Tsipras on the bailout, pension reform and protests
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Tsipras on the bailout, pension reform and protests

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

In the Wednesday morning ministerial council meeting, the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed major challenges his government faces, such as the critical review of the bailout program,…

Aegean Airlines increases its daily flights to Skiathos
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Aegean Airlines increases its daily flights to Skiathos

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Aegean Airlines on Wednesday announced that it is planning four daily flights to the island of Skiathos for 2016 tourist season following the increased number of arrivals…

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Two ferries with 1,295 aboard dock at Piraeus port

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Two ferries with 1,295 refugees and migrants docked at Piraeus port on Wednesday (10/02/2016). More specifically, "Nisos Rhodos" carried 635 refugees from Chios and 575 refugees from…

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EU chides Greece for response to migrant crisis

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

The European Commission says Greece's response to the refugee emergency continues to be too slow and that it's not sending enough migrants who don't qualify for asylum…

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Stournaras urges Parliament to “complete review as soon as possible”

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

The Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras has called for the immediate completion of the Greek bailout program review, in order to facilitate the restoration…

Protesting farmers to block highway in western Greece
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Protesting farmers to block highway in western Greece

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Farmers in western Greece are planning to block traffic on the highway between Antirrio and Ioannina, intensifying nationwide protests against austerity measures demanded by bailout lenders. Protest…

Tsipras says ready to talk to farmers over pensions
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Tsipras says ready to talk to farmers over pensions

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he was ready to talk to protesting farmers over pension reform, but said the broader system still needed to…

Hospital employees preparing for new strike actions and protests
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Hospital employees preparing for new strike actions and protests

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

The nationwide federation of public hospital employees (POEDIN) is preparing for new strike actions over a number of financial and institutional demands in relation to their sector.…

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Skourletis meets Palestinian ambassador

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Environment and Energy Minister Panos Skourletis on Tuesday had a meeting with the Palestinian Ambassador in Athens Marwan Toubassi, discussing the Palestinian problem and the possibility of…

Farmers divided on protest actions and demonstraion in Athens
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Farmers divided on protest actions and demonstraion in Athens

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

The recent decision to hold a demonstration outside Parliament on Friday has caused a rift among farmers, who have differing opinions on the strategy they must follow…

Government decides on issuing 4 nationwide TV licenses
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Government decides on issuing 4 nationwide TV licenses

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

The President of Parliament Nikos Voutsis argued that the national broadcasting television licenses that will be issued in Greece will be no more than four. Mr. Voutsis,…

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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance. DIMOKRATIA: A blackmail of billion of euros EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: The game of maneuvering ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: Triple impasse…

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Mouzalas admits gov’t is being prepared to have Greece’s borders closed

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas admitted on Wednesday that Greek government is being prepared “to have our borders closed”. However, he said that Greece will…

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Cabinet meeting on government legislative work

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

A cabinet meeting will take place on Wednesday (10/02/2016), at 10:30, on the government's legislative work over the next period. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will speak on…

UN urges Turkey to open border to Syrians fleeing Aleppo
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UN urges Turkey to open border to Syrians fleeing Aleppo

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Turkey must open its doors to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the UN demanded on Tuesday, as…

IOM says 409 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2016
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IOM says 409 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2016

Panos - Feb 09, 2016

The International Organization for Migration says 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and migrant crossings in the first six weeks of…

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Greece, lenders should conclude first bailout review the soonest, says gov’t

Panos - Feb 09, 2016

Greece and its international lenders must conclude a first assessment of the country’s bailout reforms as quickly as possible, the government spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Talks between…

Kos island to hold referendum on disputed refugee hot spot
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Kos island to hold referendum on disputed refugee hot spot

Panos - Feb 09, 2016

The municipal council of the eastern Aegean island of Kos on Monday voted to hold a referendum on whether it should host a disputed screening center for…

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No EU country exiting Schengen zone, sais commissioner Avramopoulos

Panos - Feb 09, 2016

"There has never been a matter of military strengthening on FYROM's borders as there has never been an issue of an EU country exiting the Schengen zone,"…

New Democracy opposes early elections, but…
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New Democracy opposes early elections, but…

Panos - Feb 09, 2016

The president of the main opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis has argued that while New Democracy is against early elections being called, he is confident that he will win…