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Tsipras: Health sector funds increased for the first time

By   /  17/03/2017  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  We received a suffocated health sector and we achieved a small miracle, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday said during the Hour of the Prime Minister in Parliament. Despite the suffocating fiscal framework, we managed to integrate 2.5 million people without social security to the public health sector, the prime minister underlined and promised […]

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IMF parcel bomb sent from Greece; Greek terror group targets Schaeuble

By   /  16/03/2017  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  Greece’s Minister for Citizen Protection, Nikos Toskas, confirmed on Thursday evening that a parcel bomb that exploded at the offices of the International Monetary Fund in Paris earlier on Thursday was sent from Greece. A woman suffered minor injuries from the explosion of the booby-trapped parcel that was addressed to the Fund’s Director for […]

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Alexis Tsipras meets Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis

By   /  16/03/2017  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  Meeting Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis at the Maximos Mansion on Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised the government’s support for initiatives to make Athens a safe and sustainable city. He stressed that Greece’s capital needed “metropolitan-scale” interventions that aimed to improve quality of life for its residents. Acknowledging that the greatest burden in this […]

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Greek “debt trap” pushing it to brink of another financial crisis

By   /  15/03/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  The Budget Office of the Hellenic Parliament released a report on Wednesday which highlights the need for Greece’s debt issue to be addressed. The 5th Interim Report titled “The Debt Trap” stresses that Greece is in need of “serious restructuring of its debt” that will be accompanied by implementation of crucial reforms related to […]

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Last ditch effort to make progress in Greek bailout program review

By   /  07/03/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Last ditch effort to make progress in Greek bailout program review

  A European Commission spokeswoman revealed on Tuesday that the envoys representing Greece’s international creditors may prolong their stay in Athens in an attempt to conclude an agreement with the Greek government over the review of the country’s bailout program. The representatives of the institutions representing Greece’s creditors – also known as the “quartet” – […]

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Cyprus – Greece – Israel coordinating meeting on Diaspora issues

By   /  06/03/2017  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Cyprus – Greece – Israel coordinating meeting on Diaspora issues

  The Presidential Commissioner, Mr Fotis Fotiou, the Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Terence Nikolaos Quick and the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Mr Natan Sharansky held today in Jerusalem their first trilateral coordinating meeting on Diaspora issues between Israel, Cyprus and Greece respectively. The meeting was held according to the relevant provisions […]

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Government talks with creditors reach impasse yet again

By   /  06/03/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Government talks with creditors reach impasse yet again

  Very little progress was made in the meetings held over the weekend between Greek government ministers and the “quartet” of the country’s international creditors. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Houliarakis and Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou – among other cabinet members – discussed fiscal and labor issues with the top foreign envoys […]

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NPLs a thorn in government talks with creditors

By   /  03/03/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on NPLs a thorn in government talks with creditors

  One of the top issues on the agenda of talks with creditors on Thursday was the Greek government’s draft proposal for a new out-of-court settlement framework to manage non-performing loans. According to sources the negotiations surrounding the issue ended in disagreement on Thursday evening. The draft bill prepared by the Greek Economy Minister has […]

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Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

By   /  02/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Croatia, CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, SI Politics, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

  On 2 March 2017, EU Ambassadors endorsed a Council position needed to start negotiations with the European Parliament on a proposal for an Entry-Exit System which will strengthen border control and security in the EU. The agreement by Member States comes after the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU worked hard over […]

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Armed Forces TV show back on Greek screens

By   /  02/03/2017  /  GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Armed Forces TV show back on Greek screens

  The Greek TV show, “With Virtue and Courage”, about the Greek Armed Forces will be back on Greek TV screens as of Sunday March 5th at 11:30am. The TV show returns to the state broadcaster ERT as announced by Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, at a press conference, after an absence of three and a […]

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