Category: GREECE

Weather forecast: Mostly Rain

Rain, storms and winds from variable directions are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Rain and snow in the mountainous and semi mountainous areas of northern and western Greece and temperatures ranging from -02C to 4C. Clouds and rain in eastern Greece and snow in the mountainous and semi […]

Journalist sues ‘trillionaire’ Sorras

Veteran journalist Alexandros Stefanopoulos has lodged a legal suit against self-professed trillionaire Artemis Sorras and the latter’s one-time associate Emmanouil Lambrakis for a string of charges ranging from running a criminal organization, fraud, spreading false information and inciting public violence. Sorras has claimed to have enough money to repay Greece’s public and private debt twice […]

Probe into Golden Dawn’s school raid heads to prosecutor’s office

The results of a preliminary investigation by security police in Piraeus into a raid on a school in Perama by a Golden Dawn MP and other far-right extremists protesting the prospect of classes for refugee children was to be sent to the Piraeus prosecutor’s office on Wednesday. The Primary School Teachers’ Federation (DOE) issued a […]

ND leader accuses gov’t of media manipulation

Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has accused Greece’s SYRIZA-led government of trying to manipulate Greek media while blurring the line between business and political interests. “You are evolving into the most relentless, into the most authoritarian government this country has seen in the post-dictatorship years,” the New Democracy leader said in Parliament Wednesday. In a highly […]

Contract for sale of Greek rail operator to Italy’s Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane signed

A contract to sell-off 100 percent in the state-run rail operator’s shares to Italy’s Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA was reportedly finalized on Wednesday. The sale, via an international tender, was a memorandum-mandated privatization that the current leftist Greek government was obliged to implement, as part of the third memorandum. The sale of Trainose to […]

Commissioner Avramopoulos and Immigration Minister Mouzalas are visiting Greek Hot-Spots

The Immigration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Immigration Minister Giannis Mouzalas are visiting together the Moria and Kara Tepe hot-spots in Lesvos. The European Commissioner wants to see first hand the problems from the non-application of the EU-Turkish agreement and the problems created in the islands by the 10000 refugees and illegal immigrants trapped there. Mr. […]

Schaeuble preparing for Greek aid without IMF, report says

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is preparing for a continuation of aid for Greece without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany’s Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday. Talks between Athens and foreign lenders on its bailout progress have dragged on for months due to differences on labor and energy reforms as well as […]

Tsipras: Hard efforts to find a solution on Cyprus

The Geneva conference will resume on Wednesday (18/01/2017) on a technical diplomatic level. The Greek government is in close contact with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during his speech at the Parliament. He spoke of harsh and painstaking efforts to find a solution for the benefit of the entire Cypriot people, […]

Police net cyber scammers in northern Greece

Police cyber crime units in northern Greece have uncovered an online scam whereby internet users were offered low-priced phones but never received them after making payment. A woman and a man, both 28, were arrested. According to the investigation, the pair would disappear after receiving payments, cutting all contact with their unsuspecting victims. The two […]

Obesity: Is your life at risk?

As obesity grows into an actual epidemic of the 21st century, the World Health Organization (WHO) is addressing it as a condition due to its effects on health, the ability to work, sociability as well as life quality and expectancy. Moreover, a study conducted by the School of Public Health of Imperial College London, published […]

Employers’ group: Latest delay in 2nd review undermines return to economic growth

Greece’s largest employers’ group, SEV, this week warned that last month’s interruption in negotiations to conclude the now delayed second review of the Greek program (third bailout) undermined the economic dynamism that meekly emerged in the second half of 2016. The Federation of Greek Enterprises (SEV) also referred to a return of uncertainty, again due […]

All restaurants, plumbers, electricians to take plastic

Plumbers, electricians, bars, restaurants and cafeterias are among the professional groups that will be forced to install card terminals and start accepting credit and debit card payments by the end of June. The installation of the terminals will be conducted in three stages, with the first phase to be completed at the end of June, […]

Govt: No to extra austerity measures after 2018

The Greek government is intensifying efforts to conclude a now utterly delayed second review of the Greek program without additional austerity measures and with a restoration of an obligatory collective bargaining regime in the country, the relevant spokesman maintained on Tuesday. In a regular press briefing, spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos blamed the lack of agreement between […]

Turkish jets continue to violate Greek air space

Three Turkish fighter jets violated Greek air space in the central and northeastern Aegean four times on Tuesday. The jets, two of which were flying in formation and the third separately, entered the Athens Flight Information Region at around 11.30 a.m., flying over the islet of Panagia at an altitude of 25,000 feet. Two of […]

The subject matter expert’s conference on the Cyprus dispute starts today

The subject matter experts of the Republic of Cyprus, the Turkish-Cypriot community, Greece, Turkey, UK and the UN will measure the distance between them on Mont Pelerin, Switzerland. The conference does not aim to solve the problems regarding these issues, but to prepare the ground for the political negotiations that are planned to follow. The […]

Weather forecast: Rain

Rain, storms and winds from variable directions are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 8 on the Beaufort scale. Rain and snow in the mountainous and semi mountainous areas of northern and western Greece and temperatures ranging from -03C to 10C. Rain in the lowlands of eastern Greece and snow in the mountainous and […]