18-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

18-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tsipras: Greece is heading towards a clean exit from memoranda

The long suffering of Greece under tough financial measures and supervision is over, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, speaking at the Regional Development Conference for the South Aegean.


European Commission warns Turkey over its aggression toward Cyprus

The European Commission has warned Turkey that negotiations for EU accession will remain blocked as a result of its hostility towards Cyprus, according to reports.


Imia is Turkish territory, Ankara says in statement slamming EU progress report

Turkey has attacked the European Commission’s progress report, accusing the European Union of being “unwilling to understand the difficulties” the country is facing.


IMF revises growth forecast for Greek GDP in 2018 to 2%, from previous 2.6%

The IMF has revised, downwards, its forecast for GDP growth in Greece for 2018, to 2 percent, down from 2.6 percent that it had forecasted last autumn and further down from 2.3 percent given by the Greek government for the current year.


New refugees in Greece can move freely, says court

New refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece will soon be able to move around the country freely without being restricted to the islands of the eastern Aegean where they arrive from neighboring Turkey, according to a Council of State ruling that emerged on Tuesday and upends a 2016 decision by the Greek asylum service that forced them to remain in so-called hotspots until their asylum application was processed.


New tax arrears balloon in February

Taxpayers are increasingly unable to meet their tax obligations, as their expired debts to the state grew further in February and budget revenues recorded a shortfall in March, according to official data.


ATHEX: Bank stocks continue to rally for fourth straight day

Unfazed by the International Monetary Fund’s pessimistic forecasts for the Greek economy, stocks at Athinon Avenue continued to rally on Tuesday. They were again led by the bank sector, which has been going from strength to strength since last week when it became common knowledge that the stress tests would be successful: In the last four sessions their sectoral index has earned more than 14 percent.







KATHIMERINI: Council of State drops ‘bomb’ on the refugee issue

ETHNOS: Airbnb arrested

TA NEA: Lightning bolts by the IMF, while former minister and SYRIZA executive Filis slams the government’s financial policy

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: EU is shutting the door on Turkey

AVGI: Europe on the side of Greece

RIZOSPASTIS: Thousands of workers protest against interventions of the USA and NATO

KONTRA NEWS: Tsipras: We do not bargain with Turkey and we do not concede an inch of land

DIMOKRATIA: Homosexuals will be able to adopt children

NAFTEMPORIKI: The IMF raises the bet