23-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

23-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Merkel speaks with Tsipras, Zaev over FYROM name talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel conveyed her country’s interest in the developments concerning talks between Athens and Skopje over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228932/article/ekathimerini/news/merkel-speaks-with-tsipras-zaev-over-fyrom-name-talks

Dombrovskis the latest EU official to comment on ongoing Greek debt relief prospects

European Commission VP and Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis on Tuesday commented directly on the ongoing speculation regarding Greek debt relief, as a June 21 Eurogroup meeting appears prominently as the crucial date and venue for relevant decisions.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1352911/dombrovskis-the-latest-eu-official-to-comment-on-ongoing-greek-debt-relief-prospects

Turkish court rejects third appeal for release of Greek soldiers

A Turkish misdemeanors court on Tuesday rejected for the third time an appeal to release from pre-trial detention two Greek soldiers who were arrested after accidentally straying into Turkish territory in early March, during a regular border patrol.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228933/article/ekathimerini/news/turkish-court-rejects-third-appeal-for-release-of-greek-soldiers

Major growth in tourism arrivals and revenues in Q1

Tourism is certainly appears likely to hit some new all-time highs this year, following a record-breaking 2017, as in the first quarter of 2018 arrivals posted a 13.8 percent year-on-year increase and takings grew 14 percent, Bank of Greece figures showed on Tuesday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228947/article/ekathimerini/business/major-growth-in-tourism-arrivals-and-revenues-in-q1

Exports continue to climb in first quarter

Exports are among the main forces helping the Greek economy to emerge from its stagnation, growing in the first quarter of the year by 905.6 million euros, or 13.3 percent from the same period last year.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228945/article/ekathimerini/business/exports-continue-to-climb-in-first-quarter

ATHEX: Banks index bounces back after over a week of losses

The ascent of the banks index after six sessions of losses along with the recovery of bond prices gave local stocks a notable boost on Tuesday, combined with an improvement in trading volume.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228942/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-banks-index-bounces-back-after-over-a-week-of-losses

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KATHIMERINI: All stakeholders put pressure on for a solution between Greece and FYROM

ETHNOS: Liquid fire to hit our pockets [due to price increases in fuel]s

TA NEA: Italian nightmarebutions

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Dangerous polarization

AVGI: Corruption orgy in Healthcare

RIZOSPASTIS: Let’s respond to the ‘growth plan’ which crushes the people’s needs

KONTRA NEWS: Polling difference between New Democracy and SYRIZA stands at 4,7%

DIMOKRATIA: New, hidden reductions in pensions

NAFTEMPORIKI: Agreement in June with or without the IMF