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FM Dendias to Croatia on Friday for Conference on the Future of Europe

FM Dendias to Croatia on Friday for Conference on the Future of Europe Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias is heading to Croatia on Friday to attend the Conference on the Future of Europe, to be held in the University of Pula. Dendias has been invited by his Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlic Radman, and he […]

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Minister projects Greek growth of over 5% in 2022

Minister projects Greek growth of over 5% in 2022 Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis forecast on Wednesday that growth in Greece will exceed 5% this year. He was participating in the first meeting this year of the Board of Directors of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. According to a statement, the minister […]

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Minister: E-mobility a key pillar of transport development in Greece

Minister: E-mobility a key pillar of transport development in Greece Infrastructure and Transport Minister Costas Karamanlis said that e-mobility was a key pillar of transport development in Greece at the 5th Ecomobility Conference held on Thursday, ANA reports. The first axis of transport ministry planning is the renewal of the aging fleet of cars in […]

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Shipping Minister: Greek Coast Guard saves lives in the Aegean with bravery

Shipping Minister: Greek Coast Guard saves lives in the Aegean with bravery “The officers of the Coast Guard operate not just with bravery and determination but also with respect for the international law and with priority for the protection of human life. When traffickers are allowed – or even supported – to place thousands of […]

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Israel and Greece DM highlight common interests and values

Israel and Greece DM highlight common interests and values Greek Defense Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, released a joint statement with his Israeli counterpart, Benny Gantz, pointing to the continued co-operation of the two Eastern Mediterranean countries when the two men met at the Headquarters of the Defense Ministry in Israel on Thursday. “Israel’s commitment to security […]

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Cavusolgu says Greece, Cyprus harboring terrorists

Cavusolgu says Greece, Cyprus harboring terrorists Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused Greece and Cyprus of harboring terrorist groups targeting his country. Citing reports in the Turkish media, Cavusoglu on Thursday said that Cyprus had given permission to the Syrian Kurdish PYD party to open a representative office in capital Nicosia.  Ankara regards the […]

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Costas Karamanlis – “Green Taxi” program opens

Costas Karamanlis – “Green Taxi” program opens The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Costas Karamanlis, spoke about e-mobility as a key pillar of transport development in Greece, at the 5th E-mobility Conference. The first axis of the planning of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport is the renewal of the aging fleet of cars […]

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FM marks a year since extension of territorial waters in western Greece

FM marks a year since extension of territorial waters in western Greece Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Thursday marked one year since Greece’s Parliament voted to extend the country’s territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from six out to 12 nautical miles. The maritime extension under the UN’s 1982 Law of the Sea convention followed […]

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Health Minister announces extension of covid measures for another week

Health Minister announces extension of covid measures for another week An extension of the measures for at least a week was announced by the Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris in an interview with public broadcaster ERT. The minister pointed out that the government is waiting for the experts’ suggestion since the Committe is meeting today. […]

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New Cypriot FM in Athens

New Cypriot FM in Athens Cyprus’ new foreign minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, who returned to the helm of the country’s diplomacy after the resignation of his predecessor, Nikos Christodoulides, was expected in Athens on Tuesday night.  In his first trip abroad since assuming office, Kasoulides, who served as foreign minister from 1997 until 2003, and again […]

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Greek Foreign Minister meets with United States Ambassador in Athens

Greek Foreign Minister meets with United States Ambassador in Athens Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on Tuesday on the foreign ministry, ANA reports.During the meeting, issues related to the strategic partnership and cooperation between Greece and the USA were discussed, as well as the recent developments in the wider […]

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Ex-PM Karamanlis tests positive for Covid-19

Ex-PM Karamanlis tests positive for Covid-19 Former conservative prime minister Kostas Karamanlis has tested positive for Covid-19, his political office said in a statement Tuesday. The New Democracy MP, who is fully vaccinated and is only displaying mild symptoms, is isolating at home. Health authorities Monday announced 18,834 new coronavirus cases and 101 deaths. A […]

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EastMed to depend on the financial feasibility study

EastMed to depend on the financial feasibility study Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said on Monday that a financial feasibility study will show whether the EastMed gas pipeline is viable. Asked by the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) to comment on media reports about EastMed and the US stance toward the project, Kasoulides said that “we […]

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PM pledges continued energy cost support

PM pledges continued energy cost support Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the government will continue to provide support for as long as the international energy crisis lasts, during a visit to a poultry production unit in the area of Megara, western Attica, on Saturday. “As long as this rate unrest lasts, there will be not-at-all-insignificant […]

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FM Dendias welcomes new ambassadors of Qatar and Republic of Korea

FM Dendias welcomes new ambassadors of Qatar and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Monday met with the new Ambassador of Qatar to Greece Waleed Al-Emadi at the Foreign Ministry in Athens. Dendias wished him a successful term while during their meeting they discussed the relations between Greece and Qatar, the Foreign Ministry […]

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Turkey’s new finance minister in the eye of a storm

Turkey’s new finance minister in the eye of a storm When Turkey’s new Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati was asked last month to give details of an initiative to stem a collapse in the lira, he found a novel way to explain his strategy. “I won’t give a number now,” he told a surprised television interviewer. […]

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Staikouras in Brussels for Eurogroup meeting

Staikouras in Brussels for Eurogroup meeting Finance Minister Christos Staikouras was traveling to Brussels for a meeting of eurozone finance ministers (Eurogroup) on Monday. According to a statement by the European Council, ministers will discuss economic adjustment and resilience in terms of recent performance of the eurozone compared to international peers, based on input from […]

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Inflation, not Covid, is main worry for government

Inflation, not Covid, is main worry for government Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his closest aides are relieved that the new wave of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the Omicron variant, appears to be more manageable than initially feared. At the same time, they are worried about inflation, driven by energy prices, and its impact […]

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FM Staikouras in Brussels on Monday

FM Staikouras in Brussels on Monday Finance Minister Christos Staikouras will be in Brussels on Monday to participate in the Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings. Eurogroup’s meeting will focus on the economic adjustment and the eurozone’s resilience based on the recent performances in comparison with its international counterparts. The eurozone finance ministers will exchange views with […]

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Vaccinations – Thanks from minister Kikilias to health workers and citizens

Vaccinations – Thanks from minister Kikilias to health workers and citizens Today marks one year since the beginning of the vaccination of the general population against Covid-19, which started on January 16, 2021 with the vaccination of citizens over the age of 85, points out in a Facebook post the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias. […]

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PM and FM express support for Greek minority on Imbros

PM and FM express support for Greek minority on Imbros Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stated their support for the Greek minority of Imbros, an Aegean island that forms part of the Republic of Turkey, on Sunday during the annual New Year’s event of the Imbros Association of Athens. “You will […]

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Finance Minister in Brussels tomorrow

Finance Minister in Brussels tomorrow The Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, is going to Brussels tomorrow, Monday, in order to participate in the meetings of the Eurogroup and Ecofin. In particular, tomorrow Mr. Staikouras will take part in the regular meeting of the Eurogroup, which will have as its first topic of discussion the […]

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Florina – Immediate support to those affected by the earthquake

Florina – Immediate support to those affected by the earthquake The Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Christos Stylianidis, the Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister with a responsibility for state aid and restoration of natural disasters and the restoration of natural disasters and Transport Christos Triantopoulos and deputy minister for infrastructure and transport […]

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Russian dismay at US buildup in Alexandroupoli

Russian dismay at US buildup in Alexandroupoli Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed Moscow’s dismay on Friday at the increased US presence in Greece’s northern port of Alexandroupoli. Lavrov made the comments at his annual news conference in Moscow. Asked about the prospect of NATO military equipment being transferred via the Greek port, the Russian […]

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Health Minister: Greece receives 5,700 treatments of molnupiravir for Covid-19

Health Minister: Greece receives 5,700 treatments of molnupiravir for Covid-19  Greece has already received 5,700 treatments of molnupiravir for Covid-19, Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga told Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Saturday. Another 25,000 treatments will also be received, after approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which is expected next month, she added. This treatment […]

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PM reiterates plea for unvaccinated elderly to get the jab

PM reiterates plea for unvaccinated elderly to get the jab Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged again on Saturday people over 60 years of age who remain unvaccinated to get the jab as soon as possible. Government sources told state-run news agency AMNA earlier in the day that 90% of those aged over 60 have already […]

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Greek Tourism Minister: Sector to be spearhead of development

Greek Tourism Minister: Sector to be spearhead of development “Tourism will be once again the spearhead of the country’s development in 2022. Not only summer tourism but tourism throughout the year”, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said in an interview with SKAI TV on Friday, according to ANA.Referring to the winter destinations, he underlined that occupancy […]

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PM vows campus lawlessness crackdown

PM vows campus lawlessness crackdown Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has vowed there will be no letup in the government’s effort to restore order at Greek universities, which continue to be plagued by sit-ins. In an interview with Antenna TV, Mitsotakis vowed that the rule of law will prevail and that trespassers will lose this battle […]

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PM Mitsotakis meets French presidential elections candidate Valerie Pecresse

PM Mitsotakis meets French presidential elections candidate Valerie Pecresse Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a private lunch on Friday with visiting President of the Paris Region and candidate in France’s spring presidential elections Valerie Pecresse. During the lunch, the traditionally excellent Greek-French relations were reportedly reaffirmed. Mitsotakis and Pecress also talked about challenges faced by […]

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University police to be ready in four months, says minister

University police to be ready in four months, says minister The country’s new university police will began their duties in four months, Civil Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Friday. Members of the so-called University Institutions Protection Team (OPPI) are scheduled to commence their four-month training in the northeastern city of Komotini on Sunday, he […]

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