02-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

02-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Monday, April 02, 2018

Athens says Imia sovereignty beyond doubt after Ankara challenge

Athens issued a stern message to Ankara on Saturday, stressing that the Imia islets are Greek and there is no question about their sovereignty.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227298/article/ekathimerini/news/athens-says-imia-sovereignty-beyond-doubt-after-ankara-challenge

Erdogan slams Greece, EU over Turkish soldiers, says case of Greek soldiers with judiciary

In comments on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Edogan hit out at both Greece and the European Union for pressing for the return of two Greek soldiers that have been in Turkish custody since crossing the Turkish border last month, noting that Ankara is still awaiting the return of eight Turkish soldiers who fled an attempted coup two years ago and are seeking asylum in Greece.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227304/article/ekathimerini/news/erdogan-slams-greece-eu-over-turkish-soldiers-says-case-of-greek-soldiers-with-judiciary

UN envoy: difficulties remain in ‘Macedonia’ name dispute

The United Nations mediator seeking to end a long-running dispute over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, said on Friday difficult issues remained and talks with Greek and FYROM officials would continue.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227271/article/ekathimerini/news/un-envoy-difficulties-remain-in-macedonia-name-dispute

PM Tsipras: ‘A clean and final exit from the memorandums in the summer’

Now is the time to plan firm foundations that will take Greece forward into the future, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said late on Saturday, during the closing address of the 12 Conference for the Reconstruction of Production in Eastern Attica.

http://www.amna.gr/en/article/244648/PM-Tsipras-A-clean-and-final-exit-from-the-memorandums-in-the-summer

Problems to Thessaloniki water supply continue on Sunday

The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki continued to experience problems with its water supply on Sunday, despite the completion of repairs to the Aravyssos pipeline – one of the main pipelines providing water to Greece’s second-largest urban centre.

http://int.ert.gr/problems-to-thessaloniki-water-supply-continue-on-sunday/

Two criteria for early tax discount cut

Following International Monetary Fund spokesman Gerry Rice’s statements on Thursday, eurozone sources believe the IMF will insist on bringing the reduction of the income tax discount forward to January 2019.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227273/article/ekathimerini/business/two-criteria-for-early-tax-discount-cut

Draft law on sale of PPC lignite units to be tabled in parliament in the following days

The draft law on tender for the sale of the lignite units of PPC in May, the completion of the sale will be concluded in October and will safeguard the job positions for six years, will be tabled in the next days in parliament.

http://www.amna.gr/en/article/244483/Draft-law-on-sale-of-PPC-lignite-units-to-be-tabled-in-parliament-in-the-following-days

Cashless transactions continue to gain ground

Card transactions increased some 40 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2017.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227278/article/ekathimerini/business/cashless-transactions-continue-to-gain-ground

TAIPED chief: Sell-offs target ‘high but feasible’

Greece’s target of 2 billion euros in privatization revenues this year is high but can be met, the chairman of the country’s privatizations agency TAIPED said on Friday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227259/article/ekathimerini/business/taiped-chief-sell-offs-target-high-but-feasible


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SUNDAY PAPERS

KATHIMERINI: The Institutions blocked the government’s ‘scam’ regarding estimated real-estate values [and the introduction of a supplementary tax]

TO VIMA: Tsipras’ dark plan. Slander operation by the PM’s office.

REAL NEWS: The grand night of the generals. A war council took place last Tuesday at the Greek Pentagon.

PROTO THEMA: Impasse in the negotiations with Skopje while the ‘heat’ in the Aegean Sea increases

AVGI: The ‘Macedonian’ issue is a catalyst for political developments

MONDAY PAPERS:

ETHNOS: Ministry of Finance will facilitate citizens in reaching tax-exemption quotas through receipts

TA NEA: Triple Turkish provocation

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Scandalous shutdown of hugely profitable canteens in the Greek army and state offices

KONTRA NEWS: Our creditors are crucifying our bankers

DIMOKRATIA: Forest maps turn up the heat on illegal constructions

NAFTEMPORIKI: Greece’s exit from the bailout programmes explained