Category: POLITICS

FINANCE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

POLITICS
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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…

POLITICS
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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…

POLITICS
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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)…

GREECE
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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…

POLITICS
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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…