Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has been touring eurozone capitals in the last days to explain the country’s reform measures, to seek support for an early, positive review by international lenders, and to drum up support for debt relie…

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The issue of the overhaul of the pension system in Greece is by far the most important and at the same time sensitive reform topic to date, especially with the Greek society experiencing a major exhaustion from the continuous austerity measures impos…

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Alternate Economy Minister and responsible for the EU National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funds for 2014-2020, Alexis Haritsis, announced last week that the funds for the 2007-2013 period were successfully implemented, specifying that Gree…

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Despite predictions, the 47-year reformist lawmaker Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected president of main opposition New Democracy (ND) party in runoff elections on Sunday (10.1), defeating Vangelis Meimarakis, who had served as interim party leader over…

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This year the Guardian picture desk has chosen yet another Greek photojournalist, namely Yannis Behrakis of Reuters, as the agency’s photographer of the year. “I have been covering refugees and migrants for over 25 years, but this year ha…

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Greeks celebrated yesterday (6.1) the Holy Epiphany (‘Theofania’ or ‘Fota’), one of the Orthodox Church’s most important feasts that commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan and closes the festive sea…

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, following the conclusion of the EU Summit in Brussels (17.12), noted that leaders of EU Member Countries “acknowledged the key role Turkey plays in the reduction of refugee flows”, underlining the neces…

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The Greek parliament ratified yesterday a set of reforms and measures, including streamlining civil service salary structures and opening the market for banks to sell off bad loans to overseas funds. All MPs of the governing coalition approved t…

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The European Commission and the UNHCR yesterday (14.12.2015) launched a scheme to provide 20,000 additional places for asylum seekers and relocation candidates in Greece, through a housing subsidy programme.

Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of th…

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During an official visit to the town Kalavryta (13.12), scene of war-time atrocities in WWII, the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred to the issue of German war reparations and the forced occupation loan demanded by the N…

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