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Government names new top fiscal policy official
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Government names new top fiscal policy official

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

Franciscos Koutentakis, a former advisor to Greece’s leftist prime minister, has been appointed as new General Secretary for Fiscal Policy.…

British F.S. expresses optimism on Cyprus problem talks
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British F.S. expresses optimism on Cyprus problem talks

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

The UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has told the House of Commons that he is “cautiously optimistic” that a settlement…

Creditors Delay Payment to Greece Over Tardy Reforms
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Creditors Delay Payment to Greece Over Tardy Reforms

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

Creditors are refusing for now to pay Greece the next installment of bailout money, saying Athens is implementing agreed reforms…

Body of man discovered in streambed victim of flood
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Body of man discovered in streambed victim of flood

Panos - Oct 27, 2015

Police and emergency workers were called to the northern Athenian suburb of Menidi on Tuesday to retrieve the body of…

Vat taxation in private education should be either 23% or none
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Vat taxation in private education should be either 23% or none

Panos - Oct 27, 2015

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, responding to a query on VAT rate for…

15 Year Old Greek Student Creates Robot from 3D Printer
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15 Year Old Greek Student Creates Robot from 3D Printer

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

Dimitris Hatzis, a fifteen year old student living in Kavala, located in northern Greece has created a life sized robot…

Bild Report that Deutsche Bank Expects Debt Cut for Greece
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Bild Report that Deutsche Bank Expects Debt Cut for Greece

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

Deutsche Bank considers the possibility of a haircut of Greece’s public debt by the end of the year ‘inevitable’, according…

Children hardest hit by Europe’s economic crisis
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Children hardest hit by Europe’s economic crisis

Panos - Oct 27, 2015

Greece at bottom, study finds. Some 26 million children and young people in Europe are threatened by poverty or social…

Convicted terrorist sues prison for “inhumane” treatment
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Convicted terrorist sues prison for “inhumane” treatment

Panos - Oct 27, 2015

Convicted November 17 terrorist Christodoulos Xeros has filed suit against authorities in charge of Nigrita Prison, where he is serving…

Bank recapitalizations need to take place by the end of the year
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Bank recapitalizations need to take place by the end of the year

Panos - Oct 27, 2015

The meeting between Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras and European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis took place on…

Greek defender Papastathopoulos extends Dortmund deal
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Greek defender Papastathopoulos extends Dortmund deal

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

Greek international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2019, the Bundesliga club announced on Monday.…

Central Athens hospital warns of staff shortages
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Central Athens hospital warns of staff shortages

Panos - Oct 27, 2015

One of the Greek capital’s busiest hospitals is currently short 780 doctors and nurses, with this number expected to rise…

Ancient warrior’s tomb, treasure hoard found in Greece
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Ancient warrior’s tomb, treasure hoard found in Greece

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

US archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the skeleton of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for more than 3,500…

Mini-Summit agrees upon 17-point plan for adressing refugee crisis
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Mini-Summit agrees upon 17-point plan for adressing refugee crisis

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

The mini-Summit on the refugee and migration crisis concluded with a 17-point plan, which includes a provision for rent subsidies…

Greece agrees to accommodate refugees
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Greece agrees to accommodate refugees

Panos - Oct 27, 2015

Greece said that the European Union had offered to pay the costs of housing 20,000 additional refugees in temporary camps…

Dombrovskis partnership agreement with Greece
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Dombrovskis partnership agreement with Greece

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

The European Commission and Greece published a partnership agreement for technical cooperation to support the Greek reform process. The Commission…

Municipal Police makes a comeback on Athens
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Municipal Police makes a comeback on Athens

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

After two years of absence, the Municipal Police will formally return to patrolling the streets and neighborhoods of Athens, as…

Government to announce new age of retirement on Monday
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Government to announce new age of retirement on Monday

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

The Government Gazette is expected to publish on Monday a ministerial decree regarding the implementation of a law, which was…

Dombrovskis meets with top government finance officers in Athens
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Dombrovskis meets with top government finance officers in Athens

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

The Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis has arrived in Athens and is currently in a meeting with…

Greek National Paralympic Team bags three medals in Qatar
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Greek National Paralympic Team bags three medals in Qatar

ilias1 - Oct 27, 2015

The  has bagged three medals in the 2015 ICP Athletics World Championships that are taking place in Doha, Qatar. Manolis…