Category: GREECE

Corfu gets its own Lochness monster? (Pictures)
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Corfu gets its own Lochness monster? (Pictures)

Panos - Oct 29, 2015

Harvey Robertson, aged 52, was looking at the beauty of the water while on a boat cruise with his family…

Pharmacists suspend rolling 24-hour strikes, for now
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Pharmacists suspend rolling 24-hour strikes, for now

Panos - Oct 29, 2015

Greek pharmacies were expected to serve customers across the country on Thursday and Friday after Greece's pharmacists association opted to…

Greece should stick to reforms
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Greece should stick to reforms

Panos - Oct 29, 2015

Greece should stick to reforms it has agreed with its lenders as part of a third bailout, German Foreign Minister…

EWG decides on whether 2-bln will be disbursed to Greece
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EWG decides on whether 2-bln will be disbursed to Greece

Panos - Oct 29, 2015

The government maintains that it has already covered 90% of the prior actions that European officials demanded, however EU creditors…

Three more migrants drown, Greek coastguard rescues 242
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Three more migrants drown, Greek coastguard rescues 242

ilias1 - Oct 29, 2015

The Greek coastguard rescued 242 migrants when their wooden boat sank north of the island of Lesbos on Wednesday, but…

Alpha Bank launches exchange offer on outstanding debt
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Alpha Bank launches exchange offer on outstanding debt

ilias1 - Oct 29, 2015

Alpha Bank became the second Greek bank to launch an exchange offer on its outstanding subordinated and senior bonds in…

“Lost” director Bobby Roth to hold master class in Athens
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“Lost” director Bobby Roth to hold master class in Athens

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

American director of hit series "Lost" and "Prison Break", Bobby Roth, will be in Athens from October 29 to November…

European Commission to provide technical assistance to Greece
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European Commission to provide technical assistance to Greece

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

The European Commission and Greece published on Monday a partnership agreement to provide technical cooperation to Greece to support the…

Greek Government Rushing to Complete Prior Actions
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Greek Government Rushing to Complete Prior Actions

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

It has been 12 days since the Greek parliament ratified a list of prior actions that would pave the way…

Chess World Youth championship begun in Porto Carras (photos)
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Chess World Youth championship begun in Porto Carras (photos)

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

The World Youth championship has begun in Porto Carras, Halkidiki in Greece, with world championship titles for both boys and…

Fourth person found dead following floods in Attica
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Fourth person found dead following floods in Attica

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

A man was found dead in the Menidi stream in Eastern Attica on Wednesday evening. Preliminary reports attribute his death…

Greek champion enters NYC Marathon for good cause
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Greek champion enters NYC Marathon for good cause

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

Greek Marathon record holder will run in the 2015 New York City Marathon this Sunday to “save food and save…

Budget: Primary surplus despite a decline in tax revenue
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Budget: Primary surplus despite a decline in tax revenue

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

A three-billion euro primary surplus was documented at the end of September, despite tax revenue having dropped by about two…

State revenues miss target by 2 billion euros
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State revenues miss target by 2 billion euros

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

Budget data paint a dramatic picture, especially in the revenues department, owing to the inability of citizens to pay their…

WSJ: Europe needs Greece to control the influx of refugees
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WSJ: Europe needs Greece to control the influx of refugees

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

The Wall Street Journal published an article on the refugee issue commenting on the decisions taken at EU Summit on…

Government considers increasing employer pension contributions
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Government considers increasing employer pension contributions

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

The government is considering the possibility of increasing employer pension contributions, in an effort to avoid carrying out any cuts…

Greece’s austere surrealism: to tax schools or cars?
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Greece’s austere surrealism: to tax schools or cars?

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

Following punitive VAT hikes on 40,000 food items on July 20th, the Greek government must find new taxation targets. Tax…

Greece hot spots, refugee shelters funded by EU
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Greece hot spots, refugee shelters funded by EU

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

The hot spots and temporary shelters for refugees being established in Greece will be funded by the European Union, Mouzalas…

Greece aims for growth return by 2016
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Greece aims for growth return by 2016

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

Greece aims to restore the economic development pace quickly and return to growth by 2016, Economy Minister George Stathakis said…

Spyros Louis honoured with Euro coin
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Spyros Louis honoured with Euro coin

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

Olympic marathon runner Spiridon 'Spyros' Louis will soon be featured on the Greek €2 coin. The decision to honour the…