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Greece denies postponing bond issue due to Italy crisis
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Greece denies postponing bond issue due to Italy crisis

makis - Jun 07, 2018

Greece on Wednesday denied reports that the planned issue of a 10-year government bond had been postponed, pointing out that no decision to issue such a bond…

Greek football league suspended, government decides
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Greek football league suspended, government decides

makis - Mar 12, 2018

The Greek government has decided to interrupt the Greek football league following the stoppage of the match between PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK Athens on Sunday night, as…

The swearing in of the new members of the government
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The swearing in of the new members of the government

makis - Mar 01, 2018

The inauguration of the new members of the government in the Presidential Palace was completed after the mini-reshuffle announced on Wednesday afternoon. “I assure in my honor…

New Greek government announced
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New Greek government announced

makis - Feb 28, 2018

The spokesperson of the Greek government, Dimitrios Tzanakopoulos announced the composition of the new cabinet on Wednesday. Following the resignation of Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou, a day…

Industry urges Greek government to fix “distorted” renewables market
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Industry urges Greek government to fix “distorted” renewables market

makis - Nov 20, 2017

The leftist Greek government has clashed with the country’s energy providers over the continuation of a special levy (ELAPE) imposed in order to balance the renewable energy…

Greek government tones down rhetoric on sex change bill. Says it respects Church views
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Greek government tones down rhetoric on sex change bill. Says it respects Church views

makis - Oct 06, 2017

The harsh and unequivocal condemnation by the Greek Orthodox Church and the Monastic community of Mount Athos of the government’s decision to pass the sex change law…

Greek government accused of deporting Turkish asylum seekers
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Greek government accused of deporting Turkish asylum seekers

makis - Jun 09, 2017

In the early morning of May 24, a Turkish journalist fleeing a long prison sentence at home crossed the river dividing Greece and Turkey and claimed asylum…

After Eurogroup upset, government looks for way forward
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After Eurogroup upset, government looks for way forward

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

The government is mulling the way forward after Thursday’s Eurogroup, which piled more pressure on Athens to legislate measures now for the period after 2018, when the…

No agreement reached between Greek government and institutions
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No agreement reached between Greek government and institutions

makis - Nov 22, 2016

The latest talks between the Greek government and the representatives of the institutions on the second bailout review, which concluded at 5:30am on Tuesday, did not result…

Government aims to reach political agreement by 5 December Eurogroup
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Government aims to reach political agreement by 5 December Eurogroup

makis - Nov 21, 2016

The talks between the Greek government and the institutions continued over the weekend, in an effort to reach an agreement by the Eurogroup scheduled for 5 December.…

Government to legally equate civil partnership with marriage
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Government to legally equate civil partnership with marriage

makis - Nov 14, 2016

A bill was recently submitted in Parliament which provides penalties such as hefty fines and imprisonment for discrimination on gender, origin, religious beliefs, disabilities, sexual orientation, etc.…

Government seeking to reduce ENFIA tax for vulnerable social groups
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Government seeking to reduce ENFIA tax for vulnerable social groups

makis - Oct 13, 2016

The Ministry of Finance is planning a series of changes to the controversial ENFIA real estate tax for 2017, in order to relieve the burden for vulnerable…

Crucial week looms for government and SYRIZA
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Crucial week looms for government and SYRIZA

Sokratis - Oct 08, 2016

The government faces a challenging week, beginning on Monday when eurozone officials are to decide whether to unlock 2.8 billion euros in loans to Athens and culminating…

PM mounts effort to turn tide against gov’t in bid for debt relief and QE inclusion
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PM mounts effort to turn tide against gov’t in bid for debt relief and QE inclusion

chris1 - Oct 02, 2016

The government’s mistakes in the first half of 2015 have undermined its credibility, while the repeated delays of the country’s bailout reviews have created an environment which…

Negotiations between government and institutions continue
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Negotiations between government and institutions continue

makis - Sep 15, 2016

The talks between the Greek government and it creditors and partners are going along slowly, with a senior player in the economy describing the process so far…

Government racing to complete prior actions within September
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Government racing to complete prior actions within September

makis - Sep 06, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to instruct his ministers to complete a series of unresolved prior actions within September, at a Tuesday morning “mini” ministerial…

Government and opposition clash over television license tender
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Government and opposition clash over television license tender

makis - Sep 02, 2016

Following the marathon auction of the four television broadcasting licenses, State Minister Nikos Pappas was the first to express his satisfaction with the outcome. The President of…

Greek PM Says EU ‘sleepwalking toward cliff’
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Greek PM Says EU ‘sleepwalking toward cliff’

chris1 - Aug 28, 2016

The government is in a race against time to convince a demoralized electorate that its policies will bear fruit soon and that the Greek economy is on…

Government rushing to complete prior actions for €2.8bn tranche
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Government rushing to complete prior actions for €2.8bn tranche

makis - Aug 22, 2016

The coalition government is racing against time in order to implement a series of prior actions, in order to collect the next 2.8-billion-euro tranche. The aim is…

Government concerned over possible escalation of the refugee crisis
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Government concerned over possible escalation of the refugee crisis

makis - Aug 11, 2016

The recent sharp increase of refugee arrivals on the Greek islands in the north Aegean is causing concern among the Greek government, given the recent tension between…