Tag: Government

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Government considers readjusting the EKAS pension benefit

makis - Aug 09, 2016

The recent reductions in the EKAS pension benefit, which is gradually being phased out, caused major reactions and frustration among pensioners. According to a report in the…

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Fiscal targets a priority for government

chris1 - Jul 24, 2016

The Finance Ministry is preparing a study it plans to show Greece’s lenders when representatives return to Athens in September for the start of the next bailout…

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Coalition government seeking allies for electoral law reform

makis - Jul 08, 2016

In an effort to secure the 200 votes necessary so that the new electoral law applies to the next elections, the government has carried out a series…

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Government to present electoral law reform proposal within the week

makis - Jun 27, 2016

The coalition government is expected to submit its proposal for a reform of the electoral law within the week, which will likely be based on proportional representation.…

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With first review almost in the bag, gov’t eyes next reforms

Sokratis - Jun 04, 2016

With just a few prior actions to legislate before the country’s creditors can give the green light for much-needed rescue loans, the government is now turning its…

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Government and institutions reaching agreement on prior actions

makis - May 31, 2016

The Greek government and its creditors appear to have reached an agreement in order to unlock the disbursement of a 7.5-billion-euro tranche. The issues related to the…

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Government lifts 4-year freeze on promotions

makis - Apr 01, 2016

The leftist-led government has lifted a four-year freeze on promotions in the state sector after introducing legislation severing connection to pay hikes. Deputy Minister for Administrative Reform…

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Opposition slams government over police station firebombing

Sokratis - Mar 26, 2016

Opposition party New Democracy on Friday issued a statement lambasting the government in the wake of a firebomb attack on a police station in central Athens on…

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Government opens new refugee center north of Athens

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The Greek government has opened a new refugee reception center north of Athens, at a former military camp in Malakasa, and transferred on Friday 700 refugees and…

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Government hands out flyers in Idomeni urging refugees to leave makeshift camp

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The Greek government on Saturday started handing out flyers printed in Arabic, Farsi and Pashto to migrants and refugees camped out on the country’s northern border with…

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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 aims to submit the finalized draft of…