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Mitsotakis, Elpidophoros to meet after government’s row with Archbishop of America
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Mitsotakis, Elpidophoros to meet after government’s row with Archbishop of America

Elpidophoros issued a lengthy statement in which he said he stands by the Greek Cypriot people and their just cause and that just as the Cypriots after the 1974 invasion and occupation became refugees in their own land, he and his family too were uprooted from their home in Istanbul.

Editorial Ta Nea: Normalcy
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Editorial Ta Nea: Normalcy

The government, is obliged to disburse the “social dividend” that it has promised, and proceed with implementing the reforms on the basis of which it was elected. It must manage the problems that exist in the daily lives of citizens, as must anyone who rules.

Major push by education, health ministries to vaccinate school students
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Major push by education, health ministries to vaccinate school students

'The best thing we can do is to combine wearing masks and frequent testing in order to ensure that schools will open with the greatest possible degree of safety, but they must be augmented by a rise in the rate of vaccination.,' the PM said.

Mitsotakis, Draghi discuss bilateral ties, challenges in Mediterranean on sidelines of EUMED summit
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Mitsotakis, Draghi discuss bilateral ties, challenges in Mediterranean on sidelines of EUMED summit

Draghi and Mitsotakis confirmed the exceptionally good relations between the two countries and the prospect of deepening cooperation on both the bilateral and regional levels, with an emphasis on economic ties.

Why Mitsotakis tapped Stylianides to serve as Climate Change and Civil Protection Minister, what he brings to the government
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Why Mitsotakis tapped Stylianides to serve as Climate Change and Civil Protection Minister, what he brings to the government

The idea of approaching Stylianides was the prime minister’s, as he found in him a man who is suitable for pursuing his objectives and has the necessary technocratic experience. The two kept in touch even after Stylianides left the Commission in 2019.

Editorial: The conundrum of early elections
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Editorial: The conundrum of early elections

Certainly, there is a possibility that those who expect early elections will be proven wrong, especially if the opinion of well-informed sources that Mitsotakis’ projection of a 5.9 percent growth rate is conservative.

Editorial Ta Nea: Greece’s youth
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Editorial Ta Nea: Greece’s youth

As the government plans its policies to achieve a broader appeal among youth, the entire political system should work together on a path toward reconnecting them with politics and ensuring their participation in the democratic process.

Editorial Ta Nea: The need for electoral stability
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Editorial Ta Nea: The need for electoral stability

Resorting to snap elections is a tactic with which we are well acquainted, as it was utilised by almost all prime ministers since 1974 in order for the outgoing government to control the timing and hence the narrative of the elections.

Mitsotakis rules out any prospect of political consensus with SYRIZA
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Mitsotakis rules out any prospect of political consensus with SYRIZA

Mitsotakis said there is no possibility of reaching any consensus with main opposition SYRIZA, for which he blamed main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, and that he seeks consensus only with the Greek people.

Mitsotakis expected to announce prospect of making vax mandatory for more professional groups
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Mitsotakis expected to announce prospect of making vax mandatory for more professional groups

Mitsotakis’ expected announcement will come just two days after US President Joe Biden announced compulsory vaccination of all federal workers and federal contractors, as well as of workers at companies with 100 or more employees.

Government launches push for COVID-19 child vaccination
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Government launches push for COVID-19 child vaccination

The vaccine is safe and effective. Already 130,000 children between the ages 12-17 have already been vaccinated with the consent of their parents,” the PM said in a tweet.

Editorial To Vima: From trauma to a fiasco
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Editorial To Vima: From trauma to a fiasco

Now, the government is declaring that it is leaving behind the reshuffle fiasco and will focus primarily on the economy, an area in which it believes that it has an advantage and can perform beyond all expectation.

The PM, the Admiral, and the cabinet reshuffle fiasco
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The PM, the Admiral, and the cabinet reshuffle fiasco

“History never pities those who do not recognise that in life there are values that are more important than fleeting offices,” SYRIZA sources said, wishing Apostalakis “good luck”, with more than a touch of irony.

In a surprise move, Apostolakis rejects his appointment as civil protection minister in new cabinet
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In a surprise move, Apostolakis rejects his appointment as civil protection minister in new cabinet

It is hardly the first time for a Greek government to appoint as minister a cadre of the main opposition. Such moves are designed to signal a broadening of the ruling party’s ideological and electoral base.

Mitsotakis announces cabinet reshuffle after disastrous August wildfires
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Mitsotakis announces cabinet reshuffle after disastrous August wildfires

Chrisohoidis, until now Citizen’s Protection Minister, will be replaced by Takis Theodorikakos. A seasoned pollster, former interior minister Theodorikakos had been credited in part for PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ rise to power.

The politically wounded Mr. Mitsotakis
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The politically wounded Mr. Mitsotakis

The question now is to what extent the government can be reborn and renew itself so as to transcend the crisis of confidence caused by the catastrophic fires and the insecurity they stirred in the public.

Mitsotakis blames disastrous wildfires on climate change, seeks consensus on restructuring
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Mitsotakis blames disastrous wildfires on climate change, seeks consensus on restructuring

In a thinly veiled comparison with SYRIZA’s handling of the 2018 Mati wildfire in which 102 people died, the PM said that the government’s handling of the month’s wild saved lives.

Greece to seal borders to block irregular refugee flows from Afghanistan
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Greece to seal borders to block irregular refugee flows from Afghanistan

A major operation at Evros is in full swing and that includes the building of a 38-kilometre-long wall with a height of between three and five metres

Mitsotakis, Erdogan conferring on Afghan refugee crisis
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Mitsotakis, Erdogan conferring on Afghan refugee crisis

“Athens’ argument is that cooperation with Ankara is necessary because the two countries and the broader region may suffer serious repercussions from a huge refugee flow from Afghanistan and so they are confronted with the same problem,” Greek government sources say.

Mini cabinet reshuffle after wildfires
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Mini cabinet reshuffle after wildfires

Mitsotakis has upgraded minister Akis Skertsos to the post of Statewide Minister, co-equal to the current State Minister Yorgos Gerapetritis.

Huge wildfire rages in Varypombi, reports of entrapped people
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Huge wildfire rages in Varypombi, reports of entrapped people

On orders of the Fire Department, the area of Thrakomakedones is being evacuated according to Aharnes Mayor Spiros Vrettos, who issued a plea for more aerial forces to contain the fire.

Editorial: Everything is in flux
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Editorial: Everything is in flux

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who understood that the only way to change the country and to begin transcending its dysfunctions is to have constant movement at all levels – economic, educational, social and national.

Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics
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Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics

Instead of engaging in self-criticism and trying to contribute to a productive and civilised political competition, top cadres of main opposition SYRIZA continue to cultivate hatred and polarisation.

Mitsotakis issues plea to teachers to be vaccinated to ensure safe opening of schools
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Mitsotakis issues plea to teachers to be vaccinated to ensure safe opening of schools

Education Minister Niki Kerameus recently announced that 73 percent of educators have already been vaccinated or have booked an appointment, even as she urged the rest to follow suit.

Mitsotakis announces compulsory vaccination of healthcare workers, military in televised address
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Mitsotakis announces compulsory vaccination of healthcare workers, military in televised address

Putting to rest scenarios of restaurants, bars and cafes having a mixed clientele of vaccinated and unvaccinated customers, the PM said that wearing masks indoors and in cinemas will be compulsory.

Editorial Ta Nea: Rationalism
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Editorial Ta Nea: Rationalism

A better and more rational health policy, the merging of institutions, and a more effective distribution of hospitals by region are all urgent matters given current public health conditions.

COVID-19 Committee, government grapple with measures to manage spread of COVID-19 Delta variant fourth wave
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COVID-19 Committee, government grapple with measures to manage spread of COVID-19 Delta variant fourth wave

The initial reaction of experts and the government was to push vaccination with all possible means, including a somewhat belated campaign of public interest messages regarding the need for vaccination and its advantages.

Editorial Ta Nea: Messages
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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

As regards the overall evaluation of the record of the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis,Two years into his term and 15 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government enjoys a 53.7 percent approval rating,

Mitsotakis, Kikilias call for vigilance, vaccination to stem COVID-19 Delta variant
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Mitsotakis, Kikilias call for vigilance, vaccination to stem COVID-19 Delta variant

Experts believe the advent of the COVID-19 Delta variant is one of the main reasons that the Greek vaccine rollout (Operation Freedom) must be expedited with the aim of building an effective wall of immunity within 60 days.

Editorial Ta Nea: A calculated diplomacy
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Editorial Ta Nea: A calculated diplomacy

Over the last decades Greece and Turkey had alternating periods of lesser or greater tensions. Hence, a coldly calculated approach to diplomacy is one of the greatest advantages and the Greek side should cultivate it.

Erdogan, Mitsotakis ‘break the ice’, prepare way for wider, more intensive bilateral talks
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Erdogan, Mitsotakis ‘break the ice’, prepare way for wider, more intensive bilateral talks

The two leaders reportedly discussed the migration-refugee issue and the Greek side underlined that the two countries can cooperate as long as the type of provocations we saw in March, 2020, are avoided.

Editorial Ta Nea: Privileges
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Editorial Ta Nea: Privileges

If privileges for vaccinated citizens can be used as a tool to advance understanding among those who are still reluctant to be vaccinated, then they are not only just – they are necessary.

Mitsotakis suggests state cannot impede restaurateurs from imposing COVID-19 vax requirement
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Mitsotakis suggests state cannot impede restaurateurs from imposing COVID-19 vax requirement

The further laxening of restrictive public health measures includes lifting the ban on playing music at restaurants, cafeterias, and bars and delaying the 12:30 am curfew until 1:30 am.

Editorial Ta Nea: Lines
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Editorial Ta Nea: Lines

Circumstances necessitate that we see this Summit as a restart of NATO, with Greece as an organic member, after the erratic Trump administration.

Editorial To Vima: The great threat
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Editorial To Vima: The great threat

Ruthless murderers lurking out there are acting with impunity as they weave a “black suit” for a society already sorely tested by an over decade-long economic crisis that brought with it social disaster.

Editorial Ta Nea: Model
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Editorial Ta Nea: Model

In view of the upcoming tourist season and a new sense of normalcy, the PM’s visit to the Dodecanese island of Astyplaaia yesterday could well serve as a trailer to promote Greece in the coming period.

Editorial Ta Nea: Root out organised crime
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Editorial Ta Nea: Root out organised crime

The public’s anxiety is recorded in the latest opinion polls (such as MRB’s), as a majority of respondents believe that the country has a serious crime problem and that the level of security is not very high.

Cavusoglu visit spurs hopes of normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations through high-level talks
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Cavusoglu visit spurs hopes of normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations through high-level talks

The main obstacle to an understanding has been the fact that over the decades Ankara has vastly expanded its claims against Greece, ranging from territorial claims to Turkey’s efforts to encroach on Greece’s (and Cyprus’) EEZ.

Foreign ministry blasts Cavusoglu’s references to Muslim minority in Thrace
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Foreign ministry blasts Cavusoglu’s references to Muslim minority in Thrace

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s five-hour visit to Thrace today naturally once again included references to a “Turkish minority”, including during his visit with the two illegal muftis of Thrace.

Mitsotakis stresses Greece’s European anchoring on 40th anniversary of admission to European Community
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Mitsotakis stresses Greece’s European anchoring on 40th anniversary of admission to European Community

It was the founder of Mr. Mitsotakis’s New Democracy Party, the late Constantine Karamanlis, who shepherded Greece into the European Community with the support of France and Germany.

Editorial Ta Nea: Liquidity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Liquidity

The government has repeatedly underlined that the plan aims to reduce the percentage of NPEs (non-performing exposures) to a single-digit number by 2022 at latest.

The die is cast: Mitsotakis announces travel ban for Easter, opening of schools, restaurants, tourism thereafter
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The die is cast: Mitsotakis announces travel ban for Easter, opening of schools, restaurants, tourism thereafter

'I have said that our objective is to ensure safe Easter holidays and a free [of public health restrictions] summer. That is why we should not travel for Easter,' the PM said in a nationally televised statement.

Βουλή : Συζήτηση Μητσοτάκη-Ιερώνυμου για τη λειτουργία των ναών το Πάσχα
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Συζήτηση Μητσοτάκη-Ιερώνυμου για τη λειτουργία των ναών το Πάσχα

Ο πρωθυπουργός, Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης, είχε συνομιλία με τον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Αθηνών και Πάσης Ελλάδος κ.κ. Ιερώνυμο, στο περιθώριο των εγκαινίων της επετειακής έκθεσης της Βουλής για τα 200 χρόνια από την Επανάσταση του 1821, για τη λειτουργία των ναών το Πάσχα, με τήρηση όλων των υγειονομικών μέτρων

Editorial Ta Nea: Punishment
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Editorial Ta Nea: Punishment

The state appears to be moving swiftly to find the murderers of journalist Yorgos Karaivaz and put them on trial. It is crucial that the government’s resolve not remain a rhetorical flourish.

Government seeks to anchor ‘digital nomads’ in Greece, but major obstacles remain
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Government seeks to anchor ‘digital nomads’ in Greece, but major obstacles remain

Despite Greece’s “great potential”, many are staying for weeks, not months, because of problems ranging from slow WiFi to inflexible visa rules, said David Williams, CEO of global housing marketplace NomadX.

Editorial Ta Nea: Modernisation
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Editorial Ta Nea: Modernisation

The ministry of digital governance with the health ministry will develop a cell phone app that will allow people to receive in digital form prescriptions and referrals for medical exams.

Editorial Ta Nea: Hope
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Editorial Ta Nea: Hope

The EU Pandemic Recovery Fund is not just a final hope. It is a first class opportunity for reforms that will allow the country to begin its third century of independence dynamically.

Greek, Turkish foreign ministers to meet with Mitsotakis-Erdogan talks on the table
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Greek, Turkish foreign ministers to meet with Mitsotakis-Erdogan talks on the table

The Dendias-Cavusoglu talks were discussed during political consultations between Greece and Turkey held parallel to ongoing exploratory talks.

Editorial Ta Nea: Choice
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Editorial Ta Nea: Choice

A disciplined implementation of public health measures against COVID-19 transmission is the only way for a speedy return to normalcy.

Editorial Ta Nea: One year later
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Editorial Ta Nea: One year later

One of the most important lessons from the pandemic, as the PM put it in an article of his that Ta Nea has published today, is the valuable, decisive, and irreplaceable role of the state.

Editorial Ta Nea: Remaining dedicated to dialogue
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Editorial Ta Nea: Remaining dedicated to dialogue

The Greek side must remain devoted to its line, ring the alarm bells when necessary, and come to the table of exploratory talks with determination.

Editorial Ta Nea: Pursuing an EU-wide travel certificate
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Editorial Ta Nea: Pursuing an EU-wide travel certificate

Mr. Mitsotakis' proposal for the establishment of a common European certificate for SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in theory sounds simple but what is simple in theory is often difficult in practice.

The symbolism and messages of Mitsotakis’ cabinet reshuffle
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The symbolism and messages of Mitsotakis’ cabinet reshuffle

Nikolas Yatromanolakis is the first openly gay cabinet minister in Greek history and that is no small thing. It is a bold, completely destigmatising move that sends a message to various quarters.

Editorial Ta Nea: Restart
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Editorial Ta Nea: Restart

The PM right now has the opportunity to set the tone and to lay the groundwork for the changes that he wants, as a reshuffle for show or merely on paper is simply unacceptable.

Mitsotakis pushes mass vaccination, urges lockdown compliance
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Mitsotakis pushes mass vaccination, urges lockdown compliance

The PM dismissed accusations that the government's failure to impose tighter strictures on summer tourism such as requiring a COVID-19 four days prior to travelers' departure.

Government moves toward gradual lockdown lifting, mulls allowing Christmas services
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Government moves toward gradual lockdown lifting, mulls allowing Christmas services

Perhaps the thorniest decision is whether and on what terms to to allow the country's thousands of Greek Orthodox churches to conduct Christmas services.

Editorial Ta Nea: Everyday life
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Editorial Ta Nea: Everyday life

Once the framework for a rebound of the economy is decided, it will be necessary to urgently fashion a flexible, modern, and citizen-friendly state and public administration.

Editorial Ta Nea: Accountability
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Editorial Ta Nea: Accountability

One month after the big Samos earthquake 400 people are still living in containers or hotels and 2,300 buildings have been deemed seriously damaged but inhabitable.

Race to avert COVID-19 super spreader event in Patras on Saint Andrew’s day
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Race to avert COVID-19 super spreader event in Patras on Saint Andrew’s day

Patras' Mayor Kostas Peletidis,told the PM that the celebrations are organised by the diocese and that the municipality is responsible only for preventing the annual outdoors bazaar.

Government, opposition clash on pandemic restrictions on freedom of assembly, 17N protest march
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Government, opposition clash on pandemic restrictions on freedom of assembly, 17N protest march

Chrisohoidis deployed an army of 5,000 policemen throughout Athens to prevent any commemorative gathering or march, shutting down all the streets in the capital's centre.

Editorial To Vima: The crack and the trap
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Editorial To Vima: The crack and the trap

The experience of the first wave of the pandemic proved that citizens themselves possess the strongest weapon to confront the pandemic,that we have the power to transcend our flaws

After news of vaccine PM calls for vigilance, talks with fellow leaders on COVID-19 strategies
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After news of vaccine PM calls for vigilance, talks with fellow leaders on COVID-19 strategies

Mitsotakis underlined the importance of tourism cooperation between the countries of the group, which all have a relatively limited COVID-19 case load.

Soaring number of COVID-19 cases necessitated lockdown PM tells nation
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Soaring number of COVID-19 cases necessitated lockdown PM tells nation

'We have to stop this [COVID-19] wave. The 50 ICU beds that we added to Sotiria Hospital [donated by the Greek Parliament], at this rate could be filled in three to four days,' Mitsotakis said.

With National Health System reaching is limits Greece declares nationwide lockdown
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With National Health System reaching is limits Greece declares nationwide lockdown

Health Minister Vasilis Kikilias in announcing the one-month lockdown said the epidemiological data are worsening as the spread of the virus has become much more aggressive.

Editorial To Vima: Better late than never
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Editorial To Vima: Better late than never

There have been countless incidents of violence over the years on university campuses that have been addressed with knee-jerk, timid, and ineffective initiatives.

Editorial To Vima: Making room for reforms
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Editorial To Vima: Making room for reforms

The government committed itself to reforms back in 2019 and Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ pledge to carry out great reforms is what earned him the trust of citizens well before the current storm.

Athens slams Turkey’s bid to encroach on its search-and-rescue area, launches diplomatic blitz
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Athens slams Turkey’s bid to encroach on its search-and-rescue area, launches diplomatic blitz

Ankara has for years challenged and has attempted to encroach on Athens’ search-and-rescue area on the ground but never in such a formal and sweeping manner.

Mitsotakis proposes arms embargo on Turkey, EU partners settle on admonitions
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Mitsotakis proposes arms embargo on Turkey, EU partners settle on admonitions

"The European Council reaffirms its conclusions of 1-2 October 2020 and deplores renewed unilateral and provocative actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, including recent exploratory activities."

Editorial Ta Nea: Reforms
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Editorial Ta Nea: Reforms

The government must not allow the pandemic and the Turkish crisis to disorient them and they must speed up reform efforts so as to implement necessary changes.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity

If the Greek government plays its cards right and remains calm it can win over even those countries in the EU which at the previous summit refused to draft a list of possible sanctions against 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.

PM extols court’s conviction of Golden Dawn as criminal organisation, calls it ‘victory for democracy’
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PM extols court’s conviction of Golden Dawn as criminal organisation, calls it ‘victory for democracy’

'I am proud of the unwavering stance of our party that made the political and social marginalisation of Golden Dawn its strategic goal,' said Mitsotakis.

Editorial To Vima: Can a cloud bring an economic springtime?
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Editorial To Vima: Can a cloud bring an economic springtime?

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis SAID the project will bring 1bn euros in long-term financial benefits to Greece. He said the prowill include a training program in digital skills for about 100,000 people.