17-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

17-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Zaev repeats commitment to NATO, EU accession before meeting

The prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev, stressed on Wednesday that his country remains committed to NATO and European Union membership.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228726/article/ekathimerini/news/zaev-repeats-commitment-to-nato-eu-accession-before-meeting

Sakellariou steps down as Council of State president

Nikos Sakellariou announced Wednesday he was stepping down as president of Greece’s highest administrative court, in the first such resignation in the court’s history.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228705/article/ekathimerini/news/sakellariou-steps-down-as-council-of-state-president

Greek armed forces chief calls on Turkish counterpart to free jailed soldiers

Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) Chief Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis called for the release of the two Greek servicemen who are being held in a Turkish prison since early March, during a meeting with Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, on the sidelines of a NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228721/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-armed-forces-chief-calls-on-turkish-counterpart-to-free-jailed-soldiers

Govt re-files draft amendment imposing ‘intellectual rights’ surcharge on smartphones, tablets, PCs etc.

The leftist-rightist government on Tuesday evening “resurrected” a surcharge, of between 2 and 6 percent, to be imposed on the sale of smartphones, tablets, PCs, external hard drives and even paper for printers. The controversial tax was included as an amendment in an unrelated draft law that was tabled in Parliament.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1350908/govt-re-files-draft-amendment-imposing-intellectual-rights-surcharge-on-smartphones-tablets-pcs-etc

Alternative plan for privatization of DEPA

Greece on Wednesday presented an alternative proposal to privatize its gas utility DEPA to its international lenders, hoping to reach an agreement later this week, its energy minister said.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228712/article/ekathimerini/business/alternative-plan-for-privatization-of-depa

ASE-listed companies increase cash reserves in 2017 by 7.64%; 10.38 bln € by end of year

Better results by most companies listed on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) for 2017 apparently improved their overall financial situation, with total cash reserves held by the 172 listed companies increasing by 7.64 percent, yoy.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1350986/ase-listed-companies-increase-cash-reserves-in-2017-by-764-1038-bln–by-end-of-year

ATHEX: Stocks keep sliding amid bearish mood

Stocks headed lower for a third consecutive session on Wednesday while pressure continued on Greek bonds. The continued decline of bank stocks in particular, combined with the relatively increased turnover, suggests that investors are in a bearish mood, which is likely to set the tone for the next few sessions too.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228725/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stocks-keep-sliding-amid-bearish-mood

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