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Tzanakopoulos: Eurogroup’s agreement is the most crucial step for the conclusion of program review

By   /  21/02/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tzanakopoulos: Eurogroup’s agreement is the most crucial step for the conclusion of program review

  The agreement of the Eurogroup was the most crucial step for the conclusion of the program review, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Tuesday during a press briefing. He accused main opposition New Democracy of not being affected by these positive developments and insisting on a paradoxical line of questioning reality itself and continuing […]

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Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Business, Energy, Finance, GR Business, GR Energy, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

  Greek President Pavlopoulos is in Riyadh from Monday afternoon for a two-day official visit, accompanied by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Mercantile Marine and Island Policy and the Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougalos. Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the successor to the Saudi throne Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister […]

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Athens agrees to legislate more measures; creditors set to return

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Athens agrees to legislate more measures; creditors set to return

  Prior to a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Monday evening, an agreement was reached an agreement was reached during a meeting in Brussels, in which participants included Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem, European Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, Eureopean Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling and other representatives of Greece’s creditors. The Greek […]

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Greek President Pavlopoulos to visit Saudi Arabia

By   /  19/02/2017  /  Business, Energy, Finance, GR Business, GR Energy, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greek President Pavlopoulos to visit Saudi Arabia

  The President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos will be in Saudi Arabia on a two-day official visit on February 21-22 at the invitation of King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The Greek president will be accompanied by numerous ministerial delegations including Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. The visit to Saudi Arabia, […]

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Athens hoping for “political agreement” at crucial Eurogroup meeting

By   /  19/02/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Athens hoping for “political agreement” at crucial Eurogroup meeting

Greek Finance Minister will attend a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Monday hoping for “a political agreement” to wrap up the review of its bailout program, having pointed out in recent weeks that “delays are not in the benefit of Greece or Europe”. Over the last few days, deliberations have continued between Greek government officials and […]

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Trump elections and change Germany’s attitude towards Greek program

By   /  17/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Trump elections and change Germany’s attitude towards Greek program

  Fear of the policy that Donald Trump will follow in relation to Europe and polls showing Martin Schulz is likely to be the next German chancellor are causing a radical change of the German government’s stance towards the Greek bailout program. According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, a shift is seen in the CDU/CSU ruling coalition […]

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Council of State plenary to discuss if Turkey is considered safe third country

By   /  17/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Council of State plenary to discuss if Turkey is considered safe third country

  According to the rulings of the 7-member composition of the D’ Department of the Council of State, Turkey is considered a safe country for refugees to return to as the neighboring country has ratified the Geneva Convention. However, the issue was referred to the plenary of the Council of State due to its high […]

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Greece considers stance ahead of Eurogroup meeting

By   /  16/02/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greece considers stance ahead of Eurogroup meeting

  News reports have emerged in Greece suggesting the country’s government could be prepared to allow talks with creditors to continue beyond March. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and European Financial Affairs Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, discussed a “package” of measures on Wednesday that could unblock the stalled review of the Greek bailout program. According to […]

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Farmers from Central Macedonia disappointed after meeting with gov’t officials

By   /  16/02/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Farmers from Central Macedonia disappointed after meeting with gov’t officials

  Farmers from Central Macedonia said they were very disappointed by their meeting with government ministers on Wednesday, during which they discussed their grievances concerning the increased taxation and social security contributions imposed by the government. “We raised specific issues and they answered us as if they were talking to party members of the opposition,” […]

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