21-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

21-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE |

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Eurozone to decide on Greek debt relief as bailout exit nears

Eurozone finance ministers will decide on Thursday how much cash and debt relief to give Greece in return for compliance with economic reforms, to ensure Athens can finance itself after it exits its bailout in August.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229896/article/ekathimerini/news/eurozone-to-decide-on-greek-debt-relief-as-bailout-exit-nears

Junior coalition partner, DM, says he’ll ask for extended majority ‘when and if’ fYRoM deal comes to Parliament

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, the head of the small right-wing party that props up the current government, on Wednesday continued to generated political “waves” regarding the recently concluded fYRoM “name issue” agreement, saying he’ll request an extended majority of 180 MPs to ratify the pact “when and if it comes to Parliament”.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1362759/Junior-coalition-partner-dm-says-hell-ask-for-extended-majority-when-and-if-fyrom-deal-comes-to-parliament

Former top statisticians warn Georgiou’s prosecution may affect Greek market foray

The continued persecution of Greece’s former head of its statistical service, Andreas Georgiou, may compromise the country’s foray into the markets when its bailout program expires in August, around 80 former heads of national and international statistical agencies said in a public statement.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229888/article/ekathimerini/news/former-top-statisticians-warn-georgious-prosecution-may-affect-greek-market-foray

UNHCR: Greece hosting 58,000 refugees and migrants in early June

The number of refugees, asylum seekers and people with no citizenship in Greece totaled 58,000 in early June, according to figures released by the Greek chapter of the UNHCR on Wednesday, World Refugee Day.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229864/article/ekathimerini/news/unhcr-greece-hosting-58000-refugees-and-migrants-in-early-june

Greece’s balance of payment deficit widens in April 2018

Greece’s balance of payments April 2018 showed a deficit of 1.3 billion euros, increasing by 838 million euros compared to the same month in 2017, a development attributed to a worsening of the balance of goods and primary income accounts.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1362566/greeces-balance-of-payment-deficit-widens-in-april-2018

ATHEX: Stock market session with a sting in tail

The Athens bourse spent almost the entire session on Wednesday showing benchmark and blue-chip gains, only for sellers to reverse the trend in the closing auctions, wiping out the advances. Nevertheless, growing stocks outnumbered decliners.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229890/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stock-market-session-with-a-sting-in-tail

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KATHIMERINI: Hand outs only if the supervising institutions agree

ETHNOS: Black out for the National Healthcare Provider EOPYY and hospitals

TA NEA: Five-year ‘tunnel’ ahead

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Judgment hour for debt and supervision

AVGI: Green light for the end of the bailout programmes

RIZOSPASTIS: The EU Commission confirms the axing of pensions and the tax threshold limit and also reveals the mockery regarding the minimum wage

KONTRA NEWS: PM Alexis Tsipras to ask for a vote of confidence

TO PONTIKI: Dirty tricks at the last moment [linking the debt issue to the refugee crisis]

DIMOKRATIA: New Democracy makes a strange shift of stance on the Skopje issue

NAFTEMPORIKI: Changes in objective real estate values to take place in two steps