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Labor minister says Athens will not negotiate some parts of reform proposals
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Labor minister says Athens will not negotiate some parts of reform proposals

chris1 - Jan 10, 2016

Greece is not prepared to compromise with lenders on some key aspects of its pension reform plan, which the government…

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Greek government has solid majority to pass pension reform

ilias1 - Jan 10, 2016

Jan 9 Greece's leftist government will be able to push through a crucial pension reform in parliament, part of measures…

Juncker: Talks on Greece tried the patience of us all
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Juncker: Talks on Greece tried the patience of us all

ilias1 - Jan 10, 2016

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker wrote an article on the events occurred in 2015, “a year when European…

Greek program discussed during Tsakalotos’ and Italian counterpart meeting
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Greek program discussed during Tsakalotos’ and Italian counterpart meeting

chris1 - Jan 10, 2016

The progress of Greece’s fiscal adjustment programme and the deadlines for completing the first review dominated the meeting which took…

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

Meimarakis and Mitsotakis send their message prior ND election day
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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…

Greek court staff to stage walkouts over shortages
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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…

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

Greek Foreign Minister Receives DUI Party Leader Ali Ahmeti in Athens
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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…

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

ECHR to examine 2013 shooting of farm workers
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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…

Meimarakis and Mitsotakis preparing for Sunday’s ND elections
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Meimarakis and Mitsotakis preparing for Sunday’s ND elections

makis - Jan 07, 2016

The two candidates for the leadership of New Democracy – Evangelos Meimarakis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis – are making their final…

PM’s office welcomes employer support for hike in social insurance contributions
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PM’s office welcomes employer support for hike in social insurance contributions

makis - Jan 07, 2016

The government on Thursday welcomed the stance adopted by employer associations to the possibility of a hike in social insurance…

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PM Tsipras: It is our social responsibility to safeguard the sustainability of the social security system

Panos - Jan 07, 2016

It is our social responsibility to safeguard the sustainability of the social security system and we owe it to the…

PM Tsipras to meet labour union representatives on Thursday
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PM Tsipras to meet labour union representatives on Thursday

Panos - Jan 07, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have a series of meetings with representatives of labour unions on Thursday. The meetings will…

Govt in frustration after harsh criticism over its social security reform proposal
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Govt in frustration after harsh criticism over its social security reform proposal

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Greek government is in great frustration after the clear denial of the opposition parties to support the draft law on…

UN envoy for Cyprus reports ‘constructive’ meeting with FM Kotzias
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UN envoy for Cyprus reports ‘constructive’ meeting with FM Kotzias

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday met with UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide at the…

Tsipras and Pavlopoulos did not attend the blessing of waters at Pireaus port
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Tsipras and Pavlopoulos did not attend the blessing of waters at Pireaus port

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos decided not to attend the blessing of waters at…

SYRIZA-ANEL plan on pensions a ‘casus belli’ for the people, KKE says
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SYRIZA-ANEL plan on pensions a ‘casus belli’ for the people, KKE says

makis - Jan 05, 2016

In strong criticism of proposed pension system reforms the government unveiled the previous day, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)…

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Meimarakis: I am not interested in national unity govt scenario

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

“I am not interested at all in national unity government scenario” candidate for New Democracy leadership Vangelis Meimarakis said during…