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Greek shipowners urge government to safeguard shipping competitiveness

By   /  19/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

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The President of Greece’s Union of Shipowners, Theodoros Veniamis, called on the Greek government and the country’s Seamen Unions to allow the maritime labor market to become internationally competitive by overcoming industrialist obstructions. Greece has continued to strengthen its position as the largest ship owning nation in recent years, controlling some 18% of the world […]

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Greece exceeding bailout program targets – Fin Min

By   /  19/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

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Greek Finance Minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, expressed optimism on Wednesday that Athens is on track to conclude the review of its bailout program, despite negotiations currently being on hold due to the differences of opinion between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European creditors over the goals of the program. “If we continue exceeding targets like […]

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MIN EDU condemns Golden Dawn’s threats against teachers in Perama school

By   /  17/01/2017  /  GR Finance, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

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The ministry of education condemned on Tuesday the jeering and threats suffered by the principal and teachers of a primary school in Neo Ikonio, Perama, by a group of Golden Dawn members headed by party MP Yiannis Lagos. According to information, a group of about 20 Golden Dawn members and Lagos started quarrelling intensely with […]

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ESR to begin deliberations over TV licensing procedure

By   /  17/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

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Following the recent announcement of the Council of State decision which found that the law on which the government tender for television broadcasting licenses was based contravenes Greece’s Constitution, the only competent authority to issue TV licenses is the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR). The ESR is now expected to begin a round […]

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Athens looks to overcome obstacles to review conclusion

By   /  13/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

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On the day of a Euro Working Group meeting, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici met with Greek counterpart Eu. Tsakalotos in Brussels. After the meeting on Thursday, Moscovici told reporters that the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) participation in the Greek program is viewed as reassuring for a number of EU member-states. […]

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Athens takes aim at IMF as it seeks to get review back on track

By   /  11/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

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Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou was the latest Greek official to take aim at the International Monetary Fund, accusing it of keeping a “negative stance” in the talks Athens is currently engaged in with its international creditors over labor reform. Achtsioglou had a telephone conversation with German counterpart Andrea Nahles on Tuesday and took the opportunity […]

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We are not pushing for IMF withdrawal or stay in Greek program – minister

By   /  08/01/2017  /  CY Finance, CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

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The Greek government has no specific strategy to oust the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from the country’s bailout program, or to see it remain one of its international creditors, a senior government official says. Minister of Digital Policy, Nikos Pappas, said during an interview on Greek television that it was the IMF that raises such […]

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UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

By   /  08/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social, TR Finance, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

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The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is reiterating its call to accelerate the moving of asylum-seekers from the Aegean islands to the Greek mainland states the announcement. The Agency states that “even with recent efforts to improve matters, conditions at many sites on the islands remain very poor.” The drop in temperature over the past […]

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Uncertainty over return of creditors to Athens

By   /  05/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Uncertainty over return of creditors to Athens

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A spokesperson for the European Commission told reporters on Thursday that the exact date Greece’s creditors will return to Athens to resume direct talks over the ongoing review of the bailout program is unknown. In the first press conference of 2017, European Commission spokesperson for Financial Services, Taxation and Customs, Vanessa Mock, said the Commission […]

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Industrialists warn Greece must take ownership of reforms to remain in the Eurozone

By   /  04/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Industrialists warn Greece must take ownership of reforms to remain in the Eurozone

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The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) warned on Wednesday that should Greece’s current guardianship by international creditors should not continue in the foreseeable future, the country’s participation in the European Union (EU) will only be “on paper”. In the worst case scenario, Greece risks exiting the EU altogether, SEV says in a weekly report focusing […]

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