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Mitsotakis stresses need for reforms to the benefit of many
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Mitsotakis stresses need for reforms to the benefit of many

chris1 - Jan 31, 2016

"I do not want to produce wealth for wealth, but to create social solidarity reserve. Our goal should be the…

Negotiations between Greece and its lenders to start on Monday
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Negotiations between Greece and its lenders to start on Monday

chris1 - Jan 31, 2016

The Greek government will meet with the representatives of the Institutions to start the negotiations on all open issues on…

Farmers warn of causing ‘blackout’ in Greece
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Farmers warn of causing ‘blackout’ in Greece

chris1 - Jan 31, 2016

Greek farmers decided to intensify their protest actions during yesterday’s meeting warning of setting more blockades throughout Greece. They also…

Human Rights Watch notes areas of concern in Greece
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Human Rights Watch notes areas of concern in Greece

ilias1 - Jan 31, 2016

Human Rights Watch highlighted a number of concerns regarding Greece as part of its 659-page annual World Report, which was…

Athens transport to be disrupted on Tuesday as workers strike
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Athens transport to be disrupted on Tuesday as workers strike

ilias1 - Jan 31, 2016

Services will be suspended on the Athens Metro, city buses, trolley buses and the electric railway (ISAP) next Tuesday between…

Biden, Anastasiades discuss Cyprus on the phone
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Biden, Anastasiades discuss Cyprus on the phone

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

US Vice President Joe Biden phoned Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades on Friday to discuss developments in the ongoing efforts to…

Gov’t denies hiring German consultants
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Gov’t denies hiring German consultants

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

The Greek government on Saturday denied press reports of having hired the services of, or engaging in any kind of…

Pressure builds on Greece over Schengen role
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Pressure builds on Greece over Schengen role

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

As debate intensifies over Greece’s fate in the Schengen passport-free zone due its perceived failure in tackling a burgeoning migration…

Minister’s home firebombed, raising concerns over urban violence
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Minister’s home firebombed, raising concerns over urban violence

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

An attack by arsonists early Saturday on the Athens home of State Minister Alekos Flambouraris, a close aide of Prime…

Farmers in northern Greece to continue and step up protests into next week
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Farmers in northern Greece to continue and step up protests into next week

ilias1 - Jan 30, 2016

Protesting farmers in western and central Macedonia were on Friday gearing up for continued mobilisations and more coordinated action heading…

Prem Watsa notes ‘significant’ opportunities if Greece sticks with reforms
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Prem Watsa notes ‘significant’ opportunities if Greece sticks with reforms

ilias1 - Jan 30, 2016

Fairfax sees "significant investment opportunities in Greece," if the country sticks with a programme of reforms, Fairfax Financial Holdings Chief…

Greece and Israel sign joint declaration for cooperation in tourism
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Greece and Israel sign joint declaration for cooperation in tourism

ilias1 - Jan 30, 2016

Greece and Israel signed a Joint Declaration for Cooperation in Tourism, on the sidelines of the prime minister's recent trip…

EIB experts arrive in Athens to assess plans that merit financing
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EIB experts arrive in Athens to assess plans that merit financing

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

A 30-strong team of financial experts from the European Investment Bank is ready to set up shop in Athens and…

EU migration commissioner plays down threat of Schengen exit
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EU migration commissioner plays down threat of Schengen exit

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Friday that there is no possibility of any country being forced out of…

Greece’s lenders return for start of review
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Greece’s lenders return for start of review

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

The main representatives of Greece’s lenders are expected to arrive in Athens on Saturday ahead of the start of negotiations…

Tsipras meets with group of investors
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Tsipras meets with group of investors

makis - Jan 29, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday received a group of foreign investors at Maximos Mansion, while the discussion focused on…

ND leader’s initiatives on refugee issue
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ND leader’s initiatives on refugee issue

makis - Jan 29, 2016

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos told reporters on Friday ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will undertake a series…

“The government is collectively responsible for Varoufakis”
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“The government is collectively responsible for Varoufakis”

makis - Jan 29, 2016

From the stand in Parliament, the Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos commented on the recent interviews given by his predecessor…

Israel examines pipeline to transport natural gas to Europe via Greece
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Israel examines pipeline to transport natural gas to Europe via Greece

Panos - Jan 29, 2016

Israel wants to examine a plan to build a pipeline to transport the country's natural gas to Europe via Greece,…

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President Pavlopoulos stresses importance of Olympic institutions in refugee issue

Panos - Jan 29, 2016

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday in a meeting with the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach stressed…