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Feb 5, 2018

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in Athens Sunday to protest a potential compromise between Greece and FYR Macedonia over a long-standing name dispute.

Police estimated a crowd size of about 140,000, while organizers of the march claimed 1.5 million people from Greece and the Greek diaspora gathered to urge the government against brokering a deal regarding neighboring FYR Macedonia’s official name.

“The million protesters that the organizers imagined was wishful thinking,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a statement released by his office.

“The crushing majority of Greek people conclude that foreign policy issues should not be dealt with with fanaticism.”

Greece and FYR Macedonia have been feuding over who gets to use the name since FYR Macedonia’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Many Greeks say allowing the neighboring country to use the name insults Greek history and implies a claim on the Greek territory also known as Macedonia — a…

Political leaders in Greece and FYR Macedonia met Saturday to discuss ways to resolve a longstanding dispute over the name of Greece’s northern neighbor. The meetings come days before United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz will visit the countries to seek a compromise. Nimetz is expected in Greece on Monday and Tuesday before going to FYR Macedonia the following two days. Greece has disputed FYR Macedonia’s right to call itself by a name shared with its
/ Jan 30
On the occasion of a forum that started on Thursday at “Stavros Niarchos Foundation”, entitled “Greece: the roads of hope”, Attica Bank President and former representative of Greece in the IMF Panagiotis Roumeliotis stated, “Greece’s GDP is rising for the first time since 2010, the fiscal deficit has been almost eliminated, while the export growth in 2017 reached an amazing 13%”. Mr. Roumeliotis also said that direct foreign investments have increased to the levels of
/ Feb 9
Greece’s finance minister said Saturday that an agreement had been reached between the heavily indebted country and its creditors on its progress in implementing reforms. The agreement on the so-called Third Assessment of Greece’s latest bailout program will allow Greece to receive fresh funds next year, after implementing workplace reforms, speeding up the settlement of bad loans, tightening up rules for family subsidies and selling off state-owned power plants. European monetary affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici
/ Dec 4

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

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On This Day

February 25
  • 1822: The Revolutionary government of Greece outlawed slavery.
  • 1826: Turkish forces occupied the small island of Vasiladi, outside Mesolonghi, making the situation of the besieged Greeks more difficult.
  • 1919: Dodecanese Greeks demonstrated in Athens demanding "Enosis" (union) of the islands with Greece.
  • 1968: Archbishop Makarios III was re-elected President of Cyprus obtaining 220,911 votes (96.29%) out of 229,488 valid votes cast.
  • 1973: Nikos Koemtzis killed three persons and injured another six over a song he requested at a night club.
  • Births: Evridiki, singer (1968)
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