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GREEK DEFENCE Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos announced on July 19 that the Greek Government is to place a 1.1 billion euro order for 30 Lockheed Martin 1-16 Block 52 fighters, with options on a further ten aircraft. The announcement followed a meeting earlier that day of the Greek National Security Council (the KYSEA) to discuss its four-year arms procurement programme up to 2010. The aircraft will be ordered in a government-to-government deal with Washington, with the precise final cost still to be determined. Provision of maintenance support will be requested as part of an offset deal still to be negotiated. The
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The Republic of Macedonia was among the first post-Soviet countries to immediately sidle up to NATO. It joined the Partnership for Peace programme in 1995 and started its preparations to join NATO only four years later, with the launch of its first round of MAP consultations with the alliance.
Macedonia has heavily supported allied operations, having sent peacekeepers to Afghanistan as early as 2002, while providing continuous logistics support since 1999 to the Kosovo Force (KFOR): NATO’s peacekeeping force in Kosovo. It has consistently deployed 3% of its overall land forces over the years and aims to sustain its current
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Whatever happens in the world, a siesta in Greece — is sacred, and the ability to enjoy the pleasures of life, such as quality food — shown first, erected in philosophy
Greece — it is not only beautiful beaches, Orthodox churches and historical monuments. This is particularly hospitable, open people, with ancient tradition in food culture. We asked our experts, what is the secret of longevity of this nation.
Dmitry Ignatiev: Olives and olive oil — the most important part of the Greek diet and prosperity. When asked about his wealth of Greek, have in mind the number of
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CZECH AIRCRAFT manufacturer Aero Vodochody promoted the L-159BAT as a training solution for the Hellenic Air Force’s (RAF’s) future lead-in fighter training requirements during the Defendory International 2006 arms exhibition, held at the Piraeus Exhibition Centre in Athens from October 3-7. The L-159BAT is the new designation for the surplus Czech Air Force single-seat L-159A Advanced Light Combat Aircraft which are being converted into two-seat L-159B trainers, the BAT designation being derived from ‘B from A for Training.’
Four such conversions for the Czech Air Force are already under way under a contract signed in June (see Czech L-159B Conversion
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Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Tano Santos and Luis Garikano ofThe National Bureau of Economic Research, that is, the National Bureau of Economic Research (MA) wrote a volumeworkon the crisis in the eurozone. Scientists have found and the guilty: currency, the euro. Everything that used to be bad in the economy of Greece or Portugal, with the introduction of the euro in 1999 has made it much worse: increased debt swelled "bubbles", has grown dependent on the EU bailout fund.
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde — at the University of Pennsylvania, Luis Garikano — at the
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Mount Athos, Greece
Dozens of offices in Russia, CIS and Greece, around 20 flights daily, hundreds of thousands of tourists a year — even difficult to imagine how the largest Greek tour operator Mouzenidis Travel cope with all this. Now imagine a number of telephone conversations with clients, hotels, insurance companies, guides, airports, etc. etc.
Until recently, the telecommunications service flows Mouzenidis Travel in Russia and the CIS, with varying success by multiple companies. While the IT department tour operator did not pay attention to the innovations of Russian telecom operator NekstTell.
It turned out that all of these
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Flooding in western Greece Natural Disasters
In the city of Pyrgos in western Greece on February 5, floods killed 82-year old woman who was found in the citrus garden. 22 people are alive thanks to the efforts of rescue crews. For one day in the rescue received 300 calls about flooding.
At the moment, the local hospital organized the evacuation of 90 patients, the monastery threatened by a landslide. In the surrounding villages because of the heavy rains of emergency was declared.
In rescue organizations involved more than 30 fire engines and a search helicopter, two boats and tracked bulldozer,
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Cold check the Social Security Greece strength Weather and Climate
Cold, which claimed the lives of dozens of Europeans, check budget crisis shattered the Social Security in Greece for strength. In Athens, the temperature dropped to a record this year, -5 degrees Celsius, while in other parts of Greece frosts even reach 20 degrees at night. The consequences of sudden cold in Greece, as in any other European country, discouraging: killing more than 80 people. Many victims were refugees who attempted to cross the Greek border by swimming.
To help the poor and homeless people stay warm, the authorities provided
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The earthquake off the island of Crete Natural Disasters
According to the Department of Geophysics, University of Thessaloniki, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred in the south of the Aegean Sea north of Crete at a depth of 14.8 kilometers. European Mediterranean Seismic Center also recorded an earthquake, but at a depth of 10 kilometers. There were no injuries.
Most earthquakes in the central and northern Greece are the result of the interaction of plates, which is detected by the motion of a small Aegean plate in the south-west of the Eurasian at 30 millimeters per year. Aegean (Greek) plate
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August 8, 2013. In central Greece, 120 kilometers north-west of Athens earthquake of magnitude 5.3. As a result of the seismic shock partially destroyed hundreds of homes. None of the residents was injured. Tremors were felt throughout the country, including the capital.
The village Drimea (in Fthiotida) hit two uninhabited house. In another chalk, Kato Titorea partially collapsed house where illegal immigrants live. People could not get themselves out of the ruins, they had help.
In some mountainous areas, the earthquake triggered a rockfall. Municipal services apart the rubble, ITAR-TASS reported.
In total, the various destruction from the
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