ministry’s Kranidiotis Amphitheatre.The Market Ombudsman is a modern tool for supporting businesses and provides HelpDesk services, through the Foreign Ministry’s “Agora” portal, to Greek enterprises active internationally, with the aim of supporting the export efforts of Greek enterprises and expanding Greek business activities into new markets.The Secretary General for International Economic Relations, Giorgos Tsipras, will open...


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