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Greek debt remains sustainable despite pandemic crisis, says ESM economist

Chief economist at the European Stability Mechanism Rolf Strauch said in an analysis that that the pandemic may have led to an increase in the Greek national debt and the long-term risks, but the country is not going through another debt crisis. In his analysis, Strauch explained that Greek and …

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Greece Elections official: ND 39.8%, SYRIZA 31.5% Live Blog from Athens

21,478 ballot centers across Greece closed at 7 o’ clock Sunday afternoon, July 7th 2019. Millions of Greeks were called to ballot boxes and general elections. All public opinion polls showed a victory for main opposition party, conservative New Democracy. Even though there is possibility that the closing deadline is …

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Greek households lose 27.9% of their assets during crisis decade 2008-2018

Greek households have lost 27.9 percent of their assets in the crisis decade 2008-2018. According to an analysis by Alpha Bank, the drop was the biggest in the eurozone and is followed by those recorded in Spain, Italy and Cyprus. Germany recorded significant gains during the same period. Portugal also …

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DNA analysis sheds light on origins of Minoans and Mycenaeans

During the Bronze Age, two important civilizations emerged in Greece: the Minoans and, later, the Mycenaeans. These ancient peoples were among the earliest of the so-called “high cultures” of Europe: they communicated with sophisticated writing systems, painted elaborate frescoes, and—in the case of the Mycenaeans—built fortifications so large that later …

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Putin came, prayed and left: Geopolitics, investment & religion

Russian President Vladimir Putin came to Athens,  signed agreements, prayed in Mount Athos and left. On bilateral level, he signed a series of multiple agreements with the Greek side, a declaration of good will and cooperation in tourism, culture, and the usual staff. For sure, renewal of Greek-Russian relations is …

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Eurogroup on Greece: a carrot for a bunch of sticks

The marathon negotiations in Brussels ended at 3 o’ clock in the morning. The Eurogroup finance ministers but in fact Germany and the International Monetary Fund agreed to give a carrot to Greece yet keep waving a bunch of sticks for as long as it takes. At first stage, lenders …

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NATO Mission with 4 frigates & 1 supply vessel informally launched in the Aegean

“The NATO ships have already started informal patrols in the Aegean,” Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told the media on Tuesday morning short before he left Athens on a Chinook helicopter in order to festively inaugurate four hot spots on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros and Samos. According to …

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Opinion polls: ND leads with 0.5%, “undecided” voters to determine the winner

In the first public opinion poll conducted after the debate between ex prime minister Alexis Tsipras and the leader of main opposition party conservative New Democracy Bangelis Meimarakis on Monday, Greece’s main opposition party leads wioth 0.5% towards SYRIZa. Poll conducted by Metron Analysis for private TV Action24: SYRIZA 27% …

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