Tagged: Call

UNCHR calls on Greece to fix ‘dire’ situation for migrants

Governments along the Western Balkan route into the European Union must do more to help migrants and refugees who are dying in the cold winter weather rather than just violently push them back from the border, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, adding that the “situation in Greece is dire.” “Children are particularly […]

Roupa, Maziotis call for release of 5-year-old son

Authorities are expected to decide next week on the fate of the 5-year-old son of Panagiota Roupa, a leading member of the Revolutionary Struggle guerrilla group who was arrested in Athens early on Thursday. Roupa and a 25-year-old alleged accomplice were remanded in custody this week on charges of running a terrorist organization. Apart from […]

Lew calls for debt relief, Thomsen questions fiscal targets

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday pressed Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to push for a swift conclusion to Greece’s current bailout review so talks can be launched on finally relieving some of the country’s debt burden. Lew made his comments during talks with Tsakalotos in Washington on Friday on the sidelines of an […]

IMF calls for more pension cuts, greater debt relief in report

The International Monetary Fund called for Greece to cut pensions and taxes and for its lenders to provide significant debt relief in order for the country to make a convincing exit from the crisis. In its annual report on the Greek economy, following so-called Article Four consultations in Athens, the Fund described the country’s pension […]

Call for unity on center-left

Democratic Left (DIMAR), the small center-left party that ran on the same ticket as PASOK in last year’s general election, has called on Greece’s social democratic parties to unite. DIMAR’s central committee agreed on Saturday that the party should advocate PASOK, To Potami and other center-left movements coming together under one roof. The party pointed […]