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Tsakalotos says Greece plans to return to markets in 2019 to buy IMF or ECB debt

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos unfolded the government plans how to deal with red loans and how the country will return to the markets. In an interview with radio News24/7 on Tuesday, Tsakalotos said that Greece negotiated hard with the country’s lenders to secure a buffer of 25 billion euros …

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Brexit Deal has Greece hope for return of Parthenon Marbles

Brexit deal has been approved by the British cabinet, and as the European Union prepares to negotiate a whole new relationship with the UK post-Brexit, Greece might be able to make the United Kingdom an offer it can’t refuse. “What we have now is the only opportunity in 200 years …

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Petition demanding €8bn ECB profits return to Greece handed to Eurogroup

In a meeting with Eurogroup spokesperson Luis Rego, a group of campaigners including Positive Money Europe handed a petition to euro zone finance ministers demanding that Greece gets back the profits made off of its debt. Luis Rego promised the campaigners to bring the issue to the attention of EG …

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Missing cat returns to burned down home 23 days after the deadly wildfire

Cat Pipis disappeared on 23. July when the deadly wildfire was raging in East Attica. His owners desperately looked for him but they had to leave the area and him behind in order to escape the flames and possible death. They didn’t give up hope, though. They put flyers all …

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Healthy eaters in US turn to Greece’s flavors and food in 2018

2018 is witnessing an influx of new flavors invigorate the taste buds as imaginative chefs, aspirational start-ups, and a competitive established market vies for your attention. But consumers aren’t just wary of cost, our appetites increasingly whet by originality, convenience and, importantly, a more health-conscious approach to our diets. That’s …

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German returns antique artifact to Greece; found during Wehrmacht works in Thessaloniki

A German national has returned an antique artifact to Greece. The antique ‘cup’ painted in black and with remains of decoration is in perfect form and dated back to the classical times of Ancient Greece. It was handed over to the Greek Embassy in Berlin by a German citizen. According …

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Govt’ abolishes rent subsidy for cabinet members without seat in Parliament

The Greek government has submitted an amendment that abolishes rent subsidies to ministers and deputy ministers that do not have seats in the Parliament. The amendment has been submitted on Wednesday evening and will be voted later on Thursday. The abolishing of the rent subsidies will go into effect retrospective …

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Remorseful US tourist returns stones from Acropolis “stolen many years ago”

A most probably American tourist who stole a handful of stones from the ancient site of the Acropolis many years ago, returned them per mail to the Greek National Tourism Organization in New York. The four small stones were put in a plastic bag and had a handwritten note in …

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Employers forced workers to return the Christmas bonus

Several employers found a “recipe” to fill their cash registers over the Christmas days: they demanded back the Christmas bonus they are obliged by law to pay to employees. The employees’ complains landed at the unions offices one after the other. In Patras, workers at retail shops, restaurants and cleaning …

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Dutch supermarket chain Spar to return to Greece

The Dutch super market chain Spar will apparently return to the Greek market year through its participation in a consortium with local retailer Asteras, a year after the former ended its agreement with the Veropoulos group. The latter, in fact, sold its Greece operation to Metro S.A., but retained units …

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Convicted 17November terrorist Koufodinas returns to prison

Dimitris Koufodinas, the convicted gunman of terror organization 17 November, returned to prison following a 48-hour-furlough. Koufodinas arrived at Korydallos prison an hour and a half  ahead of the Saturday noon deadline, accompanied by his wife and son. He looked relaxed and waved to the press. Koufodinas, 59, is serving …

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EU states begin returning refugees to Greece

European Union member states like Germany, UK and others to send asylum seekers back to where they first sought refuge, despite the continued economic strife in Greece. European countries are poised to begin the process of returning refugees to Greece, as migrants seeking reunification with their family members – mostly …

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Greece announces “Return to Bond Markets”, aims to raise €4.03billion

The much anticipated return to the bond markets is on. Greece’s government is returning to the financial markets for the first time since 2014. The bond sale started at 1 p.m. Monday noon July 24th. 2017. The government aims to raise some 4.03 billion euros from the auction, while the …

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More than €4million in ‘kickbacks’ money returned to Greek state

More than four million euros in “kickbacks” money have been transferred to a bank account of the Greek government in January. The money is part of kickbacks paid for procurement of armament programs. Minister of Justice Stavros Kontonis said that the total amount of €4,313,675 has been transferred to the …

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