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2/24/2015: Front Page: Minister eyes unilateral move on migration

Alternate Minister for Citizens’ Protection Yiannis Panousis has indicated that Greece could overlook European laws and allow hundreds of thousands of immigrants to leave the country if European member states do not agree to share the burden of migrant… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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2/20/2015: Front Page: Greek minister backs Ukraine sovereignty

On a visit to Kiev yesterday, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias expressed Greece’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and for the enforcement of the ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed last week. In comments to reporters after… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Austrian Finance Minister says Greece must respect bailout terms

Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling was quoted by a newspaper as saying Greece must complete its current bailout package before any new program can be agreed, in comments which his ministry said came before he saw Greece’s latest loan request. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek finance minister believes Eurogroup will back Athens proposal on Friday

Greek finance minister believes Eurogroup will back Athens proposal on Friday ATHENS – Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Wednesday he believed euro zone finance ministers would approve an Athens government proposal on extending the country's loan agreement later this week. Varoufakis told reporters that he … Full News here – Read more on TODAYonline

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Foreign minister invited to Beijing

Greece Zou Xiaoli met Monday with Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (photo) and extended an invitation to the Greek diplomat to visit Beijing. The date of the visit will be arranged in due course. Full News here – Latest News

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Greece to review regional airports lease deal, says minister

Greece plans to review a 1.2 billion euro deal for German airport operator Fraport to run 14 regional airports, one of Greece’s biggest privatisation deals since its debt crisis began in 2009, the state minister said on Saturday. Full News here – Latest News

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2/13/2015: Front Page: Minister pledges new facilities

The government aims to create help centers for patients at public hospitals, Alternate Health Minister Andreas Xanthos said yesterday. Xanthos met with Ombudsman Calliope Spanou to discuss the matter and said that the centers would be called Offices… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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German European affairs minister to visit Athens on Friday

Germany’s European Affairs minister, Michael Roth, will visit Athens to meet his Greek counterpart Nikos Chountis on Friday, the Greek foreign ministry said on Thursday. Full News here – Latest News

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2/11/2015: Front Page: Education minister to ditch excellence as main principle

Education Minister Aristides Baltas yesterday confirmed the government’s intention to scrap university councils responsible for overseeing the running of tertiary institutions and told Kathimerini that the Greek education system should not be governed… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Says Athens Accepts Majority of Reforms

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Says Athens Accepts Majority of Reforms ATHENS—Greece's government signaled Monday it was prepared to abide by many of the reforms contained in its current bailout, though the finance minister said about a third of them would be suspended or reversed. With its cash reserves shrinking … Full News here – Read […]

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Greek prime minister not backing down

With a difficult week looming for Greece and amid rising pressure from creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday presented his government’s policy program in Parliament, pledging to implement pre-election promises to revoke austerity measures, though not all at once. Full News here – Latest News

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Minister moves in on large-scale tax evaders

The head of a new ministry created by the government to crack down on corruption is preparing a barrage of inspections on wealthy Greeks who are unable to justify the source of their income, Kathimerini understands. Full News here – Latest News

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EU deal with Greece can be reached, Spain economy minister says

Greece will be able to reach agreement with its European partners and any turmoil poses little risk for Spain where the government is poised to raise its growth forecasts, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek defense minister reassures NATO over Russia ties

Greece’s new government remains committed to its NATO role despite close ties with Russia that have worried its allies, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told AFP on Wednesday. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek finance minister says Athens must go 'cold turkey' on debt

Greek finance minister says Athens must go 'cold turkey' on debt PARIS (Reuters) – Greece's repayment of its existing debt must be tied to its ability to restore growth, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Sunday after talks with his French counterpart in Paris. Varoufakis also ruled out Greece taking on a new … Full […]

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