All posts tagged Greece

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August 28, 2015, by VOANews

Vassiliki Thanou, Greece’s top supreme court judge, was sworn in Thursday as a caretaker head of the government, becoming the country’s first female prime minister. Thanou and her cabinet will […]

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Bulgarian Foreign Ministry: Don’t pick up hitchhikers in Greece

August 26, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry recommended on August 26 that Bulgarian citizens travelling in Greece should not pick up hitchhikers. The advisory c ...

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Thousands of migrants leave Macedonia by train to Serbia

August 23, 2015, by VOANews

Thousands of migrants boarded trains Sunday in Macedonia headed north to Serbia after being stuck at the border for several days and blocked from cont ...

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More uncertainty as Greece faces new vote

August 21, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

Europeans have offered a mixed reaction to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ resignation and call for new elections. Some analysts and politi ...

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    Greek lawmakers break from ruling party
    August 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Far-left members of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ ruling Syriza party have broken off to form their own party, after unsuccessfully trying to block passage of a $95 billion bailout […]

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    Macedonia bars migrants entering across Greek border
    August 20, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    More than 4000 refugees have blocked the railway from Thessaloniki to Skopje at the border between Greece and Macedonia. Because of this situation, a passenger train and a freight train have […]

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    Greece makes payment to European Central Bank
    August 20, 2015, by VOANews

    Greece has repaid $3.5 billion to the European Central Bank, with not a day to spare before the deadline expires. Greece made the payment early Thursday, just hours after European […]

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    German lawmakers to vote on Greek bailout
    August 19, 2015, by VOANews

    German lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on a $93 billion bailout package for Greece, a move that would help Greece meet Thursday’s deadline to repay international creditors. Chancellor Angela […]