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Legendary actress Anna Synodinou passes away, aged 88

makis - Jan 07, 2016

Internationally renowned theater actress Anna Synodinou has passed away at the age of 88, it was reported at noon on Thursday. In recent years Synodinou suffered from…

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Police searching for man who murdered his wife and abducted his child

makis - Jan 07, 2016

The police has launched a major operation to apprehend a 34-year-old man who is thought to have murdered his 41-year-old estranged wife in Ormylia of Halkidiki and…

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Meimarakis and Mitsotakis preparing for Sunday’s ND elections

makis - Jan 07, 2016

The two candidates for the leadership of New Democracy – Evangelos Meimarakis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis – are making their final preparations for the critical vote on Sunday.…

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PM’s office welcomes employer support for hike in social insurance contributions

makis - Jan 07, 2016

The government on Thursday welcomed the stance adopted by employer associations to the possibility of a hike in social insurance contributions in order to support the pension…

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Ferry services gradually being restored as winds weaken

makis - Jan 07, 2016

Ferry services are gradually being restored on Thursday as northerly winds are weakening. Earlier in the day, ferries remained docked in the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and…

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Ex-soccer chief Psomiadis dies just months after release from jail

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Makis Psomiadis, the controversial businessmen and former chairman of AEK Athens has died after suffering a heart attack, according to reports on Wednesday. Psomiadis was released from…

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Terrorist group says November blast at industrialists’ HQ was for workers

makis - Jan 06, 2016

The Popular Fighters Group (ELA), which claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the headquarters of Greece’s industrialists in Athens in November, has issued a proclamation saying…

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The truth about the social security draft law

makis - Jan 06, 2016

While thousands of pensioners are trying to realize that their pension will not exceed the amount of 600 euros with poverty line set at 665 euros, Labour…

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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…

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UN envoy for Cyprus reports ‘constructive’ meeting with FM Kotzias

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday met with UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide at the foreign ministry to discuss the latest developments…

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Tsipras and Pavlopoulos did not attend the blessing of waters at Pireaus port

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos decided not to attend the blessing of waters at Pireaus port on Epiphany Day. Instead, they…

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ODDIH: Greece draws 1.625 billion euros from 6-month T-bills

makis - Jan 05, 2016

The public debt management agency ODDIH has announced that Greece has drawn 1.625 billion euros from the auction of 1.250 billion euros worth of six-month treasury bills.…

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Changes to property values to affect taxes and benefits

makis - Jan 05, 2016

It has been almost 9 years since the last time taxable property values changed, however the Alternate Minister of Finances Tryfon Alexiadis is expected to soon announce…

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Greece to focus on green business programmes

makis - Jan 05, 2016

Greece plans to use part of new community funds to support green sectors of production which have been either downgraded or remain in hypnosis, Economy Deputy Minister…

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SYRIZA-ANEL plan on pensions a ‘casus belli’ for the people, KKE says

makis - Jan 05, 2016

In strong criticism of proposed pension system reforms the government unveiled the previous day, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Tuesday denounced the plan as "a…

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Another 2,600 migrants and refugees arrive in Piraeus port

makis - Jan 05, 2016

Another 2,600 migrants and refugees transported from Greek islands in the Aegean arrived in Piraeus port on Tuesday morning. They arrived on the passenger/car ferries "Blue Star…

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Actress Vanessa Redgrave in Athens to highlight plight of refugees

makis - Jan 05, 2016

World-famous actress, activist and Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Redgrave on Tuesday paid a visit to the Open Reception Centre for refugees and migrants in Elaionas, during her visit…

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Pension reform proposal includes the merging of all funds into one

makis - Jan 04, 2016

The 180-page government proposal on reforming the country’s pension system presented by the Minister of Labor Giorgos Katrougalos to the opposition leaders on Monday includes a number…

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Greek bond market closing report‏

makis - Jan 04, 2016

The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds shrank to 7.53 pct in the domestic electronic secondary bond market on Monday, with the Greek…

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New development to be presented this month, Econ Min says

makis - Jan 04, 2016

A new development law to be tabled to Parliament soon will include 3-4 basic principles, it will be simplified compared with a prevailing bureaucracy and will put…