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Shipping ministry expresses deep sorrow for deadly shipwreck in eastern Aegean

Shipping ministry expresses deep sorrow for deadly shipwreck in eastern Aegean

Greece’s shipping ministry expressed its deep sorrow for the deadly shipwreck in the eastern Aegean on Monday which resulted in 16 deaths.

“The loss of our fellow human beings and especially young children, seeking the opportunity for a better life in another country, affects us all and causes us great pain,” the min

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UNHCR asks for safe routes for refugees after deadly shipwreck off Lesvos

UNHCR asks for safe routes for refugees after deadly shipwreck off Lesvos

The UNHCR’s Representative in Greece Philippe Leclerc urged for the establishment of safe, legal routes so that people who need international protection can reach safety, after 16 people lost their lives in a shipwreck off the coast of Lesvos on Monday.

“The number of people crossing the Aegean fell drastically last y

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FM Kotzias: We can and should continue spreading the values of peaceful culture

FM Kotzias: We can and should continue spreading the values of peaceful culture

Culture is soft power and an economic factor, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Monday at the closing press conference of the “Ancient Civilizations Forum” held in Athens.

“Culture for us is soft power and an economic factor. It is what humanizes people and enables us to tell the untold in a way that dispels fears

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Consortium pays 1.1 bln euros to buy 67 pct of Thessaloniki Port Authority

Consortium pays 1.1 bln euros to buy 67 pct of Thessaloniki Port Authority

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on Monday announced that a consortium comprising «Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH», «Belterra Investments Ltd.» and «Terminal Link SAS» submitted an improved financial offer for the acquisition of 67% of Thessaloniki Port Authority SA, as part of the respective inter

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Athens journalists union condemns attack against ‘Kathimerini’s’ offices

Athens journalists union condemns attack against ‘Kathimerini’s’ offices

Journalists and their unions do not give in to blackmails and intimidation attempts pursued by “dark circles”, the Athens Union of Journalists (ESIEA) said in a press release on Monday, following an attack against the Thessaloniki offices of daily “Kathimerini” earlier in the day.

A group of about 10 masked individuals

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Journalists at General Secretariat of Information to hold work stoppage on Tuesday

Journalists at General Secretariat of Information to hold work stoppage on Tuesday

Journalists working at the General Secretariat of Information will hold a three-hour work stoppage on Tuesday in order to hold a meeting to discuss labour issues that concern them, their unions said.
The work stoppage will start at 11:00 and end at 14:00.

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Journalists at General Secretariat of Information to hold work stoppage on Tuesday

Journalists working at the

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Primary surplus of 2016 to form stable basis for economic recovery, says energy minister

Primary surplus of 2016 to form stable basis for economic recovery, says energy minister

The primary surplus achieved in 2016 forms a very stable basis for economic recovery in 2017 and 2018, Energy and Environment Minister George Stathakis told “Real FM” on Monday.

The minister said it is a positive development because it means the contingency mechanism will not be activated and no additional measures

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Private sector arrears to the state up 989 mln euros in February

Private sector arrears to the state up 989 mln euros in February

The private sector’s arrears to the state grew by 989 million euros in February, of which 912 million euros were taxpayers’ arrears, official figures showed on Monday. New arrears to the state totaled 2.619 billion euros in the first two months of the year, while the total arrears to the state reached 93.974 billion eu

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