16-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

16-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Monday, April 16, 2018

Thousands protest US-led Syria airstrikes in Athens, more rallies planned

Thousands of Greeks turned up at a rally and march in central Athens organized by the Communist Party to protest the US-led airstrikes against Syria, and more marches are being planned against the operation.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227672/article/ekathimerini/news/thousands-protest-us-led-syria-airstrikes-in-athens-more-rallies-planned

Greek-Turkish tension ‘not an issue for NATO,’ alliance chief says

The leaders of Greece and Turkey need to address the issues that have been causing tension between the two countries in recent months and this is “not an issue for NATO,” the head of the alliance of which both countries are members said on Sunday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227673/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-turkish-tension-not-an-issue-for-nato-alliance-chief-says

German FinMin spox: Berlin awaits ‘credible growth plan’ from Athens for post-bailout era

Berlin awaits “a credible growth plan” from Athens for the post-memorandum period – after August 2018 – and also signaled that any decisions over future relief measures for Greece will be taken when a debt sustainability report is unveiled, according to a German finance ministry spokesman on Friday.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1340527/german-finmin-spox-berlin-awaits-credible-growth-plan-from-athens-for-post-bailout-era

Mitsotakis promises ND govt will cap personal tax, social security contributions

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis unveiled his center-right party’s plan for a ceiling on tax and social security contributions imposed on Greek citizens, speaking with foreign correspondents in Athens.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1340545/mitsotakis-promises-nd-govt-will-cap-personal-tax-social-security-contributions

Banks seen passing stress tests

The stress tests appear to have come to a happy conclusion for Greek banks, as contacts between lenders’ senior officials over the last few days and the European Central Bank and its Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) are said to have indicated that Alpha, National, Piraeus and Eurobank come through the gauntlet.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227647/article/ekathimerini/business/banks-seen-passing-stress-tests

State revenues boosted in Jan. 2018 from abolition of tax break

State revenues from withheld taxes significantly increased in January 2018 primarily due to the abolition of a 1.5-percent discount previously applied to wages and pensions, a latest austerity measure that came on line on Jan. 1.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1340561/state-revenues-boosted-in-Jan-2018-from-abolition-of-tax-break

ATHEX: Stress test optimism adds to bourse’s weekly gains

An increasing number of reports pointing to a successful stress test for local banks boosted the sector’s stocks, which, in turn, took the benchmark higher for one more session, though the rest of the stocks were split between winners and losers on Friday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227636/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stress-test-optimism-adds-to-bourses-weekly-gains

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SUNDAY PAPERS

KATHIMERINI: On the verge of a large-scale clash in the Mediterranean Sea

TO VIMA: Defense minister and junior coalition partner Kammenos is dragging Tsipras down

REAL NEWS: Deceased Greek jet-fighter pilot is a victim of the Sultan’s provocations

PROTO THEMA: Trump pressed the button!

AVGI: Middle-Eastern nightmare

MONDAY PAPERS:

ETHNOS: Banks proceed with extended ‘haircuts’ and low installments for loan-holders

TA NEA: Government promoting a proportional electoral system for municipal elections

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Trigger-ready diplomacy

KONTRA NEWS: They are killing the people of Syria

DIMOKRATIA: New Democracy experiences vertigo

NAFTEMPORIKI: Creditors’ safety net