21-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

21-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Opposition leaders reject as irredentist the proposed name ‘Ilinden Macedonia’ for FYROM        

Greek party leaders have rejected “Republic of Ilinden Macedonia” as a candidate name for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, while opposition has also been expressed from within ruling SYRIZA.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228839/article/ekathimerini/news/opposition-leaders-reject-as-irredentist-the-proposed-name-ilinden-macedonia-for-fyrom

Athens, institutional creditors announce staff-level agreement; FinMin refers to ‘post-memorandum supervision’

The Greek government on Saturday evening announced that it reached a staff-level agreement with creditors’ top auditors, who arrived in Athens this past week to conclude the fourth – and last – review of the ongoing bailout. The third consecutive bailout ends in August 2018.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1352122/athens-institutional-creditors-announce-staff-level-agreement-finmin-refers-to-post-memorandum-supervision

Greek lawmakers drop Novartis probe against ex ministers

Greece’s parliament has no jurisdiction to investigate the role of ten politicians in alleged bribes by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, lawmakers ruled on Saturday, in a controversy which has further polarized a deeply divided political landscape.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228829/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-lawmakers-drop-novartis-probe-against-ex-ministers

Tsipras surprises in Parliament: Expresses support for expat Greeks’ right to vote in their place of residence

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to give expatriate Greeks the right to vote, speaking during a mostly anti-climatic debate in Parliament on Friday evening regarding the Novartis case.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1351964/tsipras-suprises-in-parliament-expresses-support-for-expat-greeks-right-to-vote-in-their-place-of-residence

Nationalist mob beats mayor of Thessaloniki

A city official says the mayor of Greece’s second-largest city has been hospitalized with head, back and leg injuries after being set upon by nationalist extremists.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228846/article/ekathimerini/news/nationalist-mob-beats-mayor-of-thessaloniki

464 mln€ allocated between Jan-Apr to cover state’s arrears to private sector

Some 464 million euros was allocated over the January-April 2018 period to cover arrears by the Greek state to the private sector, according to figures supplied on Thursday by the Bank of Greece.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1351939/464-mln-allocated-between-Jan-apr-to-cover-states-arrears-to-private-sector

Greece a laggard in digital economy

Greece is second to last among the European Union’s 28 members in terms of progress toward a digital economy and society, slipping another place this year according to the European Commission’s Digital Economy & Society Index (DESI).

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228826/article/ekathimerini/business/greece-a-laggard-in-digital-economy

ATHEX: Stock index loses 4.81 pct over the week

The trading week in Athens ended with a volatile session that saw the benchmark drop for a fifth time in as many days. The majority of stocks ended up with gains, albeit small in most cases. Despite the prospect of a swift staff-level agreement with the creditors and the May triple-witching, the market remained subdued for most of the day.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228823/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stock-index-loses-481-pct-over-the-week

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SUNDAY PAPERS

KATHIMERINI: Explosive “Macedonian” salad

TO VIMA: How did we get to the name ‘Ilinden’ for FYROM

REAL NEWS: Creditors’ plan for the debt

PROTO THEMA: Assets of MIG Group to be auctioned

AVGI: Behold how the minimum wage will increase

MONDAY PAPERS:

ETHNOS: Accommodation allowance for 500,000 households

TA NEA: Colpo grosso with real estate assets’ taxation

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Who and why ‘burned’ the option to use ‘Ilinden’ in the future name of FYROM

KONTRA NEWS: New Kontra Channel will cause tremors to the TV landscape

DIMOKRATIA: Behold the changes in the ENFIA real estate tax

NAFTEMPORIKI: The solution for the debt will be based on 4 pillars