07-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

07-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Greek hardliners stage rallies over ‘Macedonia’ name dispute

Under the brassy stare of an equestrian Alexander the Great statue, 3,000 people gathered near the ancient Greek ruler’s birthplace Wednesday to demand that Greece takes a tough stance with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in talks over the neighboring country’s name.


Greece, Turkey lock horns over sovereignty in the Aegean

Turkey and Greece exchanged tense statements on Wednesday concerning their sovereignty over protected ecosystems in the Aegean, following a speech by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday who argued that all Natura 2000 regions in Greece, irrespective of their size or whether they were inhabited, are within Greek and EU borders.


Kammenos to brief NATO counterparts on Bozdag remarks

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has said he plans to brief his counterparts during a meeting of NATO defense ministers Thursday on the controversial remarks made by Turkey’s deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag regarding the eight army officers released from pretrial detention on Monday.


Centeno: Greek debt relief extended ‘if necessary’, and assuming program successfully completed

Eurogroup president Mario Centeno cited two conditions for new Greek debt relief measures, ones included in a report his submitted for the Eurogroup meeting concluded last month, merely echoing other top European officials’ statements that debt forgiveness will be extended if it is judged as necessary and as long as the current bailout program is successfully concluded.


Reuters: Greece delays bond issue, as Italian worries shake EZ debt markets

Reuters reported on Wednesday that the Greek government has decided to delay a new foray into the markets, as political instability in neighboring Italy has apparently claimed a next-door “victim”, at least in the short-term.


ESM board to decide on Greek loan tranche on Friday

The board of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) will decide on Friday whether to disburse the remaining subtranche of its loan to Greece, totaling one billion euros, according to the ESM’s draft agenda on Wednesday.


ATHEX: Folli Follie and Italy put end to rising streak

Fresh concerns over Italy weighed on most European stock markets on Wednesday, leading to losses of over 1 percent for the benchmark at Athinon Avenue, on particularly low turnover. The ongoing saga concerning Folli Follie is not helping the local market at all, and a prosecutor launched an investigation into the case on Wednesday.







KATHIMERINI: Breathing space for medium-sized properties [through the increase of the complementary ENFIA tax-exemption threshold]

ETHNOS: Crucial hours on the deal with Skopje

TA NEA: Public property has been given to the country’s lenders as collateral

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: New Democracy’s 1977 government had recognized FYROM’s official language as ‘Macedonian’

AVGI: The country’s clean exit from the Memorandum has become New Democracy’s nightmare

RIZOSPASTIS: Communist party unions to respond to anti-popular prerequisites with rallies on 14 June

KONTRA NEWS: Great fraud by Greek MEPs

TO PONTIKI: Vicious fight between the government and opposition parties in a vague scenery

DIMOKRATIA: Don’t you dare [sell out Macedonia]!

NAFTEMPORIKI: “Paris” stop for the debt