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Greek MPs late Wednesday approved a proposal by a parliamentary committee for Greece to formally seek reparations from Germany for war crimes even as Berlin rejected the demands, claiming that there was no basis for reparations.
The proposal calls on the government to take "all appropriate diplomatic and legal action to demand and fully satisfy all claims of the Greek state."
Beyond the antagonistic statements of Turkish government official on issues of sovereignty, former military officers and former officials are now claiming that five Greek islands belong to Turkey.
The claims are directly related to the delineation of the Exclusive Economic Zones of countries in the wider region.
Greek investor Aktor Concessions SA was nominated as the preferred bidder to be granted the right to use and exploit Alimos Marina in southern Athens for a period of 40 years, in the context of Greece's privatization program, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED), the country's privatization fund, announced on Tuesday.
A high-stakes bargaining game is currently in progress over the fate of the US-made F-35 fighter jets and Russian-made S-400 missile systems ordered by Turkey. We are keenly anticipating how this will all end. We are living in different times to the days when decisions in the United States were taken by bureaucrats and competent state officials.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) approved 95 new grants totaling over 80 million dollars for projects or organizations that aim to strengthen journalistic practices, cultivate and promote civil discourse and civic engagement, and increase open access to healthcare and cultural resources, the organization said in a press release on Wednesday.
Greece's biggest event dedicated to comic books is back with a strong lineup of events and special guests, including Spain's Raul Allen and Patricia Martin, the UK's Dan Watters and Italian artist Stefano Zanchi. This year's honored artist is Greece's Tasos Marangos (Tasmar). Events will be taking place at the Hellenic American Union and the French Institute from 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
An Athens prosecutor on Wednesday proposed that Theodoros Tsoukatos, a one-time aide to former socialist premier Costas Simitis, be cleared of charges in the long-running Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal.
Tsoukatos has admitted to collecting 1 million German marks on behalf of PASOK, money that he described as a campaign donation.