Alexandroúpolis

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Alexandroúpolis

(älĕksändro͞o`pôlēs), city (1991 pop. 52,556), capital of Evros prefecture, NE Greece, W Thrace, a seaport on the Gulf of Ainos, an inlet of the Aegean Sea. It is near the Turkish frontier. Alexandroúpolis is a commercial center with rail connections to Thessaloníki and Edirne; wheat, cotton, rice, tobacco, salt, and dairy products are traded. Originally called Dedeagach, it developed from a small fishing village after 1871. It supplanted the older port of Enos upon the completion (1896) of the Thessaloníki-İstanbul RR. The city suffered greatly at the hands of the Bulgarians in both World Wars. It was ceded to Greece in 1919, and it was renamed for King Alexander of Greece.
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Daily newspaper 24 Chasa quotes Tsipras as saying after the meeting that the two countries have to work to connect Burgas and Alexandroupoli by train and link the two seas.
The idea has been put forth by experts from Bulgariaas National Railway Infrastructure Company and the Greek port authorities in Kavala and Alexandroupoli.
Discussions centered on conclusion and signing of significant MOUs, including cooperation in tourism, agriculture, sports, culture, diplomatic training and twining of the Ports of Mombasa and Lamu and Piraeus and Alexandroupolis.
Gastrade, part of Greek energy group Copelouzos, is developing the project to build the terminal off the coast near the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis and on Tuesday launched a market test for the facility.
ANKARA, July 16 (KUNA) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mawloud Jaoush Oglu on Saturday called on Greece to return to Turkey eight soldiers who took part in the failed coup and fled afterwards in a military helicopter to the Greek border city of Alexandroupolis. "We demand the return of the eight treasonous soldiers expeditiously who fled to Greece (after the aborted coup)," said Oglu in a press statement, adding that Greek authorities expressed readiness to cooperate with Turkey.
The two, driving a trailer, were arrested on Saturday night by coastguard officers near the port of the north-eastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis.
The route of the pipeline was to lie from the Bulgarian city of Burgas on the Black Sea to the Greek city of Alexandroupolis on the Aegean coast.
Summary: Sofia, July 27, 2010, SPA -- Bulgaria and Greece on Tuesday failed to agree on a 1.3-billion-dollar pipeline deal to transport Russian oil from Burgas to Alexandroupolis. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov voiced environmental concerns, saying the project...
The route would go from Burgas on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast to the Greek port of Alexandroupolis, providing an outlet to the Mediterranean, thus avoiding the busy Bosporus.
Oil would be taken by tankers from Novorossiysk on the Caspian Sea to the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Bourgas from where it would be sent another 320 kilometres overland by pipeline to Alexandroupolis in the far northeast of Greece.