09-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

09-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

EastMed deal expected in 2018

In what is viewed as another significant step toward the strengthening of the geostrategic partnership between their countries, the leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Israel agreed Tuesday in Nicosia to sign a deal within 2018 for the construction of the EastMed pipeline that will supply Europe with gas from the Eastern Mediterranean.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228439/article/ekathimerini/news/eastmed-deal-expected-in-2018

Greek PM Tsipras to receive Prince Charles on Wed.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will receive the Prince of Wales, Charles, on Wednesday at his Maximos Mansion office. The meeting is scheduled in the afternoon.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1348376/greek-pm-tsipras-to-receive-prince-charles-on-wed

Stoltenberg: FYROM will be invited to join NATO if name issue is solved

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will be formally invited to join the NATO alliance if Athens and Skopje reach a settlement on the name dispute, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228450/article/ekathimerini/news/stoltenberg-fyrom-will-be-invited-to-join-nato-if-name-issue-is-solved

Opposition parties slam ANEL MP’s homophobic rant

Opposition parties condemned a homophobic tirade unleashed on Tuesday by Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Konstantinos Katsikis, after he equated homosexuality with pedophilia during a parliament debate over a bill that would allow couples who have signed a cohabitation agreement – including same-sex couples – to become foster parents.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228433/article/ekathimerini/news/opposition-parties-slam-anel-mps-homophobic-rant

Greek Police arrests 14 on charges of funding terrorism, money-laundering

Greek Police’s counter-terrorism bureau has arrested eleven men and three women on charges of funding a terrorism organisation and money laundering.

http://www.in.gr/2018/05/08/english-edition/greek-police-arrests-14-charges-funding-terrorism-money-laundering/

Trade deficit narrows as exports expand

Exports in the first quarter of the year defied the difficulties and continued to increase according to figures compiled by the Panhellenic Exporters Association and its Center for Exports Research and Studies (KEEM). The trade deficit shrank further both in March and in the first quarter.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228447/article/ekathimerini/business/trade-deficit-narrows-as-exports-expand

ATHEX: Stocks stage late recovery

After four days southbound and a few more hours of losses on Tuesday, Greek stocks staged a recovery, offsetting the early drop and recovering some ground lost in previous sessions.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228443/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stocks-stage-late-recovery

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