PM conducts light reshuffle amid new election talk


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras carried out a light reshuffle on Friday, as had been long expected, promoting Giorgos Katrougalos to foreign minister and bringing in officials who had served under former socialist premier George Papandreou as deputy ministers, amid mounting speculation of likely snap polls in May. 


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Greece, Albania discussing EEZ, not land border

The land border between Greece and Albania is not among the issues being discussed between the two countries, sources from the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday, in response to suggestions to that effect on Thursday by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.

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Farmers to start scaling back roadblocks amid impasse

Farmers who have been blocking national highways for the past three weeks, demanding tax breaks and lower production costs, are expected to start scaling back their action from Saturday after talks with government officials failed to yield a compromise.

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Road rules restricting use of vintage cars amended

The rules governing the circulation of vintage cars on Greek roads were amended on Friday in a joint decision by the Transport and Economy ministries after a string of reports that owners were flouting restrictions on their use.

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Admetus and Brexit


As the March 29 deadline for an agreement on Britain’s exit from the European Union approaches, it becomes ever more incomprehensible that a people with such a great history can persist with such a destructive course without anyone else imposing it upon them.

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AHEPA welcomes Congress support for US-Greek relations

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) hailed on Friday the approval by the US Congress of a funding bill that includes boosting Greek army education and training and raises obstacles in the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.