Greece

FYR Macedonia Parliament to discuss the ratification of the agreement with Greece
The bill on the ratification of the agreement with Greece, signed in the village of Psarades in Prespes on Sunday,
Deal ending Macedonia name dispute
The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic
Greek government survives no-confidence vote
Greece’s left-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Saturday, brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute
Tear gas and minor incidents at Macedonia name rally
There were minor clashes between police and protestors outside Parliament on Saturday, during a protest rally against the agreement reached
Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm – and hints at spectacular haul of statues

Arm points to existence of at least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting

Research vessel scans and reveals the secrets of Santorini and Kolumbo volcanoes
The research vessel RV Poseidon of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research of Kiel in cooperation with the Geology
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Jun 17, 2018

The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.”

The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks that soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan state into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member.

The agreement still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in FYR Macedonia.

“We have a historic responsibility that this deal is not held in abeyance, and I am confident that we will manage it,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said as he and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev received a standing ovation from guests at a lakeside ceremony.

Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote mounted by Greece’s opposition in parliament Saturday, but the depth of public emotion against the deal is strong.

Up to 70 percent of Greeks object to the…

The Court of Edirne has rejected, for the third time, the lawyers’ new request for the review of the pre-trial detention status of the two Greek military officers, and has thus rejected their release. The reasoning of the judges was that the facts based on which their detention was decided have not changed. The two military officers have been in custody since the beginning of March, although no indictment has been filed by the public
/ Apr 27
Greece’s largest labor unions are staging a general strike against plans to extend austerity measures, in a 24-hour protest that halted ferry services to the islands, and disrupted flights, public transport and other services. Wednesday’s strike also closed schools and left public hospitals running on emergency staff. Government budget austerity measures are due to continue for at least two more years after the international bailout ends in August, starting with another major round of pension
/ May 30
According to the European Commission, Greece is the main EU country benefited from the investments of the Juncker plan, aiming at growth. The Juncker plan is expected to mobilize investments amounting to 283.7 billion euros, which represents 90% of the initial target, stresses the European Commission. More specifically, the European Investment Bank has approved financing for Greece from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), amounting almost to 2.4 billion euros, which is estimated to
/ May 14

US expresses fears Dimitris Koufodinas of November 17 leftist group, who is serving 11 life sentences for murder, could abscond

/ Nov 13

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