Category: politics


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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Greek PM accepts resignation of Citizen Protection Minister

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas a short while ago. According to an announcement from the prime minister’s office, Toskas submitted his resignation to the Greek premier, who accepted the resignation. His duties will be passed on to Interior Minister Panos Skourletis

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Moscovici: This is not a fourth memorandum, the troika will not return

Greece will be subject to the surveillance that applies to all eurozone countries, and the budget plan will be governed by the rules applicable to each country, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici stressed in the Greek Parliament on Tuesday. Moscovici was addressing the joint meeting of the parliamentary […]

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Greek-American businesswoman eyes California office

Former US ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis finished first in a tight race to qualify for the November general election to replace Gavin Newsom as California’s lieutenant governor. Kounalakis, a Democrat, won 23.4 percent of the vote, while State Senator Ed Hernandez, also a Democrat, came second with 20.8 percent. She agreed to an email […]

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