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Majority of Greeks reject “Macedonia” in FYROM name, as thousands flock to Thessaloniki rally

Despite the government optimism about a solution to the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the majority of Greeks reject compromises that include the term ‘Macedonia’, thus increasing pressure on the left-wing/nationalist coalition on political and diplomatic level. In a public opinion poll conducted by Metron Analysis …

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S&P upgrades Greece by one notch from “B-” to “B”

S&P Global Ratings on Friday raised Greece’s foreign and local currency long-term sovereign credit ratings to ‘B’ from ‘B-‘, citing improvements in the finances and fiscal outlook for the debt-laden south-eastern European nation. “Our ratings on Greece are supported by the unusually low cost of servicing much of its general …

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Record temperature and number of tornadoes hit Greece in 2017

Greek meteorologists published the list of the most extreme weather phenomena recorded in Greece in 2017. These data includes the highest and the lowest temperature, the strongest wind intensity but also the number of waterspouts. The highest temperature was recorded in Moires by Herakleio, Crete: 45.8 C on 1. July …

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The IMF insists on debt relief measures for Greece

The IMF Board will need to meet again to reach the final decision to activate the programme in Greece, clarified Gerry Rice, the Press Representative of the Fund, while speaking to reporters on Thursday. He reiterated that the decision is based on two parts: reforming progress and debt alleviation that will …

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EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years

A senior EU official says Greece is within reach of ending its Herculean bailout program which saved it from the brink of bankruptcy. The official said Thursday that eurozone finance ministers meeting next week had “a great willingness to say that, basically, nearly everything had been done” to complete its …

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