23-03-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

23-03-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Friday, March 23, 2018

EU leaders condemn Turkey for ‘illegal actions’ as transgressions continue

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday unanimously condemned Turkey for its aggression toward Greece and Cyprus and called on Ankara to release two Greek soldiers who have been in Turkish custody for more than three weeks.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227012/article/ekathimerini/news/eu-leaders-condemn-turkey-for-illegal-actions-as-transgressions-continue

Kotzias begins pivotal visit to Skopje as name talks progress

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias arrived in Skopje on Thursday evening for a landmark visit as talks between the two sides appear to be edging toward a resolution on the longstanding “Macedonia” name dispute.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227016/article/ekathimerini/news/kotzias-begins-pivotal-visit-to-skopje-as-name-talks-progress

Tsipras criticizes tax havens, calls for fiscal justice at European Council

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras raised the issue of tax havens during his speech at the European Council on Thursday, noting they undermine fiscal justice which is essential for the European Union and its citizens.

http://int.ert.gr/tsipras-criticizes-tax-havens-calls-for-fiscal-justice-at-european-council/

Parliament to discuss temporary expulsion of Golden Dawn after comment on ‘traitors’

Greek parliament will consider expelling Golden Dawn temporarily from its debates, the body’s head Nikos Voutsis said on Thursday, after a party MP went on a rant attacking SYRIZA MPs as “traitors”, during a speech in the plenum.

http://int.ert.gr/parliament-to-discuss-temporary-expulsion-of-golden-dawn-after-comment-on-traitors/

Citigroup sees growth at just 1.4 pct in 2018

Citigroup expects the Greek economy and the budget to miss the targets set by the government and the European Commission for this year and next, as its growth and primary surplus estimates are considerably lower than the official forecasts.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227008/article/ekathimerini/business/citigroup-sees-growth-at-just-14-pct-in-2018

Labor market picture looks bleak

Unemployment in Greece stands at a rate of 27.5 percent when underemployment is included, according to a report by the Institute of the General Confederation of Greek Labor (INE-GSEE).

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227007/article/ekathimerini/business/labor-market-picture-looks-bleak

ATHEX: Index drops below 800 pts

The Greek bourse benchmark suffered an eighth consecutive day of losses for the first time in over two years on Thursday on continued pressure from abroad that has mainly hit the banking sector. Beta Securities estimates that the capitalization of the local stock exchange dropped by 2.4 billion euros in those eight sessions.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227003/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-index-drops-below-800-pts

 

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