Category: GREECE

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Gov’t appoints SYRIZA MP’s husband to a “non-existent” public company

chris1 - Jan 10, 2016

The decision of the government to appoint the husband of a SYRIZA MP to a state company with no clear…

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Meimarakis and Mitsotakis send their message prior ND election day

chris1 - Jan 10, 2016

The two candidates for the leadership of New Democracy, Vagelis Meimarkais and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, sent their final message to ND’s…

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Seamen’s pension fund workers to strike Monday, Tuesday

chris1 - Jan 10, 2016

Employees at the Seamen’s Pension Fund (NAT) are due to strike on Monday and Tuesday in protest at the government’s…

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Most Thessaloniki arrests in December involved migrants

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Police in Thessaloniki said they made 1,749 arrests in December and seized 32,187 euros that was linked to alleged illegal…

GREECE
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Father and daughter among four suspects caught in Athens drug bust

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

A father and daughter, as well as two other suspects, have been arrested in Athens on suspicion of being drug…

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Greek court staff to stage walkouts over shortages

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Court staff across Greece are to stage daily two-hour work stoppages from Monday until Friday to protest personnel shortages. The…

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Athens Expresses ‘Extreme Concern’ Over N. Korea Nuclear Test

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Greece’s Foreign Ministry expressed “extreme concern” over the nuclear test carried out by North Korea. “We express our extreme concern…

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Greek Foreign Minister Receives DUI Party Leader Ali Ahmeti in Athens

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias received on Friday DUI President Ali Ahmeti, leader of FYROM’s largest ethnic Albanian party, which…

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Mitsotakis pledges to attract center-left voters, work with Tzitzikostas if he wins Sunday’s ballot

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Tens of thousands of New Democracy members are due to go to the polls Sunday to choose whether veteran Evangelos…

FINANCE
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Greece’s lenders arrive for first evaluation on 18 January

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

The goal he had said is to finish the evaluation by the end of February, adding that the reforms to…

FINANCE
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Pension reform brings one billion euros worth of new measures

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

The imminent reform in the Greek pension system will be accompanied by a series of measures that aim to save…

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Cyprus sees record rise in airport traffic in 2015

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

Despite the negative beginning to the year, 2015 ended with a remarkable return, delivering the best results to date, it…

FINANCE
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Oil production at Prinos doubled to 3,000 barrels a day

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

Energean Oil & Gas has announced that following the completion of the first of fifteen planned oil wells in the…

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Farming sector preparing from strike actions next week

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

Farmers from Thessaly are preparing to respond to the government policies of further cuts and increasing taxes with a series…

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Petition to award Nobel Peace prize to the people of Lesvos

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

An online petition has called for the people of Lesvos and all volunteers to be awarded with the Nobel Peace…

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Slight rise in economic sentiment in December

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

The economic sentiment index in Greece posted a slight improvement in December according to the monthly reading released by the…

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Court rejects extradition claim for four students

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

A council of appeals court judges has rejected a request to extradite two Greek students to Italy to be tried…

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ECHR to examine 2013 shooting of farm workers

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will examine a complaint by 42 Bangladeshi workers against Greece over the violation…

FINANCE
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Greek economic sentiment index up slightly in Dec

makis - Jan 08, 2016

Greek economic sentiment index rose slightly to 87.1 points in December, from 86.5 in November, but remained low compared with…

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Greek court employees announce warning strikes next week

makis - Jan 08, 2016

The Greek court employees union federation ODYE on Friday announced two-hour warning work stoppages throughout the country from January 11-15,…