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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’
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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’
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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…

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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…

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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…

Schaeuble-Tsakalotos meeting ‘held in constructive atmosphere,’
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Schaeuble-Tsakalotos meeting ‘held in constructive atmosphere,’

makis - Jan 13, 2016

The meeting between German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and his Greek counterpart Euclid Tsakalotos in Berlin on Wednesday was held…

French ambassador reiterates France’s support to Greece
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French ambassador reiterates France’s support to Greece

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

French Ambassador to Greece Christophe Chantepy sent a message of support and hope that Greece will exit the crisis in…

Foreign ministry condemns deadly explosion in Istanbul
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Foreign ministry condemns deadly explosion in Istanbul

makis - Jan 12, 2016

The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned the deadly explosion in Istanbul, expressing its total support to the families of the victims.…

Mitsotakis meets with former party’s leader Karamanlis
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Mitsotakis meets with former party’s leader Karamanlis

makis - Jan 12, 2016

New Democracy (ND) newly elected leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis started his meetings with party members in an effort to define his…