Juncker welcomes release of officers, writes to Mayor of Orestiada

Juncker welcomes release of officers, writes to Mayor of Orestiada

'Everyone recognises that your delicate and masterful handling led to the happy result, and that your contribution was timely and decisive,' said the Mayor of Orestiada, of which Juncker is an honorary citizen Thursday, August 16, 2018
Juncker said that Turkey can only gain from a stable, strategic relationship with the EU, and good neighbourly relations in the region.
Τaxpayers will pay will receive ENFIA real estate tax bills by 31 August

Τaxpayers will pay will receive ENFIA real estate tax bills by 31 August

Twelve percent of taxpayers will pay up to an extra 50 euros, 2.3 percent percent will pay between 50 and 200 euros more, and 0.7 percent of taxpayers will pay an additional 200 or more euros in real estate taxes. Thursday, August 16, 2018
The real estate tax bills this year will be based on the recent overhaul of tax valuations of properties nationwide. Many reports have indicated that nearly one million taxpayers will pay a higher real estate tax this year.
Kouvelis: No evidence that capture of Greek officers was pre-planned

Kouvelis: No evidence that capture of Greek officers was pre-planned

He attributed the release of the officers to the intense diplomatic efforts of the government, and most importantly those of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Thursday, August 16, 2018
“Erdogan pre-planned it. He wanted them to be arrested and taken hostage and to secure their exchange for the eight [Turkish officers granted asylum in Greece]. He had organised their arrest in advance,” Kammenos had said.
Erdogan and the release of two jailed Greek army officers

Erdogan and the release of two jailed Greek army officers

A second reason for the release of the Greek soldiers may be the recent end of the state of emergency that Erdogan imposed two years ago Thursday, August 16, 2018
The first and most important reasons for releasing the officers are the dramatic developments in the Turkish economy, and US President Donald Trump’s clash with President Erdogan.
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.
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