20-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

20-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE |

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Merkel upbeat ahead of Thursday’s Eurogroup

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed hope that the Eurogroup on Thursday will mark the “final step” before Greece exits its bailout program in August, reports said.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229831/article/ekathimerini/news/merkel-upbeat-ahead-of-thursdays-eurogroup

Document stipulates strict post-bailout framework

A document setting out Greece’s post-bailout commitments seen by Kathimerini stipulates that the country will be obliged to meet strict fiscal targets and continue implementing economic reforms that were agreed during the bailout years.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229845/article/ekathimerini/business/document-stipulates-strict-post-bailout-framework

Name deal exposes cracks in coalition partner, center-left

The name deal between Athens and Skopje has exposed cracks in Greece’s junior coalition partner, the nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL), as well as the new center-left Movement for Change (KINAL).

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229796/article/ekathimerini/news/name-deal-exposes-cracks-in-coalition-partner-center-left

Indian president Kovind in Athens: Target for 2019 is one billion USD in bilateral trade

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind expressed an optimistic view that bilateral trade between his country and Greece can exceed one billion USD in 2019, speaking at a business forum in Athens amid his official visit to the country.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1362449/indian-president-kovind-in-athens-target-for-2019-is-one-billion-usd-in-bilateral-trade

SEV raises serious issues with gov’t strategy

The government’s growth strategy has certain weak points, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), which, however, sees some progress from previous such blueprints.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229851/article/ekathimerini/business/sev-raises-serious-issues-with-govt-strategy

Average part-time pay in Greece for Dec. 2018 at 334 euros

The average net monthly pay for part-time work in Greece continues to hover close to the 360-euro mark, which is the regular unemployment benefit doled out to beneficiaries.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1362266/average-part-time-pay-in-greece-for-dec-2018-at-334-euros

ATHEX: Index slides on thin trading

The Greek stock market tried to distinguish itself from its European peers, concerned about a trade war across the Atlantic, but eventually ended Tuesday with losses for the majority of its stocks. while traders are still keeping an eye on Thursday’s Eurogroup.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229846/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-index-slides-on-thin-trading

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KATHIMERINI: The ‘Memorandum’ of the clean exit

ETHNOS: Backstage bargains for the debt’s regulation  

TA NEA: Ministers and MPs are being hunted down after the compromise with Skopje

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: ‘Heavy’ accusations against 7 executives of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention

AVGI: The key to the handling of the refugee crisis is solidarity and humanitarianism

RIZOSPASTIS: Bargain for debt, measures and ‘supervision’ at the expense of the people

KONTRA NEWS: 5 Mps are set to join SYRIZA

DIMOKRATIA: Water bills to become more expensive!

NAFTEMPORIKI: Optimistic climate ahead of the Eurogroup meeting