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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A highly-anticipated television series adapting spy novelist John le Carre's "The Little Drummer Girl" will not include scenes from an ancient site near Athens after a panel of archaeologists turned down an access request by the BBC and the U.S.-based cable network AMC.
The government of Greece also lays claim to the leader's history. ... The Greek government has repeatedly demonstrated a solid will to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. The United States ambassador to Greece recently acknowledged the Greek government's will to resolve the name issue.

The Greek government has slammed a decision by the country's powerful archaeological council not to allow the BBC to film part of a serialized adaptation of a John le Carre novel in Cape Sounion, site of an ancient temple of Poseidon. Lefteris Kretsos, general secretary for media and communication, ... spy
The Greek government has launched an attack on the Council of State after this week's decision that changes in grade-school religion lessons are unconstitutional. The decision concerns policy changes made by former education minister Nikos Filis. The Church of Greece appealed to the highest ... spy
The Greek government is preparing a plan for country's development over the next four years, which will be presented to the creditors in April. The plan includes four main features – tax cuts in compliance with the country's budget targets, support for small and medium-sized businesses and the agricultural ... spy
The relationship between businessman Ivan Savvidis and the Greek government is shaking after the PAOK owner stormed his team's pitch at Toumba Stadium on Sunday sporting a handgun. Sunday's incident in Thessaloniki made headlines in the domestic media and circulated all over the world, tarring ... spy

Eurozone finance ministers on Monday gave Greece a tight timetable for the completion of the fourth and final bailout review, the agreement on the post-bailout framework and the measures to ease its debt, so that everything will be completed by June 21. In Monday's Eurogroup meeting they also opened ... spy
With the program, the Greek government is trying to revive the crisis-ridden real estate market. During the eight-year-long recession, housing prices in Greece plunged by an average of 43 percent, according to the statistical service Elstat. But now, foreign buyers eagerly snap up properties. The Greek ... spy
A soccer game in Europe was abandoned when a club president stormed onto the pitch with a gun strapped to his hip. The PAOK FC president was seething at an offside decision and tried to confront the referee. The Greek Superleague match against AEK Athens was officially abandoned. The Greek government has now ... spy
“What we say to the Greeks and the Greek government is to remember that, not long ago, the glorious red flag with the crescent was flying in their lands. With the help of God, this flag that was attacked and burnt will be flying again in Athens,” Destici said. The BBP chief also demanded Greece extradite what ... spy
Greek government legislates to secure employment for civil servants under temporary contracts. The amendment removes restrictions for contract renewals. Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis argued that there are a lot of specific increased needs in the public sector which have to be met by contract ... spy
Well, the Greek government up until the elections was saying that everything will be fine, which was obviously impossible if one looked at the spending trends. People were expecting problems but they were not expecting a catastrophe. And when the new Greek finance minister came in and said we looked ... spy
Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras said the country would need a precautionary credit line from Europeans after August to maintain investor confidence, which the Greek government has been reluctant to request. According to Klaus Regling, head of eurozone's bailout fund, it is "too early," do ... spy
The Greek government should act immediately to end the “containment policy” that traps asylum seekers in these conditions on the islands and move them to safety on the mainland. As the two-year anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal nears on March 18, 2018, more than 13,000 men, women, and children ... spy
To prepare for that reality, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Greek government, and the National Technical University of Athens have teamed up to help museums protect their collections from earthquakes in a joint research project signed on Tuesday. The Getty and the Hellenic Ministry of ... spy
Greece's minister of defense Panos Kammenos says he will oppose an agreement that will grant FYROM any use of the name 'Macedonia'. Kammenos, a member of the Independent Greeks junior partner in the SYRIZA-led government coalition, said he disagrees with the policy pursued by Prime Minister ... spy
In the meantime, discussions between the Greek government and its creditors have been accelerated, referring to the preparation of a growth-oriented agenda 'made in Greece'. This agenda should embark on the major challenges of the economy, such as the continuation of reforms and financial stability, ... spy

Readers of the Athens monthly magazine 'Shedia', sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people, as a means to support themselves, were astonished to see none of the sellers out on the streets. The reason, was that they had been the target of Greek bureaucracy, demanding ... spy
Readers of the Athens monthly magazine 'Shedia', sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people, as a means to support themselves, were astonished to see none of the sellers out on the streets. The reason, was that they had been the target of Greek bureaucracy, demanding ... spy
The recent development regarding the Macedonian issue could not leave the Pan-Macedonian Association of New South Wales unaffected. The organisation, which represents the Macedonian Hellenic community of the state, has called two meetings recently, with the participation of delegates from all ... spy
The recent development regarding the Macedonian issue could not leave the Pan-Macedonian Association of New South Wales unaffected. The organisation, which represents the Macedonian Hellenic community of the state, has called two meetings recently, with the participation of delegates from all ... spy
New evidence has seen a number of senior Greek politicians from the former administration come under fire regarding their alleged involvement in a bribery case involving Swiss drug firm Novartis, amid accusations the company made illegal payments to fix prices and increase market access. spy
The Greek government was forced to withdraw proposed legislation on pets and strays following widespread outcry from animal welfare organizations and opposition parties. Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Vangelis Apostolou announced that the bill will be updated and tabled on a later date.
The Greek government's indefinite suspension of the Greek Super League and Cup competitions, has been lifted following a meeting on Monday in which the 16 Greek Super League clubs unanimously decided to abide to a raft of conditions set down by the government and the Hellenic ...
(Athens) – Thousands of asylum seekers are trapped on the Aegean islands in deplorable conditions and without access to adequate protection and basic services, nine human rights and humanitarian organizations said today as part of the #OpenTheIslands campaign. The Greek government should act ...
Greece's minister of defense Panos Kammenos says he will oppose an agreement that will grant FYROM any use of the name 'Macedonia'. Kammenos, a member of the Independent Greeks junior partner in the SYRIZA-led government coalition, said he disagrees with the policy pursued by Prime Minister ...
In the meantime, discussions between the Greek government and its creditors have been accelerated, referring to the preparation of a growth-oriented agenda 'made in Greece'. This agenda should embark on the major challenges of the economy, such as the continuation of reforms and financial stability, ...
Readers of the Athens monthly magazine 'Shedia', sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people, as a means to support themselves, were astonished to see none of the sellers out on the streets. The reason, was that they had been the target of Greek bureaucracy, demanding ...
Just one week after Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited Athens, the Greek government announced a large purchase of Israeli military hardware at the high cost of $44 million (Dh161.5 million). According to the deal, seven Israeli Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be leased by Greece to ...
The ECB is restricted from buying Greek government bonds as none of the ratings agencies currently assess these with an investment grade. "For this reason, we think it would make sense for Greece to request a precautionary credit line. On top of that, this would allow the Greek government to pursue a ...
The Greek government will announce in the next few days a further easing of capital controls, local media report. The withdrawal limit from bank accounts will be raised to €2,300 ($2,870) from the current limit of €1,800 per month and restrictions on opening new accounts will be lifted. According to reports ...
Despite the Greek government's position that Greece must avoid a clash and try to resolve the crisis through diplomatic channels, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has toughened his rhetoric toward Turkey, warning on Thursday that Greece “will not allow, accept or tolerate any challenge to its territorial ...
In an effort to protect Ocalan from Turkey's authorities — where the Kurdish politician was branded a terrorist and public enemy number one — the Greek government decided to transfer him to a safe place. Greece's National Intelligence Service (EYP) transferred Ocalan to the Greek Embassy in Nairobi, ...
The recent development regarding the Macedonian issue could not leave the Pan-Macedonian Association of New South Wales unaffected. The organisation, which represents the Macedonian Hellenic community of the state, has called two meetings recently, with the participation of delegates from all ...
Just like the British government is currently expecting the German government to eventually soften its position and give in to certain demands, so too did the Greek government expect the German government to eventually soften its austerity demands and perhaps even write off some debt. Greece found out ...
Just like the British government is currently expecting the German government to eventually soften its position and give in to certain demands, so too did the Greek government expect the German government to eventually soften its austerity demands and perhaps even write off some debt. Greece found out ...
One would think that the place where Aristotle was born would be a hotspot of international tourism, kept open and accessible by the Greek government. But these days, an aura of secrecy and security envelops the great philosopher's village and the Skouries Forest around it. The reason is a controversial ...
One would think that the place where Aristotle was born would be a hotspot of international tourism, kept open and accessible by the Greek government. But these days, an aura of secrecy and security envelops the great philosopher's village and the Skouries Forest around it. The reason is a controversial ...
The heightened perception of a Russian threat to the West could have at least one positive consequence: The admission of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom) to the European Union. But the massive rallies in Athens on Sunday, with at least 140,000 protesting the Greek government's ...
The Macedonian prime minister was speaking after tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Athens on February 4 against any solution that would include the name Macedonia. The Greek government has said it is prepared to accept a composite name that is clearly distinct from Greek Macedonia.
The Greek government has promised to make Greece 'film friendly' with new incentives for the local industry and international producers. The move follows last year's adoption of a legal framework for the development of the country's audiovisual sector, and at its heart is a 25 per cent cash rebate to film and ...
People with Greek flags attend a rally in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Protesters gather in the Greek capital for a massive rally to protest a potential Greek compromise in a dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's official name. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)more +.
New evidence has seen a number of senior Greek politicians from the former administration come under fire regarding their alleged involvement in a bribery case involving Swiss drug firm Novartis, amid accusations the company made illegal payments to fix prices and increase market access.
New York. The UN special envoy on the name dispute between Greece and FYROM, Matthew Nimetz said he had heard nothing from the Greek side that denied the identity of the people of FYROM, during a joint press conference with FYROM Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov following the men meeting in ...
New York. The UN special envoy on the name dispute between Greece and FYROM, Matthew Nimetz said he had heard nothing from the Greek side that denied the identity of the people of FYROM, during a joint press conference with FYROM Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov following the men meeting in ...
“I know the [Greek] government is very sincere and energized to reach a solution to the problem,” Nimetz added, saying that he believed there was also the will for a settlement in Skopje. Sources in Skopje on Tuesday indicated that it had already shown good will and expected to see it reciprocated.
Since then, several joint military exercises have been held. Kammenos is a member of the Independent Greeks (ANEL), a right-wing junior coalition partner in the Greek government. In October 2017, Kammenos announced plans for more joint military exercises between the two Mediterranean countries.
The central government cash balance recorded a deficit of 4,434 million euros in 2017, from a deficit of 3,569 million euros in the previous year, the Bank of Greece said in a report released on Thursday. During this period, ordinary budget revenue amounted to 48,415 million euros, compared to 48,941 ...
The Greek government on Wednesday turned down a request by football clubs to allow the hardcore organised fans to travel attend away matches. Deputy Minister of Sports Giorgos Vasiliadis said in a statement that the government will look into the request next season, if things are quiet as they have ...


 

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