Category: POLITICS

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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…

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…

GREECE
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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
GREECE
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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…

Regling warns bailout review delay may affect liquidity in Greek economy
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Regling warns bailout review delay may affect liquidity in Greek economy

makis - Jan 15, 2016

The head of the European Stability Mechanism Klaus Regling warned that delays in carrying out the review of the Greek…

Lagarde sets conditions for IMF participation in Greek program
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Lagarde sets conditions for IMF participation in Greek program

makis - Jan 15, 2016

The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde estimated that the decision as to whether the IMF will participate…

New Democracy spokesman Koumoutsakos lashes out against PM Tsipras
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New Democracy spokesman Koumoutsakos lashes out against PM Tsipras

makis - Jan 15, 2016

"The Oscar of the failed negotiations goes to Tsipras," New Democracy (ND) spokesman George Koumoutsakos on Friday said in a…

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

makis - Jan 15, 2016

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

Russian President Putin receives Greek counterpart Pavlopoulos in Moscow
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Russian President Putin receives Greek counterpart Pavlopoulos in Moscow

Panos - Jan 15, 2016

Greece considers Russia's contribution to dealing with the huge challenges worldwide of high importance, stated President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos…

Schaeuble: Greece making ‘significant efforts’
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Schaeuble: Greece making ‘significant efforts’

makis - Jan 14, 2016

The Greek government is making significant efforts, while the delay in conducting the first review of the Greek programme was…

Tsakalotos to update Eurogroup on pension reform plans
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Tsakalotos to update Eurogroup on pension reform plans

makis - Jan 14, 2016

The Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos will detail the main points of the pension system reform that the government is…

Greece needs to carry out ‘credible’ pension reforms to complete first review
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Greece needs to carry out ‘credible’ pension reforms to complete first review

makis - Jan 14, 2016

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici stressed the need for "credible reforms, as outlined in the memorandum" to Greece's pension system in…

Dijsselbloem hails Greece’s efforts in reforms
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Dijsselbloem hails Greece’s efforts in reforms

makis - Jan 14, 2016

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem hailed the hard work of the Greek government on Thursday to do concerning the reforms of…

PM Tsipras: Public administration is the country’s ‘huge patient’
FINANCE
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PM Tsipras: Public administration is the country’s ‘huge patient’

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

"I would say it is an honour and joy that this event coincides with the launch of a huge reform…

GREECE
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The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy honours President Pavlopoulos

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

The President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos is visiting Moscow after an invitation of the Russian Presidential Academy of National…

GREECE
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Kammenos: Government’s proposal on social security is sustainable and well-founded

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

"The social security bill is the penultimate bill that, before the draft law on agriculture, is causing trouble," stated Independent…

“Good talks” between Tsakalotos and Dijsselbloem in Amsterdam
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“Good talks” between Tsakalotos and Dijsselbloem in Amsterdam

makis - Jan 13, 2016

A meeting between the Greek Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos and the Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem was carried out on…

1.36 million euros to Greece to buy 90 fingerprinting devices
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1.36 million euros to Greece to buy 90 fingerprinting devices

makis - Jan 13, 2016

The European Commission on Wednesday decided to award 1.36 million euros in emergency funding for Greece to purchase 90 fingerprinting…

IMF’s Thomsen not at Schaeuble-Tsakalotos meeting
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IMF’s Thomsen not at Schaeuble-Tsakalotos meeting

makis - Jan 13, 2016

The director of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) European department Poul Thomsen was not at the meeting between German Finance…