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Greek gov’t measures for workers, businesses affected by Thomas Cook collapse

The Greek government announced on Saturday a series of measures for tourist businesses and workers affected by the collapse of British Thomas Cook. The measures were announced after a meeting of representatives from the Finance, the Labor and the Development ministries. Workers The number of required insurance stamps (IKA/EFKA) for …

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Lenders’ representatives in Athens for 4. post program review

Representatives of Greece’s lenders are currently in Athens for the 4th post bailout-program enhanced surveillance review. Citing sources from the Greek economic team, state-run news agency amna reports that the two sides discussed among others the prime minister’s measures presented at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) earlier this month. The …

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PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis: The names of the cabinet ministers

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday evening. The members of the new cabinet will be sworn in at 12:00 noon on Tuesday in the presidential palace. This will be followed by handovers at individual ministries. According to news agency amna, the …

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SYRIZA MP admits her daughter assigned to Parliament staff due to her “political connections”

There has been no more cynical admission since ages. SYRIZA MP, deputy Parliament Speaker and former Migration Minister, Tassia Christodoulopoulou admitted that her daughter was posted to the Parliament staff because she used some of her political connections. Speaking to Alpha TV, Christodoulopoulou said without blushing that she took advantage …

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PM Tsipras and the Greek government survive confidence vote

The Greek government survived one more confidence vote on Friday, as expected. Out of 289 present lawmakers 153 voted in favor and 136 against. In favor voted also a lawmaker from the Centrists’ Union. The confidence vote came after main opposition New Democracy filed a censure motion against Alternate Health …

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“Mysterious” gov’t airplane from Venezuela lands in Athens airport

A government aircraft from Venezuela landed in Athens Airport on Saturday and took off after four hours, private Skai TV reported in an exclusive news story. Venezuelan government aircraft with the YV2486 insignia reportedly took off from Caracas on February 24 and landed in Athens on March 2. The plane …

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BBC article on “repressed Macedonian Slav minority” angers Greece

The article of BBC “Greece’s invisible minority – The Macedonian Slavs” triggered angry reactions in Athens with the government to speak of “inaccurate and distorted Information.” The point that angered the Greek government is the BBC claim that with the Prespes Agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia, “Greece has …

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Mini government reshuffle with new Foreign and Migration Ministers

Government spokesman Dimitris Tsanakopoulos announced the mini government reshuffle Friday noon. The reshuffle was expected after SYRIZA managed to pass its proposal for the Constitutional revision. New ministers in important posts: Foreign Ministry: Giorgos Katrougalos – he replaces PM Alexis Tsipras who took over the office after Kotzias’ resignation last …

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Greece’s coalition collapses as partner ANEL leaves gov’t over Macedonia issue

Junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos announced on Sunday morning that he pulls all his ministers from the government and he also resigns from the post of Defense Minister. The leader of right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) has repeatedly warned that he would leave the government should the Prespes Agreement with the …

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“Speculative moves behind stock market pressure,” says Greece’s Gov’t

“Speculative moves” are behind the pressure on the Athens Stock Exchange and the Greek banks, the government said late on Wednesday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hosted an extraordinary meeting with top government officials around economy and financial issues after the dramatic session in the Athens Stock Exchange on  what media …

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First post-bailout reshuffle expands gov’t influence to ex PASOK, ND

The fist post-bailout government of Greece has been announced on Tuesday afternoon. Thirteen new persons, among them six women: Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou -ex minister in PASOK government under Giorgos Papandreou  -, Myrsini Zorba ex MEP under Simitis government- as well as conservative Katerina Papakosta – former minister in New Democracy governments …

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Gov’t priorities: Increase minimum wage, tax relief, no further pension cuts

Increase in minimum wage, tax relief, efforts to avoid the upcoming further cuts in pensions and the broadening of the tax-free basis. These are the targets of Greece’s coalition  government SYRIZA-ANEL now that the country has exited the last bailout program. The government targets for the next day is the …

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