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Editorial To Vima: Time to shed delusions about Erdogan
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Editorial To Vima: Time to shed delusions about Erdogan

To justify his military intervention on many fronts Erdogan says that he is is guided by the Ottoman past, but he is in fact reviving the catastrophic, expansionist Nazi theory of lebensraum.

Editorial Ta Nea : Endurance test
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Editorial Ta Nea : Endurance test

Recently Turkey’s interlocutors and allies have sent Ankara strongly critical signals such as having top officials visiting the region without going to Turkey.

Editorial To Vima: We must prepared for everything with Turkey!
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Editorial To Vima: We must prepared for everything with Turkey!

In light of Turkey’s erratic and dangerous policies and the policy of appeasement on the part of strong powers there is no room for complacency.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity

Paradoxically the fire that destroyed the Moria camp not only highlighted the conditions on the islands where refugees and migrants reside but it also offered Greece a great opportunity.

As Greece, Turkey prepare for talks Mitsotakis expresses guarded optimism, EU, US welcome development
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As Greece, Turkey prepare for talks Mitsotakis expresses guarded optimism, EU, US welcome development

'Very useful exchange with President Erdogan on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and on migration. I welcome the planned launch of talks with Greece, which are essential for stability in the Eastern Mediterranean,' said Von der Leyen.

Editorial Ta Nea: No room for complacency
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Editorial Ta Nea: No room for complacency

From the start Greece has stressed the need for all parties to abide by international law and to that end launched an international diplomatic blitz.

European Council President Michel, Mitsotakis agree on firm stance toward Turkey
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European Council President Michel, Mitsotakis agree on firm stance toward Turkey

'We have the issue of security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean which is not the affair of Greece and Cyprus alone but an EU issue,' Michel said

Editorial To Vima: Europe is not just France
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Editorial To Vima: Europe is not just France

Only France is stepping forward to staunchly and with clear judgment support Greece’s just positions. Other EU countries, however, are not doing their part as their interests have led them to adopt a neutral stance.

Editorial Ta Nea: Tears
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Editorial Ta Nea: Tears

At times indifferent, at other times weak, and at other times hiding behind the refusal of local societies to bear their portion of the burden, the competent officials had buried their heads in the sand with the hope that the problem would gradually disappear.

Editorial To Vima: Moria, the shame of Europe
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Editorial To Vima: Moria, the shame of Europe

With Greek-Turkish tensions and the pandemic crisis having put the entire country on red alert suddenly the refugee issue exploded.

Editorial To Vima: When will Europe react?
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Editorial To Vima: When will Europe react?

Before the decision to turn the museum of the Christian Basilica of Hagia Sophia into a mosque and yesterday’s NAVTEX (a navigational warning), since May, 2019, there were a series of provocative actions by Turkey

Editorial To Vima: An EU-Turkey affair
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Editorial To Vima: An EU-Turkey affair

French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stern message to Turkey criticising its activity in Libya but other EU states are not on board and there is no solid EU front against Turkey.

Editorial To Vima: Enough is enough Chancellor Merkel!
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Editorial To Vima: Enough is enough Chancellor Merkel!

The High Court delivered its decision just as the next and largest ECB bond-buying programme to address the problems borne of the coronavirus crisis is being launched.

Editorial To Vima: Europe’s big day
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Editorial To Vima: Europe’s big day

Europe now has an ideal opportunity to act decisively and thus ensure its long-term prospects as a cohesive and useful supra-national structure that ensures the well-being of the peoples of the Union.

Editorial To Vima: The first step
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Editorial To Vima: The first step

Much like her predecessor Mario Draghi, ECB chief Christine Lagarde has declared she will do anything necessary to shore up the eurozone and temper the economic shock of the pandemic.

Editorial Ta Nea: The return of politics
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Editorial Ta Nea: The return of politics

It is not easy at difficult moments to be magnanimous. Yet it is at such times that generosity characterises great leadership, as did the perceptiveness and moral leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel during the refugee crisis of 2015.

Editorial To Vima: Solidarity, not ideological fixations
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Editorial To Vima: Solidarity, not ideological fixations

The wealthy states of Northern Europe and especially Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland continue to stubbornly refuse to adopt bold economic measures in the midst of a deadly pandemic.

Editorial: To Vima: When democracy becomes collateral damage
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Editorial: To Vima: When democracy becomes collateral damage

The current unprecedented crisis constitutes a major temptation for authoritarian rulers everywhere to usurp more power.

Dendias calls for European resolve in answering Ankara’s geopolitical, economic blackmail
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Dendias calls for European resolve in answering Ankara’s geopolitical, economic blackmail

The Turkish leadership went as far as to liken the situation at the border to the plight of the Jews during the Holocaust. This disrespected the memory of the millions brutally murdered by the Nazis.

Editorial Ta Nea: Priorities
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Editorial Ta Nea: Priorities

It would be disastrous to leave the economy to its own devices as many governments in Europe realise though there are glaring and unfortunate exceptions, which have made the situation even more difficult.

Editorial Ta Nea: Lessons
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Editorial Ta Nea: Lessons

Greece and the enitire EU responded effectively when migrants and refugees in Evros were exploited by Ankara as a tool of blackmail to achieve objectives that were anything but humanitarian.

Editorial To Vima: The darkest hour
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Editorial To Vima: The darkest hour

If the emergency measures had not been taken the number of cases would have risen tenfold and it could easily have spun out of control MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Constantinos Daskalakis told Mega television.

Editorial: Trying times
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Editorial: Trying times

It is in no one’s interest for the economy to shrink again due to recessionary policies and policies that will not facilitate an extremely swift remedy of the major additional wounds that it will suffer from the virus.

Ankara ratchets up Aegean pressure, Turkish Coast Guard vessel purposely collides with Greek one
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Ankara ratchets up Aegean pressure, Turkish Coast Guard vessel purposely collides with Greek one

A Greek crew member is heard on the video shouting, 'They have broken our rails. [Record] everything on video.' Another crew member said, “They are in our waters and hit us from behind. It has caused damage.”

Editorial To Vima: Dark leader
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Editorial To Vima: Dark leader

Erdogan can do anything in the darkness that surrounds him but that is also his Achilles’ heel – the prospect of being destroyed by his megalomaniacal nature and abuse of the tools he believes he has at his disposal.

Editorial To Vima: Dangerous escalation
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Editorial To Vima: Dangerous escalation

The Greek government displayed quick reflexes from the beginning of the crisis when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided to open his side of the Greek-Turkish border.

Editorial Ta Nea: Bystanders
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Editorial Ta Nea: Bystanders

From that perspective, Germany has an historic obligation to lead Europe to abandon the role of passive observer as regards Syria and make it an active player.

Though irked by blackmail big EU states want to pay more for Erdogan to keep refugees, migrants
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Though irked by blackmail big EU states want to pay more for Erdogan to keep refugees, migrants

One senior EU diplomat said the EU had squandered the time since the 2016 deal, brushing the problem under the carpet by paying for refugees and migrants to be kept in Turkey.

Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity requires deeds
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Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity requires deeds

Solidarity with Greece in handling the migration crisis must be continual and uninterrupted and must be offered with a swiftness to which the EU is not accustomed

Top EU officials express solidarity with Greece in guarding EU borders, pledge 700mn euro in aid
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Top EU officials express solidarity with Greece in guarding EU borders, pledge 700mn euro in aid

'We have just been to the border area and have seen how tense and how difficult the situation is. The Greek authorities are facing a very difficult task in containing the situation and I want to thank the Greek border guards, the coast guards, the civilians, the police, the servicemen and servicewomen, and Frontex for their tireless effort, said Ursula von der Leyen.

Greece blasts Turkey’s flooding of borders with migrants, seeks EU emergency action
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Greece blasts Turkey’s flooding of borders with migrants, seeks EU emergency action

The Greek government announced emergency measures to counter an “asymmetrical threat” from Turkey which it accused of directing in a coordinated manner the passage of many thousands of migrants to the land and sea borders of Greece.

UK sails into uncharted waters with Brexit now official, an uncertain future
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UK sails into uncharted waters with Brexit now official, an uncertain future

At the stroke of midnight in Brussels, the EU lost 15% of its economy, its biggest military spender, and the world’s international financial capital, London.

Editorial To Vima: An era of indeterminacy and uncertainty
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Editorial To Vima: An era of indeterminacy and uncertainty

Geopolitical constants have been lost, developments are being shaped elsewhere, and Greece for the time being cannot have the impact that it deserves and would want to have.

Mitsotakis sees Hague as last resort with Turkey, stresses US-Greece ties
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Mitsotakis sees Hague as last resort with Turkey, stresses US-Greece ties

'We must state clearly that if we cannot agree on the sole dispute that Greece recognises – delimitation of the continental shelf of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean –  that should be adjudicated by the International Court of Justice,' the PM said.

Editorial To Vima: Brexit and us
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Editorial To Vima: Brexit and us

Brexit will certainly create an opportunity for the 27-member EU to discuss its future prospects and to deal with internal differences.

Editorial Ta Nea: Impasses
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Editorial Ta Nea: Impasses

Boris Johnson as a strong prime minister with an absolute parliamentary majority will continue to see the tree of Brexit and not see the forest.

Editorial Ta Nea: Defence
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Editorial Ta Nea: Defence

Europe has understood in an ever more dramatic manner that the post-war world is changing.

Editorial Ta Nea: Refugee, migrant flows
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Editorial Ta Nea: Refugee, migrant flows

Clearly it is necessary to have a plan to distribute geographically the refugees and migrants and put them up in structures that will not offend their human dignity.

Editorial To Vima: A veil of neo-conservatism does not befit Greece
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Editorial To Vima: A veil of neo-conservatism does not befit Greece

Everything that has occurred over the last days in cities and villages in mainland Greece reveal the unalloyed political aims of circles of unrepentant exploiters of a skewed perception of the nation.

Editorial To Vima: Greece in the era of instability
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Editorial To Vima: Greece in the era of instability

At the same time waves of US protectionism, have undermined international trade, have undermined global growth, limited the rise of China, limited the power of India and rising Indian and Latin American economies, and have trapped embattled Africa turning it into a centre of refugees and migrants..

Editorial To Vima:Greek-style Brexit compromise
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Editorial To Vima:Greek-style Brexit compromise

With his supposedly unconventional ,populist style Johnson pushed negotiations to the limit and now he must convince his party.

Editorial To Vima :Greek-style Brexit compromise
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Editorial To Vima :Greek-style Brexit compromise

With public opinion in the UK divided and tired by an interminable and contradictory negotiation it is possible for Johnson to achieve what his predecessors did not.

Editorial Ta Nea: Duty
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Editorial Ta Nea: Duty

Disappointment must give way to the conviction that the exit from the crisis will signal the country’s modernisation in all sectors - including gender equality.

Editorial To Vima: Speak out Mr. Tsipras, but first apologise
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Editorial To Vima: Speak out Mr. Tsipras, but first apologise

The facts that Tsipras is threatening to reveal are known as are the many warnings he had received but he ignored them in order to come to power.

Editorial Ta Nea: Absentees
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Editorial Ta Nea: Absentees

Vladimir Putin’s Russia which is distant from the Western values of democracy and liberty is steadily gaining predominance in the Middle East.

Editorial To Vima: The refugees and us
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Editorial To Vima: The refugees and us

As long as these flows continue and develop the negative reactions will grow and may spin out of control if migrant flows are not checked.

Erdogan demands more money to stem refugee, migrant flows to Europe
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Erdogan demands more money to stem refugee, migrant flows to Europe

Turkey, which hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, controls parts of north Syria where it says 350,000 Syrians have already returned. and that it is setting up a “safe zone"

Editorial Ta Nea: Let logic prevail
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Editorial Ta Nea: Let logic prevail

Lagarde’s position reminds us that a wave of populism permeated Greek politics in large measure because it found fertile ground by exploiting the excessive demands of creditors.

Editorial To Vima: The duty of great powers in the refugee crisis
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Editorial To Vima: The duty of great powers in the refugee crisis

It must relieve the burden on the islands by transporting migrants elsewhere while preparing local societies on the mainland to accept this eventuality.

Editorial Ta Nea: Battle
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Editorial Ta Nea: Battle

It is this obstinate devotion to unbending rules which over the last years has nurtured the monster of populism.

Editorial Ta Nea: Blinders
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Editorial Ta Nea: Blinders

It is an odd twist of fate that two countries which are so different, Greece and the UK, experienced a similar drama due to a referendum.

Editorial Ta Nea: Lesson
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Editorial Ta Nea: Lesson

Refugee and migrant flows cannot be handled without European authorities participating and standing by Greece and without a distribution of the burden.

Editorial To Vima: Undeclared war
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Editorial To Vima: Undeclared war

Our partners are obliged to secure the Greek-European borders and to create a system for the just distribution of refugees.

Editorial To Vima: From Alexis to Boris
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Editorial To Vima: From Alexis to Boris

Clearly the arrogant Mr. Johnson fears nothing and nobody and is acting on the basis of his self-deceptions and illusions.

Editorial Ta Nea: Deeds
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Editorial Ta Nea: Deeds

'We are aware of the tensions Greece faces in the Eastern Mediterraean. The Eastern Mediterranean makes your country important in the region,' Macron stated.

Editorial Ta Nea: Hourglass
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Editorial Ta Nea: Hourglass

The elections which the Italian nationalist interior minister demands – cultivating tensions and spewing invective at his opponents, disseminating fake news, and asking his compatriots for absolute power - should be postponed.

European Investment Bank freezes loans to Turkey over Cyprus drilling
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European Investment Bank freezes loans to Turkey over Cyprus drilling

'A review of the Bank’s strategic orientations of its lending activities in Turkey is scheduled for later this year,' an EIB spokeswoman said.

Editorial To Vima: The sanctions against Turkey and us
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Editorial To Vima: The sanctions against Turkey and us

Whether one likes it or not, Turkey holds the key to managing the refugee issue and it is in a position to use it to blackmail whenever it feels cornered.

EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over illegal gas drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ
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EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over illegal gas drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on 29 July will visit Nicosia for talks with Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades. The first foreign trip of any newly-elected Greek PM is to Cyprus.

Athens recognises Guaido, reverses SYRIZA policy
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Athens recognises Guaido, reverses SYRIZA policy

The previous SYRIZA government of Alexis Tsipras steadfastly refused to recognise Guaido as interim president on the grounds that President Nicolas Maduro was the democratically elected leader, and that such recognition would not facilitate a peaceful transition of power.

Editorial To Vima: Unprepared for nature’s outbursts
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Editorial To Vima: Unprepared for nature’s outbursts

It is necessary to reorganise the civil protection service by relying on capable and experienced officials and incorporating international experience.

EU poised to take limited measures against Ankara over illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ
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EU poised to take limited measures against Ankara over illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

'In light of Turkey’s continued and new illegal drilling activities, the (EU) decides to suspend negotiations on the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement and agrees not to hold further meetings of the high-level dialogues for the time being,' a draft statement read.

Foreign ministry blasts Ankara’s plans for drilling off Cyprus
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Foreign ministry blasts Ankara’s plans for drilling off Cyprus

'We express our full solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus and yet again call upon Turkey to immediately cease illegal activity and to respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus,' the ministry stated.

Cavusoglu, Erdogan slam Republic of Cyprus, EU over Nicosia’s gas programme
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Cavusoglu, Erdogan slam Republic of Cyprus, EU over Nicosia’s gas programme

Erdogan made thinly veiled threats of force against Cyprus in remarks to journalist on his return flight from China on 2 July.

PM: Greece backed by EU, international community in defending sovereign rights
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PM: Greece backed by EU, international community in defending sovereign rights

'Greece is a sovereign country that is in a position to defend its sovereign rights. There is no scenario under which a [Turkish drilling ship] will drill in the Greek continental shelf because that will be blocked.'

EU had planned humanitarian relief, food rations  for Greece after Grexit
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EU had planned humanitarian relief, food rations for Greece after Grexit

“Not till negotiations ended on July 13, 2015, did the EU and Greece agree to a third bailout. In the meantime, the EU’s preparations for catastrophe continued,” Bloomberg reported.

Skopje expresses confidence that Mitsotakis will honour Prespa Agreement
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Skopje expresses confidence that Mitsotakis will honour Prespa Agreement

In an interview with FAZ on the eve of the signing of the accord, North Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev says it is a win-win situation, though problems may arise.

Editorial Ta Nea: Vigilance
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Editorial Ta Nea: Vigilance

Athens must not become isolated and limit the handling of tensions fueled by Ankara to the framework of a Greek-Turkish dispute. Greece has every reason to behave as a member of the EU and Nato.

The IMF’s admission of tragic errors in Greek bailout, the EU’s indifference
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The IMF’s admission of tragic errors in Greek bailout, the EU’s indifference

In the framework of an evaluation of the bailout programmes that were implemented between 2008 and 2017, the Executive Board of the Fund has in many instances pinpointed important miscalculations and omissions.

Editorial Ta Nea: Crime
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Editorial Ta Nea: Crime

Just days befor the elections the government is essentially distributing to voters shell beads and mirrors at an exorbitant cost.

Coordinated response to Turkey’s violations of Cyprus’ sovereignty
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Coordinated response to Turkey’s violations of Cyprus’ sovereignty

Athens and Nicosia have submitted their charges against Turkey to the EU, the UN, and Nato and Apostolakis will raise all the parameters of the issue at a 14 May EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

Massive flight of Russian money a blow to Cyprus’ economy
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Massive flight of Russian money a blow to Cyprus’ economy

Between 2015 and February, 2019, about five billion euros in Russian depositors’ bank accounts was withdrawn.

Tsipras, Zaev announce task force to handle problem of Macedonia brands, trademarks
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Tsipras, Zaev announce task force to handle problem of Macedonia brands, trademarks

'The agreement provides for the creation of a task force that will be called upon to thrash out these issues. We have some people in Greek Macedonia who do not support the Prespa Agreement but who for many years traded here [in North Macedonia]. They are hypocrites,” Tsipras declared.