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EWG seeks reassurances about Greek social benefits

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on EWG seeks reassurances about Greek social benefits

Following a meeting on Tuesday, the Euro Working Group has reportedly asked the Greek government to put in writing that the social benefits recently decided by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras – dubbed a “13th pension” – will only apply this year. According to local reports, EWG chief Thomas Wieser informed deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliarakis […]

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Greece between Brussels and Berlin

By   /  18/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Greece between Brussels and Berlin

Brussels and Berlin found themselves at the centre of the Greek political scene because of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visits to both capitals. On December 14th there was Alexis Tsipras’ meeting with Cypriot President Nico Anastasiades on Cyprus, and on Wednesday, December 15th he participated in the EU Summit, where he had the […]

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Social benefits spark further controversy

By   /  18/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Social benefits spark further controversy

A “war” of words broke out over the weekend between the Greek government and main opposition party New Democracy. On Sunday the Prime Minister’s office issued an announcement responding to statements made by conservative party leader Kyriacos Mitsotakis on Saturday attacking the government over its handling of the economy and negotiations with the country’s creditors. […]

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Mouzalas: Greek government has asked Frontex to guard northern border

By   /  14/12/2016  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Mouzalas: Greek government has asked Frontex to guard northern border

The Greek government has asked Frontex, the European Union’s border agency, to guard Greece’s northern borders in a request filed in September, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday, confirming a report by German magazine “Der Spiegel”. “Yes, of course it is true and I’m surprised this issue resurfaced. […]

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Cyprus – Greece – Israel cooperation of Strategic Importance

By   /  09/12/2016  /  Business, CY Business, CY Energy, CY Finance, CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, Energy, Finance, GR Business, GR Energy, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Cyprus – Greece – Israel cooperation of Strategic Importance

Cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel, is promising to go smoothly since during the joint declarations of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Cypriot President spilled a glass of water on the declarations table. This mishap gained an array of positive comments and all immediately […]

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IMF demands lower Greek primary surplus targets

By   /  09/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on IMF demands lower Greek primary surplus targets

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revealed Thursday that Greece will have to implement extra austerity measures in the event that its European creditors insist on extending extraordinarily high primary surplus targets beyond the end of the current bailout program in 2018. During a press briefing, IMF spokesman, Gerry Rice, said that contrary to perception in […]

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Israel Cyprus Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration

By   /  08/12/2016  /  Business, CY Business, CY Energy, CY Finance, CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, Energy, Finance, GR Business, GR Energy, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Israel Cyprus Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration

We, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, and Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, having met in Jerusalem today, 8th December 2016, have agreed to continue strengthening the cooperation between our three countries in order to promote a trilateral partnership in various […]

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New twist in case of eight Turkish army officers after Greek justices agree to extradition

By   /  06/12/2016  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on New twist in case of eight Turkish army officers after Greek justices agree to extradition

In a surprise reversal of their earlier decision, Greek justices on Tuesday decided to accept Turkey’s request for the extradition of a group of Turkish army officers that fled to Greece after a failed coup against the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his government. After deciding against extradition for the first group of three […]

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Greece granted short term debt relief; review still incomplete

By   /  06/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Greece granted short term debt relief; review still incomplete

A Eurogroup meeting that ended on Monday night discussed the sustainability of Greek public debt and decided to grant Athens short term debt relief measures. The Eurogroup endorsed a full set of short-term measures including: the smoothening of the EFSF repayment profile within the current weighted average maturity of up to 32.5 years; the waiver […]

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Athens court rules against extradition of three Turkish military officers

By   /  06/12/2016  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Athens court rules against extradition of three Turkish military officers

The Athens Council of Appeals Court Judges has caused Ankara’s reaction on Monday after making a decision not to extradite three out of the eight Turkish officers who arrived in Greece by helicopter after the attempted coup in Turkey in the evening of July 15. In a statement, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik stated that […]

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