Articles Tagged 'greece'

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Athens set for first mosque since Ottoman times…

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February 14, 2017
ATHENS – Athens’s half a million Muslims are set to get their first official mosque in more than a century. The city has not had… READ MORE
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Migrant crisis: Greece to start returns to Turkey

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April 4, 2016

Greece is to start returning migrants to Turkey under an EU deal, despite fears over a lack of preparations and criticism from campaigners. The agreement… READ MORE
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EU makes Turkey migrant offer but no deal yet

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March 18, 2016

European Union leaders agreed to offer Turkey financial and political concessions if it stops migrants reaching Greece and will meet the Turkish prime minister in… READ MORE
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Greek banks to reopen Monday with restrictions

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July 16, 2015
ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s government says the country’s banks will reopen Monday after being closed for three weeks but cautioned that restrictions on withdrawals would… READ MORE

Greeks strike over state TV closure, PM offers talks

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June 14, 2013
ATHENS | Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras moved to defuse a political crisis over the government’s abrupt closure of state broadcaster ERT that prompted a nationwide strike on Thursday and brought thousands into the streets in protest. Samaras, who has branded defenders of ERT hypocrites, invited two left-wing junior coalition parties opposed to the shutdown to talks next Monday, his… READ MORE

Greece’s ruling conservatives extend lead in opinion polls

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May 28, 2013
ATHENS | Greece’s ruling conservatives have widened their lead over anti-austerity opponents, three polls showed, in a sign that improving business sentiment has bolstered support for the crisis-ridden country’s government. A survey by GPO pollsters for Mega TV released on Tuesday put support for the New Democracy party at 21.3 percent, 1.8 percent ahead of the leftist Syriza party, which… READ MORE

Greece’s far-right party goes on the offensive

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November 12, 2012
By Dina Kyriakidou, Reuters ATHENS | Arm raised in a Nazi-style salute, the leader of Greece’s fastest-rising political party surveyed hundreds of young men in black T-shirts as they exploded into cheers. Their battle cry reverberated through the night: Blood! Honour! Golden Dawn!
“We may sometimes raise our hand this way, but these hands are clean, not dirty. They… READ MORE

Crucial votes will end talk of Greece exiting euro: PM

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November 4, 2012
By George Georgiopoulos, Reuters ATHENS | Talk of Greece exiting the euro will end after critical votes in parliament this week on new austerity measures, labor reforms and the 2013 budget, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Sunday.
The three-party government will submit the package of measures to parliament on Monday and must approve both it and the… READ MORE

Greek riot police deploy for Merkel’s first post-crisis visit

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October 9, 2012
The Independent Chancellor Angela Merkel pays her first visit to Greece since the onset of the euro crisis today amid growing uncertainty over the country’s bailout and dire warnings from her own party that no “presents” should be given to Athens to help it overcome its worsening financial emergency.
The German leader’s one-day visit comes amid fears of violent …
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Greece: Thousands detained during raids on immigrants

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August 7, 2012
By Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press Authorities in Greece are rounding up thousands of suspected illegal immigrants in a large-scale deportation drive to combat what a government official compared to a prehistoric invasion.
Greece has long been Europe‘s main entry point for illegal immigrants from Asia and Africa seeking a better life in the West. But Greece’s severe economic problems… READ MORE

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