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Refugee arrivals in January 2016 dwarf 2015 numbers

Panos - Jan 20, 2016

Over 21 times more refugees have arrived in Greece this month than in all of January 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday. Since…

GSEE calls for support of Thursday rally by lawyers, doctors against pension reforms
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GSEE calls for support of Thursday rally by lawyers, doctors against pension reforms

Panos - Jan 20, 2016

The General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), the largest umbrella trade union organisation for private-sector workers in the country, on Tuesday expressed support for a protest…

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ND denies leaks on Mitsotakis-Tsipras’ meeting, says ‘mood’ was very different

Panos - Jan 20, 2016

New Democracy denied on Tuesday the information leaked by the prime minister's office on what was discussed between Alexis Tsipras and the party’s new leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis…

Weather Forecast: Sleet, rain on Wednesday
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Weather Forecast: Sleet, rain on Wednesday

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

Snowfall, rain and southerly winds are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Sleet and snow in the northern and western parts…

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Hatzidakis: New Democracy has the chance to show it stays away from the populist bubbles

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

The programme of New Democracy is a chance for the party to show that it stays away from the populist bubbles, that it adopts the best European…

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Greek industrial turnover index down 10.1 pct in Nov

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

Greece's industrial turnover composite index (measuring both the domestic and external markets) dropped 10.1 pct in November 2015, compared with the same month in 2014, Hellenic Statistical…

Greek mergers and acquisitions down 39 pct in 2015, PwC report
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Greek mergers and acquisitions down 39 pct in 2015, PwC report

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

A total of 29 mergers and acquisition agreements, worth 1.4 billion euros, were signed in Greece in 2015, 39 pct less compared with 2014, PwC said in…

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Skourletis: The government is in favour of investments, but on conditions

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

The government is in favour of investments, but with terms and conditions, Environment and Energy Minister Panos Skourletis said in statements to MEGA TV on the investment…

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Two ferries with refugees on board arrive at Piraeus port

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

"Blue Star 1" ferry carried 426 refugees from Chios and 334 refugees from Mytilene on Tuesday. "Diagoras" ferry with 71 people on board is expected to arrive…

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Avramopoulos: Hotspots in Greece and Italy will be ready in four weeks the latest

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

Hotspots in Greece and Italy will be ready in four weeks the latest, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said in an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung on…

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Athens Stock Exchange opening: Recovery

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

Equity prices were recovering on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 2.07 percent, standing at 554.36 points at 11.00…

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SYRIZA’s political secretariat to convene on Tuesday

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

SYRIZA's political secretariat will convene on Tuesday, at 18:00, at party offices. Labour Minister George Katrougalos will attend the meeting.

PM Tsipras to meet newly elected New Democracy leader Mitsotakis on Tuesday
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PM Tsipras to meet newly elected New Democracy leader Mitsotakis on Tuesday

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have his first meeting with newly elected New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday, at 15:00. Tsipras and Mitsotakis will discuss social…

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President Pavlopoulos to meet ECB’s Draghi on Tuesday

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Tuesday will meet with ECB president Mario Draghi at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. The two officials are expected to discuss…

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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance AVGHI: Adaptation period for free lancers DIMOKRATIA: Stagnation over disability pensions EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Advantages to tv channels…

Protesters riot in Haiti ahead of presidential vote
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Protesters riot in Haiti ahead of presidential vote

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, demonstrators took to the streets on Monday, setting cars on fire and burning tires to protest an upcoming second-round presidential vote. "We are at…

Turkey is not implementing EU deal on managing refugee flows, Greek minister tells Bild
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Turkey is not implementing EU deal on managing refugee flows, Greek minister tells Bild

Panos - Jan 19, 2016

Turkey is not implementing the agreement reached with the European Union on managing refugee flows, Alternate Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Toskas was reported as telling German…

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Weather Forecast: Sleet and low temperatures on Tuesday

Panos - Jan 18, 2016

Snowfall, low temperatures and northerly winds are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern parts of the…

Snowfall and huge temperature drop across the country
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Snowfall and huge temperature drop across the country

Panos - Jan 18, 2016

Snow has started to fall in most parts of Greece from early Monday causing a series of problems mostly to traffic. In the northern Greek city of…

Horse Races to begin operations on Friday, launches betting services on int’t races
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Horse Races to begin operations on Friday, launches betting services on int’t races

Panos - Jan 18, 2016

Horse Races SA, an 100 pct subsidiary company of OPAP, will begin its operations in the Markopoulo track on Friday, 22 January. Company officials said that an…