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…

GREECE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

POLITICS
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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…

GREECE
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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.…

FINANCE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…