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Ministry swap halts talk of reshuffle as reforms eyed
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday appointed Nikos Dendias as defense minister, replacing outgoing Dimitris Avramopoulos, who assumes the European Commission’s immigration portfolio next week, with Costas Skrekas to take over Dendias’s spot at the helm of the Development Ministry.
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Ministry swap halts talk of reshuffle as reforms eyed
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday appointed Nikos Dendias as defense minister, replacing outgoing Dimitris Avramopoulos, wh...
Turkish-Greek cooperation in Aegean helps stem flow of migrants
Closer cooperation between Greek and Turkish coast guard authorities has led to 11,000 undocumented migrants being prevented from ...
Holocaust memorial in Athens vandalized
The government on Friday condemned the desecration of the Holocaust memorial in Athens after it was vandalized with graffiti signe...
Municipalities damaged by floods to start receiving compensation
The Labor Ministry’s general secretariat for welfare was expected to disburse the first tranche of compensation to six Attica muni...
One of eight suspects remanded over attack on Mesolongi police station
One of eight people arrested on Wednesday night after an attack on a police precinct in Mesolongi, western Greece, was remanded in...
Truck brings down electricity pole in Piraeus
A truck plowed into an electricity pole in the coastal city of Piraeus on Friday, causing a blackout in the area close to central ...
Tsochatzopoulos appeal postponed until November 14
The appeal of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, currently serving 20 years for accepting bribes in exchange for weapon...
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Turkish-Greek cooperation helps stem flow of migrants
 
Closer cooperation between Greek and Turkish coast guard authorities has led to 11,000 undocumented migrants being prevented from entering Greek borders and returned to the neighboring country since the start of the year, data presented by the Merchant Marine Ministry Friday showed.
NEWS
Areas damaged by floods to start receiving compensation
 
The Labor Ministry’s general secretariat for welfare was expected to disburse the first tranche of compensation to six Attica municipalities which suffered damage during heavy rainstorms on October 24.
 
COMMENTARY
GEOSTRATEGY
Countering Turkish swagger in the Eastern Mediterranean
By Tom Ellis
Holding Turkey to account for its violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is certainly the first step that Greece and Cyprus must take in response to Turkey's growing assertiveness in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past few weeks.
FOCUS
INVESTIGATION
The vanishing of Greece’s traffic-light children
By Yiannis Papadopoulos
Alban Seriani was 6 when a man knocked on the door of his family home in Korce. The man asked his father whether he could take the young boy to Greece, where he would work at the traffic lights as a beggar, with part of the proceeds being sent to the family.
TRAVEL
GALAXIDI
Silent eloquence
By Vassiliki Kerasta
The fresh sea breeze, the cafes and tavernas lined up in a row, the fishing boats and yachts tied up in the marina, the people strolling on Pera Panta Hill and the beautifully renovated stately homes, compose a setting that is reminiscent of the castle town of Nafplio, but with a more tranquil character.
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