12-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

12-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Thursday, April 12, 2018

On eve of FYROM talks, Kotzias stresses need for compromise

Ahead of Thursday’s resumption of talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the decades-old name dispute, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Wednesday that compromises and “realism” are prerequisites for a deal.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227573/article/ekathimerini/news/on-eve-of-fyrom-talks-kotzias-stresses-need-for-compromise

Case of two servicemen detained by Turkey to be discussed at Europarliament

The protracted detention of two Greek servicemen by Turkey for entering its territory illegally will be discussed at the European Parliament’s plenary session, convening from April 16 to 19, according to the preparatory group meeting on Wednesday.

http://int.ert.gr/case-of-two-servicemen-detained-by-turkey-to-be-discussed-at-europarliament/

Improved offers for DESFA tabled

State sell-off fund TAIPED, in cooperation with Hellenic Petroleum, is expected on Friday to open the new and improved binding offers for a 66 percent stake in gas grid operator DESFA.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227569/article/ekathimerini/business/improved-offers-for-desfa-tabled

Athens 13th in IMF survey of house price increases between 2013-17

Athens is 13th in terms of house price increases for 2017 in surveyed cities and countries, according to the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report, which was unveiled on Tuesday.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1339809/athens-13th-in-imf-survey-of-house-price-increases-between-2013-17

Ryanair sharply reduces internal Greek routes; blames airport costs

Ryanair continued to ramp up its pressure for reduced airport fees in Greece, announcing on Wednesday that it was sharply reducing domestic routes in the country and closing a base in Hania, Crete as of June. 1.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1339659/ryanair-sharply-reduces-internal-greek-routes-blames-airport-costs

Greece raises 812.5 mln euros in treasury bill auction

Greece raised 812.5 million euros (about one billion U.S. dollars) from a treasury bill auction on Wednesday, the Greek Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) said.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227547/article/ekathimerini/business/greece-raises-8125-mln-euros-in-treasury-bill-auction

ATHEX: Geopolitical tension takes toll on stocks

Concerns about a further escalation of tension in Syria had a major impact on eurozone markets on Wednesday, including the Greek bourse, which saw its rising streak end after three sessions of gains. Daily turnover slipped back below the 50-million-euro level.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227561/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-geopolitical-tension-takes-toll-on-stocks

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