24-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

24-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kotzias, Dimitrov to hold new meeting on Wednesday

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will meet on Wednesday with his counterpart, Nikola Dimitrov, in Vienna, to continue talks on the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), with UN mediator Matthew Nimetz.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227976/article/ekathimerini/news/kotzias-dimitrov-to-hold-new-meeting-on-wednesday

SYRIZA ex-minister during briefing by PM, FinMin: Why are we discussing a ‘clean exit’ if we need to cut pensions?

A closed door briefing of ruling SYRIZA party’s Parliamentary group by Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday, over the course towards the end of the current third bailout, apparently wasn’t as smooth as leaks by the government side insinuated in the early afternoon.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1343544/syriza-ex-minister-during-briefing-by-pm-finmin-why-are-we-discussing-a-clean-exit-if-we-need-to-cut-pensions

Kammenos: Nobody should dare challenge our sovereignty

Greece will not tolerate any challenges to its national sovereignty, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Monday, speaking at the Infantry School in Halkida during an event to celebrate St. George, patron saint of the Hellenic Army.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227967/article/ekathimerini/news/kammenos-nobody-should-dare-challenge-our-sovereignty

Tensions growing on the islands

Concerns have peaked over tensions on the Aegean islands following clashes between residents of Lesvos and migrants in Mytilene port which led to several injuries.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227989/article/ekathimerini/news/tensions-growing-on-the-islands

Greek stats authority: Primary budget surplus of 4% in 2017

Greece’s independent statistics authority on Monday announced that the primary budget surplus posted by the general government in 2017 reached 4 percent of GDP, over-exceeding the target and following a similar figure of 0.6 percent of GDP for 2016.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1343364/

PPC protest action may lead to brief electricity outages

The union representing workers at the state-run Public Power Corporation (PPC) will start what it said would be a string of 48-hour strikes in the early hours of Monday, which may lead to brief power stoppages in parts of the country.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227928/article/ekathimerini/news/ppc-protest-action-may-lead-to-brief-electricity-outages

ATHEX: Local stocks succumb to international pressure

Early gains quickly turned into losses at the beginning of the week at Athinon Avenue on Monday. With pressure on international stocks and moderate growth in bond yields, investors adopted a cautious stance.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227978/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-local-stocks-succumb-to-international-pressure

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KATHIMERINI: The surplus costs dearly

ETHNOS: The road for counter-measures is open [after the mammoth surplus]

TA NEA: Tax guide: Behold the taxes we are going to pay this year

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Tolerance for fascists while victims are handcuffed [in clashes with refugees on Lesvos island]

AVGI: Extreme-right pogrom in Mytilene

RIZOSPASTIS: Mockery of ‘clean exit’ while anti-popular commitments remain

KONTRA NEWS: PM Tsipras: We are saving Greece and tearing down the rotten system

DIMOKRATIA: The government is torturing pensioners yet again!

NAFTEMPORIKI: Surplus more than doubles due to ‘unnecessary’ measures