Opposition Parties Criticize Greek Government Handouts

The announcement of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that 617 million euros will be given to low income pensioners and that Aegean islands handling migrant...

Greek Gov’t Handouts to Pensioners, Islanders Not Discussed With Creditors

The Greek government has not asked for the creditors' approval to give out 617 million euros to low income pensioners because the money comes...

Tsipras Announces Extra Benefit for Low-Income Pensioners, Suspension of VAT Rise for NA Islands

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Thursday an extra benefit for low income pensioners and the suspension of an increase of the VAT...

Greek Court Blocks Extradition of Further Two Turkish Soldiers

A Greek appeals court on Thursday ruled against the extradition of the remaining two Turkish soldiers suspected as coup plotters, with Ankara demanding their...

IMF Not Asking for Additional Austerity in Greece, Spokesman Gerry Rice Says

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomes the adoption of short-term measures for Greece's debt but these may not be enough to make the Greek...

PNO Extends Seamen’s Strike by Two Days

  The Greek seamen's union federation PNO on Thursday decided to extend ongoing labor mobilizations with another 48-hour strike beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday...

ECB’s Decision to Extend QE Is ‘Good for Greece’ ECB Sources Say

The European Central Bank (ECB) governing board's decision to extend the ECB's quantitative easing programme until December 2017 is positive for Greece, giving it...

Europe to be Sending Migrants Back to Greece Starting in March

European Union member states are to be sending migrants and refugees back to Greece beginning in mid-March, the European Commission announced on Thursday. The decision...

Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment at 23.1% in September

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2016. • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September 2016...

Greek PM Tsipras: Trilateral Cooperation Is Our Strategic Choice

The trilateral Greece-Cyprus-Israel cooperation is our strategic choice, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and...

Tourism in Greece at Highest Performance in 2 Years, Min Kountoura Says

On Thursday Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura spoke during the debate on budget held in Parliament and stated that revenue in 2016 will be much higher than initially...

Primary Surplus Targets Hinder Greek Bailout Program Review

Greece and creditors have not agreed yet on primary surplus targets beyond the bailout program, thereby making the completion of the second program review...

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