26-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

26-04-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Athens-Skopje deal still elusive

With core issues still unresolved, United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz stressed the need on Wednesday for intensified talks over the next few weeks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in order to finally settle the name dispute that has divided the two countries for more than 25 years.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228065/article/ekathimerini/news/athens-skopje-deal-still-elusive

Space chief resigns over agency’s ‘subservient’ role to politics

Distinguished Greek-American scientist Stamatios Krimigis has resigned as director of Greece’s newly established Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) just weeks into his tenure, it emerged on Wednesday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228045/article/ekathimerini/news/space-chief-resigns-over-agencys-subservient-role-to-politics

Turkish court rejects new appeal to release Greek soldiers

A court in northwestern Turkey rejected on Wednesday the third appeal to release from pre-trial detention two Greek soldiers who were arrested on March 3 after straying into Turkish territory in bad weather, according to Turkish press reports.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228041/article/ekathimerini/news/turkish-court-rejects-new-appeal-to-release-greek-soldiers

Kammenos: Tsipras and Macron discussed possible construction of frigates in Greece

Amid confusion over reports that Greece would acquire navy frigates from France on a lease, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told a press conference on Wednesday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the possible construction of frigates in Greece.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228027/article/ekathimerini/news/kammenos-tsipras-and-macron-discussed-possible-construction-of-frigates-in-greece

Government insists bill on foster parents won’t be changed

Amid divisions within the ruling leftist SYRIZA party over draft legislation that aims to grant couples with cohabitation agreements, including same-sex ones, the right to foster a child, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos insisted on Wednesday that no changes will be made to the bill.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228050/article/ekathimerini/news/government-insists-bill-on-foster–parents-wont-be-changed

MPs allow power plant sales, government says not selling family silver

Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved the sale of power stations by Greece’s dominant power utility Public Power Corp. (PPC) after workers protested at what they call a “national crime”.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228042/article/ekathimerini/news/mps-allow-power-plant-sales-government-says-not-selling-family-silver

ATHEX: Stocks slide on pressures from abroad

The Greek stock market toed the international line on Wednesday, registering fresh losses in a downward cycle that looks likely to continue for some time, according to observers. The day’s turnover remained below the 50-million-euro mark for another session.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228057/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-stocks-slide-on-pressures-from-abroad

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KATHIMERINI: Berlin maintains hard line [on the issue of Greek debt alleviation]

ETHNOS: Frigates in murky waters

TA NEA: Hellenic Space Agency head Krimizis resigns and accuses minister Nikos Pappas of lack of transparency and servicing vested interests

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: German torpedo against French frigates

AVGI: Dark Ages ruling by Council of State regarding religious education

RIZOSPASTIS: The government and the EU are responsible for the double impasse [regarding migrants and refugees] and the miserable conditions on Greek islands

KONTRA NEWS: They snatched Unicef’s coffers!

TO PONTIKI: Five ‘keys’ pave the way to ballots

DIMOKRATIA: A comet hit Papas – The head of ‘Greek NASA’ resigned

NAFTEMPORIKI: Debt alleviation with strict monitoring