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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Greek University Calls for Maintaining the Hellenic Institute in Venice

A resolution adopted by the University of Crete Department of Literature calls on the Greek government to maintain and strengthen the Greek Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice. The Hellenic Institute in Venice was established in ...


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ECB lends a helping hand to Greece

Greek's ailing banks will be given access to the European Central Bank's refinancing program. The move brings Greece closer to financial normalization, a gift for its compliance in passing tough austerity measures.


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Patriarch Bartholomew Asserts Church of Greece Jurisdiction at Holy Synod

Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew closed the matter of church jurisdiction during the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church on the island of Crete. In the framework of an examination on church autonomy, Patriarch Bartholomew conclusively ...


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Greece desperately tries to combat tax evasion but with such over-taxation… no chance!

Companies systematically evading taxes will soon see a padlock on their doors for 30 days. This new kind of fine to Greece’s tax evaders was announced today by the General Secretary of Public Revenues. The same fine will be imposed to company owners who prohibit tax inspectors from conducting inspections […]


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Fitch: Greece’s 4 systemic banks would default if Capital Controls are lifted

Man! One day after the President of Greek Banks Association, Louka Katseli, said that Capital controls would be lifted by end of the year, there comes Fitch-ratings agency and warns that Greek systemic banks would default if the deposit restrictions are lifted. Fitch Ratings affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings […]


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Brexit’s Ripple Effects: Speculative Scenarios for Greece and Other EU Members

All eyes are turned to Britain with just a few hours to go before the country heads to the polls on Thursday to vote on a crucial referendum on the United Kingdom’s European Union membership. In the case of a Brexit, there will be a ripple effect with ...


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Tax dodgers sapping GREEK state's payroll funding

The GREEK state loses some 16 billion euros a year as a result of tax evasion, an amount that could cover the cost of civil service salaries and pensions ...


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Refugee Arrivals from Turkey-Greece Pick Up Again

With refugee arrivals from Turkey to Greece increasing, human rights members of refugee asylum appeal committees have been removed.


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Spinach Salad

Packed with vitamins and minerals, spinach is one of the healthiest foods. A typical ingredient in Greek cuisine, spinach is the star of many favorites including spanakopita (spinach pie) and...


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LAGFF’s Top Films: Thumbnail Reviews

LOS ANGELES- The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record showing of 56 films, from the brilliant to the esoteric, all of them worth...


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Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens

Some 2,500 years ago, a severely outnumbered Greek naval fleet managed to halt a force of invading Persians in a decisive clash fought in the narrow strait between the Greek mainland and the island of Salamis. Essential to the Greek victory were some 200 ...


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Foreign Minister Kotzias meets with Marathon major Ilias Psinakis

A meeting took place at the Foreign Ministry today between Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Marathon Major Ilias Psinakis, who thanked the Foreign Minister for the Greek state’s assistance during the recent meetings he had in China and briefed him on the agreements he made to attract investments.There was mutual agreement on the need to further tighten Greek-Chinese relations, particularly in the sectors of culture and sports.


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Here’s why the UK should do the same as Greece: Ex-PM

Second our voice has strengthened. In a wider region fraught with conflicts, such as the Middle East, the war in Syria, Ukraine, the Caucasus, our European voice when united is a powerful one, and is respected. Divided we are weak. When I took over the …


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Impact Lesvos is on a Mission to Help Refugees Arriving in Greece

… make their way to Lesvos, Greece, as they land on the …


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USC Wants To Become Nation’s First College To End Greek Pledging

… future.”   What national representatives of Greek organizations think about USC’s … . “Not Your Animal House Environment” Greek life at USC, which attracts … have more information about the Greek system and themselves before joining …


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For One Syrian Refugee, the Boat Crossing to Greece ‘Seemed Like an Endless Journey’

… the country, to Turkey, to Greece and across southern Europe.  This … for crossing the sea to Greece, where I’d be able … a ship. It was the Greek Coast Guard. Finally, we felt …


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The Long History of One Greek Island’s Temporarily Canceled Easter ‘Rocket War’

…  back to the era when Greece was occupied by the Ottoman … area — people from all over Greece and abroad choose to spend … it, Dr. Stamatios Krimigis, a Greek-American scientist in space exploration, originally …


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Dispatches: Greece’s Prime Minister Should Uphold Refugee Rights at the Council of Europe

… fair appeal process. To date, Greece’s appeal committees have blocked … Greek asylum system. However, following pressure from the European Commission, the Greek … Italy and Greece. After months of foot-dragging, those stuck in Greece should …


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Dog 'rescued' from Greek island by North Vancouver woman at centre of custody battle

… Speaking with CBC News from Greece, Atsikbasis insists Max was well … with the Atsikbasis family in Greece. (Atsikbasis family) Within a few … Athens and the Greek Consulate in Vancouver. The Greek consul general in …


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Greek family demands return of dog 'rescued' by woman and brought to Canada

… Speaking with CBC News from Greece, Atsikbasis insists Max was well … with the Atsikbasis family in Greece. (Atsikbasis family) Within a few … Athens and the Greek Consulate in Vancouver. The Greek consul general in …


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reinstates waiver affecting the eligibility of Greek bonds used as collateral in Eurosystem monetary policy operations

… acknowledges the commitment of the Greek government to implementing current ESM … Stability Mechanism (ESM) programme for Greece by the ESM's … the analysis and reinforcement of Greece's debt sustainability, as …


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Strasbourg round-up: Group leaders focus on Greece, Ukraine and PNR

… ;. On Greece, Weber emphasised that the election result in Greece must be respected. He said, "Greece has a … ". On Greece, the ECR chair sympathised with the Greek electorate and …


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Greek starts renewal of 1,800 MHz licences

Greek regulator EETT has called for …


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Young Actors Bring Greek Mythology and Psychology to the Stages of Venezuela

… between my two great passions: Greek mythology and psychology,” Escalona says … lot about archetypes and studied Greek mythology. Archetypes are seen as …  works with archetypes representing the Greek gods, and which, like them …


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An Iraqi Translator for the US Military Is Now Stuck in Greece

… the train station in Idomeni, Greece. As a teenager, he worked … the train station in Idomeni, Greece — though there are no trains … Aegean crossing from Turkey to Greece. But critics say when one … who have gotten stopped in Greece are Syrians escaping the war …


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Results of some Greek recipes tried

… Home magazine as well. Grilled Greek Pita Pizzas 12-ounce jar marinated … 's Health Magazine. Grilled Greek Salad 3 zucchini, sliced 1 … Salmon with Greek Salad Tzatziki: 6-ounce container plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons …


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Supplemental MoU sets Greek authorities further healthcare cost-containment goals

… the Greek healthcare sector – as opposed to more across-the-board cuts. Greece… increased use of generics in Greece, new measures to improve incentives … Greece: 29 April 2016: Innovative and generic pharma associations in Greece unite …


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Greek primary surplus target should be cut to 1.5-2 percent after 2018

ATHENS Greece's primary surplus budget … International Monetary Fund and some Greek officials have argued that the …


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Protests grow as Greece moves refugees to warehouses ‘not fit for animals’

… that conditions deteriorated when the Greek military, who were overseeing the … told where in Greece they had been relocated. Greece’s migration spokesman … stranded in overcrowded camps in Greece. However, arrivals have fallen significantly …


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ECB takes Greek banks off emergency lifeline

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank reinstated Greek banks’ access to its cheap funding operations on Wednesday after more than a year on an emergency lifeline and said it would examine later whether to add Greek debt to its asset purchases.


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Parliament and Council agree on the EU border, coast guard

Guards could be deployed to a frontline state, such as Italy or Greece, even if authorities reject it.


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Ankara: Greek Cyprus trying to score political points over fire

Ankara has voiced resentment over the Greek Cypriot leadership’s approach to its offer for aid in containing the island’s worst forest fire in years


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These photos show what life is like aboard a US aircraft carrier

[uss harry s. truman]Flickr/US Navy Photo Aircraft carriers are among the ultimate examples of the US' military strength.  Housing over 5,000 crew members and capable of carrying out missions for months at a time, aircraft carriers allow the US to project serious military force at any point around the globe. For the past seven months, the USS Harry S. Truman has been taking part in strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  After many months of continuous duty, which resulted in over 2,000 strikes against ISIS, the aircraft carrier arrived at the Greek island of Crete on June 21 to give its crew a much-needed break. But even while engaging in operations, aircraft carriers have many of the amenities found on land.  The following photos show what life was like for the crew members of the USS Harry S. Truman. US NAVY SAILORS WAIT IN LINE FOR STARBUCKS COFFEE ON BOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA. REUTERS/Baz Ratner SAILORS GET HAIRCUTS AT THE BARBER SHOP. REUTERS/Baz Ratner SAILORS WORK OUT ON THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER. REUTERS/Baz Ratner SEE THE REST OF THE STORY AT BUSINESS INSIDER


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ECB reinstates measure to aid Greek banks

Frankfurt says it will again allow Greek bonds as collateral for central bank loans


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Mitsotakis warns on Greek tax rises

Centre-right politician says structural, not fiscal, reforms are needed


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ECB offers helping hand to Greek banks

This file photo taken on January 21, 2016 shows the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on January 21, 2016. Germany's constitutional court ruled on June 21, 2016 that a key crisis-fighting tool of the ...


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ECB to readmit Greek banks to regular refinancing operations

BERLIN: The European Central Bank on Wednesday (Jun 22) offered cash-strapped Greek banks a helping hand, following recent advances Athens has made in implementing the economic reforms demanded by its creditors. The ECB's governing council announced that ...


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Could Brexit vote cause a stock market crash?

He also highlighted the lack of awareness among voters of the political consequences of leaving. Voters in the EU's weaker states, such as Greece, would suddenly feel empowered to ditch the project as well. From a financial markets perspective, any fallout ...


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Olympic Run in Athens with the Participation of Refugee Children

The Hellenic Olympic Academy invites Greek and refugee children to an Olive Wreath Run on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 pm at Zappeion in Athens. The event takes place on the occasion of Olympic Day (June 23) and the World Refugee Day (June 20) and it is called “Get Active on Olympic Day With Refugees.


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Chess World Champion Garry Kasparov in Thessaloniki for 4-way Chess Handicap Game Against Greek Female Champions

Garry Kasparov, the former chess world champion, gave a unique handicap chess game against four chess players on Tuesday evening at Thessaloniki City Hall. A large number of people gathered at the City Hall and patiently waited for Kasparov whose flight arrived with delay and the organizers considered it wise for the grand maitre to


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Delia Velculescu: IMF Wants Greek Debt Sustainability, ╬ťeasures Aren’t Enough

International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative Delia Velculescu said that Greek debt is not sustainable, during her address at the Economist Conference in Athens. “Greece needs substantial debt relief,” she said, adding that the IMF is participating in discussions and is committed to participating in the program funding but will only do so if Europe pledges


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Greek Companies Among the Best Workplaces in Europe

Five Greek companies made it to the list of 100 Best Companies – Great Places to Work. The official awards ceremony took place in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, during the official dinner of the Royal Dublin Society. Mars Group (Mars Hellas and Royal Canin Hellas), Microsoft, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals were among the multinationals that are


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Juncker Points to Huge Differences in Brexit and Grexit Referendums

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker outlined the differences between the referendum that took place in Greece last July and the one taking place in Britain. In an interview with German daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Juncker said that Greece’s position in the euro was endangered by the referendum. He added that the referendum had less to


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ECB Reinstates Waiver for Greek State Bonds

The European Central Bank has decided to reinstate the waiver to allow Greek state bonds to be used as collateral in ECB lending, thus allowing Greek banks to get cheaper loans. ECB said the decision was taken as the council “acknowledges the commitment of the Greek government to implementing current ESM program and expects continued


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Twenty Years Since the Death of Andreas Papandreou, the Man Who Changed Greek Politics

It’s been 20 years since the death of Andreas Papandreou, the former prime minister of Greece and PASOK founder, and for many, the man who changed Greek politics. Being the first proclaimed socialist prime minister of Greece, Papandreou’s policies ...


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Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties pledge to work together for reforestation of Solea region

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties have expressed their joint concern about the tragic fires in Solea region and their solidarity to the inhabitants of the area.They also expressed their deep sorrow for the loss of lives. The parties call ...


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Brexit: Impact on Greek Economy and Business

June 22 -- Socrates Lazaridis, chief executive officer at Athens Stock Exchange, discusses the U.K.'s Brexit referendum and how it may impact the Greek economy and markets. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."


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ECB set to vote on measure to aid troubled GREEK banks

The waiver was removed in early 2015 on signs that Greece could fall out of its bailout programme, forcing GREEK banks to turn to the Bank of Greece ...


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ECB set to unlock emergency funding for GREEK banks in latest step of recovery

The European Central Bank (ECB) was expected to signal the latest step in the GREEK recovery this afternoon, as it geared up to reinstate emergency ...


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GREEK woman conned out of thousands by online scammer

The 53-year-old is alleged to have swindled more than 30,000 euros out of a 54-year-old GREEK woman by posing as a male US Army officer and ...


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