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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during his annual roundup news conference summing up his ministry’s work in 2017, in Moscow on Monday.

The constitutional name of FYROM

Comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday regarding Greece’s lingering name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) were very important, but not because he claimed that efforts to revive the talks were linked to Washington’s desire to see the small Balkan state’s accession to NATO. 

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Greece struggling to care for psychiatric patients

Reforms have improved the quality of psychiatric care in Greece but the closure of several specialist clinics due to the austerity demanded by the country’s creditors has shifted a large part of the burden onto state hospitals, a European report has found.

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What we need is a plan, not delusions

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Delusions are unhelpful, particularly when it comes to foreign policy. A case in point was the euphoria cultivated in Athens over the possibility of some give and take with Washington. Speculation of this nature tends to elevate one-off gestures into decisions that do not correspond to reality. 

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Restaurant Week | Athens | February 1-11

After 12,500 foodies attended last year’s event, the third Dine Athens Restaurant Week, organized by Alpha Bank, returns this year with more special offers to choose from at the 120 restaurants taking part in the initiative.