Merkel warns of war if Germany closes its borders
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Merkel warns of war if Germany closes its borders

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to supporters of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) in Darmstadt on Monday she defended the deal on transit zone and said that…

Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies increases financial support to Greece
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Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies increases financial support to Greece

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies quadrupled its financial support to the Greek Red Cross in order to meet the urgent humanitarian needs…

Greece ranks last on EU social justice scale, study finds
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Greece ranks last on EU social justice scale, study finds

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

Greece ranks last among the European Union’s 28 member-states on a social justice scale published recently by Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation, which wanrs that “the bailout package measures…

Greek gov’t issues ministerial act on the use of CoCos
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Greek gov’t issues ministerial act on the use of CoCos

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

The Greek government on Tuesday issued a ministerial council act on the details of a bank recapitalization plan, envisaging an 8.0 pct interest on bonds and the…

Tax on farm income totaled 186.4 mln euros in 2014
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Tax on farm income totaled 186.4 mln euros in 2014

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

Nine out of 10 farmers declared annual income up to 5,000 euros in 2014, while only 5.0 pct of taxpayers with farm income declared annual income of…

Athens Stock Exchange opening: Slightly up
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Athens Stock Exchange opening: Slightly up

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

Equity prices were slightly rising on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.02 percent, standing at 722.92 points at…

Gender overall earnings gap stands at 45.2 percent in Greece
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Gender overall earnings gap stands at 45.2 percent in Greece

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

On the occasion of European Equal Pay Day 2015, the European Commission draws attention to the gender pay gap, and its underlying causes. In Greece, the gender…

Ferries tied up for second day as islands appeal for help
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Ferries tied up for second day as islands appeal for help

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO), which was on the second day of a 24-hour strike on Tuesday leaving ferry boats tied up at port, is due to…

The system of licensing foreign investments needs simplification
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The system of licensing foreign investments needs simplification

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas in an interview with Mega TV on Tuesday stressed the need to simplify the system of licensing foreign investments. "Our task is…

EU Commissioner Moscovici in Athens
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EU Commissioner Moscovici in Athens

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici pays a two-day visit in Athens in order to meet with government officials and be…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance AVGHI: (Former Prime Minister Antonis) Samaras to (German Finance Minister Wolfgang) Schaeuble: Pull the carpet under Tsipras' feet…

Teenage girl killed in downtown Athens fire
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Teenage girl killed in downtown Athens fire

Panos - Nov 03, 2015

A 16-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday morning in a fire that broke out in the apartment where she was living with her family in the downtown…

J.Weissgerber: Greek banks recapitalization needs below 25 bln euros is positive
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J.Weissgerber: Greek banks recapitalization needs below 25 bln euros is positive

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

"The fact that the Greek banks recapitalization needs do not surpass 25 billion euros is positive," German Finance ministry spokesman Juerg Weissgerber said on Monday adding that…

Tsipras inaugurates therapeutic community for detained drug users
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Tsipras inaugurates therapeutic community for detained drug users

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inaugurated on Monday the independent therapeutic community KETHEA-Prometheus for detained drug users. "It is a window of hope," Tsipras underlined. He stressed that…

Eurobank aims to attract high-quality investment capital
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Eurobank aims to attract high-quality investment capital

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

Eurobank aims to attract more high-quality private investment capital and to establish its position in its natural space, the private sector, the Greek bank said on Monday.…

Greek university delegation to visit Israel
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Greek university delegation to visit Israel

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

A delegation of Greek universities' rectors and heads of research centers will visit Israel for the first time aiming at cooperation and exchange of expertise with known…

Mouzalas to meet with political parties representatives…
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Mouzalas to meet with political parties representatives…

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

...on refugee issue. Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas will have a series of meetings with representatives of political parties on the refugee issue as of…

Students rally against deficiencies at schools
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Students rally against deficiencies at schools

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

Students of the Attica region hold a rally on Monday to protest against deficiencies in teachers, infrastructure, books and other material at schools. Meawhile, the high school…

Woman rescued after falling onto ISAP train tracks
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Woman rescued after falling onto ISAP train tracks

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

A woman who fell onto the train tracks at the Nea Ionia station of the Kifissia-Piraeus ISAP electric railway station on Monday morning was rescued by firemen.…

Large oil spill off Kythira island
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Large oil spill off Kythira island

Panos - Nov 02, 2015

A large oil spill was spotted off Kythira island on Saturday afternoon. The oil spill, longer than 1,000 meters, was possible caused by a ship which emptied…