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FINANCE
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FinMin Tsakalotos to meet Schaeuble on Wednesday

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday met with Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Amsterdam. According to Finance ministry's sources, Dijsselbloem…

GREECE
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Foreign ministry condemns deadly explosion in Istanbul

makis - Jan 12, 2016

The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned the deadly explosion in Istanbul, expressing its total support to the families of the victims.…

GREECE
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Mitsotakis meets with former party’s leader Karamanlis

makis - Jan 12, 2016

New Democracy (ND) newly elected leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis started his meetings with party members in an effort to define his…

GREECE
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Meimarakis reveals that he “was prepared for the defeat”

makis - Jan 12, 2016

New Democracy MP Evangelos Meimarakis gave his first interview following Sunday’s party elections to Star Channel, where he revealed that…

GREECE
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Apartment owner discovers human body concealed in fridge freezer

makis - Jan 12, 2016

The owner of a second-floor apartment in Kallithea made a grim discovery on Tuesday morning, when he went to inspect…

FINANCE
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Sallas predicts the Greek economy will return to growth in 2016

makis - Jan 12, 2016

The president of Piraeus Bank Michalis Sallas has estimated that the Greek economy will return to growth in the second…

GREECE
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China’s Cosco is sole bidder for stake in Piraeus Port

makis - Jan 12, 2016

The Chinese shipping and port group Cosco is the only bidder in the tender for the acquisition of a 67…

GREECE
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Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy on Wednesday

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

Unstable weather and westerly winds are forecast for Wednesday. Clouds and local rain in the northern and the western parts…

GREECE
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The government does not yield to blackmails, says Environment Min Skourletis

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

The government does not succumb to blackmails, Environment and Energy Minister Panos Skourletis on Tuesday said in statements to Praktorio…

GREECE
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Film director Nikos Panayiotopoulos dies

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

Greek film director Nikos Panayiotopoulos died on Monday at the age of 74. Panayiotopoulos was born on the island of…

FINANCE
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Greek economy to return to positive growth rates in 2016, Piraeus Bank chairman says

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

A timely completion of the first review of the Greek programme and a dynamic implementation of a privatization programme, combined…

GREECE
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Foreign ministry unequivocally condemns deadly explosion in Istanbul

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

The Greek Foreign Ministry unequivocally condemned the deadly explosion in Istanbul, expressing its total support to the families of the…

FINANCE
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Eldorado Gold to cut workforce if installation license not granted by end-March

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

Eldorado Gold is cutting 600 jobs from its goldmine in Skouries in the next three months, while another 500 jobs…

GREECE
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ND leader Mitsotakis meets party members

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

New Democracy (ND) newly elected leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis started his contacts with party members in an effort to define his…

DEFENCE
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President Pavlopoulos to visit Moscow on January14-15

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos will visit Moscow on January 14-15 following an invitation by the Russian Presidential Academy of…

FINANCE
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Capital market commission extends ban in short selling on Attica Bank shares

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

Greece's Capital Market Authority on Tuesday announced it was extending a ban in short selling on Attica Bank's shares in…

FINANCE
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Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

Equity prices were rising on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.33…

FINANCE
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Labour Min Katrougalos on social security reforms

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

The redistribution of wealth, the guaranteed pensions and measures to combat tax evasion are the main pillars of the social…

GREECE
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ND newly elected leader Mitsotakis’ first moves

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

New Democracy (ND) parliamentary group will probably convene on Thursday, its newly elected leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said to journalists. Mitsotakis…

GREECE
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Refugees and migrants to Greece could surpass 2015 numbers

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

The number of refugees and migrants Greek authorities on Lesvos will have to manage this spring are likely to be…