18-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

17-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Greek, FYROM premiers aim to resolve name dispute before EU summit on June 28

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Thursday appeared to be edging toward a solution on a longstanding dispute over the latter’s name following talks between the countries’ prime ministers on the sidelines of a summit in Sofia.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228774/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-fyrom-premiers-aim-to-resolve-name-dispute-before-eu-summit-on-june-28

Dombrovskis repeats Commission commitment for Greek debt relief before bailout ends

European Commission VP and Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis this week reiterated that an agreement for Greece’s exit from the current bailout is possible by the June Eurogroup meeting.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1351342/dombrovskis-repeats-commission-commitment-for-greek-debt-relief-before-bailout-ends

IMF official again says time running out for Fund’s participation in Greek program

The IMF on Thursday again warned that time was running out for creditors to agree on debt relief measures, which would allow the fund to continue in the Greek program as an institutional lender.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1351532/imf-official-again-says-time-running-out-for-funds-participation-in-greek-program

Poll results: ND lead over ruling SYRIZA at 10.5 percentage points, 32% to 21.5%

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party’s lead over ruling SYRIZA was given as 10.5 percentage points in the latest opinion poll released this week.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1351537/poll-results-nd-lead-over-ruling-syriza-at-105-percentage-points-32-to-215

Another step taken toward Athens mosque

Another step has been taken toward the opening of Athens’s first mosque after the Education Ministry launched an online public debate on the rules governing its operation.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228730/article/ekathimerini/news/another-step-taken-toward–athens-mosque

Aegean Air founder Theodoros Vassilakis dies

Cretan entrepreneur Theodoros Vassilakis, the founder of Aegean Airlines, died on Thursday, aged 78. He was also the man behind car rental company Autohellas-Hertz and car retailer Autotechnica Velmar.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228777/article/ekathimerini/business/aegean-air-founder-theodoros-vassilakis-dies

BIKH files for bankruptcy after talks fail

Cold cuts producer BIKH has filed for bankruptcy in a bid for protection from its creditors, which could confiscate its assets, including its stock of products.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228779/article/ekathimerini/business/bikh-files-for-bankruptcy-after-talks-fail

ATHEX: No respite for benchmark

Early gains were wiped out toward the end of Thursday’s trading session at Athinon Avenue, with the benchmark heading south for the fourth day in a row. The pressure on bond prices, including the Greek sovereign debt, also impacted on stocks.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228773/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-no-respite-for-benchmark

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KATHIMERINI: Nearing an agreement with FYROM

ETHNOS: New drag racket revealed

TA NEA: Bargain regarding the FYROM name dispute and the debt

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Agreement-rehearsal with surprise-name

AVGI: Meeting between Tsipras-Zaev: Solution of the ‘Macedonian issue’ on the horizon

RIZOSPASTIS: The plans of NATO and the EU in the Balkans are hostile for the peoples

KONTRA NEWS: 16 ‘private intelligence services’ linked to the national intelligence agency intercept mobile phone conversations

DIMOKRATIA: Here’s to the suckers! SYRIZA-affiliated PODEMOS leader bought a villa with a pool.

NAFTEMPORIKI: Pressure on the debt issue