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Kotzias: The geopolitical interests of a third country cannot be a criterion for a solution.

By   /  22/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Kotzias: The geopolitical interests of a third country cannot be a criterion for a solution.

“Cyprus must evolve into a bizonal, bicommunal federation with full sovereignty as a member of the EU and the UN. The geopolitical interests of a third country cannot be a criterion for a solution to the Cyprus issue,” Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview published in the newspaper “Real News” on Sunday. […]

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Working group of deputies completes its mandate successfully, Eide says

By   /  19/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Working group of deputies completes its mandate successfully, Eide says

The working group of deputies established on January 12 in Geneva by the Conference on Cyprus successfully completed the mandate entrusted to it by the Conference, namely identifying specific questions related to the issue of security and guarantees and the instruments needed to address them, UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide […]

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Greece exceeding bailout program targets – Fin Min

By   /  19/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greece exceeding bailout program targets – Fin Min

Greek Finance Minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, expressed optimism on Wednesday that Athens is on track to conclude the review of its bailout program, despite negotiations currently being on hold due to the differences of opinion between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European creditors over the goals of the program. “If we continue exceeding targets like […]

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Buses and lorries blocked on the border with Greece

By   /  12/01/2017  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, MK Social, Social  /  Comments Off on Buses and lorries blocked on the border with Greece

Around 70 lorries and buses have been blocked on the Evzoni border crossing point between FYROM and Greece. Greek authorities decided to close this point due to the bad weather and the conditions on the road. FYROM’s Ministry of Interior declared that this measure continues to be applied even today as weather conditions have not […]

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UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

By   /  08/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social, TR Finance, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is reiterating its call to accelerate the moving of asylum-seekers from the Aegean islands to the Greek mainland states the announcement. The Agency states that “even with recent efforts to improve matters, conditions at many sites on the islands remain very poor.” The drop in temperature over the past […]

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Greece: November sees 593% increase in asylum requests

By   /  29/12/2016  /  GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Greece: November sees 593% increase in asylum requests

There was a 593%  increase in asylum requests in Greece during November 2016, compared with a monthly average of 2015, according to data from the Greek Asylum Service. Specifically, in November 7,625 requests were filed, while in 2015 an average of 1,100 requests were filed per month. This increase is even higher in women (932.7%) […]

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Rama issues new messages on the Greek-Albanian issues

By   /  16/12/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rama issues new messages on the Greek-Albanian issues

In an effort to soften the tense relations between Albania and Greece, Mr. Rama has lowered his tones in relation to the recent developments that relate to the concerns of several residents in the south of the country for the demolition of their homes. Mr. Rama was in Konispol on Friday (photo), where in a […]

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Rama: We do not plan on claiming parts of Greece, Serbia and FYROM

By   /  23/11/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rama: We do not plan on claiming parts of Greece, Serbia and FYROM

The Albanian PM talks about the Cham issue and the law of war Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama assures the neighboring countries that Albania doesn’t have any claims for border changes and that its only aim is to become an EU member. Mr. Rama was interviewed in his office in Tirana by the Greek […]

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Albanian PM: Greeks have been spoiled, issues will be solved based on the principle of reciprocity

By   /  21/11/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Albanian PM: Greeks have been spoiled, issues will be solved based on the principle of reciprocity

The Albanian government sends yet another message to authorities in Athens. PM Edi Rama says that the principles of reciprocity will be followed with the neighboring country, warning that for every development that affects the interests of Albanians, the Albanian side will behave in the same way. Mr. Rama has raised his tone in relation […]

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