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Government reshuffle leaves key posts untouched, adds new faces

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, keeping key ministers in place while bringing in some new faces.  As expected, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, Tsipras’s coalition partner, kept their posts. The key changes were the shift of deputy defense minister Fotis Kouvelis to Shipping […]

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VIDEO: Greece successfully concludes ESM programme

Greece officially concludes its three-year ESM financial assistance programme today with a successful exit. This follows the disbursement of € 61.9 billion by the ESM over three years in support of macroeconomic adjustment and bank recapitalisation in Greece. The remaining € 24.1 billion available under the maximum € 86 billion programme volume was not needed. […]

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Turkey releases two Greek soldiers pending trial

A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday the release of two Greek officers that had been detained since March for entering a military zone in Turkey on the border with Greece. The Edirne court did not impose any restrictive travel measures on the two men, which means they will be allowed to return to Greece. They […]

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Police, fire chiefs replaced in wake of deadly Attica blazes

The office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday announced new chiefs of the Greek Police and the Fire Service following widespread criticism of the response to the deadly wildfires that ravaged Attica last month. Greece’s new fire service chief is Vasileios Matthaipoulos while the new police chief is Aristides Antrikopoulos, the PM’s office announced […]

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