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Commission lobbies for police access to website owners list

The European Commission has suggested that law enforcement authorities could soon have restricted access to the WHOIS database that identifies website owners because the system is on a collision course with the EU’s strict new data protection law. Law enforcement authorities have complained to the Commission about plans to change the system in May because they rely on WHOIS to ...

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Tsipras on fYRoM issue: Reiterates govt’s position for composite name for use in all instances

A closely watched meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM), Zoran Zaev, on Wednesday served as the pinnacle of resumed efforts this month to solve the thorny ‘name issue’. In comments carried by Greek media immediately after the meeting in snow-covered Davos, described as very friendly and sincere by both ...

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Greek-Turkish cooperation council to go ahead

The Supreme Council of Cooperation between Greece and Turkey will convene in the first half of 2018 in Thessaloniki, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confirmed in a radio interview. The meeting of the two countries’ foreign ministers last October had decided to schedule the council’s meeting for February, which was confirmed later at the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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Turkey-Nato relations on the brink

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today announced his country’s withdrawal from a NATO military exercise in Norway after an alliance document related to the manoeuvres allegedly depicted Turkey as an enemy target. Erdogan asserted that his name and that of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, appeared among a list of “enemies” for the purposes of the ...

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Michalis Lempidakis back in his company – First statements

After the first night with his family, Michalis Lempidakis wanted to go today to his company, the Plastics Crete plant. Obviously moved, the Cretan businessman met with workers embracing them one by one who welcomed him with joy. When they asked him what tired him the most, he said: “I was tired more in my mind”. “I feel stronger now ...

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Morocco Ambassador to Greece Hosts Throne Day Reception in Athens

Morocco ambassador to Greek Republic Samir Addahre held on Monday a grand reception in Divani Caravel hotel (Makedonia Hall) in Athens. On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the Throne Day. The ceremony was attended by over 400 people, including high Greek officials such as Mr. Panagiotis Kouroublis, Minister of Shipping & Island Policy, Mr. George Katrougkalos, Alternate Minister ...

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Latest poll: SYRIZA voted in worst memorandum of all

A new opinion poll aired on Skai TV’s Monday night news bulletin revealed the Greek public remained unconvinced about the government’s narrative on the closing of the deal with the country’s creditors. The findings of the survey, carried out by the University of Macedonia, reflected the public’s disappointment in the SYRIZA-ANAL government, with a massive 8 in 10 of those ...

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Mohammed Ali Khamlichi, Morocco’s deputy chief of mission to the Caribbean, has been violently aggressed by the so-called Soufiane Mimouni, General director of the Algerian ministry of foreing affairs. Images show khamlichi lying on the ground while receiving first aids during a meeting of the UN comitee in the Caribbean. Many believe the agression depicts well the bewildered diplomacy of ...

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