Appeal Council to examine extradition of Turkish officers

The extradition of three of the eight Turkish military officers, who arrived in Greece after the failed coup in Turkey, will be examined on Monday by the Appeal Council. The case of three was meant to be examined on Friday, however two of them did not have an attorney, therefore the session was adjourned until […]

Zakynthos surgeries shut down after fatal hospital infection

A 41-year-old woman died due to multiple organ failure caused by a hospital infection, following a procedure at the hospital of Zakynthos. The 41-year-old patient was rushed to an ICU at the university hospital in Patra, however after a several days of treatment she passed away. As a result of this death the surgeries on […]

Monday Eurogroup expected to discuss privatization of DESFA

The recent collapse in talks between the Greek government and the Azeri SOCAR company for the sale of the national gas transmission system operator (DESFA) has caused a 188-million-euro shortfall in planned privatizations. As such the Greek government is geared towards launching a new international tender, since the privatization is outlined in the bailout agreements. […]

Police on high alert for Grigoropoulos anniversary

The police in Athens is on full alert in anticipation of the demonstrations planned for Tuesday, anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas in 2008. Ahead of the planned demonstrations in the center of Athens, police officers discovered a cache of 149 petrol bombs in an […]

“Debt sustainability and more realistic fiscal targets”

The Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras stressed the need for “debt sustainability along with a more realistic final fiscal target after the end of the current program” in an interview for German newspaper Handelsblatt. According to the central banker, new measures are needed to lighten the Greek debt burden, which could include […]

Greece hopefull of reaching “95%” of an agreement at Eurogroup

The critical Eurogroup meeting is scheduled for Monday, where the progress of the second bailout program will be reviewed. Ahead of Monday’s meeting in Brussels, Athens and the representatives of the institutions have been in talks. Sources indicate that efforts are being made to certify to the Eurogroup that there is a 95% staff level […]

Dijsselbloem: No ‘big Greek debt relief deal’ to be agreed Monday

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the chairman of eurozone finance ministers, has said he does not expect a big Greek debt relief deal during Monday’s meeting in Brussels. Speaking ahead of the Eurogroup session, the Dutch finance minister also played down fears about the outcome of the Italian referendum. The outlook for Italian banks remains unchanged, Dijsselbloem said. […]

Two dogfights over Aegean between Greek and Turkish fighter jets

A pair of Greek F-16 fighter jets engaged in a double dogfight over the Aegean Sea, when two Turkish fighter jets violated Greek air space between the islands of Lesvos, Samos and Chios, Monday. The Turkish pilots were forced to retreat, after entering Greek air space in the morning hours of Monday, when they were […]

EU’s Moscovici says creditors should take account of Greek reforms

Greece’s creditors should take into account the efforts Athens has made to carry out reforms they demanded, European Commissioner for Economic affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Monday. “We will talk about Greece today and I hope we will make progress,” he told reporters before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels. “I think that […]

Police on high alert for Grigoropoulos anniversary

The police in Athens is on full alert in anticipation of the demonstrations planned for Tuesday, anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas in 2008. Ahead of the planned demonstrations in the center of Athens, police officers discovered a cache of 149 petrol bombs in an […]

Schaeuble: Greece can be competitive once it makes reforms

Greece can have a competitive economy once it makes reforms agreed with its eurozone creditors, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday. Asked if it was realistic to demand that Greece should have a primary budget surplus for a decade beyond 2018 as some creditors have proposed, Schaeuble replied: “I think for Greece it […]

Stournaras: “Debt sustainability and more realistic fiscal targets”

The Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras stressed the need for “debt sustainability along with a more realistic final fiscal target after the end of the current program” in an interview for German newspaper Handelsblatt. According to the central banker, new measures are needed to lighten the Greek debt burden, which could include […]

German Foreign Minister rebukes Turkey over Lausanne Treaty

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier berated Turkey’s political establishment, saying playing “games” with the Lausanne Treaty did not constitute policy, during a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias in Athens. “Everyone knows what will happen if we start disputing the borders in Europe”, the German politician warned, adding that such approaches did […]

Zakynthos surgeries shut down after fatal hospital infection

A 41-year-old woman died due to multiple organ failure caused by a hospital infection, following a procedure at the hospital of Zakynthos. The 41-year-old patient was rushed to an ICU at the university hospital in Patra, however after a several days of treatment she passed away. As a result of this death the surgeries on […]

Appeal Council to examine extradition of Turkish officers

The extradition of three of the eight Turkish military officers, who arrived in Greece after the failed coup in Turkey, will be examined on Monday by the Appeal Council. The case of three was meant to be examined on Friday, however two of them did not have an attorney, therefore the session was adjourned until […]

Genital warts: A predominant Sexually Transmitted Disease

World AIDS Day on December 1st marks the start of the month of awareness on all Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Unfortunately, however, in the past few years, public health policies focus only on AIDS. This is why the increase of STDs in Greece has passed unnoticed and warts are now a predominant infection. More specifically, […]

Greek PM welcomes result of Austrian presidential election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has welcomed the results of the presidential election in Austria calling it “a breath of fresh air.” In Austria, left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen defeated right-wing rival Norbert Hofer, a victory welcomed by moderate politicians across Europe seeking to halt the wave of right-wing populism sweeping Western democracies. “Congratulations to […]

Italy referendum: “No”-60%, “Yes”-40%

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. In a late-night news conference, he said he took responsibility for the outcome, and said the No camp must now make clear proposals. With most ballots counted, the No vote leads with 60% […]

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy

Clouds and northerly winds are forecast for Monday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -04C-15C. Clouds in the morning and rain in the afternoon in the eastern parts and temperatures between 02C-15C. Clouds with a chance of […]