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April 18, 2019

Acropolis closed after lightning injuries

Story at Washington Post [English]

First quarter hotel business down in Athens

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Police operations taking place in Exarchia in Athens

Story at SKAI [Greek]

Parliament passes reparations move

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English] and at eKathimerini [English]

Tsipras to pursue reparations

Story at The Telegraph [English]

S400 Purchase will lead to sanctions on Turkey

The difficulties from sanctions examined at Protothema [English]

The war taking place in banking

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]



Sunset over Acropolis Athens Greece

April 17, 2019

Vote in parliament on continuing toward claim for WW2 reparation money from Germany

Story at Reuters [English] More on reparations.

Team from Greece digitizing manuscripts in Egypt

The goal is to "create the first digital archive of all 4,500 manuscripts in the library, starting with around 1,100 in the Syriac and Arabic languages" - UK Telegram [English]

Budget surplus grows for 2019

Story at Greek Reporter [English]

Injuries at Acropolis from lightning storm

Story at Yahoo [English]

Significant growth in trade with Egypt

Story at Egypt Today [English]

Turkish jets with new airspace violations over Aegean

Story at eKathimerini [English]

BREXIT blamed for drop in Cyprus tourism

Story at Financial Mirror [English]

Alexander the Great statue installed in Athens

Story at Protothema [Greek]

Rubikon anarchist trouble in Ilioupolis

Story at Kathimerini [Greek]

Cyprus changing attitudes on defense

Story at Protothema [English]

Recession dangers

Story at SKAI [Greek]

Prospect for lifting of capitol restrictions

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]



April 16, 2019

Greece culture ministry offers help for Notre Dame rebuilding

Story at MSN News [English]

Near half billion surplus for 2018

Details at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Photojournalist Alkis Konstantinidis wins Pulitzer

Story at Protothema [Greek]

Layoffs ahead for Hellenic Post

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Greek High School wins 4×4 modeling competition

Story at Protothema [English]

Jordan, Greece, Cyprus cooperation grows

Story at Menafn [English]

Skaramangas refugee camp

eKathimerini visits the camp at Piraeus [English]

IMF payout will deter tax increase

Story about the IMF payment plan at Greensboro [English]

Black Sea naval exercises with Romania/NATO

Story at UK Defence Journal [English] and more on the US Navy and Greece at eKathimerini [English]

"Red Loan" Management plans

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

French and British navy at Cyprus

Aircraft Carrier Charles DeGaulle and British destroyer - Protothema [English]


Athens Greece Streets by night

April 15, 2019

Why paying off IMF early is good: Tsipras

Story at VOA [English]

Two sentenced for substituting German flag for Greek flag on Crete

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Parthenon Marbles back in news

Pavlopoulos demands "free our marbles" - Story at Reuters [English]

US Military to participate more in exercises

Also more port calls from US Navy - Story at Greek Reporter [Greek]

The Greek Revival

Video report at Bloomberg [English]

The Siemens / OTE scandal

Details at eKathimerini [English] and numbers on the bribe amounts at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Greek economy is rising as bonds move

Story at Protothema (referring to a Financial Times story) [Greek]

Strong hail storm in Athens

Story - video at SKAI [Greek]

IMF predicts volatile Greek Economy

Story at Protothema [English]

Penal code changes

Story at Athens News Agency [Greek]

The US Menendez/Rubio bill and Turkey

Story at Protothema [English]


Lefkada Island beach - Megali Petra

Lefkada Island beach - Megali Petra


April 12, 2019

Mitsotakis wants to end University asylum

Story at Protothema [English]

Travel directive from US State Dept pegs Turkey as kidnapping risk

Story at Protothema [Greek]

Is Turkey claiming entire Eastern Med?

Map and story at Protothema [Greek]. On the other hand, the Cyprus-Greece-Jordan Tripartite is talking about the same space - story at Phile News [Greek].

Protesters from Exarchia using disguise

Story at Kathimerini [English] and at SKAI [Greek]

Meeting with China and 16 European countries in Croatia

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

COSCO has plans for hotels in Piraeus

Story at eKathimerini [English]

IMF to stay involved through 2022?

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek] and IMF wants better mix of pro-growth policies - eKathimerini [English]

Tsipras on BREXIT

Story at Protothema [English]


More about Eastern Med politics

The John Bachelor radio show, April 11, 2019. Interview with Robert Cutler of Carleton University, Ottawa.


Rio-Antirrio or Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge

Rio-Antirrio (Charilaos Trikoupis) Bridge


April 11, 2019

"Three parent" child born in Greece

The internet is packed with news on this genetic experiment (utilizing an infertile egg, another fertile egg, and seed) that appears to have succeeded - Story at Yahoo News [English]

On the upgrade of Greece and Cyprus in USA's Med strategy

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Greece's role as international maritime center reconfirmed

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

No import duties on Greek feta into USA

Decision from the US Customs and Border Protection - story at Greek City Times [English]

Evangelos Apostolakis supports USA bill to lift embargo on Cyprus

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Greek scientist plays key role in verifying black hole phenomenon

Story at Skai [Greek]

Italy official recognition of Armenian genocide in their parliament

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]


Rooftops of the Peloponnese Greece

Rooftops of the Peloponnese, Greece


The Acropolis in Athens

April 10, 2019

Greece country-specific ETF has been rallying

Story at ETFDB [English]

Property demand, particularly in Athens, rising

Story at eKathimerini with details. [English]

Interest rate cut in half for debt payments by state

Details on the numbers at Keep Talking Greece. "Sadly, the Greek finance ministry “forgot” to reduce also the interest rate for four million debtors who pay with delay their debts." [English]

Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey Sedat Onal coming to Athens in April

Story at Trend AZ [English]

US Congress to lift embargo on Cyprus?

Shifting emphasis on American interests - Protothema [Greek]

Is the Novartis case falling apart?

Story at eKathimerini [English] and at SKAI [Greek]

US Senators insist Turkey must chose between Russia and the USA

More ont he S-400 defense system vs F35 fighter plane - story at eKathimerini [English]

Cypriot writers on literary short list for prize

Details at the Cyprus Mail [English]

Surplus numbers move to €75 million

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]


April 9, 2019

Sunken archeological sites to be developed

Story at Yahoo on plans of the Ministry of Culture [English]

Mitsotakis in the PM position by Autumn(?)

If polls are true. Predictions at UK Reuters [English]

ELDO and NASA sign joint cooperation

Story at Athens News Agency about the Hellenic Space Organization [Greek]

Social media disinformation provoked migrant protest

Details at eKathimerini [English]

Contacting lax tax filers

Story at Naftemporiki on how many fail to report each year [Greek]

Novartis case moves to parliament

Story at Greek Reporter [English] and at Protothema [English]

Port of Piraeus posts huge increase

Number details at Greek Reporter [English]

Formation of political right league in Europe

Failos Kranidiotis of Greece participating - story at Protothema [English]

Criteria for subsidies on housing

Story at Liberal GR [Greek]

Largest group of taxpayers now pensioners

Story at Greek Reporter [English]

Joint air exercises between Greece, Israel, UAE, United States, Italy and Cyprus

Includes United Arab Emirates Story at J-Post [English]


Church of Panagia Kapnikarea Athens Greece

Church of Panagia Kapnikarea in Athens. Built 1050.


April 8, 2019

2019 German holidays mark increase in interest for Greece

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Mediterranean training for F35s coming this summer

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas blames human traffickers for migrant protests

Cites "victims of disinformation" for the violence. Story at eKathimerini [English]

Tender on Hellenic Petroleum not moving forward

Story at Tornos News [English]

Average of €1000 to be paid to the tax office by every Greek taxpayer

Story at SKAI [Greek]

Damage in Crete from storms

Story at Greek Reporter [English]

High number of beached dolphins blamed on Turkish naval exercise

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Chinese major users of the Golden Visa program

More at eKathimerini [English]


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