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Athens slams Tirana over minority property

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With bilateral relations still hurting following the killing of an ethnic Greek man by police in Albania in October, Greece’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned a decision by Albanian authorities to confiscate property belonging to ethnic Greek families in the south of the country.

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PM, Mitsotakis spar on economy, Prespes name deal

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis clashed in Parliament on Tuesday ahead of a vote to revoke planned budget cuts that had been slated for January, trading barbs on economic policy as well as Greece’s contentious name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). 

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PM, Mitsotakis spar on economy, Prespes name deal

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis clashed in Parliament on Tuesday ahead of a vote to revoke planned budget cuts that had been slated for January, trading barbs on economic policy as well as Greece’s contentious name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). 

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Crew member injured in Navy exercise

A crew member of the Hellenic Navy’s missile boat Troupakis was lightly injured on Tuesday morning during a naval surface fire support exercise, the Hellenic Navy General Staff said.

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Three convicted over animal abuse in western Greece

A military court in western Greece on Tuesday convicted three former soldiers of animal abuse over the torture of a dog at an outpost near the town of Konitsa at the end of 2017 when they were doing their military service.

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Banks enhance e-auction platform

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Greek banks are increasing their efforts to combat the phenomenon of strategic defaulters, proceeding with the auction of all properties whose owners will not cooperate with lenders as regards the settlement of their debts.

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Europe’s challenge

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The European Union is confronted with a major crisis. The European project that consolidated peace and affluence in Western Europe in the decades following the Second World War is now coming under increasing pressure, while its significance is being seriously questioned with the rise of populist movements.

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Cinderella | Athens | December 21-29

Ballets de Monte-Carlo artistic director Jean-Christophe Maillot strips Sergei Prokofiev's “Cinderella” down to its bare bones in a reading of the classic tale by Charles Perrault that treats the characters like real people rather than fairy-tale figures.