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Athens Stock Exchange opening: Big decline

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

Equity prices were dropping on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 2.21 percent, standing at 576.33 points at 11.00…

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Kammenos: Government’s proposal on social security is sustainable and well-founded

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

"The social security bill is the penultimate bill that, before the draft law on agriculture, is causing trouble," stated Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader and Defence Minister Panos…

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Dialogue on TTIP continues; there are improvements, Economy Min Stathakis says

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

We are not close to an agreement, but the dialogue continues, Economy Minister George Stathakis said on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Stathakis was speaking…

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Three ferries with refugees to dock at Piraeus port on Thursday

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

"Blue Star 1" ferry carried 1,036 refugees from Mytilene and 135 refugees from Chios to the Piraeus port on Thursday. Another two ships with around 1,000 refugees…

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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance AVGHI: Changes in public administration DIMOKRATIA: Fees at public schools ETHNOS: Single taxes-contributions for everyone ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: Fees…

Athens Concert Hall modifies Thursday events calender due to strike action by staff
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Athens Concert Hall modifies Thursday events calender due to strike action by staff

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

The Athens 'Megaron' Concert Hall on Wednesday announced changes to its programme of events on Thursday, due to work stoppages announced by its staff union. A lecture…

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6.7 quake hits northern Japan, no tsunami warnings

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 hit…

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Weather Forecast: Mostly fair on Thursday

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

Mostly fair weather and northwesterly winds are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and western parts…

Turkish helicopter violates Athens FIR
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Turkish helicopter violates Athens FIR

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

A Turkish helicopter S-70 flew over the islet Zourafa, east of the island of Samothrace at 10:40 on Wednesday violating the Athens FIR. According to General Staff's…

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Avramopoulos: The Schengen Treaty is the greatest achievement of European integration

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

EU Commissioner for Migration and Internal Affairs on Wednesday sent a clear message to member states to differentiate from the European Commission's official stance on the issue…

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Police investigates the case of a body found in a freezer

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

Police is investigating the case of a body found on Tuesday in a freezer in an apartment at the Athens district of Kallithea. The body, which belongs…

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FinMin Tsakalotos met German counterpart Schaeuble

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos met with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday. No statements to the press were made.

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Yannis Stournaras: Government’s social security reforms are in the right direction

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

The government's proposals on social security reforms are moving in the right direction, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras late on Tuesday said in an interview…

French ambassador reiterates France’s support to Greece
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French ambassador reiterates France’s support to Greece

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

French Ambassador to Greece Christophe Chantepy sent a message of support and hope that Greece will exit the crisis in 2016, at an event held on Tuesday…

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Athens Stock Exchange opening: Small rise

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

Equity prices were rising on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.29 percent, standing at 596.01 points at 11.00…

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Ch. Spirtzis: Tender for TV licences to be launched in January

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

The tender for television licenses will be launched within January, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Christos Spirtzis on Wednesday said in an interview with "Sto Kokkino" radio…

J. Lew: International community must keep its promise to make Greek debt sustainable
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J. Lew: International community must keep its promise to make Greek debt sustainable

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

The US Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew had a phone contact with his Greek counterpart Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday evening. According to the US Department…

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Greece’s rail system and suburban railway to hold work stoppage on Thursday

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

There will be numerous cancellations and modifications of the schedule throughout Greece's rail system and the suburban railway (Proastiakos) lines on Thursday, because of a three-hour work…

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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance AVGHI: Sings of recovery DIMOKRATIA: Blackmail with 1,100 jobs EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Big blackmail (referring to El Dorando)…

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“Nisos Rhodos” with 1,238 refugees on board docks at Piraeus port

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

"Nisos Rhodos" with 1,238 refugees on board arrived at Piraeus port on Wednesday. The ferry carried 838 refugees from Mytilene and 400 refugees from Chios. "Blue Star…