13-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

13-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE |

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Athens, Skopje agree on North Macedonia

Hailing what he described as a diplomatic success, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday in a televised address that an agreement had been reached for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to be called North Macedonia.


Mogherini, Hahn say Greek-FYROM name deal will help transform region

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner in charge of regional policy Johannes Hahn issued on Tuesday a joint statement congratulating the prime ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) “in reaching this historic agreement between their countries, which contributes to the transformation of the entire region of South-East Europe.”


Regling warns about market punishment

The head of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling, has issued a clear warning to the Greek government that it should remain focused on implementing the prescribed reforms or else the markets will punish Greece.


Moscovici: Greece needs front-loaded debt relief measures, not precautionary credit line

EU Commission Pierre Moscovici again expressed his confidence that all post-memorandum issues affecting the Greek program will be decided at a June 21 Eurogroup, adding that what Greece needs now is “front-loaded” debt relief measures.


ENFIA hikes for 1 mln owners

The data on the adjusted property rates used for tax purposes (known as “objective values”) that the Finance Ministry released on Tuesday showed that for 946,671 households and 7,126 enterprises, the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) will grow this year by up to 200 euros, or a little more in some cases.


ATHEX: Most morning gains vanish

Despite strong growth in the morning thanks to the prospects of agreements on debt relief and the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Greek stock market only registered moderate gains at the end of Tuesday’s trading. However, the benchmark put an end to its four-session losing streak.







KATHIMERINI: Agreement between Athens and Skopje with gaps and questions

ETHNOS: Agreement with three crucial check-points

TA NEA: We compromised with… Severna Makedonija


AVGI: Historic step

RIZOSPASTIS: FYROM gets a letter of recommendation for its introduction to NATO and the EU – Insecurity in the Balkans ‘greenlighted’

KONTRA NEWS: PM Tsipras achieved a historic deal

DIMOKRATIA: Resist [the agreement for FYROM’s new name]

NAFTEMPORIKI: “Northern Macedonia” it is