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Greek PM to meet Georgian counterpart next Tuesday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili next Tuesday, during Kvirikashvili’s visit to Athens. The meeting will be held at the Greek prime minister’s offices in the Maximos Mansion at 10:30 and followed by joint statements.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportPhoto Source: Wikimedia Commons Copyright: Bambuway License: CC-BY-SALet's block ads! (Why?)

ND leader Mitsotakis: Our generation must bring about a new start for Greece

Greeks must not allow themselves to be trapped in a glorious past but act to bring about a new start for Greece, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday while attending events in Rethymno, Crete celebrating the start of Greece's 1821 war of independence."Today, precisely 196 years ago, Greeks began a difficult struggle for freedom, independence and justice. Today, we honour their memory and take strength from their example. We are not, however, trapped only in a glorious past. We are well aware that it is the obligation of our generation to successfully bring about a new national start. With unity, concord and absolute respect for the values of our ancestors, the values of our nation," he said.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Devastating floods in Peru kill 84 and scatter bones from cemetery (video)

The devastating floods that have hit Peru hard the last days have caused the life of at least 84 people so far, the injury of 209, while 20 are missing, 112.000 people have lost everything and 666.500 have suffered serious damages in their properties.The heavy rains is taking a heavy toll on the South American country which is trying to cope and help its citizens.But the destruction is emotionally challenging the people of Peru I another way too. The waters from the floods in the Lambayeque region passed through cemeteries literately unearthing the dead from the tombs. The people saw the tombs of their loved ones washed away and in many occasions bones or newly buried corpses were actually floating on the waters.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Briefmarkenserie zum 150. Geburtstag des Nationalmuseums

Die erste Sonderbriefmarkenserie der griechischen Post ist in diesem Jahr den 150 Jahren seit der Gründung des Archäologischen Nationalmuseums in Athen gewidmet. 1866 war der Grundstein für den klassizistischen Museumsbau nach Plänen des Deutschen Ludwig Lange in der Patission-Straße gelegt worden.Das erste Museum Griechenlands beherbergt eine der wichtigsten archäologischen Sammlungen der Welt und sicherlich die wichtigste in Griechenland, auch wenn es nach der Eröffnung des glamourösen neuen Akropolismuseums 2009 anscheinend etwas ins Hintertreffen geraten ist. Für die neue Serie wurden sechs Motive von Exponaten des Museums gewählt und durch die Künstlerin der griechischen Post Myrsini Vardopoulou gestaltet. Es handelt sich um: den „Kuss“, ein Motiv von einer rotfigurigen Scherbe aus dem 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr., die auf der Akropolis gefunden wurde, Wert: 10 Cent; den „Odysseus“, eine Statue aus dem 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr., die im berühmten Wrack von Antikythera gefunden wurde, Wert: 50 Cent; den berühmten „Diadumenos“, eine römische Kopie des klassischen Originals von Polyklet aus dem 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr., das auf Delos gefunden wurde, Wert: 72 Cent; eine Poseidonstatuette aus dem 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr., die im Meer vor Böotien gefunden wurde, Wert: 90 Cent; eine Grabstele mit einem Athener Jüngling aus derselben Zeit aus Eretria auf Euböa, Wert: 1,50 Euro; sowie ein Fresko mit einer Frauendarstellung aus dem 13. Jahrhundert v. Chr. aus Mykene, Wert: 2 Euro. (GZak)Let's block ads! (Why?)

ELA-ceiling for Greek banks increased by 0.4 billion euros

The Bank of Greece (BoG) on Thursday announced that the European Central Bank's (ECB) governing council did not object to an ELA ceiling for Greek banks of 46.6 billion euros, up until April 5, 2017.The development comes in the wake of a request by the BoG."The increase of 0.4 billion euros in the ceiling reflects developments in the liquidity situation of Greek banks, taking into account private sector deposits flows," was the press released issued by the BoG. Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

ND response to IMF: Greece's problem is not the opposition

"The country's problem is not the stance of the opposition. It is the incompetence, irresponsibility and unreliability of the government," main opposition New Democracy said on Thursday, in reaction to a statement made by International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesman Gerry Rice in Washington.According to ND, the IMF spokesman's statement once again confirmed that the government and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wanted the IMF's participation in the Greek programme "and there must, therefore, be an end to Mr. Tsipras' lies in the interior of the country." It was also clear from Rice's statements, ND added, "that we are not close to an agreement.""The government bears great responsibility for the delay that burdens the citizens with additional austerity measures. They should not, therefore, ask the main opposition for any sharing of responsibility," the announcement concluded.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Anastasiades and Guterres hope Cyprus talks may resume soon

President Nicos Anastasiades said after his meeting on Wednesday in New York with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that they both share the view that Cyprus negotiations may shortly resume, however, pending the referendum in Turkey, this is not probably the time for those on which progress depends to take the necessary decisions.Anastasiades expressed satisfaction over the positions outlined during the meeting, noting in his statements to the press, they discussed about substantive pending issues. He added that certain questions and demands being put forward must be addressed so that there can be hope for a settlement of the Cyprus problem.During the meeting President Anastasiades invited the UN once again to release any data on missing persons in Cyprus. As he noted the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus will visit the UN headquarters in New York in May with a view to achieve further progress in this field.Asked about the Secretary General’s thoughts concerning the negotiations on the Cyprus problem, Anastasiades noted their common belief that the dialogue between the two communities may soon resume.He added that at the same time they believe “that pending the referendum in Turkey, this is not probably the time for those on which progress in important issues depends to take the necessary decisions.”Invited to say if he trusts Ankara and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, Anastasiades said he has confidence in the positions of the Greek Cypriot side which he conveys.Asked about Guterres’ position on the Turkish side’s demand for the four European fundamental freedoms to be allocated to Turkish citizens in Cyprus after a settlement, Anastasiades said that one should not expect the Secretary General to express a position on this, however Guterres was clear on the fact that a way must be found to address the concerns of the Greek Cypriots and the EU citizens.Anastasiades said he did not believe that there is a different approach between Guterres and his Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, adding that no third party will tell the Greek Cypriots to accept a demand that will endanger their existence or make a compromise on this, adding that Greek Cypriots will decide about any settlement plan as they will vote on it during a referendum.Meeting with delegation of ExxonMobilPresident Anastasiades also said that he will have during his visit at the US a meeting with a delegation of ExxonMobil, noting that on April 5 contracts will be signed so that ExxonMobil will be given license to conduct research for hydrocarbons in Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone.UNSG’s Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq has said that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his hope that the talks would resume as soon as possible and that once they resume, both sides would expedite their deliberations, building on the progress they have achieved in the past 22 months, in order to move the process forward in a decisive matter towards a conclusion of a comprehensive settlement.Responding to a question about the meeting, Haq said that Guterres and Anastasiades discussed the state of play in the negotiations, in particular the latest developments, which have led to the current impasse, adding that the Secretary General noted that the serious efforts that are currently underway to overcome the impasse in their near future."He expressed his hope that the talks would resume as soon as possible. He also hoped that, once they resume, both sides would expedite their deliberations, building on the progress they have achieved in the past 22 months, in order to move the process forward in a decisive matter towards a conclusion of a comprehensive settlement," Haq added.He also noted that the Secretary General reiterated the readiness and commitment of the United Nations to continue supporting and facilitating the Cypriot-owned and leader-led process.Asked if Guterres will also meet with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, Haq replied that "we will inform you with any further meetings on Cyprus whenever those are confirmed."Source: CNARELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Greek FM to Die Welt: Turkey must withdraw troops from Cyprus

Turkey must respect international law and withdraw its troops from Cyprus, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told German newspaper "Die Welt" in an interview published on Thursday."Turkey must understand that Cyprus is not a state which is being created now, as was happening in the years 1959-1960. Cyprus is a member of the United Nations and the European Union. No third country has the right to intervene there. Turkey must respect international law and withdraw its troops," the minister was quoted as saying.He said the Cypriot issue is about invasion and occupation of the island’s northern part from the Turkish army."Ankara violated the London and Zurich Agreements which foresaw that guarantor powers ? that is Greece, Britain and Turkey ? must agree on joint actions after joint talks. Turkey acted unilaterally and occupied the northern part of the island. And of course it didn’t stay for a few days – 43 years have gone by in the meantime,"he added.According to Kotzias, a solution lies in assuring the maximum possible security and rights to the three small minorities (Armenians, Maronites and Latin-Catholics) and the Turkish-Cypriot community, but also in giving the Greek-Turkish community the largest possible security and rights."Security for Greek-Cypriots means withdrawal of the Turkish army and ending every form of guarantor rights which allow Turkey to intervene in Cyprus. The Turkish army must go. The system of guarantees must be abolished. We want a federal system that will create equal rights," he said, adding the withdrawal could take place gradually, as was the case with the Soviet army in Eastern Germany.Concerning the European Commission’s decision to reintroduce the Dublin Regulation rules which will allow member-states to return refugees to Greece, Kotzias strongly criticized the move."There are some countries in the EU who believe that they can use southern Italy and Greece as closed boxes where refugees can be stored. But this is not a European way of thinking."Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Ukraine bans Russian wheelchair-using Eurovision performer from final (video)

The Ukrainian Security Council has banned Russian singer Yulia Samoylova, set to represent Russia at the 2017 Eurovision song contest, from entering the country for three years.The decision to bar the Russian singer, who has used a wheelchair since her childhood, from entering the Eurovision host country was announced on Wednesday by a Security Council spokeswoman.The decision was based on the Russian citizen allegedly having previously “broken Ukrainian law,” Elena Gitlyanskaya wrote on FacebookThe Russian Foreign Ministry is “outraged” by Kiev’s decision, ministry official Grigory Karasin told Interfax, calling it “a cynical and inhuman act by Kiev authorities.”Travel ban on the Russian artistThe European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which produces the popular song competition, has confirmed that Kiev issued a travel ban on the Russian artist.“We are deeply disappointed in this decision as we feel it goes against both the spirit of the Contest, and the notion of inclusivity that lies at the heart of its values,” the organization’s statement read.The body will “continue a dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities with the aim of ensuring that all artists can perform” at the song contest in Kiev, it added.The Ukrainian security authorities had earlier announced they were investigating the Russian singer’s profile, suspecting her of violating Ukrainian law by performing in Crimea without special permission.The Kremlin subsequently voiced concern over Kiev’s statements, with press secretary Dmitry Peskov expressing hope the singer would be able to participate in the song contest in Kiev in May.Ukraine won the right to host the 62nd Eurovision competition when its singer, Jamala, won the international song contest in Stockholm, Sweden last year. Russian pop singer Sergey Lazarev finished third with a visually charged performance, despite receiving the top score in televote, marking him as the winner in the viewers’ eyes.Source:rt.comRead more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Greek Labour minister takes part in ‘Nostra Europa’ event in Rome

Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou will participate on Friday in an event organized in Italy by "Nostra Europa", a pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, on the occasion of the EU Summit meeting for the 60 years since the signing of the Rome Treaties.The minister will participate at an open political event at the La Sapienza University (at 18:00) in Rome, titled "United and in solidarity with Greece, to change Europe", while she will also meet with the General Secretary of the European Trade union Confederation, Luca Visentini.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)