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Monday, April 2, 2018

GREECE rescues 58 migrants off Aegean Sea island of Samos

More than 14,300 migrants are stuck in overcrowded refugee camps on Greek islands. An agreement between the EU and Turkey stipulates that those arriving after March 2016 have to remain on the islands pending deportation back to Turkey, unless they can successfully apply for asylum in GREECE.


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Contribution to GREEK letters recognized

GREEK President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday awarded two distinguished translators of GREEK literature the Grand Cross of the Order of Honor. 'GREEK literature – I am deeply convinced – continues to enrich the European spirit, and as such this contribution of yours transcends the borders of Greece ...


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Detention of Greek soldiers by Turkey ‘starting to exceed limits’, gov’t spox Tzanakopoulos says

The fact that the two Greek soldiers detained by Turkish authorities …


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EU Commission’s support to Greece ‘constant and determined,’ Stylianides tells Tsipras

… especially the European Commission to Greece was “constant and determined”. The … praised the stance adopted by Greeks, “who daily proved their generosity … situation of the refugees in Greece, Stylianides said that this was …


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Good Question follow-up: Changes to Adopt-a-Highway program?

You can contact the county's Department of Highways for information on that. As for Island Cottage Road in GREECE, the county has sent a crew to clean up the mess Montanus showed us. The county will also be more diligent about removing Adopt-a-Highway signs of businesses that are no longer.


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Europe Gives Extra €180M for Migrant Aid in Greece

The European Commission on Monday revealed that it is to give an extra €180 million ($222 million) for aid projects in Greece. It is to expand its Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation (ESTIA) programme to support the estimated 45,000 ...


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Greece Wants to Raise Minimum Wage, Says Minister

The government’s aim is to increase the minimum wage, Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou stated on Monday while speaking to Greek public broadcaster ERT. Achtsioglou said that once collective labor agreements are restored in August, something that has been ...


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Greek Def Min: Turkey May Hold Greek Soldiers for 15 Years

The assessment that the detainment of the two Greek junior army officers may last for 15 years was expressed by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Monday. “In a country where justice operates under the orders of the Sultan the case may drag on for 15 ...


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What the Heck Is That?: NIOBE

SPECIAL POST — The GREEK mythological character Niobe was the subject of a tough clue from the March 28 crossword puzzle by Peter Gordon: “'Like ___, all tears': Hamlet.” Niobe is most closely associated with tears, which was acknowledged in William Shakespeare's play, “Hamlet,” in Act I, Scene ...


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Yet another trial ordered for experts attached to Greek privatization fund in 2013-14

Six experts previously employed by Greece’s privatization agency between 2013 and 2014 have again been referred to trial on simple complicity and breach of faith charges – a back-and-forth legal quagmire punctuated by summary acquittals and appeals of ...


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Authentic GREEK to grab and go at the Grape Leaf

He uses recipes passed down from his mother and grandmothers, who were raised on the southern tip of the GREEK island Rhodes, eyeshot from the coast of Turkey. The rustic fare there is laced with sumac, cumin, and cinnamon. “I use their original recipes written in GREEK,” says Emmanuel. He always ...


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Fork in the Road: Happy eats at The Mad GREEK

Tucked between dozens of other eateries on Massachusetts Street, The Mad GREEK is one restaurant that is a 'must eat'. Owned by Theo and Deb Tagtalianidis, the restaurant has been a Lawrence staple since 1988, giving new and old customers a delicious taste of GREEK culture. But don't let the name ...


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Turks will find GREEK defence tougher than Afrin

GREEK government's spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Monday accused president Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan of exploiting the issue of two GREEK soldiers arrested in Turkey for political reasons, reported GREEK daily Kathimerini. “Erdogan did not dare to relate the two issues directly, he attempted to ...


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Rare Discovery of 1,500-Year-Old Bronze Coins in Greek Harbor Puzzles Scientists

Archeologists found 115 bronze coins buried underneath the remnants of a house that collapsed in the ancient Greek city of Corinth 1,500 years ago. The coins themselves are a great archeological find, but scientists are puzzled as to why they remained ...


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Kammenos: “Madman” Erdogan can keep the Greek soldiers up to 15 years

This is apparently Greece’s new tactics towards Turkey: “calling names.” After Prime Minister  Alexis Tsipras called Recep Tayyip Erdogan “sultan,” his coalition government partner, Panos Kammenos said the Turkish President  “a madman.” ANEL leader and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, pulled the trigger of the escalation in the bilateral issues and claimed “the two Greek soldiers … The post Kammenos: “Madman” Erdogan can keep the Greek soldiers up to 15 years appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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US envoy says GREECE'S position 'unique' in Europe's southern flank

GREECE'S position in the world is "unique" along Europe's southern flank as it occupies a challenging strategic geography, US Ambassador to GREECE Geoffrey Pyatt said on Monday, speaking at GREECE'S army school, the Hellenic National Defense College. "We see GREECE'S position as critical and ...


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Military action against GREECE would not look like Afrin op

“Erdogan did not dare to relate the two issues directly, he attempted to indirectly counterbalance the case of the eight Turkish soldiers with that of the two Greek soldiers," Tzanakopoulos said, referring to eight Turkish soldiers who fled to GREECE after the coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016. "I don't think ...


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Constitutional reform proposal sparks political scenarios

A recent initiative by the leader of the newly established Movement for Change party Fofi Gennimata to push for the commencement of a process to reform Greeces constitution has


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St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church's Greek Bistro Flemington slated for April 21-22

"The parish of St. Anna is happy to offer new selections of delicious Greek food from our professional kitchen as part of our community outreach and ministry building efforts," commented Reverend Economos Anastasios Kousoulas, pastor. "As always we are ...


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Iran Summons Greek Envoy over Attack on Iranian Staffer

… Foreign Ministry has summoned the Greek Charge d’affaires in Iran … Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Greek diplomat.” He went on to … , the Iranian official reminded the Greek diplomat of the urgency to …


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Meet the Greek-Cypriot Model Owning Her Unibrow, Named Veronica

Asked what her unibrow’s name is, Greek-Cypriot model Sophia Hadjipanteli told us it’d be Veronica, and that she’d be a “no-shit bitch.” The 21-year-old University of Maryland student has been gaining momentum as an outspoken model (currently at ...


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Perfect Spots for Walking in Downtown Athens

The interesting views of the GREEK capital are better appreciated and enjoyed if walking down its streets at a relaxed pace. Now, with the weather getting milder, a stroll or two in the center of Athens offers excellent opportunities to experience one of the most thrilling cities in Europe. These are some of ...


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Arrest of two GREEK servicemen was 'pre-planned,' says Kammenos

The arrest of the two GREEK soldiers who inadvertently strayed into Turkish territory during a regular border patrol last month was "pre-planned," GREEK Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Monday during a briefing of journalists in parliament. He said Turkish authorities have not found any ...


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Privatization process must be revamped

GREECE has been missing the targets for privatization revenues ever since it first sought a bailout from the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund in 2010. It will likely continue to do so this year and next unless the process is rethought. Privatizations should be primarily judged for their effect on ...


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French Ambassador calls for end to Turkish provocations

Amid heightened bilateral tension between GREECE and Turkey, the French Ambassador in Athens, Christophe Chantepy, on Monday called for an end to Turkey's provocations in the Aegean. “The issue of relations with Turkey, is very important not only for GREECE, but also for France and Europe,” ...


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Theatrical Mining Company Presents Greek Tragedy ANTIGONE

Written around 442 BC, during the golden age of Athens, Antigone is one of the earliest plays written by Sophocles. The climactic play in his "Theban Trilogy," Antigone is set entirely outside the palace gates of Thebes in ancient Greece. It depicts the ...


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Memorial Celebrations for Greek Author and Actress, Lili Bita

Memorial Celebrations for Greek Author and Actress, Lili Bita April 8 at 3:00 p.m.  Manayunk Arts Center 419 Green Lane, Manayunk – May 6 at 2:00 p.m. Rotunda Theater 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia – May 20 at TBA Fergie’s Pub  1214 Sansom Street Sponsored by the Moonstone Arts Center These celebrations, which will include tributes […] The post Memorial Celebrations for Greek Author and Actress, Lili Bita appeared first on Hellenic News of America.


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Pilatus whistleblower says she was 'mistreated' by Malta police

Maria Efimova, who is currently under arrest in GREECE over two outstanding Maltese warrants, was interviewed in Greek newspaper Kathimerini over the weekend. According to court documents Ms Efimova made available to the Greek newspaper, she was interrogated by two Maltese police officers ...


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Catholic teen from GREECE strikes down national bowling record

Catholic teen from GREECE strikes down national bowling record. Mike Latona/Catholic Courier ... Elena, a parishioner of St. Mark Church in GREECE, proceeded to reel off 12 straight strikes for her first perfect 300 game — and there was still more extraordinary bowling to come. With a 266 in the last of her ...


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UNHCR GREECE Factsheet

This month 530 people arrived by land and 1,300 by sea. Conditions in some island reception centres improved slightly as a result of authorities' increased measures, reduced arrivals and ongoing transfers of those authorized to mainland sites and apartments. There, UNHCR provides 22,000 places in ...


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Dozens of migrants rescued in S&R operation NW off Samos

Dozens of migrants and refugees on an inflatable boat were accompanied to the port of Karlovasi on the island of Samos on Monday morning. One of the passengers had reportedly called the international rescue phone number saying that they were in dire situation. A Search and Rescue operation was launched in cooperation of Frontex and … The post Dozens of migrants rescued in S&R operation NW off Samos appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Prosecutor says ex PASOK minister “guilty” of money laundering over Siemens sponsorship

A prosecutor on Monday proposed that former PASOK minister Tasos Mandelis be found guilty of money laundering in relation to the sum of 450,00 German Marks (about 230,000 euros) that he is alleged to have received from German company Siemens for securing an OTE Telecom contract in 1997. Following a hearing at an Athens appeals … The post Prosecutor says ex PASOK minister “guilty” of money laundering over Siemens sponsorship appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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High standards for the Greek manufacturing sector

A slight decline was recorded in the growth rate of the manufacturing sector in Greece in March 2018 but still registered the highest rate since the beginning of the global crisis


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Greek Shipping Heir’s Widow Blocks Sale of Pierre Hotel Apartment

… – The widow of the late Greek shipping heir Michael Kulukundis refuses … sketch and various Chinese and Greek sculptures. Manuel said the pieces …


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Kremlin insists billionaire's arrest is to fight corruption

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - GREEK authorities say dozens of migrants who sent out a distress call while off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Samos ... deal two years ago to halt the arrival of migrants into Europe has significantly reduced the number of people arriving on GREEK islands from Turkey.


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Meet The Community Descended From Spartans, The Legendary Warriors Of Ancient Greece

The hidden coasts of the Mani Peninsula are home to some of the biggest secrets on the planet. Apart from its picturesque setting overlooking the Ionic sea, the Peninsula was also home to the Spartans, the legendary Greek warriors. The Maniots (inhabitants ...


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Moderate earthquake at intermediate depth off the Crete coast, GREECE

Update 10:07 UTC: This is a mainly convergent earthquake (see image below) - In this case the Southern plate diving below the other one. Crete has many of these (mostly harmless) earthquakes. Update 10:03 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in GREECE. Update 10:00 UTC: The ...


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Commission announces new emergency support to help refugees in GREECE

“Our humanitarian programs for refugees in GREECE are a clear and loud signal of European solidarity. We continue to deliver on our strong commitment to help refugees in GREECE live more secure, normal and dignified lives, and facilitate their integration into the local economy and society,” Stylianides ...


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GREECE to get additional $222M for migrant accommodation in cities

More than 1 million people reached Europe from Turkey via the Greek Aegean islands, mainland GREECE and the Balkan states, before Balkan countries sealed their borders. Under an EU-Turkey agreement from April 2016, people recognized as refugees are to be sheltered across the bloc, while those ...


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Erdogan: Tsipras could not hand over our eight officers, nor can I return their two

Ankara. Dressed in military fatigues, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared the eight Turkish military officers seeking asylum in Greece with the two GREEK army officers being held hostage without charges in a top security prison in Edirne, To Vima reported. He said that just as Tsipras, ...


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GREEK Economic Climate Index drops slightly in March

GREEK Economic Climate Index drops slightly in March. By Giannis Agouridis / Published on: 02-04-2018, 13:59. GREEK Economic Climate Index drops slightly in March. To 99.8 units (from 104.3 in February) fell the Economic Climate Index in March, interrupting the upward trend of recent months, ...


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GREEK footballer feels at home in Turkey

A GREEK footballer who is now playing for Turkish club Samsunspor said on Monday he feels at home in Turkey. Georgios Samaras, 33, told Anadolu Agency he left Greece for the Netherlands when he was 16 years old and struggled in a culture he was alien to. The former Manchester City and Celtic ...


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Hagia Sophia’s Importance in Greek-Turkish Relations

It seems as if a day cannot go by without some kind of provocation by Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan at the expense of Hellenism. And, […] The post Hagia Sophia’s Importance in Greek-Turkish Relations appeared first on The National Herald.


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GREECE says Turkey may be holding two soldiers for political gain

ATHENS (Reuters) - GREECE said on Monday that Turkey appeared to be seeking some political leverage by continuing to hold two of its soldiers without trial for a month since they crossed a land border between the two countries. The border guards were detained after crossing the frontier in a heavily ...


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Feature: Refugees in Greece seek to stand on own feet through farming business

ATHENS, April 2 (Xinhua) -- It would be no big thing when a group of farmers in a village about 60 km away from Athens started to supply farming products to markets and restaurants in the center of Athens, if they were not refugees struggling for a new ...


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Greece: 58 migrants rescued off Greek island in Aegean Sea

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dozens of migrants who sent out a distress call while off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Samos were rescued Monday after their boat was towed to land, Greek authorities said. The boat, carrying 58 people, was located ...


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SC Johnson Greece Recognized as the Top 2018 Best Workplace

RACINE, Wis., Apr. 02 /CSRwire/ - RACINE, Wis., April 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – For the second consecutive year, SC Johnson Greece has been ranked as the No. 1 Best Workplace by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This is also the fifth time the Greece ...


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Greek FM Meeting Opposition over ‘Macedonia’ Talks

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is briefing the leaders of the country’s opposition parties on Monday regarding talks over the ‘Macedonia’ name dispute. However, the leader of the largest opposition New Democracy party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ...


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Family appeal for help following sad death of Ramsgate's 'Steve the GREEK'

An appeal has been launched to raise transport and funeral costs following the death of popular, former Ramsgate chef Sotos Archilleos. Sotos, known to many as Steve the GREEK, had been transferred to St George's Hospital in London following a fall on ice outside his home on March 2.


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PM Tsipras: “The Sultan” has to explain why Turkey has the two Greek soldiers still in detention

The Good Week started in Greece with the continuation of the war of words with neighboring Turkey, in new high tones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a strong-worded response to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who for one more time linked the case of the two Greek soldiers with the eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece … The post PM Tsipras: “The Sultan” has to explain why Turkey has the two Greek soldiers still in detention appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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