08-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

08-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Friday, June 08, 2018

Turkey reportedly scraps migrant readmission protocol with Greece in anger over asylum case

Repeated decisions by Greece’s judicial to free eight Turkish servicemen who’ve requested political asylum since July 16, 2016 generated the first major reaction by Turkey, with the country’s foreign minister on Thursday saying Ankara has suspended its bilateral migrant readmission deal.


FYROM says agreement with Greece on name issue not finalized yet

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has said that the text of an agreement with Greece on the decades-old name dispute has not been finalized yet, with the Foreign Ministry of the neighboring country noting that the quality of the solution is more important than the time it might take to achieve it.


IMF getting ready to opt out of the Greek program

Besides some small steps of progress by Berlin, the meeting of the Washington Group and the session of the Euro Working Group ended on Thursday in Paris without any agreements on measures to ease Greece’s debt, heightening the possibility that the International Monetary Fund will opt out of funding the Greek program.


Omnibus bill with latest round of reforms demanded by creditors tabled on Fri.; goal is ratification by June 15

Changes in the legal framework protecting primary residences from creditors – dating from the beginning of economic crisis in Greece in 2010 – as well as still pending labor sector liberalization and accelerating privatizations will be among the items included in an omnibus draft bill that will be tabled in Parliament on Friday.


Kouvelis rules out soldier swap

Greece’s alternate Defense Minister Fotis Kouvelis on Thursday ruled out the idea that two Greek border guards detained in Turkey since March be exchanged for eight Turkish officers who have sought asylum in Greece.


November 17 shooter taken to hospital after 7-day hunger strike

Dimitris Koufontinas, the jailed hitman of the now defunct November 17 terrorist group, was transferred from Korydallos prison to hospital on Thursday, facing health problems following a seven-day hunger strike.


ATHEX: Market has its fingers crossed

The question of the International Monetary Fund’s participation in the Greek program – right at its very end – remains open, and the local market is eagerly awaiting developments in this direction. As a result there was very little action on Thursday at the Athens Exchange (ATHEX). The benchmark registered a small decline despite early gains, while the mid-cap index and the majority of stocks headed higher.







KATHIMERINI: Threats and extortions by Ankara

ETHNOS: Out-of-court settlements for everyone

TA NEA: Triple provocation by Turkey

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: FYROM’s External Affairs Minister Dimitrov acts like Samaras and undermines the deal between Skopje and Athens

AVGI: Zaev: The solution to the name will come very soon

RIZOSPASTIS: New imperialistic interventions by NATO with Greek involvement

KONTRA NEWS: War games by Erdogan

DIMOKRATIA: Erdogan gets paranoid with Greece!

NAFTEMPORIKI: Exit with reserves as an umbrella