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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…

Greece still has work ahead on pension reform
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Greece still has work ahead on pension reform

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Greece still has some work to do to on its pension reform proposals to satisfy its lenders, Eurogroup chief Jeroen…

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

makis - Jan 22, 2016

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

Male nurse arrested for lewd acts against female patient
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Male nurse arrested for lewd acts against female patient

makis - Jan 22, 2016

A 47-year-old male nurse was arrested on Thursday in a city in eastern Macedonia for lewd acts against a 22-year-old…

Creditors demand even stricter reforms in pension system
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Creditors demand even stricter reforms in pension system

makis - Jan 22, 2016

The government’s pension system reform plans have met significant opposition in Greece, both in Parliament and in the streets, as…

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Weather Forecast: Sleet on Saturday

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

Clouds, sleet and northerly winds are forecast for Saturday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy…

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Greek police, EU and Frontex meeting focuses on readmission and repatriation of migrants

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

The readmission and repatriation of undocumented migrants dominated a meeting between representatives of the Greek Police, the European Commission and…

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Payroll spending at 25.7 pct of general government spending in Q3

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

Payroll spending totaled 5.294 billion euros in the third quarter of 2015 (25.7 pct of total general government spending), almost…

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Building materials’ prices down 2.0 pct in 2015

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

Building materials' prices fell 2.0 pct in 2015 after a 2.4 pct decline in December, reflecting a decline in building…

Tsipras, Draghi agree on need to conclude programme review as soon as possible
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Tsipras, Draghi agree on need to conclude programme review as soon as possible

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday met with ECB president Mario Draghi at Davos. Both officials agreed that the first…

Gov’tl tries to soften tax impact on farmers, says Agriculture Min Apostolou
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Gov’tl tries to soften tax impact on farmers, says Agriculture Min Apostolou

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

The government will try to soften any impact of the new tax system on farmers, Rural Development Minister Evangelos Apostolou…

Greek Tourism Organisation sets eyes on Iran market
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Greek Tourism Organisation sets eyes on Iran market

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is setting eyes on Iran market in view of the forthcoming visit of Greek…

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Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

Equity prices were rising on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 2.18…

Farmers to block Athens-Thessaloniki motorway at Tempi valley
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Farmers to block Athens-Thessaloniki motorway at Tempi valley

Panos - Jan 22, 2016

Farmers are going to place their tractors on Athens-Thessaloniki motorway and block the traffic at Tempi valley for two hours…