US Ambassador congratulates Greek Foreign Ministry on release of soldiers

US Ambassador congratulates Greek Foreign Ministry on release of soldiers

The US Ambassador had issued repeated public calls for the release of the two Greek officers, as had other US and EU officials Wednesday, August 15, 2018
US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt congratulated the diplomats of the Greek foreign ministry for their work towards the release of the two Greek army officers who were imprisoned in Turkey.
Editorial: National salvation an issue of national self-awareness

Editorial: National salvation an issue of national self-awareness

With very few exceptions, most people had been charmed by the prospect of borrowed and artificial prosperity. Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Due to the inability of political forces to understand the magnitude and consequences of the bankruptcy and the bailout commitments, it took eight years to reach this point, of a weak and insecure exit.
Greek officers return home after 167-day ordeal in Turkish prison

Greek officers return home after 167-day ordeal in Turkish prison

The aircraft of the Greek prime minister was sent to Edirne, where it arrived shortly after 1am today, to transport the two officers back to Greece. Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Their unconditional release was ordered by a Turkish court, but there have been feverish diplomatic efforts in the last five-and-a-half months – with the EU, Nato, the US and other allies - by the Greek government to pressure Ankara for their release.
Venizelos: ‘Unfortunately, the crisis has not passed’

Venizelos: ‘Unfortunately, the crisis has not passed’

“Unfortunately, the crisis has not passed, because the current political system refuels it,” Venizelos told Der Spiegel Tuesday, August 14, 2018
'The victory of populist forces [SYRIZA] in 2015 led to a second economic crisis and the third [bailout] programme, and caused enormous harm. The country is now struggling to return to where it was in 2014,' Venizelos said.
Regling: Greek crisis was the worst since the Great Depression

Regling: Greek crisis was the worst since the Great Depression

'It would be arrogant to say we did everything right in Greece. There was no script for this crisis, the worst since the Great Depression' Tuesday, August 14, 2018
'I have developed tremendous respect for the Greek people, who have had to accept painful adjustments. Wages, salaries, and pensions had to be cut by up to 30%. The number of employees in the public sector also had to be significantly reduced,' the ESM chief said.
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