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Third review: Greece’s creditors in Athens to discuss fiscal targets, privatizations, energy

Greece’s top creditors returned to Athens on Monday for meetings and talks with the Greek government. Aim is to proceed with the third review of the Greek program and conclude the procedures by the end of the year. The first meeting on fiscal matter took place with Alternate Finance Minister …

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Increased Israeli interest to invest in Greece’s privatization program, energy, tourism

The environment, energy, tourism and real estate sectors reportedly dominate interest by Israel-based investors eyeing business prospects in Greece, according to reports. Greece’s embassy in Israel has mostly fielded requests by local companies interested in an ongoing privatization program in the still bailout-dependent country. Solid and liquid waste management, a …

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Monster Midterm Plan 2018-2021 in Greek Parliament, austerity €4.9billion

The omnibus bill and midterm plan for 2018-2021 has been submitted to the Greek Parliament. The relevant parliamentary committees are to examine 941 pages containing measures for fiscal targets and so-called reforms, the mid-term fiscal strategy framework and other provisions, before the plenary will vote it on Thursday, May 18 …

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Greece’s new Privatization Fund & the Vanity of Schaeuble’s Wishes

The “Hellenic Company for Assets and Participation” (EDIS) is the name for the new  Privatization Super-Fund that will claim ownership of all assets of the Greek state including 70,000 real estate properties, all major state-run enterprises like utility companies (electricity, water) and public transport (buses, metro etc), state shares in …

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FRAPORT sees €1.23bn offer for privatization of Greece’s regional airports as “basis for negotiations” (!!!)

Yesterday, we “celebrated” the Greek government decision to seal the deal and give the privatization of the country’s top 14 regional airports to German-Greek consortium Fraport-Slentel. Yesterday, we welcomed German state-run enterprise FRAPORT for ‘helping  Greece’ as some German media underlined. Today, FRAPORT seems to reconsider the offer it made …

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Privatizations in Energy sector cause rift in Greek government

Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis declared absolute negative towards privatizations in Greece’s energy sector. “There is not going to be any privatization in DEH [Public Power Company] in DEPA [natural gas distribution operator ] or ELPE [Petroleum Company]. I repeat what I have said until today,” Lafazanis told daily TA NEA. …

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Deputy PM Dragasakis: “We have a long list of investment opportunities”

Real and potential investors were shocked on Wednesday to hear new Greek coalition government government ministers announcing the halt of privatizations. Most worried of all,  is China with its 35-year concession agreement for its COSCO subsidiary in Piraeus – in operation since 2008 – and its plans to buy large …

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Greece’s Privatizations “Freeze” Until June-17 Elections and New Government

Greece will freeze privatizations until June-17 elections and a new government is being formed. This decision was taken by the board of  the State Private Property Fund  (TAIPD) on May 15, 2012. “We refrain from taking decisions that are binding for the future until the forming of the new government that …

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Troika Shows Greece a Bunch of Yellow Cards over Delays

Oh Oh Oh! I see a storm gathering over our Greek heads again. The Athens Stock Exchange is falling anew,  the Finance Minister warns us of ‘tough next two months’ and the Troika shows Greece the one yellow card after the other.  I could summarize the whole issue in a few words: …

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