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New Greek Cabinet Likely to Be Announced on Tuesday, Senior SYRIZA Source Says

Forming a government will be the first priority of new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, with the announcement and swearing-in of the new cabinet likely to be completed by Tuesday afternoon, a senior SYRIZA source said on Monday. In any case,...

Foreign Leaders React to SYRIZA's Win

Several politicians rushed to congratulate radical left coalition leader Alexis Tsipras for his win in this Sunday’s national election. French President Francois Hollande congratulated Tsipras for his party’s victory and pledged to cooperate with him. He expressed his "desire to pursue the...

New Russia-Turkey Natural Gas Deal May Affect Greece

Russia will supply natural gas to Turkey through the Blue Stream pipeline and increase deliveries by 3 billion cubic meters a year at a discount, after a deal signed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

Anastasiades-Putin Meeting Cancelled Today in Milan

In a conversation Thursday with Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades in Milan, Vladimir Putin deemed unacceptable "any violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus," according to Cypriot government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides. The two leaders met in a “very...

Russian Embargo Causes Damages of €50 Million

Market experts estimate that the damages the Russian food embargo will cause to the Greek economy will be at least 50 million euros. Fruit growers, fish farmers and transport companies are the first victims of the ban imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It...

Greek Church Appeals to Moscow Patriarch Over Food Ban

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has decided to send a letter to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow asking him to speak to the Russian government concerning the ban on imports from European Union countries. The Greek Church is hoping...

WWII Hero Greek Eurodeputy Pens Emotional Letter to Putin to Rethink Embargo

Greek SYRIZA MEP Manolis Glezos, wrote an emotionally-charged letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to rethink Russia's import embargo to Greek goods. Glezos pleaded to Putin to exclude Greek agricultural products from Russia's recently announced embargo on imports from the EU, the...

First Trucks Forced Back to Greece after Russian Import Embargo

The first trucks that were transporting Greek peaches and nectarines to Russia, returned back to Greece without being able to unload their goods due to the import embargo imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on products from Europe, USA, Australia and Canada. Putin...

Russia Imposes One-Year Ban on Food Imports from West

The Russian government has imposed a ban on most food imports from the United States, the European Union and other Western nations in apparent retaliation for their sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the...

Putin's "Right Hand" Not Allowed in Greece

The Greek Foreign Ministry has barred Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko, a high-level official of the Russian government, from coming to Greece. A Turkish newspaper of Thrace that published the incident referred to a "serious diplomatic crisis between Athens and Moscow." According to...