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4 refugees dead in hotspots in one week due to poor living conditions

Immigration Minister says causes of deaths will be looked into A total of four refugees have died in hotspots in the eastern islands of the Aegean Sea over the past week due to lack of proper infrastructures and poor living conditions. Three people lost their lives in the Moria refugee camp from the poisonous fumes as they attempted to keep ...

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Moroccan Ambassador Presents His Credentials to President Pavlopoulos

On January 25, 2017 Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Hellenic Republic Mr. Samir ADDAHRE presented Letters of Credence to the President of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Mr. Prokopis PAVLOPOULOS during an official ceremony which took place at the Presidential Palace in Athens. After the ceremony, President PAVLOPOULOS received Ambassador ADDAHRE in his office and ...

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Greece Struggles to Absorb Funds Needed to Help Migrants and Refugees

Greece is struggling to make use of EU money for migrants and refugees after having absorbed just a fraction of the 509 million euros in funding for up to 2020. In comparison, Athens has used about 2 percent of 294.6 million euros from the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Brussels blames lack of absorption on poor management. In contrast, ...

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Controlled explosions carried out at Ministry of Labor

The area around the Ministry of Labor in the center of Athens was evacuated early on Monday morning, at about 1:20 am, after a man called the Efimerida ton Syntaktonnewspaper and warned that a bomb would go off in 40 minutes. After the area was cordoned off it was thought that the call may have been a prank, however the ...

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Moscovici: “After many sacrifices, Greece is ready to turn a page”

The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici will be visiting Athens on Monday. He will be received by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and will later meet with the Ministers of Economy and Finance. In recent statements the European official has supported debt relief for Greece and in an interview for the Sunday edition of ...

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Professor Obama Salutes Greece, Democracy in Athens “Globalization” Speech

President (and today Professor of Government) Barack Obama concluded his Greece visit with an inspiring speech November 16 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, a new venue chosen to replace the historic Pnyx Hill near the Acropolis (which he visited Wednesday morning). Venue change notwithstanding, it was an inspiring and broad defense of Democracy as the best form of ...

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Eurogroup convenes on Monday – Second bailout review on agenda

The second review of the Greek bailout program will be on Monday’s Eurogroup agenda. According to the statement issued by the Eurogroup, the Eurozone Finance Ministers will will be briefed on the preliminary results of a recent review mission to Athens in the context of the ongoing second review of Greece’s financial assistance program. Additionally, the Eurogroup will also hear ...

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Two gangs responsible for 2,000 home break-ins across Greece

The Police announced that two criminal gangs have been busted, following a number of arrests. According to the official report and press conference, the two gangs appear to be responsible for about 2,000 break-ins across the country. Over 1,000 police officers were involved in the major operation that was launched on Wednesday, which resulted in the arrest of 41 suspects, ...

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Cabinet reshuffle imminent – Developments expected on Friday

Rumors suggest that the Prime Minister may soon carry out a cabinet reshuffle, with developments and statements expected on Friday. So far government officials have denied any information on such a development from the Prime Minister’s office, however it appears that the reshuffle will focus on the bailout program review, economic recovery and growth. A senior government officer who claims ...

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Iftar by Shia Muslim community of Greece : Press Release

Since its foundation in 1978, the Shia Muslim community of Greece has been arranging Fast breaking ceremonies (Iftar) throughout the holy month of Ramadan. This year, on Saturday the 2nd of July 2016, an inter-faith Iftar dinner was hosted at a well-known Athenian restaurant, in order to promote interfaith harmony. Adepts of all religions were invited to the event. Not ...

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