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Turkish Court Rejects New Appeal for Greek Soldiers’ Release

  A Turkish court has rejected for a third time the appeal launched by the defense team of the two Greek soldiers held in Edirne...

Greece Must Continue Anti-Corruption Fight, Official Warns

Greece has been advised to clean up its act on corruption and transparency by the Council of Europe. In particular, the Greek government needs to...

Greece Warned to Improve Anti-Corruption Drive

Greece is falling behind on efforts to stamp out corruption. This was the conclusion of two reports issued Thursday by the Council of Europe (CoE)'s...

Stella Kyriakides from Cyprus Elected PACE President

Stella Kyriakides from Cyprus, was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). She will be the 30th President of PACE...

Council of Europe Blasts Greece Over Conditions in Migrant Hot Spots

A report by a Council of Europe committee, has criticized Greece over the conditions prevailing in a number of temporary detention centers for migrants,...

“Education Passports” for Refugees Tested in Greece

An international human rights organization is looking to provide education passports for refugees wishing to receive higher education and plans to test the efficacy of...

Pavlopoulos: The Cyprus Issue Is Not a National But an International and European Problem

"Whatever solution to the Cyprus problem must be compatible with the European law," the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Wednesday...

Tsipras: ‘We Need a New Social Contract in Europe’

The European Union needs to return to its founding principles, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday while addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of...

Council of Europe Report on FYROM and Greece: Overcrowded Camps, Child Detentions

The Council of Europe's new report addressing the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was published...

Council of Europe Finds Greek Referendum Below International Standards

The Council of Europe found that the referendum scheduled to be held on July 5 does “not meet international standards.” In an interview with the...

Greece Votes to Preserve Its Audiovisual Heritage

The Greek Parliament has voted on a new legislation that institutionalized the legal obligation to deposit films and the establishment of a National Film Heritage...

Council of Europe Questions Greek Anti-Corruption Law

The recent anti-corruption law aimed to address issues of bribery in the Greek public sector, is a “major step forward” for the country, according to the...

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