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Parliament not authorised to hear Novartis case, says lawmakers of Syriza

Parliament is not authorized to prosecute and hear the crimes related to the scandal of Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis, said the lawmakers of Syriza in a report Tuesday.The report was issued to justify their recent decision that the case of alleged bribery and money laundering should be turned over to judicial authorities.There is no political...
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Gov’t has brought order to public finances, says Tzanakopoulos

Goverment spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Wednesday strongly attacked main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the draft law on energy as well as on the off-shore company that some newspaper articles linked with the party leader’s wife Mareva Grabowski, during his briefing to the press.On issue of economy, Tzanakopoulos focused on...
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Deputy FM Quick addresses UN General Assembly on Peace and Security

Peace is closely associated with democracy and dialogue, and dialogue is the most important tool in diplomacy, Deputy Foreign Minister Terence Quick said in a speech at the 72nd UN General Assembly on Peace and Security.“Greece asks everyone to use and respect these two words,” he said, “because ‘democracy’ and ‘dialogue’ are both Greek words,” Qui...
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PM Tsipras: Cooperation in the Balkans can help overcome challenges

The initiative for the European Union-Western Balkans summit that will take place in Sofia May 16-17 started from the cooperation of Greece-Romania-Bulgaria and Serbia, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday from Bucharest.After meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, and Serbian...
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Greek foreign ministry extends condolences to Canada over Toronto attack in tweet

Greece’s foreign ministry offered its condolences on Tuesday to the families and loved ones of the victims in the deadly terrorist attack in Toronto, as well as its solidarity with the government and people of Canada, in a tweet posted on the Greek foreign ministry’s official Twitter account.“#Greece extends sincere condolences to the families &...
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Greece will exit the programme in August, gov’t spokesman Tzanakopoulos says

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Tuesday in an interview with Alpha radio station that the country will exit the programme in August 2018.He explained that the government’s priorities are the end of the programme, the conclusion of the fourth programme review as well as entering into the final stretch as regards a debt relief a...
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PM Tsipras in Bucharest for Greece-Bulgaria-Romania-Serbia meeting

The European Union-Western Balkans summit, to be held in Sofia on May 17, will dominate the Quartet Meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, which will take place on Tuesday afternoon in Bucharest.According to...
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Dep.FM Quick attends UN meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick is participating in the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace organised by the United Nations in New York, which convenes on Tuesday and Wednesday.The main goal of the meeting is to evaluate the initiatives launched to date and the opportunities for strengthening the UN’s role in p...
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