03-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

03-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

No significant progress in Vienna summit regarding the FYROM naming dispute

The FYROM naming dispute has proven to be a Gordian knot, despite the small steps of progress made in the tripartite summit in Vienna, attended by the Foreign Ministers of Greece and FYROM, as well as by the UN special mediator Matthew Nimetz.


Greek DM refers to ‘Midnight Express’ scenario of recycled charges against 2 Greek servicemen

Athens apparently switched tactics on Monday and ramped up its criticism of official Ankara and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally, as no progress has been discerned in efforts to get back two Greek servicemen still held in Turkey on vague charges.


Greek army set to get 1-billion-euro upgrade

The fast-tracking of procedures to implement a 1-billion-euro defense program was agreed on Monday during a meeting of the Parliament’s Arms Committee. The decision was taken after a confidential briefing of the committee regarding the immediate needs of the country’s land, naval and air forces.


Poll gives ND 4.4 percent lead over ruling SYRIZA

A new public opinion poll gives New Democracy a 4.4 percent lead over ruling SYRIZA, with 21.6 percent of respondents saying they would vote for the conservative party if elections were held now, against 17.2 percent who voiced support for the incumbent leftists.


Probe launched into ‘disgraceful’ water cut

A Thessaloniki prosecutor has ordered a wide-ranging investigation into the reasons why the aging main water pipe supplying the city burst last Tuesday, leaving thousands of people without water for days.


HRADF consultants on trial over privatizations include three foreign nationals

Six members of the experts council of Greece’s privatization agency (HRADF) will stand trial anew, with charges of being accessories to mismanagement, over the handling of 28 properties of the Greek state from 2013 to 2014.


Banks to find out within April how they have fared in stress tests

Greece’s systemic banks will on Tuesday submit the final set of data to the European Central Bank, completing the process of filing information for the third stress test conducted in the last few years. Although concerns about unpleasant surprises have resurfaced in recent weeks, the managers of National Bank, Piraeus, Alpha and Eurobank remain calm and optimistic, and their general view is that there will be no shocks for the market.







KATHIMERINI: Hasty spending of 1 billion Euros for arms

ETHNOS: Vague scenery regarding voters’ beliefs

TA NEA: The 6-Euro curse hits SYRIZA. [PPC workers rebel against the governments intension to slash their nutrition allowance]

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Extravagant verbal jabs between Athens and Ankara

AVGI: Erdogan is being provocative

RIZOSPASTIS:  Dynamic response by the people to the government’s mockery regarding ‘fair growth’

KONTRA NEWS: Heart-attack for the economy and outrage in society due to the confiscation of 1,7 million bank accounts

DIMOKRATIA: Terror inside our homes [due to criminal activity]!

NAFTEMPORIKI: Reduction of unemployment is a crucial ‘bet’