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« on: June 24, 2016, 08:33:18 AM »
Government officials looking into Epirus seizure of Greek fishing
boats




ANN - According to government sources, parliamentarian members of the
Unity Party are working behind closed doors to develop a response to what that
deem aggressive action by the government of Epirus in an incident that involved
Greek fishermen. Sources state the handling of the fishermen is what is
concerning to the lawmakers. 



Epirus’ unwillingness to promptly hand over the fishermen to the Greek
government raised concerns that the country was signaling, militarily, to its
neighbors not to meddle in its affairs. Also this week, the Epirus government
announced plans to modernize its military. Over the past few years, the Adriatic
Republic itself has been upgrading its military, increasing spending 22% over
the past three years. The Council for International Affairs, an independent think
tank, has raised concerns that the combination of parallel military
modernization and Epirus’ assertive actions in the Ionian Sea may increases the
risk of miscalculation between the two countries. 
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Re: Adriatic News Network
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 12:18:23 PM »
Europe in Crisis

Greek Government in “Disarray”

ANN - The financial crisis in Greece has continued to worsen as foreign investors retreat from the Greek market and foreign powers vie for influence in the nation of city-states. Epirus to the north is rumored to be in talks with bordering city-states and may, according to some sources, annex these areas or extend special protections. The Adriatic Foreign Minister expressed concern during a press conference today that Athens is not doing enough to protect its citizens from the expansion efforts of Epirus. “The government in Athens is in disarray,” he told reporters. “The representatives there have left its citizens to fight for themselves. We applaud the decentralized republic that is the foundation of the Greek government, however, it seems that the capital elites have failed the city-states. At this rate, we will see a fractured Greece within weeks.”

Observes of the crisis have noted that both Epirus and the Adriatic Republic have increased military activity, to include intelligence collation, in the region. The Adriatic Navy has increased the size of their force deployed near Greece. The Office of the Prime Minister has stated that they are prepared to evacuate Adriatic citizens from the country if the situation deteriorates any further.

Prime Minster Approves Special Military Budget Amendment

The Adriatic Defense Minster todayannounced that the Prime Minster has approved a defense budget amendment that is projected to increase military spending for this year by 12%. The amendment was supported by the Croatian and Slovenian houses of Parliament by 88% and 68%, respectively. The Federal Parliament approved the measure by nearly 92%, with only the Communist Party and a few others voting against it.

According to a recent nation-wide poll in Croatia and Slovenia, citizens overwhelmingly approve military and political assistance to Greek city-states that resist Epirus encroachments, although polling results show that citizens stop short of direct military confrontations with Epirus. With the Foreign Minister’s comments today and the approval of the spending amendment, some are worried that the path to a “hot” crisis in Greece may already be laid.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 11:10:45 AM »
Western Macedonia and Peloponnese Declare Independence from Greece, Epirus Deploys Troops to Western Macedonia

After a marathon session of the Western Macedonian regional council, the province has seceded from the central Greek government. Epirus has publicly supported the decision and has deployed troops to support the newly formed country. Officials in the Adriatic government have condemned the decision and call on Epirus to withdraw troops. Multiple senior officials have stated that they believe that Epirus have effective annexed the territory based on the swift movement of troops into the area.

Today, Peloponnese has declared that it too will separate from Greece. Governor Petros Tatoulis states that his people can no longer rely on the central government for political and economic stability, nor can it keep Epirus from annexing the entire country. Tatoulis has widespread support from Greek citizens within the province, however, residence of Western Greece have called on Athens to bring military action against their provincial neighbors. Both sides have begun shifting troops to the border of the two provinces, mostly National Guard personnel loyal to the respective governments of Peloponnese and Western Greece. It is unknown at this time if federal troops in Peloponnese will be drawn into the newly formed armed forces.
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