06-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

06-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Zaev: Crucial phone call with Tsipras regarding ‘name issue’ days away

The prime minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM), Zoran Zaev, was quoted by the country’s national news agency on Tuesday as saying that phone contacts with his Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, are only days away over a crucial phase in “name issue” talks.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1357240/zaev-crucial-phone-call-with-tsipras-regarding-name-issue-days-away

PM Tsipras announces creation of Metropolitan Park of Goudi

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in a symbolic gesture with real practical value to mark World Environment Day, on Tuesday convened a meeting of ministers and local authority officials that culminated in the announcement of a new Metropolitan Park in the Athens district of Goudi.

http://www.amna.gr/en/article/263580/PM-Tsipras-announces-creation-of-Metropolitan-Park-of-Goudi

Primary surplus plans feed speculation about handouts

The midterm fiscal plan for the next four years provides for primary surpluses far above the target of 3.5 percent of gross domestic product, reaching up to 5.19 percent in 2022. This opens the door for government handouts ahead of the next general election.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229312/article/ekathimerini/business/primary-surplus-plans-feed-speculation-about-handouts

FinMin: 67% of property owners to pay same tax in 2018; no reply on query over pending pension cuts

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday dampened any hopes of across-the-board reductions in Greece’s unpopular property tax (ENFIA), telling deputies elected with ruling SYRIZA party that 67 percent of property owners in the country would see no change in rates for this year, compared to 2017.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1357334/finmin-67-of-property-owners-to-pay-same-tax-in-2018-no-reply-on-query-over-pending-pension-cuts

Turkish violations point to anger in Ankara

After Monday’s release into protective custody of the last four of eight military servicemen that Ankara wants extradited, Turkish fighter jets embarked on a barrage of overflights in the Aegean on Tuesday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229319/article/ekathimerini/news/turkish-violations-point-to-anger-in-ankara

DEPA to be broken up into two parts

Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis on Tuesday announced the start of the privatization process for Public Gas Corporation (DEPA), aiming for its completion in the first quarter of 2019. The company will first be split into two parts, one commercial and the second comprising its infrastructure.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229318/article/ekathimerini/business/depa-to-be-broken-up-into-two-parts

ATHEX: Stocks advance while trading remains thin

Greek stocks continued their ascent for a fifth day in a row on Tuesday, as the international climate turned more favorable, although trading volume remains at particularly low levels more reminiscent of August than June.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229310/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stocks-advance-while-trading-remains-thin

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KATHIMERINI: Political ‘pirouettes’ just before the compromise [on the name dispute between Greece and FYROM]

ETHNOS: Real Estate ENFIA Tax 2018: Winners and losers

TA NEA: The government pledges 1 million Euros for pensioners eyeing the upcoming elections

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: ‘New Democracy of Macedonia’

AVGI: Mitsotakis is playing extreme-right games

RIZOSPASTIS: Capitalists’ desires become government commitments

KONTRA NEWS: Listed companies under scrutiny

DIMOKRATIA: Solution for illegal constructions in forests

NAFTEMPORIKI: Tax-alleviations after the high surpluses