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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…

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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…

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Television licensing procedure will be ready soon

makis - Jan 04, 2016

A process for licensing the televised media was now in the final stages of preparation and will soon be ready…

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President Pavlopoulos, KKE leader discuss Cyprus issue, other regional affairs

makis - Jan 04, 2016

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday received Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas for…

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Varoufakis to launch a new political movement

ilias1 - Jan 04, 2016

Greece’s former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his plans to launch his new political movement called The Democracy in Europe…

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Opposition parties reaction on government proposals for social security system

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Centrists Union leader Vassilis Leventis expressed his opposition over the government's draft law for the social security after his meeting…

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Labour Minister presents government’s proposals on social security to ND leader

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Labour Minister George Katrougalos met with interim New Democracy (ND) president Yiannis Plakiotiakis on Monday. Katrougalos briefed the main opposition…

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Industry’s development should become a national target, said Dep. Econ Minister Tzakri

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

The development of the industrial sector should become a national target if we want at some point to leave from…

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In the negotiations there will be victories and defeats

ilias1 - Jan 04, 2016

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Sunday in an interview with Kathimerini expressed optimism that the government will overcome the obstacle…

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Government braces for talks on pension reform

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The first week of the year will be a taxing one for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government, which…

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Stournaras: Greece cannot deal with another crisis with the lenders

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras gave a warning about the risk of Greece failing to reach an agreement with…

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Greek savers still wary of PM after 2015 financial tumult

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Data released from Greece’s central bank this week showed that deposit outflows continued in November for a second consecutive month,…

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European populism poised for troubling second wave

ilias1 - Jan 02, 2016

Populism used to be a marginal phenomenon in Europe, but it is now going mainstream. Southern Europe’s high debts and…