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#Santorini, world’s dream destination becoming a #MedicalTourism attraction by the new #Hospital in Thira

The Public Hospital of Thira that is opening its doors today, has been built in earlier years, but was semi constructed and  not functioning since 2011

It was not adequately equipped till now, as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at the inauguration of the New Hospital…

Go to our Greek to me Newsblog article !

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#Greece to be part of the solution of the surrounding region crisis, #interfaith dialogue, the only bridge of differences, said @tsipras_eu

“Even now in this difficult economic situation for the country, we feel obliged to take care of the refugees who arrive on the shores of our country,” stressed the Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on Tuesday night wellcoming the Meditteranina Spiritual Leaders at the Acropolis Museum in Athens at the dinner hosted by the Foreign Nikos Kotzias in honor of the delegates of the International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” organised in
by the Foreign Ministry in Greece on this semiologically significant timing
The Prime Minister noted that “in today’s globalized world, Greece is in the midst of a crisis that affects Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean in economic, political, geopolitical and spiritual level”.
“Therefore we believe that religion and culture are bridges of communication and understanding for the folks and people of different countries and civilizations ” he added.“It is Greece again that is asked to face this Eurozone crisis as well, which is objectively posing the question of what kind of Europe do we want in the future, a Europe of solidarity, development and social justice, or a Europe of austerity and inequality. ”

 
“This is a time of great tension in the region surrounding Greece”, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras noted ealier on Monday on his meeting the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday.
“Greece found itself in the midst of three overlapping crises:”, he explained.  “The economic crisis in Europe that was still underway, the refugee crisis, where Greece was among the countries bearing the brunt of the refugee waves, and the generalised destabilisation, instability and conflict in the broader region.
“We believe that we will manage to cope and at the same time upgrade Greece’s role in the surrounding region,” he added, stressing that Greece did not want to be part of the problem but part of the solution.
“For this reason, we look for and anticipate the efforts of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,Tsipras said, whose global perspective has the ability to highlight the positions that contain humanity, the value of dialogue, values that we share, adopt and will also support at all international fora,” Tsipras said.
“In these difficult times, the prayers of the mother Church are with you for the success of your mission and the prosperity of the Greek people,” he added.
The prime minister greeted the Patriarch by saying that his presence was a great honour for the International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East”, especially given the Patriarch’s own initiatives for interfaith dialogue in the Middle East and on a global scale.
Dialogue is the only path to bridging differences, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras underlined.
Visit our Solidarity on eu borders page #Empathy@Aegean on Greek to me !#Empathy@Aegean by greek2m.org

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Are Afghan refugees now the top story? the UN worries and @tsipras_eu quest

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Afghan refugees in hundreds having settled at Tsamakia Hill in Lesbos island, with no water or toilets , been stuck there for more than ten days ( end of August – September 10)

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thousand of tents have been bought by the hundreds of thousands of refugees that passed through Lesbos this summer, who had to stay there while identification procedures were taking too long , especially the Afghans whom took longer and harder to be provided travel documents

It surprising to hear that  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chose to stress to UNHCR chief António Guterres during their meeting the need to include Afghan refugees in resettlement programs within the EU, while underlining the importance of developing safe passages for refugees through migration from non-EU countries, such as Turkey, directly to destination countries in the EU.

While the EU council is taking place tomorrow, October 15 to decide on the European agenda on priority actions on Migration crisis , which primarily concerns Greece….

A top U.N. official told Foreign Policy Tuesday that without increased support, Afghanistan risks spiraling into an even worse humanitarian crisis.

go to this story of Foreign Policy U.N. Fears an Afghan ‘Brain Drain’ as Taliban Surge Sparks Mass Exodus to Europe

Alexis Willkommen, by Bild , and the demostrators on the spot

“Willkommen in Deutschland, Herr Tsipras,”  said Bild in a front page banner headline published hours before the radical leftist was due to meet chancellor Angela Merkel over dinner later on Monday. And just to make sure the visitor got the message, the paper filled the bottom half of its front page reproducing the headline in Greek.

Inside, Bild listed no fewer than 50 reasons why “Greece is so beloved and dear to us”. Archimedes, Homer, Nana Mouskouri and Maria Callas are all there. So are the world’s coolest saga heroes, including Hercules and Odysseus. The marathon and the Olympic Games. Greece’s 2004 victory in the European football championship (albeit with a German manager). Greek yoghurt. Holidays in Greece

Is Bild going soft on Greece?, asks the Financial Times blog But there was live support, there on the spot of the meeting by a solidarity march of Greek and German people , whom Alexis Tsipras thanked personally from his twitter account before the dinner with Angela Merkel.

Alexis Tsipras twitted:

@atsipras

In Berlin we met with Mrs. . The solidarity march of the Greek and German people gave us so much strength 

8:26 PM – 23 Mar 2015