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Govt spox denies another bank recapitalization in the works; refers to ‘danger-mongering’

Panos - Feb 12, 2019

A government spokesman in Athens on Monday attempted to downplay resurgent speculation and concerns over "bad debt" burdening Greece's systemic banks, held mainly in the form of…

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Greek govt promises another 9,000 public sectors hirings for 2019

Panos - Feb 01, 2019

The Tsipras government this week pointed to another 9,000 public sector hirings for 2019, continuing a string of recent spending initiatives ahead of three elections during the…

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Gov’t defends actions to wary European Commission

Sokratis - Dec 10, 2016

The government has defended its announcement on Thursday of a one-off payment to low-income pensioners and its suspension of a value-added tax increase on the islands of…

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Athens transport workers to strike over gov’t merger plans

Sokratis - Nov 12, 2016

Employees on the Athens metro, the ISAP electric railway and the tram are due to begin rolling work stoppages from Tuesday until November 25, causing major disruptions…

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Minister admits gov’t struggling to tackle migration

Sokratis - Oct 01, 2016

Greek authorities face a range of problems in dealing with the refugee crisis, Immigration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas admitted in comments to Parliament on Friday while calling…

GREECE
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Thessaloniki university accuses Gov’t of turning blind eye to vandals

Sokratis - Jul 23, 2016

The Aristotle University of Thessalomiki (AUTH) administration accused the Greek government fof negligence regarding vandalism on the premises during a sit-in. Hundreds of anarchists from Greece and…

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Gov’t not planning to green-light private universities, minister says

Sokratis - Jun 26, 2016

Education Minister Nikos Filis has made it clear that he opposes the creation of private universities. Speaking to Agora weekly on Saturday, the minister said that the…

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Gov’t must set up special account for state’s debts

Sokratis - Jun 11, 2016

The government will have to create a new “dedicated account” in order to receive funds that will be channeled toward the repayment of the state’s expired debts,…

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Creditors and gov’t aim to seal agreement by Easter but obstacles remain

Sokratis - Apr 09, 2016

Although the Finance Ministry insisted Friday that the draft of the agreement with the country’s creditors will be ready by Tuesday and signed by Easter, the result…

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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 social security reform and the revelations on…