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Friday, June 22, 2018

Liberman urges cooperation with GREEK, Cypriot counterparts against terror

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met with his GREEK and Cypriot counterparts in Cyprus on Friday to discuss defense and counterterrorism ...


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No more bailouts for GREECE

No more bailouts for GREECE. With more than 300 billion euros in rescue funds for GREECE, the bailout isn't just a success story for Athens but for the EU ...


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Smooth end to GREEK debt programme

The deal reached overnight confirms a piecemeal approach to GREEK debt relief. While concerns about the long-term sustainability of the country's ...


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Its a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist

REUTERS/Costas Baltas Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, wearing a tie, speaks at the parliamentary group of Syriza and Independent Greeks in Athens © REUTERS/Costas Baltas Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, wearing a tie, arrives to speak at the ...


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GREEK PM to visit president to brief him on Eurogroup debt deal

GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to visit President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at 2 p.m. on Friday to brief him on the debt deal for Greece announced ...


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GREEK Cypriots to deepen military ties with Israel and Greece

GREEK Cypriot Defence Minister Savvas Angelides and his Israeli and GREEK counterparts Avigdor Lieberman and Panos Kammenos held their second ...


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EU Looks to Screen Migrants in Africa to Stop Boatloads

ONENEWSNOW - After pushing countries on the continent for years to accept migrants in the midst of the refugee crisis, the leftist European Union (EU) is finally committed to curb immigration and the problems that come with it by pushing to start screening centers in Africa to decrease sea crossings. Through a number of talks next week, approximately 10 EU leaders are slated to discuss ways to end the constant flow of migrants who have been launching off the shores of North Africa in boats, and the main plan on the table is to stop the boatloads from landing on southern European shores – a scheme that includes paying countries such as Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to detain refugees in holding centers until they are found to meet asylum eligibility. “The leaders will back the creation of ‘regional disembarkation platforms,’” the Associated Press (AP) reported, according to Breitbart News post. “Essentially, people striking out for Italy in unseaworthy boats could be taken back – for instance, to Libya if picked up by the EU-financed and trained Libyan coast guard – or transported to neighboring countries for screening.” EU still trying to appease UN by through PC concerns EU insists that one of the main goals behind the proposal is migrant safety. “[The hosting nations’ migrant centers] should provide for rapid processing to distinguish between economic migrants and those in need of international protection, and reduce the incentive to embark on perilous journeys,” reads a draft statement obtained by AP that was written for the June 28–29 EU summit scheduled in Brussels, Belgium. Despite Europeans across the continent complaining in recent years about their communities being flooded and taken over by problematic Muslim African migrants who made it to the shores of southern Europe, the UN continues to argue that tens of thousands arriving on the beaches are not inundating the continent – an issue that the UN is slated to bring up during the emergency migration talks to be held on Sunday in Brussels in preparation of the summit next week. “It’s all happening as the number of people arriving in Europe by boat decreases,” AP’s Lorne Cook reported from Brussels. “The UNHCR says that if current trends continue, some 80,000 people will enter via the Mediterranean Sea this year – mostly in Italy, Greece and Spain – [which is] around half the number who arrived in 2017.” UNHCR Europe Chief Sophie Magennis insists that the problem with migrants is only in the minds of Europeans who do not want to help migrants leave their “refugee crisis” so that they receive handouts and other forms of humanitarian aid in Europe. “We do not have a crisis of numbers,” Magennis contended on Monday, according to AP. “We continue to have a crisis of political will.” The document indicates that the plan for the centers would be worked out through a partnership between the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration, but no takers have apparently been found on the African continent to date. “Both organizations have been discussing ways to handle sea arrivals inside the EU, but not in Africa, although they do work in Libya,” Cook noted. “No African country has yet agreed to take part, the EU’s top migration official said Thursday.” Major pushback from Africa Even though plans for the refugee holding centers appear to be moving forward, the EU has conceded that the idea has faced steep opposition North African leaders – a plan that was reportedly devised to prevent deaths at sea … and one that Italy rejects because it says it is more geared to help curb the collapse of the German coalition government than to alleviate the refugee crisis plaguing Italian shores. “The European Union’s most senior migration official has admitted that no north African country has yet agreed to host migrant screening centers to process refugee claims,” the _Guardian_ reported. “Details of an EU plan to prevent migrants drowning at sea emerged on Thursday after Italy criticized the agenda of an emergency summit for not offering enough to help it cope with arrivals.” EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos stressed the objective of building partnerships to make the migrant centers in North Africa a reality, but he admitted that no country in Africa has agreed to be a host for the refugee screening centers. “Unilateral measures on migration are just not the answer – not only would they not work, but they would also damage everything the European Union has built, and our Schengen area of free movement most of all – [so the EU wants to] intensify cooperation [with Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Niger and Morocco as we intend to create a] regional disembarkation scheme,” Avramopoulos declared, according to AP. “It has to be discussed with these countries, [but] an official proposal has not been put on the table.” In actuality – despite EU optimism over the plan – many doubts remain as to whether it will come to fruition. “The idea for offshore migrant processing centers remains sketchy, with numerous political, practical and legal questions unanswered,” the _Guardian_’s Jennifer Rankin and Patrick Wintour pointed out. “It remains unclear, for example, whether migrants on a rescue ship in European waters could be returned to a north African country.” In fact, Tunisian Ambassador to the EU Tahar Cherif asserted that there is no way his North African coastal nation will even consider the proposal. _“_The proposal was put to the head of our government a few months ago during a visit to Germany; it was also asked by Italy, and the answer is clear: no!” Cherif exclaimed, according to the Guardian. “We have neither the capacity nor the means to organize these detention centers. We are already suffering a lot from what is happening in Libya, which has been the effect of European action.” The North African leader was content with dishing its migrant problem off onto his European neighbors across the Mediterranean to the north, while representatives from other nations claim that they simply don’t have the capacity. “He said his country was facing enough problems with unemployment, without wishing to add to them, while Niger said its existing centers taking migrants out of detention camps in Libya are already full,” Rankin and Wintour noted. Europe still bickering over its handling of refugees Nations in southern Europe continue to argue about what is to be done with migrants once they wash up on their shores from across the Mediterranean Sea. “Europe’s divisions over migration and the state of its inadequate asylum laws were exposed again last week by an embarrassing [disagreement] involving Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for more than 600 people – including children and pregnant women – rescued from the sea off Libya,” an AP report posted by ABC News explained. “Spain eventually offered safe harbor to the rescue ship carrying them.” As European countries become more and more laden with problems – including Islamic terrorism and violence – at the hands of Muslim migrants from North Africa and the Middle East, the EU has had to move to address the escalating and intensifying issue. “Concerned that anti-migrant parties will exploit the divisions, the Europeans are looking to outsource the challenge, much as they did by persuading Turkey to tighten its borders,” the AP report stated. “Anti-migrant parties have been winning votes since over 1 million people entered the EU in 2015 – most fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq.” Even ultra-leftist European leader, French President Emmanuel Macron, argues that something must be done in North Africa to address the social crises that unfold when migrants land on the shores of southern European nations. “The problem didn’t start just a few kilometers off the Italian coast,” Macron impressed earlier this week, according to AP. “The answer [lies in working with] countries of origin and transit – whether that be in Africa or elsewhere.” Some progress has already been made to take a bite out of the problem. “On Tuesday, EU countries agreed to change the rules governing Europe’s passport-free travel zone, known as the Schengen area,” the AP report run on ABC News divulged. “The move will allow countries to carry out ID checks on people for longer than allowed under current rules. Ultimately, the EU’s aim is to promote action after a series of responses by individual countries – like building fences, deploying troops, introducing border checks or simply keeping them open – sparked confusion and tension among EU partners.”


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Zoodohos Peghe's PB GREEK Festival

Bronxites enjoyed celebrating GREEK culture at the time honored Pelham ... Wednesday, June 13 to Sunday, June 17 at the GREEK American Institute.


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GREEK PM says country turning a page with debt deal

ATHENS (Reuters) – GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday a decision by euro zone's creditors to offer debt relief marked a definitive turn ...


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GREEK debt relief a success, but light austerity still here: expert

ATHENS, June 22 (Xinhua) -- GREEK government and European officials hailed the decision reached by the Eurogroup approving Greece's final ...


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New Kyma Flatiron Transports New Yorkers to the GREEK Islands

To say that Kyma Flatiron (15 W. 18th St), an airy and golden-accented ode to the sun-drenched GREEK Islands, is an apt homage to the salt-bleached ...


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Debt relief deal gives Greece hope after years of austerity

It was 2am on Friday in Luxembourg — and Greece’s finance minister could finally hail the delivery of a debt relief deal to help his country “turn a page” on eight years of bailouts, austerity and unprecedented economic tutelage. “I think this is ...


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Greek leader dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has donned a tie, for the first time in more than three years in office, to celebrate the debt relief deal agreed by the country's creditors. Tsipras sported the burgundy tie with a white shirt and blue suit during a ...


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Germany makes €3 billion from GREECE'S financial crisis

The eurozone has finally agreed to get GREECE out of the European assistance program with the country to get its fifth and last tranche of €15 billion in ...


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Vicious fight between Greek and FYROM teens, FYROM site reports

Incident was not corroborated by Greek police


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Greek PM Tsipras in red tie delivers “victory” speech at Zappeion Hall over Greek debt (watch live)

Tsipras to announce Greece has exited memorandums and return to normalcy


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EU says indebted Greece can finally "stand on its own feet"

"Greece is now able to stand on its own two feet" - that's the message from the EU's finance ministers after they met in Luxembourg on Friday. They agreed a package of measures to reassure partners and investors that Greece's debt is economically viable.


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The full terms of GREECE'S bailout exit decided by the Eurogroup

The main objective of the debt easing measures the eurozone finance ministers discussed until the early hours of Friday was to ensure that GREECE'S ...


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CAC 40 Rises As GREECE Gets Debt Relief

(RTTNews.com) - French stocks rebounded on Friday after finance ministers from 19 nations finalized plans to get GREECE out of its eight-year bailout ...


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GREECE welcomes Eurogroup's "historic decision" on Greek debt

ATHENS, June 22 (Xinhua) -- GREECE'S political leadership warmly welcomed on Friday Eurogroup's "historic decision" on the Greek debt, which ...


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Eurozone reaches agreement on Greek debt deal

Repayment deadlines on almost €100bn of bailout loans pushed back 10 years


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Greece: Mixed feelings about the years of austerity

Originally intended to last only two years, Greece's eight-year austerity programme is seen by many as having caused more harm than good.


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UPDATE 3-Greece deal brings cheer to market battered by Italian politics

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Greek bond yields dropped on Friday after euro zone finance ministers agreed a plan to ease Greece’s heavy debt burden and allow it to stand its own feet after it officially leaves a bailout programme in August. Euro zone ...


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Greece’s gains from the debt relief agreement

The debt relief agreement struck at the Eurogroup meeting puts an end to uncertainty and guarantees Greeces return to European normality according to government sources The 21s


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From the Pharaohs to Cleopatra and Julius Caesar: how Egypt influenced Greece and Rome

LOS ANGELES — Big, needlelike sculptures, based on Egyptian prototypes, are dotted all over America. The most famous, obviously, is the Washington Monument. Another, in Boston, commemorates the battle of Bunker Hill. There’s even an authentic, 3,000 ...


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THE PANHELLENIC HOSTS AN AMAZING 2018 ALUMNI WEEKEND AND AWARDS CEREMONY

June 20, 2018, Chicago, IL – On Saturday, June 16, 2018 the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation held its annual Awards Ceremony & Gala at the Hilton Chicago. The PanHellenic broke a new record this year by awarding 45 talented Greek American undergraduates with a total of $260,000 in scholarship awards. Celebrations began on Friday, June 15 […] The post THE PANHELLENIC HOSTS AN AMAZING 2018 ALUMNI WEEKEND AND AWARDS CEREMONY appeared first on Hellenic News of America.


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Greek Heritage Night at the Philadelphia Phillies organized by the American Hellenic Institute

5th Annual Greek Heritage Night at the Philadelphia Phillies organized by the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) on June 13, 2018. The post Greek Heritage Night at the Philadelphia Phillies organized by the American Hellenic Institute appeared first on Hellenic News of America.


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How Greece will exit its bailout program and what it means

A look at how Europe has agreed on a plan to finally shepherd Greece out of its rescue programs and keep it afloat in coming years.


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Greek universities permitted to grow cannabis

Government allows cultivation for research purposes


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Greece’s Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. Aegean chairman Eftychios Vassilakis said the company will be buying 30-42 planes in ...


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Weather Warning: Rain- and Thunderstorms, hail, strong wind June 23-27

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms, locally with hail falls and gale wind. EMY’s weather forecast is valid from Saturday, June 22, until Tusedua, June 26th 2018. Although thunderstorms will continue in some regions also until Thursday, June 28. Weather Forecast Analytically & Regions affected Saturday, June … The post Weather Warning: Rain- and Thunderstorms, hail, strong wind June 23-27 appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Scepticism and optimism greets news of Greek debt deal

The news that European lenders have reached a debt-relief deal with Greece was greeted with cautious optimism by Athens residents who spoke the euronews. The agreement gives the country a ten-year extension on the repayment of 96 billion euros of bailout ...


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Greek bonds: my big fat debt deal

The agreement intends to make investors feel more secure, but it is at best a fudge


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Greece Will Be Stuck In Its Bailout for Years to Come

In a way, the debt relief deal Greece has received as it exits its bailout makes good sense: It keeps the country on a tight leash, all but eliminating the possibility that it will go on a borrowing spree in the financial markets and misspend the money as ...


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10-year Greek bond yields in decline 

Greek bond yields are dropping today following the Eurogroup decision to grant Greece debt relief The 10year bond yields were dropping by 20 basis points 02 percentage points


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Rama: We’re committed for good relations with Greece

Relations between Albania and Greece have not been easy because this process has undergone lots of tensionThis is the opinion expressed today by Albanian PM Edi Rama accordi


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Eurozone nations agree on 'historic' Greek debt relief deal

June 22 (UPI) --Eurozone countries said Friday they brokered a historic relief deal offering Greece more time to pay off billions of dollars in debt. Finance ministers from 19 nations agreed to the deal after hours of talks in Luxembourg, giving Greece ...


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Greek Drivers Among EU’s Worst: Don’t Wear Belts, Drink and Drive

To the surprise of no one who’s driven on Greek roads, the country’s drivers are among the least disciplined in the European Union, with 49 […] The post Greek Drivers Among EU’s Worst: Don’t Wear Belts, Drink and Drive appeared first on The National Herald.


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Admiral Stavridis Doesn’t Want to Make Waves Anymore

There’s no doubt that Admiral James Stavridis, proud son of a Greek father and who rose to lead NATO, the gaggle of European-US-Canadian military officers […] The post Admiral Stavridis Doesn’t Want to Make Waves Anymore appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greece Heads for Bailout Exit after Deal with Creditors

ATHENS (AP) — Greece’s prime minister pledged Friday to stick to agreed reforms and budget targets after international creditors announced debt relief measures to wean […] The post Greece Heads for Bailout Exit after Deal with Creditors appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek carrier Aegean signs $5 billion order for Airbus A320 neo planes

Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines (AGNr.AT) signed a $5 billion deal with Airbus (AIR.PA) for up to 42 aircraft to renew its fleet of single-aisle planes, stay competitive and add capacity for future expansion. It is the largest order by a Greek ...


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An agreement on Greek debt that satisfies both sides

There was an unmistakable note of triumph in the words with which M├írio Centeno, the Portuguese head of the eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, announced the agreement that concludes eight years of emergency bailouts for Greece. “Greece joins ...


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With Greek Debt Deal in Pocket, Will Tsipras Now Wear a Tie?

Now that Greece’s creditors have reached a landmark debt deal, there’s one question on Greek lips: Will Alexis Tsipras put on a tie? That’s what the famously tie-less Greek prime minister had pledged to do if and when Europe came up with a viable ...


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Gallo: Greek Debt Deal More Generous Than Expected.

(Bloomberg) -- Greece has a two-year buffer of cash available without accessing markets says Alberto Gallo, Macro Strategies head at Algebris. He told Daybreak Europe’s Francine Lacqua and Markus Karlsson Greece’s euro-area creditors have struck a ...


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GREECE and creditors proclaim 'end of crisis'

The Eurogroup first decided that GREECE will receive a €15bn in the coming weeks, after it completed the last package of 88 'prior actions' required by ...


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UPDATE 1-Italian bonds regain their footing, GREECE gets debt relief

Euro zone finance ministers on Friday extended maturities and deferred interest of a major part of their loans to GREECE along with a big cash injection ...


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Greece’s Creditors troll Greeks: The best of Eurogroup quotes

One after the other, the heavy weights of the Eurozone took the floor after the extensive and exhausting 9-hour Eurogroup meeting on Thursday. They started to congratulate each other and praise the deal they reached with Greece. In fact, they did not reach any deal that normally occurs after lengthy negotiations, terms and mutual concessions. … The post Greece’s Creditors troll Greeks: The best of Eurogroup quotes appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Greece's Deal Leaves Too Much to Chance

The government must be ecstatic, and the prime minister’s tailor even happier. Greece has secured a much more generous than expected deal that should allow it to put its bailout behind it and let Alexis Tsipras put on the tie he promised to forgo until ...


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GREEK PM hails Eurogroup debt decision

ATHENS (Reuters) - GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday a decision by euro zone's creditors to offer debt relief marked a definitive turn ...


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Eurozone Gets Deal to Pave Way for End to Greece’s Bailout

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its […] The post Eurozone Gets Deal to Pave Way for End to Greece’s Bailout appeared first on The National Herald.


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