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Greece ramps up security around potential Israeli targets

Police in Greece has ramped up security around potential Israeli targets and increased its presence around the Embassy of Israel in Athens in light of the ongoing war in the Middle East. State security and intelligence services are also involved in the operation, which apart from Israeli missions or businesses …

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Greece’s budget revenue exceeded targets in 2021

The Greek state budget revenue exceeded targets in 2021, totaling 59.24 billion euros, up 2.1% from targets, while budget spending was down by 420 million euros compared with 2020, the finance ministry said on Monday. In a report on provisional budget execution data, the ministry said that tax revenue was …

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Turkey targets Greek Orthodox, Jewish & Armenian religious leaders

Τhe Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul has expressed its deepest concern after Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been targeted by a Turkish pro-islamist magazine. Magazine “Gerçek Hayat” has claimed that members of minority communities and Greek Orthodox and Jewish religious leaders were supporters of Fetullah Gulen, Ankara considers as the mastermind behind …

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Greece among the 9 EZ countries compliant with Stability & Growth Pact

European Commissioner Vice President Valdis Dobrovskis slightly opened the window for a possible decrease of primary surplus targets for Greece. “If we see clearly positive trends in debt sustainability analysis, this can be reflected in the primary surpluses, as these two are closely linked,” he said in Brussels on Wednesday. …

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Greece is rushing to meet privatization targets before bailout deadline

Greece is in a hurry to sell some of its state assets, in what is one of the most critical issues for the country as it races to end a bailout program in August. Greece is set to hit lower-than-expected proceeds under a privatization program this year, after it failed …

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PM Tsipras: “Not the end of the world if IMF doesn’t participate in Greek program”

“It is not the end of the world if the International Monetary Fund will not take part in the Greek program, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday. “Greece is at the end of a difficult course,”Tsipras said addressing the parliamentary group of SYRIZA. He added that the government will …

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Greek Public Order Minister: “Terrorists targeted Olympiakos FC President, Shipowner, Siemens, Nea Dimokratia…”

Anti-terror Police managed a big blow against terrorists planning several attacks, Greek Minister for Public Order, Vassilis Kikilias, said on Thursday.  In a joint press conference with the chief of Greek Police, the minister revealed that prominent shipowners, offices of multinational companies and political parties as well as the President …

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Greek Parliament budget office: primary surplus targets are much too optimistic

“Primary surplus targets are much too optimistic,” says the budget office of the Greek Parliament with reference to the mid-term economic plan issued last week. In the report released on Friday, the budget office urges the ‘downwards revision of the primary surplus targets” and “the discussion on debt relief to …

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Greek Government’s Targets to Re-Negotiate Bailout Programme

Greece’s coalition government of Nea Dimocratia, PASOK and Democratic Left published its joint programme aiming to undo some austerity measures. Measures demanded by the Troika of IMF/EU/ECB and have been signed by Samaras in the second bailout agreement. The ambitious programme aims at tax cuts, extra help for the poor and unemployed, …

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