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Second NOME electricity auction on Wed. as creditors push for partial breakup of Greek power utility
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Second NOME electricity auction on Wed. as creditors push for partial breakup of Greek power utility

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

PPC requests 735 mln€ from state for supplying cheaper electricity to isles, low-income consumers 25/04 17:33 The second NOME electricity auction of the year by the state-run…

Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU’s highest
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Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU’s highest

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Greece has the highest rate of deaths in the European Union due to single-vehicle collisions (SVC), or a road accident in which only one vehicle is involved.…

3.1 earthquake strikes off southern coast of Crete
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3.1 earthquake strikes off southern coast of Crete

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

A 3.1 tremor in the Richter scale was felt by the locals in the southern parts of the island of Crete, Wedesday morning. The earthquake was estimated…

Athens hires a chief digital officer
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Athens hires a chief digital officer

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Thursday announced the appointment of a chief digital officer, who will be responsible for upgrading the digital capacity of the city’s public…

Greek Council on Foreign Affairs and Defence to address Turkish provocations
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Greek Council on Foreign Affairs and Defence to address Turkish provocations

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

The Greek Government Council on Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) is scheduled to convene at 9 am, Wednesday to examine Greece’s course of action in response to…

As bailout negotiations resume, Tsipras tries to sweeten pill
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As bailout negotiations resume, Tsipras tries to sweeten pill

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

As Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos resumed bailout negotiations in Athens with representatives of the country’s creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared on Tuesday that his government will…

Weather forecast: Fair
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Weather forecast: Fair

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Mostly fair weather and winds from variable directions are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Mostly fair in the northern and…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Direct, indirect tax collection beats targets for Q1 2017; VAT remittances slump
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Direct, indirect tax collection beats targets for Q1 2017; VAT remittances slump

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Tax revenues exceeded a first-quarter 2017 target by 228 million euros, reaching 9.516 billion euros in total. Based on Greek finance ministry figures, the over-performance is primarily…

Guardian writer obsessed with Leros
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Guardian writer obsessed with Leros

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

British newspaper Guardian’s writer Hannah Jane Parkinson writes a piece entitled “Island hopping in Greece’s Dodecanese”, where she explains why she is obsessed with the small island…

Energy issues on agenda of creditors’ reps in Athens on Tues.
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Energy issues on agenda of creditors’ reps in Athens on Tues.

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Creditors' top auditors and negotiators return to Athens on Tuesday for high-level talks aimed at finally concluding the second review of the Greek program (third bailout), with…

China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term
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China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Beijing is setting a medium-term target for a tenfold rise in Chinese visitors to Greece, who as of this summer will be able to use online payment…

Proposal for 60,000-euro fine for EU countries refusing to accept asylum applicants
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Proposal for 60,000-euro fine for EU countries refusing to accept asylum applicants

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

The European Presidency of Malta has tabled a proposal that would compel EU member-states to pay a 60,000-euro fine for each refugee asylum-applicant from other overburdened EU…

Bill in the works to make state jobs permanent
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Bill in the works to make state jobs permanent

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

The government is preparing to honor a pledge to offer permanent status to civil servants in key posts of the public sector, Kathimerini understands, with legislation boosting…

Loved by Guests Awards: Top Greek hotels for 2017
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Loved by Guests Awards: Top Greek hotels for 2017

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Hotels from across Greece were included in the list of “Loved By Guests Awards” compiled by hotel booking agency Hotels.com for 2017. Crete, Athens, Mykonos and Santorini…

Nursing staff is overstretched, union warns
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Nursing staff is overstretched, union warns

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

One in three full-time nursing positions at Greek state hospitals are vacant, leaving just one nurse to every 40 patients, according to the national federation of Greek…

SZ: Schaeuble eyeing ‘European Monetary Fund’ for over-indebted EZ members; default clause included
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SZ: Schaeuble eyeing ‘European Monetary Fund’ for over-indebted EZ members; default clause included

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Suddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday reported that powerful German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is promoting the creation of a “European Monetary Fund” which will, according to the same…

Athens aims for quick review wrap in bid to change agenda
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Athens aims for quick review wrap in bid to change agenda

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

With the return on Monday to Athens of bailout inspectors representing Greece’s lenders, the government is eager to wrap up the second review of the country’s third…

Tax “tsunami” drowns Greeks
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Tax “tsunami” drowns Greeks

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

A large number of Greek taxpayers and households are unable to pay their taxes, as hyper taxation has generated 2.6 billion new debts towards the state. Only…

Greek bond yields tumbled on Monday
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Greek bond yields tumbled on Monday

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Greek 10-year government bond yields fell sharply on Monday to a four-month low of 6.54 percent. This was on news of a potential bailout agreement and with…

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