05-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

05-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Last four Turkish officers freed, remain under tight security

The last four Turkish servicemen of the eight who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 left the police station at the Olympic Village where they were being held on Monday, as the 18 months of maximum detention had expired. In a response to the news, Greek media quoted Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag of accusing Greece of sheltering terrorists and threatening to catch them and bring them back to Turkey.


PM Tsipras praises role of all-important shipping sector in Greek economy

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras referred to the major contribution of the Greek shipping industry in the country’s economy, during his address at the inauguration of the biennial Posidonia 2018 maritime exhibition in Athens on Monday evening.


BoG Gov. Stournaras reiterates need for ‘precautionary credit line’ after current bailout ends

Bank of Greece (BoG) Gov. Yannis Stournaras has reiterated his standing support for a precautionary credit line to be extended to thrice-bailed out Greece after August 2018, when the current and third consecutive memorandum program officially ends.


Tsipras slammed by ND over anarchist havoc

A barrage of attacks by members of anti-establishment groups in Athens and Thessaloniki in recent days have put the government on the back foot, with main opposition conservatives bemoaning what they describe as a state of lawlessness enveloping the country.


Assessment of civil servants launched electronically to avoid reactions

The Administrative Reconstruction Ministry launched on Monday the evaluation of its public sector employees for 2017, which will be conducted electronically for the first time, in an effort to avoid attempts by unions to boycott the process.


Q1 economic growth down to exports

Greece’s economy grew 2.3 percent on an annual basis in the first quarter of the year, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Monday, mainly thanks to the growth in exports and business activity in general, unlike weakening consumption in the country, which continues to hamper growth. The growth rate compared to the last quarter of 2017 came to 0.8 percent.


Capital controls eased further as of Monday

Capital controls were eased further on Monday with depositors now permitted to withdraw a monthly maximum of 5,000 euros from bank accounts, up from 2,300 euros.


ATHEX: Moderate rise on day of quiet trade on stock market

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) started the week with a particularly quiet session, featuring low trading volume and mild gains for the majority of stocks.







KATHIMERINI: Harsh language by Ankara against Greek PM Tsipras

ETHNOS: 30,421 recruitments of unemployed individuals in 276 municipalities and 13 regional authorities

TA NEA: German FinMin Olaf Scholz: Decisions on Greece at the end of June

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Turkey on the freed 8 military servicemen: “We will find them and bring them back to Turkey”

AVGI: Be gone! IMF only one step before exiting the Greek bailout program.

RIZOSPASTIS: “Clean exit” from the Memorandum will only benefit capitalists and come with a shower of anti-popular measures

KONTRA NEWS: The FBI is nearing in on politicians who were bribed by Novartis

DIMOKRATIA: Behold the categories of insured individuals that are going to be exempted from 50% of social security contributions

NAFTEMPORIKI: Greek shipping a pillar of growth