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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — UEFA has welcomed a Greek court decision to convict 58 club officials, managers, and others for up to 10 years in prison for a match-fixing scandal in 2011. The officials were convicted on a variety of charges — among them bribery, illegal gambling, and money laundering — and ...
Millions of ethnic Greeks call themselves Macedonians and getting the republic to qualify its name has become a major cause of Greek nationalism. For its part, within the Republic of Macedonia, anti-Greek nationalism is being inflamed as well. It sounds pedantic, but the “naming dispute” between Greece ...

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Friday that German judicial authorities have relayed evidence to their counterparts in Greece suggesting that Greek state officials received bribes from rail firm Deutsche Bahn to influence contract decisions related to construction work at the Athens ...
"That's where they were standing when I noticed them," he says of a group of Greek men who lumbered around and watched on as he worked in April 2017. Mahmoud recognised the men from the town square, and he was suspicious of their intentions. During his two years in Gortisa's fields, he had ...
Earlier Friday, the Greek army said Greek and Turkish authorities were in contact and undertaking procedures to return the soldiers to Greece. A Greek government official said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was "closely following" developments in the case and was in "constant contact" with the Greek ...
Authorities in northwestern Greece confiscated 442 kilos of cannabis that were smuggled into the country on a speedboat from neighboring Albania early Thursday morning. According to reports, the bust was made after police in the coastal town of Preveza were tipped off about an imminent arrival of drugs ...

Legal papers served over the weekend to the mayor of Corinth, ahead of the country's peak summer tourist season, accuse local authorities of doing too little to shield the region and protect thousands of businesses affected along one of Greece's busiest stretches of coastline. “It is the duty of a mayor to take ...
Greek authorities are anticipating a significant increase in applications for political asylum from Turkish nationals fleeing their homeland amid a continuing crackdown by President Recep ... According to official government figures, 1,827 Turkish citizens lodged applications for asylum in Greece last year.
... report accuses Greece of failing to improve living conditions for thousands of migrants awaiting processing in camps across the country, but also for “paving the way for forcible returns of Syrian asylum-seekers under the EU-Turkey migration deal by endorsing decisions by the Greek asylum authorities ...
22 (Xinhua) -- Greece's supreme administrative court, the Council of State, Thursday opened the way to the development of the former Hellinikon airport ... Greek officials and experts consider the plan to create a metropolitan park and develop real estate on the seaside site of the former airport as a key plan ...
Eleftheromania is based on four years of research by Gregory C. Pappas who uncovered the story of this team of Greek prisoners from Ioannina, Corfu and elsewhere in Greece who arrived at the death camp in June of 1944. Joanna Tsanis wrote the screenplay and produced the film, together with Pappas ...
The eight former Turkish officers are currently involved in a legal trial concerning their status in Greece. Although they have all applied for asylum, only one of them has been granted this status. However, this status has temporarily been revoked by the Greek authorities. The eight men - three majors, three ...
The Greek parliament is set to discuss today on whether to launch a probe into 10 former officials who are alleged to have taken bribes, according to multiple reports. The overpricing and bribery scandal has cost Greece an estimated $28.7 billion, according to Bloomberg, during a period when the country's ...
A group of 17 Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. Feb. ... Turkey's state-run news agency reported that local authorities detained five people who were allegedly trying to illegally cross into Greece, as well as a ...
2016 photo provided by Greek Coast Guard the Gavdos 090 vessel is docked on an Aegean island. Greek authorities said on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 a Turkish coast guard vessel rammed the Greek coast guard boat off a couple of uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea over which the two NATO allies nearly ...
... is serving several life terms for his role in the extreme left terrorist group that was dismantled by Greek authorities in 2002, was granted a furlough for the first time in November. The decision sparked strong reactions from the families of the victims, the political opposition, as well as US and British officials.
The official Greek position has long been for a compound name, such as New Macedonia or Upper Macedonia. But the opposition New Democracy party has seen an opportunity to use the dispute to gain political ground. And a junior partner in the governing coalition, Independent Greeks, has made clear ...

The Swiss pharmaceuticals company is being investigated by Greek authorities over allegations of bribery towards public officials in the 2006-2015 period. ... Bank of Greece Governor Yiannis Stournaras, who served as finance minister from July 2012 to June 2014, said he never signed any decisions ...
One year after officials in Greece began investigating Novartis on allegations that the company bribed both doctors and government figures to boost its sales, the country's leaders are ratcheting up the probe—implicating 10 former ministers in the scandal and ordering one of the Swiss pharma giant's local ...
After years of delays, Greek authorities are edging closer to upgrading citizens' identity cards, so that they meet higher international security standards, Kathimerini understands. According to sources, a tender is to be announced in the coming days and government officials will subsequently launch talks ...
Greek authorities are moving forward with plans to issue a seven-year government bond, sources said on Monday. The state has hired five banks -- Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citi, J.P. Morgan and Nomura -- for the transaction. According to sources, the state aims to raise at least 3 billion euros from the issue ...
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 +.
Students eager to join Greek chapters at Florida State University will face much stricter guidelines under new measures announced Monday. FSU President John Thrasher said he's immediately lifting some restrictions he imposed last November to allow Greek organizations to begin recruiting again and to ...
30 (Xinhua) -- "Never again," said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday during the foundation ceremony for the ... Rivlin's three-day official visit to Greece will conclude on Wednesday after he will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Department of ...
Israel's president and Greece's prime minister attended a foundation ceremony on Tuesday for a Holocaust memorial museum in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, which lost 97 percent of ... Community leader David Saltiel told the AP that the project enjoyed strong backing from the city's residents and officials.
With ESTIA — “home” in Greek — the EU's humanitarian arm intended to mainstream its funding into core services that will be transferred to local authorities at the end of this year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was chosen as the sole contractor, with local and international ...
Nimetz was scheduled to meet with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias in the early afternoon on January 30, according to Greece's Foreign Ministry. He was then expected to travel to Macedonia for meetings with officials in Skopje. Nimetz on January 29 wouldn't comment on the ideas he has been ...
He praised the initiative of the Greek authorities and said he was proud Albanian children could now learn their mother tongue correctly. However, a picture of the official standing behind a student wearing a T-shirt with a map of 'Greater Albania' stirred up social-media users in Greece. The fictional map ...
“The protest was an expression of the anguish of Greeks, who sometimes mistakenly identify the negotiation with the fate of Greek Macedonia,” the Greek official said. On 21 January, more than 90,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Thessaloniki asking the government not to negotiate a name that ...
The Eurogroup welcomes the implementation of almost all of the agreed prior actions for the third review, following the staff level agreement on the policy package that was presented to the 4 December Eurogroup. Notably, the Greek authorities have adopted the 2018 State Budget which is compliant with ...
Greek authorities might be obliged to bring forward plans to lower the taxfree threshold on income to 2019 from 2020 if the country's creditors deem that the primary surplus target of 3.5 percent of gross domestic product for 2019 is beyond reach. The potential demand is mentioned in a draft compliance ...
Greek authorities argue that the name Macedonia might suggest that Skopje has territorial claims to the northern Greek region of the same name with ... Greece and the Republic of Macedonia, which share a border, have been locked in the name dispute since Macedonia declared independence from ...
20 (Xinhua) -- Greece welcomed on Saturday the upgrade of Greek economy's credit rating by Standard & Poor's to B from "B-" as one more sign that the ... The Greek officials noted that the S&P upgrade follows similar positive announcements by Moody's and Fitch last summer, saying that "this is a hint for ...
In its annual review for 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the failure of Greek authorities to properly identify vulnerable asylum seekers for transfer to ... being “trapped in Greece in overcrowded and abysmal conditions, while denying most access to adequate asylum procedures or refugee protection.
Greece has depended on international loans since 2010 and after the bailout program expires this summer, Greece should finance itself by borrowing direct from global investors. Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said Thursday in a local radio interview that European officials have ...
But apart from Greece, Xylella fastidiosa is a top priority for the European Union as a whole. In a high level meeting that was held in Paris last month, the EU Commissioner for Food Safety and Security Vytenis Andriukaitis and the Ministers of Agriculture from ten European countries considered to be directly ...
Greece Town officials said they were notified of the closure Thursday morning. Both stores are scheduled to be closed on January 26. "I can't believe how they just decided to close their doors and not let anybody know," said Club member Debora Liestman. "I've been coming to Sam's forever. I can't even tell you how upset I ...
The Greece Town Board on Wednesday approved a settlement with employees over alleged sexual harassment and misconduct claims against former Receiver of Taxes Rick Antelli. Town Supervisor Bill Reilich said he could not comment on the settlement on Wednesday night. Details about the ...
Osmani is visiting neighboring Greece in an effort to resolve a long-standing dispute over the tiny Balkan republic's name that has blocked its ... A NATO member, Greece has blocked Macedonia's bid to join the alliance because of the name dispute. ... Osmani met with Greek officials in Athens this week.
We believe that incidents of this nature at the hands of elected officials or anyone in a supervisory role are simply not tolerable. We will not allow Mr. Antelli's inappropriate behavior to define our excellent organization and we believe that our strong response to the employee complaints and unwavering show of support for ...
Greek coast guard officers have impounded a cargo vessel that had been en route to Libya with tons of arms and explosives after intercepting it off the Cretan port of Iraklio, officials said on Wednesday. The Tanzania-flagged Andromeda had been heading from Turkey to Libya when it was stopped on ...
The argument dates to 1991, when Macedonia broke away from the fragmenting socialist federation of Yugoslavia and chose its official name. Greece vehemently objected, saying "Macedonia" was a Greek word dating to an ancient kingdom of the same name. It also pointed to its own northern region of ...
As the coup attempt was crumbling in the early hours of July 16, 2016, it must have come across as unimaginable to Greek officials that soldiers who have ... This is what Kotzias had to say: “I think that if the competent authorities in northern Greece over which the helicopter flew had known who was in the ...
The legislation was passed a month after the European Court of Human Rights examined an appeal filed by a Muslim woman in Komotini, Greece, of a ... Although many Muslims in Thrace are Turkish-speaking, the Greek authorities object to the term “Turkish minority” — a phrase Ankara frequently uses ...
Greek Shipping Minister Panayiotis Kouroublis praised on Thursday the Sino-Greek cooperation at Piraeus port, speaking to Xinhua on the occasion of the ... any development activity stemming from Cosco's contractual obligations regarding bureaucracy and other obstacles," the Greek official told Xinhua.
The rest of the officers have so far not been granted asylum and are currently being held by Greek authorities until the committee makes a ruling regarding them. Turkish Foreign Ministry had criticized the asylum decision, saying that Greece "has once again revealed through this decision that it is a country ...
Greece may try eight dismissed Turkish soldiers who had fled to the country after the July 2016 defeated coup attempt, a Greek minister said on Jan. 4. Speaking at a news conference, Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said the government will consider holding a trial for them if Ankara files an official ...
She also decided to look into the roles played by Proton Bank and Piraeus Bank in helping Greek citizens transfer their wealth out of the country to avoid ... She is “not a pioneer in the business” of going after corrupt officials, said one senior official in Greece's Public Prosecutor's Office, who spoke on the ...
As of Wednesday 500 applicants a year coming from Greece will be able to travel, reside and legally work in Australia for up to 12 months under the ΦΕΚ B' 4488/2017 specifications as referred to in the Greek Official Government Gazette. The agreement is an outcome of a Greek Community of Melbourne ...
Turkish military officers may be tried in Greece on coup plot charges: official ... The Greek government is examining this possibility of a trial in Greece for offences committed abroad, in accordance with the Penal Code, in case it is requested by Turkey, the Greek official told a press briefing, according to ...


 

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