08-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

08-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Greek FM: Turkey trying to legalize ‘illegal acts’ in Cyprus’ EEZ

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Monday, speaking from Nicosia, referred to an effort by Turkey to legalize its “illegal demands”, namely, the unilateral presentation of maritime maps supposedly delineating its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1347912/greek-fm-turkey-trying-to-legalize-illegal-acts-in-cyprus-eez

US army officials in Athens amid talk on regional role

Amid heightened tension in the Aegean, senior United States armed forces officials are expected to visit Greece in the coming days, in a move which analysts say highlights the country’s growing geostrategic significance in the eyes of Washington policymakers.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228352/article/ekathimerini/news/us-army-officials-in-athens-amid-talk-on-regional-role

Netanyahu refers to prospect of East Med natgas pipeline in coming meeting with Tsipras, Anastasiades

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to a scheduled meeting on Tuesday in Nicosia with the leaders of Cyprus and Greece, Nicos Anastasiades and Alexis Tsipras, respectively, saying the prospect of constructing a joint Israeli-Cyprus-Greece natural gas pipeline towards Italy will dominate talks.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1347631/netanyahu-refers-to-prospect-of-east-med-natgas-pipeline-in-coming-meeting-with-tsipras-anastasiades

ND chief pledges to digitally transform state

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has vowed to digitally reform and transform the Greek state when he comes to power.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228373/article/ekathimerini/news/nd-chief-pledges-to-digitally-transform-state

Civil servants’ union seeks to undermine evaluation, calls general strike

The country’s umbrella union for Greek civil servants, ADEDY, on Monday renewed its efforts to thwart an ill-fated initiative to evaluate public sector workers, calling on employees and managers to boycott the process, while joining forces with the private sector union GSEE to call a general strike for May 30 to protest austerity.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228399/article/ekathimerini/news/civil-servants-union-seeks-to-undermine-evaluation-calls-general-strike

Latest quarterly report by Parliament’s Budget Office under new SYRIZA appointee released

The first report by Parliament’s independent Budget Office under its new head, former SYRIZA government official Frangiskos Kountetakis, contains warnings over the possibility of an economic “derailment” in 2018, referring to a possible rekindling of the refugee/migrant crisis in the Aegean and the prospect of a global economic slowdown due to turbulence in money and capital markets.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1347909/latest-quarterly-report-by-parliaments-budget-office-under-new-syriza-appointee-released

ATHEX: Fourth day of losses for Greek stocks

The standoff between blue chip company Folli Follie and Quintessential Capital Management over the former’s fundamentals continued to weigh heavily on the Greek stock market on Monday. The benchmark dropped for a fourth day in a row, in spite of the positive outcome of the banks’ stress tests (largely factored in) and the favorable atmosphere on foreign markets.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228401/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-fourth-day-of-losses-for-greek-stocks

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KATHIMERINI: Bailout program review ‘torpedoed’ [by the Union of Public Sector Employees who called a general strike against their evaluation]

ETHNOS: Package-regulation for farmers’ debts

TA NEA: Less taxation through 6 actions

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the ‘Master Chef’ of employers

AVGI: Karl Marx 1818-2018

RIZOSPASTIS: The ‘return’ to normalcy brings about new negative changes for workers

KONTRA NEWS: Fines issued by the tax bureau amount to 46,7 billion Euros

DIMOKRATIA: Huge natural gas reserve in Greece

NAFTEMPORIKI: Triple debt-trap for the ‘next day’