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Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

By   8 months ago

  Greek President Pavlopoulos is in Riyadh from Monday afternoon for a two-day official visit, accompanied by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Mercantile Marine and Island Policy and the Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougalos. Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the successor to the Saudi throne Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister […]

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Greek President Pavlopoulos to visit Saudi Arabia

By   8 months ago

  The President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos will be in Saudi Arabia on a two-day official visit on February 21-22 at the invitation of King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The Greek president will be accompanied by numerous ministerial delegations including Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. The visit to Saudi Arabia, […]

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Gucci denies it offered to pay Greece 56 mln euros for Acropolis fashion project

By   8 months ago

  Italian luxury fashion house Gucci denied on Wednesday reports published in Greek media and “La Repubblica” that it offered to pay Greece’s ministry of culture 56 million euros for a fashion project on the Acropolis Hill in Athens. “The published speculation regarding the supposed economic proposal, direct or indirect, is absolutely incorrect and without […]

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Farmers from Central Macedonia disappointed after meeting with gov’t officials

By   8 months ago

  Farmers from Central Macedonia said they were very disappointed by their meeting with government ministers on Wednesday, during which they discussed their grievances concerning the increased taxation and social security contributions imposed by the government. “We raised specific issues and they answered us as if they were talking to party members of the opposition,” […]

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SEV says “Grexit” is worst possible scenario for Greece

By   8 months ago

A paper by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) strongly warns against the risk of Greece returning to its national currency – also known as “Grexit” – stressing that the concerns being raised over the prospect are damaging the economy. SEV points out that Greek citizens should not consider a “Grexit” scenario to be positive […]

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Tsipras: Greece supports the need for peace in Ukraine

By   9 months ago

  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, arrived at a frozen -20 degrees Kiev late on Wednesday afternoon at the invitation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Tsipras is on an official visit on 8 and 9 February. Alexis Tsipras, accompanied by the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, the Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for Greeks Abroad and […]

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Fraport clinches financing for landmark privatization of 14 regional airports

By   9 months ago

  The management of fourteen regional airports in Greece will be officially assumed by Fraport Greece, a German-Greek consortium, on March 14. Fraport and Greece’s Copelouzos Group won an international tender by the country’s privatization agency (TAIPED) to assume the management of the airports. According to the 1.2 billion euro concession agreement signed late 2015, […]

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit Ukraine

By   9 months ago

  The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Kiev on 8 and 9 February, after accepting an invitation by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Alexis Tsipras, continuing on a multidimensional and active foreign policy in the Black Sea area will be found in the Ukrainian capital where he will meet with the country’s President […]

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The return of the Parthenon Marbles an ecumenical demand, Cypriot archeologist tells CNA

By   8 months ago

  The Parthenon is an ecumenical archaeological symbol and so is the demand for the return of its marbles to their homeland, archaeologist Anna Marangou has told the Cyprus News Agency in an interview. Replying to questions in her capacity as Vice Chairwoman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, she […]

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Gucci denies it offered to pay Greece 56 mln euros for Acropolis fashion project

By   8 months ago

  Italian luxury fashion house Gucci denied on Wednesday reports published in Greek media and “La Repubblica” that it offered to pay Greece’s ministry of culture 56 million euros for a fashion project on the Acropolis Hill in Athens. “The published speculation regarding the supposed economic proposal, direct or indirect, is absolutely incorrect and without […]

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit Ukraine

By   9 months ago

  The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Kiev on 8 and 9 February, after accepting an invitation by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Alexis Tsipras, continuing on a multidimensional and active foreign policy in the Black Sea area will be found in the Ukrainian capital where he will meet with the country’s President […]

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CNA launches campaign to collect signatures for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

By   10 months ago

This year marks the bicentenary since the theft of the Parthenon Marbles by Lord Elgin, who smuggled them to the United Kingdom. The marbles have since then been in the British Museum. Many efforts have been made and several international campaigns have been launched for the return of the marbles to their natural environment, the […]

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Tsipras: Greece has three years ahead before elections

By   11 months ago

Alexis Tsipras categorically put an end to early election scenarios, speaking in Abu Dhabi which he is officially visiting since Friday night to participate in the UNESCO conference for the protection of Cultural Heritage in areas where there is conflict. Amid the bilateral contacts he held on the sidelines of the conference, the Greek Prime […]

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Speech of Tsipras in the Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference

By   11 months ago

Your Highness, Excellencies, Dear Participants, I would like to warmly thank our hosts for the excellent hospitality and the organizers – the United Arab Emirates and France – for today’s Conference. The world is witnessing an alarming escalation of violence and extremism. Armed conflicts and terrorism challenge not only peace and security, but the core […]

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Tsipras at 45th anniversary of Union of the Arab Emirates

By   11 months ago

The Greek Prime Minister will arrive at Abu Dhabi late on Friday afternoon (20:00 local time), to attend the events for the 45th anniversary of the union of the Arab Emirates, December 2-4 and participate in the UNESCO Conference “Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage”, which is co-organized by the United Arab Emirates and France On the […]

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Alexis Tsipras to honour 45th anniversary of the Union of the Arab Emirates

By   11 months ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will attend the events for the 45th anniversary of the union of the Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi between December 2-4. The celebrations for the 45th anniversary of the union of Arab Emirates, have taken on an international dimension as leaders from many countries will be honoring the Gulf state […]

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Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

By   8 months ago

  Greek President Pavlopoulos is in Riyadh from Monday afternoon for a two-day official visit, accompanied by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Mercantile Marine and Island Policy and the Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougalos. Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the successor to the Saudi throne Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister […]

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Greek President Pavlopoulos to visit Saudi Arabia

By   8 months ago

  The President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos will be in Saudi Arabia on a two-day official visit on February 21-22 at the invitation of King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The Greek president will be accompanied by numerous ministerial delegations including Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. The visit to Saudi Arabia, […]

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Stathakis: Greece is at the crossroads of two energy corridors

By   11 months ago

Energy and Environment Minister Giorgos Stathakis is visiting New York to present investment opportunities in the energy sector during the “Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum.” Stathakis was in a 10-day tour in Rome, Brussels and Jerusalem and now is in New York. The aim of these international contacts is to create the conditions so […]

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Cyprus – Greece – Israel cooperation of Strategic Importance

By   11 months ago

Cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel, is promising to go smoothly since during the joint declarations of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Cypriot President spilled a glass of water on the declarations table. This mishap gained an array of positive comments and all immediately […]

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Israel Cyprus Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration

By   11 months ago

We, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, and Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, having met in Jerusalem today, 8th December 2016, have agreed to continue strengthening the cooperation between our three countries in order to promote a trilateral partnership in various […]

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Alexis Tsipras in Israel for 2nd Greece-Cyprus-Israel tripartite

By   11 months ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Jerusalem on Thursday 8 December to participate in the 2nd tripartite summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. The issues that will be in focus are energy, environment, tourism, research & innovation, fighting terrorism and the Cyprus issue. The Greek PM will be accompanied by Environment & Energy Minister […]

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Anastasiades to participate in the Tripartite Summit in Israel

By   11 months ago

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, departs today, 7 December 2016, for Israel, where tomorrow, along with the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Alexis Tsipras, he will participate in the proceedings of the Cyprus-Greece-Israel Tripartite Summit, which will take place in Jerusalem. The Summit, which will begin at […]

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DESFA Privatisation Talks Collapse

By   11 months ago

Government negotiations between the Azeri natural gas company SOCAR for the privatization of Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) proved to be fruitless on Wednesday. Greece’s environment and energy ministry on Wednesday officially announced the collapse of talks with Azerbaijan’s energy giant SOCAR for the sale of DESFA, ending a 3.5-year effort to privatise the […]

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Tzanakopoulos: Eurogroup’s agreement is the most crucial step for the conclusion of program review

By   8 months ago

  The agreement of the Eurogroup was the most crucial step for the conclusion of the program review, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Tuesday during a press briefing. He accused main opposition New Democracy of not being affected by these positive developments and insisting on a paradoxical line of questioning reality itself and continuing […]

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Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

By   8 months ago

  Greek President Pavlopoulos is in Riyadh from Monday afternoon for a two-day official visit, accompanied by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Mercantile Marine and Island Policy and the Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougalos. Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the successor to the Saudi throne Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister […]

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Athens agrees to legislate more measures; creditors set to return

By   8 months ago

  Prior to a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Monday evening, an agreement was reached an agreement was reached during a meeting in Brussels, in which participants included Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem, European Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, Eureopean Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling and other representatives of Greece’s creditors. The Greek […]

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Greek President Pavlopoulos to visit Saudi Arabia

By   8 months ago

  The President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos will be in Saudi Arabia on a two-day official visit on February 21-22 at the invitation of King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The Greek president will be accompanied by numerous ministerial delegations including Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. The visit to Saudi Arabia, […]

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Athens hoping for “political agreement” at crucial Eurogroup meeting

By   8 months ago

Greek Finance Minister will attend a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Monday hoping for “a political agreement” to wrap up the review of its bailout program, having pointed out in recent weeks that “delays are not in the benefit of Greece or Europe”. Over the last few days, deliberations have continued between Greek government officials and […]

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Greece considers stance ahead of Eurogroup meeting

By   8 months ago

  News reports have emerged in Greece suggesting the country’s government could be prepared to allow talks with creditors to continue beyond March. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and European Financial Affairs Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, discussed a “package” of measures on Wednesday that could unblock the stalled review of the Greek bailout program. According to […]

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Gucci denies it offered to pay Greece 56 mln euros for Acropolis fashion project

By   8 months ago

  Italian luxury fashion house Gucci denied on Wednesday reports published in Greek media and “La Repubblica” that it offered to pay Greece’s ministry of culture 56 million euros for a fashion project on the Acropolis Hill in Athens. “The published speculation regarding the supposed economic proposal, direct or indirect, is absolutely incorrect and without […]

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Farmers from Central Macedonia disappointed after meeting with gov’t officials

By   8 months ago

  Farmers from Central Macedonia said they were very disappointed by their meeting with government ministers on Wednesday, during which they discussed their grievances concerning the increased taxation and social security contributions imposed by the government. “We raised specific issues and they answered us as if they were talking to party members of the opposition,” […]

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Tzanakopoulos: Eurogroup’s agreement is the most crucial step for the conclusion of program review

By   8 months ago

  The agreement of the Eurogroup was the most crucial step for the conclusion of the program review, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Tuesday during a press briefing. He accused main opposition New Democracy of not being affected by these positive developments and insisting on a paradoxical line of questioning reality itself and continuing […]

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Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

By   8 months ago

  Greek President Pavlopoulos is in Riyadh from Monday afternoon for a two-day official visit, accompanied by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Mercantile Marine and Island Policy and the Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougalos. Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the successor to the Saudi throne Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister […]

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Athens agrees to legislate more measures; creditors set to return

By   8 months ago

  Prior to a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Monday evening, an agreement was reached an agreement was reached during a meeting in Brussels, in which participants included Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem, European Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, Eureopean Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling and other representatives of Greece’s creditors. The Greek […]

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Greek President Pavlopoulos to visit Saudi Arabia

By   8 months ago

  The President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos will be in Saudi Arabia on a two-day official visit on February 21-22 at the invitation of King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The Greek president will be accompanied by numerous ministerial delegations including Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. The visit to Saudi Arabia, […]

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Athens hoping for “political agreement” at crucial Eurogroup meeting

By   8 months ago

Greek Finance Minister will attend a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Monday hoping for “a political agreement” to wrap up the review of its bailout program, having pointed out in recent weeks that “delays are not in the benefit of Greece or Europe”. Over the last few days, deliberations have continued between Greek government officials and […]

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Trump declares war on Media – What has changed

By   8 months ago

  Barely a month into his duties as President of the United States, Donald Trump has declared war on the media accusing them of being liars and enemies of the American people. In recent years the media have been the target of various leaders, not only of authoritarian regimes but also of countries with deep […]

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Trump elections and change Germany’s attitude towards Greek program

By   8 months ago

  Fear of the policy that Donald Trump will follow in relation to Europe and polls showing Martin Schulz is likely to be the next German chancellor are causing a radical change of the German government’s stance towards the Greek bailout program. According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, a shift is seen in the CDU/CSU ruling coalition […]

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Council of State plenary to discuss if Turkey is considered safe third country

By   8 months ago

  According to the rulings of the 7-member composition of the D’ Department of the Council of State, Turkey is considered a safe country for refugees to return to as the neighboring country has ratified the Geneva Convention. However, the issue was referred to the plenary of the Council of State due to its high […]

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Trump declares war on Media – What has changed

By   8 months ago

  Barely a month into his duties as President of the United States, Donald Trump has declared war on the media accusing them of being liars and enemies of the American people. In recent years the media have been the target of various leaders, not only of authoritarian regimes but also of countries with deep […]

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Golden Dawn trial interrupted amidst tension in courtroom

By   8 months ago

  Golden Dawn’s trial continued on Tuesday amidst tensions and violent scuffles. The beginning of the examination of the new case file was the reason that dozens of anti-fascists and members of anti-authoritarian organisations gathered at the Court of Appeals in Athens. However, according to reports, the police guarding the area did not allow many […]

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit Ukraine

By   9 months ago

  The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Kiev on 8 and 9 February, after accepting an invitation by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Alexis Tsipras, continuing on a multidimensional and active foreign policy in the Black Sea area will be found in the Ukrainian capital where he will meet with the country’s President […]

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Libyan Officers training in Crete

By   9 months ago

The training of twenty members of the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy, began on January 30th in Crete. The training is part of the EUNAVFOR Med Sophia operation and covers search and rescue matters, taking into account various aspects of human rights and maritime law. This training activity is part of the provisions of the […]

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Supreme Court rejects extradition request for eight Turkish military officers

By   9 months ago

The Greek Supreme Court has decided not to extradite the eight Turkish military officers who landed by helicopter in Alexandroupolis one day after the July 15th failed Turkish military coup. The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court decided not to extradite the eight Turkish soldiers back to Turkey. According to the Supreme Court’s decision, “the […]

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Decision on the 8 Turkish military officers to be announced Monday

By   9 months ago

The Criminal Department of the Supreme Court is expected to announce the decision concerning the fate of the eight Turkish soldiers, who one day after the failed coup of July 15, 2016 landed by helicopter in Alexandroupolis, on Monday. Conflicting decisions have been issued for the eight Turks by the Athens Appeals Council by three […]

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Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

By   9 months ago

Bulgaria’s 18 members of the European Parliament, from all parties, issued a joint statement on January 18 2017, calling on the European Commission to act a planned border blockade by protesting Greek farmers. The Bulgarian MEPs expressed sharp disagreement with the “passive position” taken by the European Commission during a lengthy border blockade by protesting […]

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MIN EDU condemns Golden Dawn’s threats against teachers in Perama school

By   9 months ago

The ministry of education condemned on Tuesday the jeering and threats suffered by the principal and teachers of a primary school in Neo Ikonio, Perama, by a group of Golden Dawn members headed by party MP Yiannis Lagos. According to information, a group of about 20 Golden Dawn members and Lagos started quarrelling intensely with […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo makes history

By   8 months ago

  Giannis Antetokounmpo made history, becoming the first Greek who took part in NBA’s All Star Game. The dynamic guard was inthe  starting five of the East squad and, from the first seconds of the game, he showed his intentions and his amazing skills. Although, the best snapshot came later in the third period of […]

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Kontoni’s handlings receive the full approval of FIFA and UEFA

By   1 year ago

Athens, August 30, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris “The Laws of the State are above any Federation statute”. With this statement the representative of FIFA, Kostas Koutsokoumnis, set the tone for what will follow on the developments in Greek football and the confrontation between the Greek Football Federation (EPO) and the Sports Minister. […]

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Winners and medals of IBNA countries

By   1 year ago

Rio, August 22, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The Rio Olympic Games of 2016 gave on Sunday evening with a spectacular ceremony their place to Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games. Impressive were the performances of the Balkan countries among 206 countries. The Independent Balkan News Agency LTD presents the rankings based […]

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Stefanidi wins gold at pole vault

By   1 year ago

Rio, August 20, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi won the Olympic pole vault on Friday and her country’s first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games, then defended its integrity after barred Russian Yelena Isinbayeva blasted the event as sub-par without her in the field. Stefanidi cleared 4.85 meters to beat American […]

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Greek Minister for Sport postpones Super League football premiere

By   1 year ago

Athens, August 19, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Zacharias Petrou Greece’s Deputy Minister for Sport, Stavros Kontonis, announced Thursday that the Super League football, the country’s top division, will be postponed until 5 September at least. According to an official announcement by the Sports Ministry:  “Deputy Minister for Culture & Sport, Mr. Stavros Kontonis, […]

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Greek 470 Dinghy Sailing crew wins bronze

By   1 year ago

Rio, August 18, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency Greek Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis gave Greece its fifth medal by winning Bronze at the Rio Olympics for the 470 Dinghy Sailing race on Thursday. The medal race, initially to have taken place on Wednesday, was postponed for Thursday following still winds. Thursday’s race proved unfortunate […]

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Gianniotis wins silver medal

By   1 year ago

Rio, August 16, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris Ferry Weertman (1:52:59) has given the Netherlands a sweep of the Olympic open water swimming events, winning the men’s 10-kilometer race at the Rio Olympics. Spiros Gianniotis (1:52:59) of Greece takes the silver and France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier (1:53:03) claims the bronze. The judges went […]

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Petrounias wins gold medal in men’s rings (Update)

By   1 year ago

Rio, August 15, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency   By Zacharias Petrou In a powerful display of control and strength, world rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece, 25, won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with a score of 16,000. Brazilian Arthur Zanetti – who won the gold medal in the […]

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