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Outcry forces gov’t spokesman to half-apologize for targeting Politico correspondent

Greece’s government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou spoke out a halfhearted apology for having targeted and discredited the POLITICO correspondent in Greece, Nektaria Stamouli, who is also the president of the Foreign Press Association in the country. Oikonomou could not help but to correct his previous statements after an outcry by local …

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EU Commission, Eurogroup end enhanced surveillance for Greece

The European Commission proposed at the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday to end the enhanced surveillance of Greece on 20 August 2022, when this program ends and not to prolong it. The decision was taken “given the successful delivery of the bulk of Greece’s policy commitments.” A 12-year-long era ends on …

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“Εnhanced surveillance for Greece to end in August,” says EU Commission

The European Commission gave the green light for the disbursement of 748 million euros to Greece from the Eurogroup, based on the 14th report of post-memorandum enhanced surveillance that was released on Tuesday. In the report, the Commission noted that Greece has taken the necessary steps to reach the agreed …

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EU Commission urged to investigate liners over ‘unfair’ and ‘discriminatory’ practices

The European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT) has sent a letter to the European Union, urging for an inquiry into the container shipping sector, alleging unfair and discriminatory practice. “The profiteering of ocean shipping carriers resulting from their capacity management strategy allowed them to acquire the …

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Greece’s economy grew by 8.5% in 2021, up by 4.9% in 2022, says EU Commission report

The Greek economy is expected to grow by 8.5% in 2021, 4.9% in 2022 and 3.5% in 2023, the European Commission said in its winter economic forecast report released on Thursday, revising upwards its earlier forecast of a growth rate of 7.1% in 2021 and slightly downwards its forecast for …

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EU Commission approves €100mn to boost Greece’s health system

Τhe European Commission has approved an additional 100 million euros for Greece in the business program for Reforming the Public Sector 2014-2020, which forms part of the Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework. According to the proposal by the Greek Development and Investments Ministry, these new funds will be used …

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EU Commission approves €800 million for Greece’s tourism sector affected by pandemic

The European Commission approved an 800-million-euro Greek program for the support of tourism businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved based on the temporary framework for the EU state members support, a European Commission’s announcement said on Tuesday. EU vice president Margrethe Vestager in …

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Von der Leyen welcomes Mitsotakis’ proposal for vaccination certificate

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised Greece’s efforts for the roll out of its vaccination campaign against Covid-19, and especially welcomed the Greek prime minister’s proposal for a vaccination certificate, in an interview with the Greek newspaper “Ta Nea” released on Saturday. “The percentage of vaccinated citizens [in …

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“Covid-19 vaccines in Greece at the end of December” says PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated that coronavirus vaccines will arrive in Greece at the end of 2020, a day after Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias came under fire for claiming the same thing: that the first batch of a vaccine not fully approved yet will be available in the country by …

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Greece to unveil its own overall plan for tourism (Update)

The Greek government has welcomed the framework of guidelines and recommendations on tourism and transport presented by the European Commission on Wednesday, however, it stressed that Greece will unveil its own comprehensive plan for tourism in the next few days. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said in a statement that the …

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Commission president calls on Erdogan to “move migrants & refugees away from Greek border”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that Turkey must move refugees and migrants away from the Greek border. “It was the Turkish president who said the EU borders were open. They were not open, they are not open, they …

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EU Commission approves Greece’s Primary Residence Protection for broke households

The European Commission approved on Thursday the Greek Primary Protection Scheme for households unable to repay their mortgage loans and at risk of losing their primary residence. According to a press release, the program has an annual budget of nearly 132 million euros and sets strict eligibility criteria along property …

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EU Commission hails one year Greece without bailout agreement

The European Commission has hailed the one year anniversary of Greece successfully concluding stability support programme. In a statement issue don Wednesday, the Commission said: Today marks one year since Greece successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme. The 3-year stability support programme took a coordinated approach …

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Eurogroup and the EU tell PM Mitsotakis to “stick to the commitments”

The new Greek government has not yet sworn in and the country’s lenders, the Eurogroup, sent a clear message to new Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis: He has to stick to the commitments of the previous government. Eurogroup chief Mario Centeno warned that “commitments are commitments and if we break those, …

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