13-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

13-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Friday, April 13, 2018

Pilot fatally injured in crash of Greek Mirage 2000-5

The pilot of a Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighter plane that crashed in the central Aegean on Thursday did not survive, Greece’ relevant defense minister announced – via Twitter – some three hours later.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1340032/pilot-fatally-injured-in-crash-of-greek-mirage-2000-5

Patriarch rebukes Church of Bulgaria over ‘Macedonia’

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios issued a strong rebuke to the Church of Bulgaria over its support for the schismatic church in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227616/article/ekathimerini/news/patriarch-rebukes-church-of-bulgaria-over-macedonia

Berlin seen to keep tough stance on Greece

Berlin appears unwilling to soften its tough stance despite the formation of a new government, insisting that any measures to ease Greece’s debt should come with strict terms and conditions. As staff-level talks on Athens’s demand for debt relief reach a point where political decisions will be needed for the matter to progress, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos will be flying to the German capital on Friday to hold talks with his counterpart, Olaf Scholz.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227613/article/ekathimerini/business/berlin-seen-to-keep-tough-stance-on-greece

Energy-related liberalization, privatizations top fourth review agenda; EWG on Thurs.

Greece’s preparation to exit its third – and last – bailout comes under European creditors’ scrutiny this week and until a regularly scheduled Eurogroup meeting on April 27, with several imperative issues on the agenda, including a brewing proposal to link the country’s annual GDP growth with debt relief.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1340027/energy-related-liberalization-privatizations-top-fourth-review-agenda-ewg-on-thurs

Greek unemployment rate eases to 20.6% in Jan. 2018

The unemployment rate in Greece reached 20.6 percent in January 2018, reduced from 23.2 percent in the same month in 2017 and slightly lower from the previous month, December 2017, when it was recorded at 20.8 percent.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1339976/greek-unemployment-rate-eases-to-206-in-Jan-2018

ATHEX: Stocks recover over course of session

After a session that seemed split in half, stocks on the Greek bourse recovered early losses to secure enough gains as to take the benchmark comfortably above the 800-point level at closing on Thursday. The mood shifted after a tweet by US President Donald Trump indicated a softening of Washington’s stance on Syria.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227606/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stocks-recover-over-course-of-session

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KATHIMERINI: Berlin maintains tough stance on issue of Greek debt

ETHNOS: ‘Breathing air’ for low-earning pensioners

TA NEA: Tragedy in the Aegean Sea: Men and machines reach their limits

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Yet another sacrifice in the Aegean Sea

AVGI: ‘NO’ to yet another ‘humanitarian’ war

RIZOSPASTIS:  Dangerous Greek involvement in the war preparations of NATO and the US

KONTRA NEWS: War of nerves by Trump and Putin

DIMOKRATIA: Heavy national defeat in Skopje!

NAFTEMPORIKI: Commitments-objections linked to the government’s growth plan