17-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

17-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Turkish media quotes Yildirim as referring to Imia-like ‘flag incident’

An “Imia-like” flag incident was reported by Turkish media at the start of the week in the eastern Aegean, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim claiming that members of the Turkish coast guard removed a Greek flag from an unspecified rock islet.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1341079/turkish-media-quotes-yildirim-as-referring-to-imia-like-flag-incident

Greek Alt. DM: ‘Undeclared war’ in Aegean; justice minister says 8 Turk asylum-seeking officers to be freed

Greece’s new alternate defense minister, Fotis Kouvelis, on Monday referred to an “undeclared war” in the Aegean between Greek and Turkish forces, an eyebrow-raising statement that comes after the veteran leftist lawmaker was recently brought out of “political retirement” to assume a Cabinet post.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1341213/greek-alt-dm-undeclared-war-in-aegean-justice-minister-says-8-turk-asylum-seeking-officers-to-be-freed

Attempt to topple Truman statue in Athens makes headlines around the world

A attempt on Monday by protesters reportedly affiliated with Greece’s Communist Party (KKE) to topple a bronze statue of US President Harry Truman in downtown Athens, as an anti-war rally passed the monument, made headlines around the world.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1341164/attempt-to-topple-truman-statue-in-athens-makes-headlines-around-the-world

Surge in migrant flow to islands

In the last few days more than 500 refugees and migrants have arrived on the islands of the northern Aegean, particularly Lesvos, after setting out from the Turkish coast, according to the latest data.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227705/article/ekathimerini/news/surge-in-migrant-flow-to-islands

Greece ranks third in PPP Competition Procedures, World Bank report says

Greece ranked third among 135 countries in the “PPP Competition Procedures” sector of the World Bank’s PPP 2018 report released on Monday.

http://www.amna.gr/en/article/248306/Greece-ranks-third-in-PPP-Competition-Procedures–World-Bank-report-says

Snam – EnagásInternacional – Fluxys consortium submits highest improved offer for natgas gird operator

The board of Greece’s privatization agency (HRADF), in tandem with Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (Hel.Pe), on Monday unsealed improved financial offers for a majority stake of the country’s state-run natural gas transmission system operator (DES.FA).

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1341198/snam-enag%C3%A1sinternacional-fluxys-consortium-submits-highest-improved-offer-for-natgas-gird-operator

ATHEX: Benchmark records new month-high on bank gains

The certainty of a successful stress exercise for local banks sent their sectoral index soaring 7.39 percent on Monday and had a positive effect on the majority of Greek stocks as well as trading volume.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227717/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-benchmark-records-new-month-high-on-bank-gains

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ETHNOS: ‘Games’ with the flag

TA NEA: ENFIA real estate tax trap

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Crucial tests in Washington for the government’s growth plans

AVGI: Dangerous games with the Greek flag –  Yildirim provokes with ‘grey-zone’ plan

RIZOSPASTIS: We respond with a rally to the government’s disgraceful complicity in the US-NATO operations and the suppression of people’s reactions

KONTRA NEWS: Turkey creates a war scenery

DIMOKRATIA: Super market businessman Marinopoulos snatched 1,8 billion Euros

NAFTEMPORIKI: Expired debts owed to the State hiked to 2,8 billion Euros