16-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

16-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Debt relief woes threaten Greece’s bailout exit

The tug of war between the International Monetary Fund and Berlin over the Greek debt issue is threatening Greece’s successful bailout program exit in August.


Greek FinMin to FAZ: No to precautionary credit line; tax rates not excessively high in Greece

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reiterated, in an interview posted by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung this week, that the leftist-rightist coalition government will not ask for a “precautionary credit line” in the post-bailout period.


EU official: Progress in ‘name issue’ talks; Tsipras-Zaev phone contact on Tues.

A European official in Brussels on Tuesday referred to progress in negotiations between diplomats from Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM) towards resolving the thorny “name issue”, which still prevents a full normalization of relations.


Protesters in march for Gaza pelt stones at Israeli embassy

A march by leftist groups and Palestinians in central Athens on Tuesday to express solidarity with Palestine following the deaths of protesters by Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip turned violent, as demonstrators pelted stones at riot police vans guarding the Israeli embassy and the embassy building itself.


Greece changes asylum rules to fight camp overcrowding

Greece’s parliament approved legislation Tuesday that is designed to speed up the asylum process for migrants, ease the overcrowding at Greek island refugee camps and to deport more people back to Turkey.


ADEDY, GSEE announce 24-hour strike

The public sector union, ADEDY, and the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) have announced a 24-hour strike on May 30.


ATHEX: Index drops below 800 pts again

Banks and Folli Follie inflicted fresh losses on the main index at the Athens Exchange (ATHEX) on Tuesday as the pressure continued on Greek bond prices and on international markets, taking the benchmark below the 800-point mark.







KATHIMERINI: Thorns on the way to the exit from the Memorandum-era

ETHNOS: A mystery-woman revealed the drug-smuggling racket

TA NEA: If you don’t alleviate the debt, we will not slash pensions

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Is there life without the IMF?

AVGI: Palestine: Where’s the international community?

RIZOSPASTIS: Pensioners react to the government’s mockery with massive rallies for pensions and healthcare

KONTRA NEWS: The gambling mafia is going to stand trial

DIMOKRATIA: FinMin Euclid Tsakalotos is playing crazy and states that taxation in Greece is not very high

NAFTEMPORIKI: Irish model for ‘red loans’