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Grexit choice explored last year but Tsipras was not convinced
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Grexit choice explored last year but Tsipras was not convinced

chris1 - Jan 24, 2016

Before reaching an agreement with lenders last July, the SYRIZA-led government explored a number of options regarding alternative sources of…

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PM Tsipras to HuffPost : ‘It might be the last opportunity for Greece. Let’s not lose it’

ilias1 - Jan 24, 2016

The evaluation of Greece’s economic program must be completed as soon as possible because it may be Greece’s last chance,…

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FYROM authorities again bar passage to refugees at Idomeni

ilias1 - Jan 24, 2016

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) authorities again barred the passage of refugees through the Greece-FYROM border at Idomeni, starting…

S&P raises Greece’s credit rating to B- from CCC+, stable outlook
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S&P raises Greece’s credit rating to B- from CCC+, stable outlook

ilias1 - Jan 24, 2016

Standard & Poors raised on Friday its long-term sovereign credit rating on Greece to 'B-' from 'CCC+', with a stable…

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Athens lawyers extend strike for another week

ilias1 - Jan 24, 2016

Lawyers in Athens extended their strike for another week and until January 29, in protest to the proposed social security…

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Greek refiner ELPE signs deal with Iran’s NIOC for crude oil deliveries

ilias1 - Jan 24, 2016

Greek refiner Hellenic Petroleum (ELPE) and Iran’s national oil company NIOC reached a long-term agreement for the immediate start of…

Gerovasili warns more cuts if farmers’ protests don’t stop
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Gerovasili warns more cuts if farmers’ protests don’t stop

chris1 - Jan 24, 2016

Specifically, she warned farmers and white-collar professionals that if the measures that the government proposed are not implemented, there will…

Free eye tests
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Free eye tests

chris1 - Jan 24, 2016

The Hellenic College of Ophthalmology will be providing free eye tests at the War Museum in Athens this week. Those…

Austrian minister speaks of temporary exclusion from Schengen
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Austrian minister speaks of temporary exclusion from Schengen

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Greece may have to be temporarily excluded from the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone because it is not controlling the…

Gov’t hopes 2015 primary surplus will stave off need for more pension cuts
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Gov’t hopes 2015 primary surplus will stave off need for more pension cuts

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Greek government officials will be hoping that a small primary budget surplus for 2015 will help them stave off the…

Snap elections not on agenda, gov’t says
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Snap elections not on agenda, gov’t says

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Olga Gerovasili on Saturday sought to quash growing speculation about the possibility of snap elections in the not-too-distant future, saying…

Talks held on return of migrants amid Aegean tragedies
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Talks held on return of migrants amid Aegean tragedies

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Greek police officers met with representatives of the European Commission and EU border agency Frontex on Friday in a bid…

Slow progress in tax inspections
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Slow progress in tax inspections

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Chronic obstacles, including the understaffing of inspecting agencies and the absence of sufficient legal tools, mean that ongoing investigations into…

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PM Tsipras to deliver speech on one year of SYRIZA in power

ilias1 - Jan 23, 2016

Governing party SYRIZA has announced an event on Sunday, the 24th of January, for the one year since the January…

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Healthcare coverage for the uninsured to be extended for a year

ilias1 - Jan 23, 2016

The Deputy Minister of Labor Tasos Petropoulos announced that healthcare cover for the uninsured with a household income of up…

Greek ship-owners disagree with European Commission on tax reforms
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Greek ship-owners disagree with European Commission on tax reforms

ilias1 - Jan 23, 2016

The Union of Greek Ship-owners has expressed its opposition the European Commission over taxation and warned that the proposals may…

Soros: “The EU is on the verge of a collapse and Greece is still a problem”
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Soros: “The EU is on the verge of a collapse and Greece is still a problem”

ilias1 - Jan 23, 2016

American investor George Soros has estimated that Greece will continue to be a problem for the Eurozone and argued that…

IMF reiterates call for a significant reduction of Greece’s public debt
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IMF reiterates call for a significant reduction of Greece’s public debt

ilias1 - Jan 23, 2016

The ECB chief is expected to call for the swift conclusion of the bailout review, so that talks on debt…

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Coast Guard: 41 bodies recovered near Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos

ilias1 - Jan 23, 2016

In spite of the good weather conditions at sea, the Coast Guard and Frontex were called out in two different…

Winemakers see glass half empty due to tax rise
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Winemakers see glass half empty due to tax rise

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Wineries around Greece will be closed on Monday in protest at the special consumption tax imposed recently on all wine…