Tagged: Public

E-ticket launch on Athens public transport delayed

The Athens transport authority, OASA, will be easing passengers into its new electronic ticket technology by allowing the use of regular paper tickets on buses, trolley buses, the tram, metro and ISAP trains until the new system is fully integrated. The decision was prompted by delays in installing the new technology, which was originally slated […]

Public transport at mercy of vandals

The vandalism carried out by a group of some 200 people at the electric railway station (ISAP) in Eirini, northern Athens, on Wednesday night has highlighted the seeming inability of authorities to prevent repeated attacks on infrastructure belonging to the Athens public transport network. According to the Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA), the responsibility for […]

ELSTAT: Public debt increases to €315bn in second half of 2016

The Greek statistics authority ELSTAT has published its latest figures of the quarterly non-financial accounts of General Government for the second quarter of 2016, according to which the country’s public debt increased to 315.29 billion euros, from 301.26 billion euros last year. The quarterly non-financial accounts of General Government provide information on the aggregates constituting […]

Schäuble insists that the Greek public debt is not a main issue

Germany’s Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble urged Greek authorities to carry on with the implementation of reforms, following the recent progress. In an interview for German newspaper Genaral Anzeiger, the Finance Minister commented that the recent developments in Europe are positive, such as growth in Spain and Italy. The German Minister however repeated his position […]

Members of independent Public Revenue Authority approved

The Parliamentary Committee on Institutions and Transparency has approved the appointment of the candidate members for the Council of Administration of the Independent Public Revenue Authority. The proposal of Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos was supported by the MPs of SYRIZA, the Independent Greeks and New Demoracy, except Charalambos Athanasiou who voted “present”. The other opposition […]

Outstanding public debts increase to 328.3 billion euros in June

The Greek public debt increased to 328.3 billion euros at the end of June, from 321 billion euros in March, according to the latest figures published by the public debt management agency (ODDIH). This 7.5 billion euro increase has been attributed to the tranche that was paid out following the first bailout program review. The […]

Public revenues fall in July and first half of 2016

Public revenue for the month of July and the first six-month term of 2016 have plummeted, according to data on the state budget execution by the Finance Ministry. For July the revenue is off target by 755 million Euros, while there is a 2.2% discrepancy for the projected cash inflow of the first half of […]

ND completes public consultation over new program

New Democracy announced on Saturday that the period of public consultation before the party begins to put together its program for governing has been completed. According to the conservative party’s vice president, Costis Hatzidakis, around 25,000 citizens took part in the consultation process. He said that their main preferences were “a state with less taxes […]

Over 45,000 to be recruited into the public sector in 2016

A total of 45,737 people will be recruited into the public sector in 2016, with 21,161 being recruited into permanent positions and the other 24,576 being recruited on a seasonal basis. A total of 3,261 will be recruited within the first few months of the year. The seasonal employees will mostly be appointed to municipal […]

Public transport strike action to affect travel on Thursday

There will be disruptions to the Greek public transport network due to a work stoppage by employees of the Athens metro, tram, bus, trolley and electric railway (ISAP) services, while railway and suburban railway employees will join the 24-hour strike called by Greece’s two major unions, GSEE and ADEDY. There will be no metro, tram, […]