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Greece signs deal with German state to fight tax evasion
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Greece signs deal with German state to fight tax evasion

chris1 - Jan 17, 2016

With his government flagging in opinion polls and protests against planned pension reforms growing, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seeking…

Larissa farmers to hold blockade at Tempe junction starting Wednesday
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Larissa farmers to hold blockade at Tempe junction starting Wednesday

chris1 - Jan 17, 2016

Farmers in Larissa in central Greece will hold a tractor blockade at the Vale of Tempe junction starting on Wednesday,…

Pavlopoulos to visit Berlin, Frankfurt
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Pavlopoulos to visit Berlin, Frankfurt

chris1 - Jan 17, 2016

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos will be in Germany Monday and Tuesday for an official visit, on the invitation of his…

ND takes lead in second survey under new chief
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ND takes lead in second survey under new chief

chris1 - Jan 17, 2016

A second opinion poll showing New Democracy ahead of ruling SYRIZA following the election of Kyriakos Mitsotakis as the new…

Greek workers march to Parliament to protest pension reform
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Greek workers march to Parliament to protest pension reform

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

Greek workers marched through the streets of Athens on Saturday to protest against the leftist-led government's planned pension reform which…

Five bodies wash up on shore of Samos
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Five bodies wash up on shore of Samos

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

Five people, most likely migrants, have been found dead off the eastern Greek island of Samos, Greek authorities report. The…

Mitsotakis looking for ‘spark’ from US Greeks
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Mitsotakis looking for ‘spark’ from US Greeks

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is putting together his frontline teams after being elected last Sunday, has called on…

Public sector reform bill on its way to Parliament
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Public sector reform bill on its way to Parliament

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

A bill introducing a new evaluation scheme for civil servants, as well as other public sector reforms, is due to…

Running Water Restored to Heraklion’s ‘Lions Fountain’ in Crete
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Running Water Restored to Heraklion’s ‘Lions Fountain’ in Crete

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

Running water flowed in Heraklion‘s Venetian-era Morosini Fountain – better known as the Lions Fountain – for the first time…

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Cosco expected to submit improved offer for Piraeus Port by Wednesday

ilias1 - Jan 16, 2016

Cosco Group Limited is expected to submit a new improved offer for the purchase of 67 pct of Piraeus Port…

Canadian investments are welcome to Greece, says State Minister Pappas
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Canadian investments are welcome to Greece, says State Minister Pappas

ilias1 - Jan 16, 2016

State Minister Nikos Pappas met on Friday with the ambassador of Canada to Greece Keith Morrill at Maximos mansion. Pappas…

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ND leader says the government is punishing those who work

ilias1 - Jan 16, 2016

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis criticized the government for crushing the self-employed those who have just entered the workforce and…

Piraeus Bank confirms resignation of CEO Thomopoulos
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Piraeus Bank confirms resignation of CEO Thomopoulos

ilias1 - Jan 16, 2016

The chief executive of Piraeus Bank, Anthimos Thomopoulos submitted his resignation on Friday,the bank confirmed in an announcement. It also…

PM Tsipras and Athens mayor discuss ‘solutions for Athens’
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PM Tsipras and Athens mayor discuss ‘solutions for Athens’

ilias1 - Jan 16, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday received Athens Mayor George Kaminis for a meeting to discuss the city's problems and…

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Farmers launch protests, block roads in opposition to planned pension reforms

ilias1 - Jan 16, 2016

Farmers throughout Greece on Friday launched protest actions and tractor rallies to show their opposition to proposed pension reforms that…

Bailout review process may be delayed
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Bailout review process may be delayed

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

It appears that the representatives of Greece’s creditors may not arrive in Athens on Monday after all as they have…

Labor Ministry tears into owners of paper plant
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Labor Ministry tears into owners of paper plant

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

Some 200 people have been left jobless due to the closure of the Softex paper plant, with the Labor Ministry…

Unions gear up for general strike on February 4
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Unions gear up for general strike on February 4

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

The government will face a series of protests over its pension reform proposal in the coming days, culminating in another…

New tragedy with child refugees at Agathonisi and Farmakonisi
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New tragedy with child refugees at Agathonisi and Farmakonisi

makis - Jan 15, 2016

Four refugee children perished at sea on Friday morning off the coast of Agathonisi as they were trying to cross…

New archaeological finds uncovered at ancient Hephaestia on Limnos
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New archaeological finds uncovered at ancient Hephaestia on Limnos

makis - Jan 15, 2016

A major temple with finds dating from two main periods - one in the 7th-6th century B.C. and the second…