14-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

14-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE |

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Political firestorm over name deal

In the wake of the name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday, the government and opposition New Democracy have been set on a collision course which is expected to culminate in Parliament in coming days.


Regling to Tsipras: Europe wants Greece to become Eurozone’s fifth ‘success story’

Wednesday’s meeting in Athens between Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling focused directly on conditions for Greece’s pending exit from the current – and third consecutive – memorandum program, although the previous day’s historic announcement of a deal to resolve the fYRoM “name issue” also attracted attention.


IMF to stay out of Greek funding

Euro Working Group chief Hans Vijlbrief appeared on Wednesday absolutely certain there will be a total agreement at next Thursday’s Eurogroup, although the International Monetary Fund will not participate in the Greek program with any funds.


Prosecutor probes tabloid front page for incitement to crime

The head of Athens’ First instance Prosecutor’s office Ilias Zagoreos ordered on Wednesday an emergency investigation into the extreme-right tabloid Makeleio, which published a front page showing the president, the prime minister and the foreign minister being shot by a firing squad for ‘selling out’ Macedonia in the deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).


Bus, trolley and metro disruptions on Thursday

Commuters in Athens will face disruptions on Thursday as bus, metro and trolley bus services will be disrupted by work stoppages in protest over a series of grievances, including the package of fiscal measures which is due to be voted through Parliament in the evening.


BoG: Apartment values down by 40% in Greece since 2007

Commercial values for apartments in Greece have dropped by an estimated 40 percent since 2007, a couple of years before the punishing economic crisis began.


ATHEX: Benchmark ends higher on bank gains

After an initial drop banks enjoyed robust gains on Wednesday, leading the benchmark of the Greek stock market higher. The trigger for the second consecutive day of gains was the prospect of an agreement at next week’s Eurogroup.







KATHIMERINI: Political outburst due to the Skopje issue

ETHNOS: Opposition parties in Skopje and Athens confused

TA NEA: The 14 + 1 ‘dark’ spots of the deal between Athens and Skopje

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Historic agreement… between Ivanov and Samaras against the solution of the name dispute

AVGI: Landmark agreement

RIZOSPASTIS: Dynamic and organized response to the heist against the people

KONTRA NEWS: Samaras is dragging New Democracy leader to destruction and also divides the country

TO PONTIKI: FYROM name dispute: Gains, risks and traps

DIMOKRATIA: Let’s rally every day outside of the parliament

NAFTEMPORIKI: The real estate tax ENFIA ‘bill’