19-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

19-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE |

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tsipras to Die Welt: Our debt obligations won’t be put on file; regrets 2015 referendum

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, a previous political firebrand that swept into power on a radical leftist and populist platform in January 2015, appeared decidedly pragmatic and even apologetic in a latest interview with Die Welt.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1361790/tsipras-to-die-welt-our-debt-obligations-wont-be-put-on-file-regrets-2015-referendum

President wary as name deal goes to FYROM’s Parliament

A day after officials from Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) signed a deal to change the Balkan state’s name to North Macedonia – which has fuelled protests in both Athens and Skopje – President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday sought to strike an conciliatory but firm tone.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229799/article/ekathimerini/news/president-wary-as-name-deal-goes-to-fyroms-parliament

FYROM government submits deal on new name to parliament

The government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) set in motion Monday the process of ratifying a pending agreement to change the country’s name to “North Macedonia” in hopes of ending a bitter 27-year dispute with southern neighbor Greece.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229789/article/ekathimerini/news/fyrom-government-submits-deal-on-new-name-to-parliament

Latest poll sees widening of ND lead; ruling SYRIZA ‘sinks’ in northern Greece

The latest opinion poll results released over the weekend – amid a particularly eventful previous week in terms of political developments – has main opposition New Democracy (ND) party widening its double-digit percentage point lead over ruling SYRIZA party.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1361725/latest-poll-sees-widening-of-nd-lead-ruling-syriza-sinks-in-northern-greece

Scene is set for a Eurogroup agreement

The possibility of a comprehensive agreement at Thursday’s Eurogroup is in the hands of Greece’s creditors, and especially of Germany, as Greece is fulfilling the last few milestones needed to wrap up the fourth bailout review, which are mainly of a technical nature.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229801/article/ekathimerini/business/scene-is-set-for-a-eurogroup-agreement

Moscovici urges Eurogroup to ‘definitely’ ease Greek debt

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Monday urged the Eurogroup to “definitely” take measures to ease Greek debt at its meeting on Thursday, when it must give the green light for Greece’s exit from the bailout program.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229769/article/ekathimerini/news/moscovisi-urges-eurogroup-to-definitely-ease-greek-debt

ATHEX: Index advances 1 pct as bank stocks stage recovery

Bank stocks recovered on Monday from a sharp drop last Friday, with their advance gathering pace as the week’s first session progressed, helped also by the decline of Greek bond yields. Low turnover is explained by anticipation for Thursday’s crucial Eurogroup.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229797/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-index-advances-1-pct-as-bank-stocks-stage-recovery

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KATHIMERINI: Violence in university campuses is being dealt with wishes instead of actions

ETHNOS: New Democracy is only making noise in order to avoid expressing its true acceptance of the deal with Skopje

TA NEA: Secret bargain [regarding the Skopje deal and the debt alleviation discussion]

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Mr. Mitsotakis shows us an ounce of sincerity yet!

AVGI: ‘Free meal’ fighters for Macedonia

RIZOSPASTIS: The government supports the EU-NATO plans for the Balkans and remains focused on implementing Memorandum policies

KONTRA NEWS: Sweeping cabinet restructure in September

DIMOKRATIA: Well done! Soros hails the Skopje agreement

NAFTEMPORIKI: Pressure due to ‘red’ loans