Tagged: Official

Bailout deal not likely till January, EU official says

Government officials are gearing up for a long-awaited summit of eurozone finance ministers on Monday where the prospects for Greek debt relief are expected to be discussed, but a European official has told Kathimerini that it is more likely a concrete solution will be hashed out in January. According to the official, Athens can expect […]

Bailout review needs a debt agreement, eurozone official says

The second bailout review is unlikely to conclude without an agreement on a Greek debt settlement that would satisfy the International Monetary Fund, a senior eurozone official said on Friday. However, he added that, despite the expected difficulties, he was optimistic that a deal could be reached within 2016. “I am convinced it is possible […]

European official expresses concern at slow registrations after Leros riot

The situation was calm on Friday at a migrant reception center on the eastern Aegean island of Leros following a riot there on Thursday evening but the upheaval fueled concern about conditions at overcrowded camps on the islands where many migrants have been waiting for months. The upheaval at the center erupted late on Thursday […]

Official announcements expected on the tomb of Aristotle

A domed building and altar that was discovered in the ancient city of Stagira in 1996 is likely to be the tomb and monument of ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. A report in the Kathimerini newspaper, the official announcements will be made on Thursday, at the international conference on Aristotle. Archeologist Kostas Sismanidis, who was worked […]

Police officer accused of inciting attack on minister sues official

A police officer on the eastern Aegean island of Kos, accused by Panos Kammenos of instigating an assault against him last summer, has filed a 19,950-euro lawsuit against the defense minister for moral damages. Kammenos, who is also chief of Independent Greeks, the junior party in the coalition government, was bombarded with eggs and heckled […]

Greece wants IMF explanations over Wikileaks report, says official

Greece on Saturday demanded “explanations” from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after Wikileaks said the lender sought a crisis “event” to push the indebted nation into concluding talks over its reforms. IMF officials, in an internal discussion, allegedly voiced exasperation with Greece on its slow pace of reform, complaining Athens only moved decisively when faced […]

Official data says 43,000 refugees in Greece currently

According to sources from Greek police, the refugees that managed to cross the borders into FYROM from a point along the borderlines between Greece and FYROM, where being led by an organised group of activists promoting the policy of open borders. The 600 refugees that passed into FYROM had received a leaflet while in Idomeni […]