22-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

22-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Greek PM unveils ‘growth strategy’; abundant funding cited from European institutions

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday publicly unveiled a “growth strategy” for the post-bailout period after August 2018, essentially a series of initiatives and proposals already conveyed to creditors over the recent period – and a subsequent lukewarm response.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1352528/greek-pm-unveils-growth-strategy-abundant-funding-cited-from-european-institutions

Three anarchist groups claim responsibility for court paint attack

Three anarchist groups claimed responsibility on Monday night for the paint attack against the Council of State earlier in the evening, saying it was a protest against the court’s decision to rubber-stamp the so-called Katrougalos law which allowed pension cuts.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228896/article/ekathimerini/news/three-anarchist-groups-claim-responsibility-for-court-paint-attack

Zaev, Dimitrov insist on Ilinden Macedonia

No constitutional change will be needed for a solution with Greece on the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), the country’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev reportedly said on Monday, and expressed support for the name Republic of Ilinden Macedonia.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228904/article/ekathimerini/news/zaev-dimitrov-insist-on-ilinden-macedonia

Four charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

Greek authorities have charged four men over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country’s second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228873/article/ekathimerini/news/four-charged-in-greece-over-attack-on-thessaloniki-mayor

New property tax rates to be introduced over three years

The Finance Ministry is processing a plan for the gradual application of the new “objective values” (property rates used for tax purposes) so as to spread the extra burden on property owners over three years.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228900/article/ekathimerini/business/new-property-tax-rates-to-be-introduced-over-three-years

Greek current account deficit shrinks in March, tourism revenues rise

Greece’s current account deficit shrank in March compared to the same month a year earlier on the back of a lower trade gap which more than offset a decrease in the services balance surplus, the Bank of Greece said on Monday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228872/article/ekathimerini/business/greek-current-account-deficit-shrinks-in-march-tourism-revenues-rise

ATHEX: Benchmark puts an end to losing streak

The sealing of the staff-level agreement between Athens and its creditors on Saturday helped bring an end to the Greek stock market’s five-session losing streak on Monday. The benchmark started the new week with minor gains, although losing stocks outnumbered those that headed north.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228898/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-benchmark-puts-an-end-to-losing-streak

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KATHIMERINI: Extreme rhetoric by PM Tsipras

ETHNOS: Changes in the Katseli law regarding NPLs

TA NEA: 60% of individual revenues is consumed by taxes and contributions

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Out-of-court settlements: more, simpler and faster

AVGI: New Democracy ‘whitewashes’ the extreme right

RIZOSPASTIS: “Post-Memorandum era” with escalating anti-popular attack

KONTRA NEWS: New Democracy is responsible for the violence and society’s divide

DIMOKRATIA: Dirty game by the leftist scumbags

NAFTEMPORIKI: SAs will not have unidentified stocks any more