28-03-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

28-03-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ESM approves of 6.7-bln€ bailout tranche to Greece

The ESM’s board of directors on Tuesday approved the disbursement of a 6.7-billion-euro tranche to Greece, as part of the ongoing bailout program, according to a press release by the Eurozone’s emergency fund.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1334390/esm-approves-of-67-bln-bailout-tranche-to-greece

Eurogroup chief Centeno not worried about Greece’s next day

Eurogroup President Mario Centeno in an interview with SKAI TV late on Tuesday said that he is not worried about the next day of Greece and the Greek economy after exiting the memorandum.

http://www.amna.gr/en/article/243302/Eurogroup-chief-Centeno-not-worried-about-Greeces-next-day

Greece’s new development plan to be presented early April

Greece’s new development plan, which will be presented in the Eurogroup of April 27th in Sofia, is in the final phase of preparation.

http://int.ert.gr/greeces-new-development-plan-presented-early-april/

Turkish reports say Greek soldiers could face up to five years

There is concrete evidence to support charges against the two Greek soldiers detained in Turkey after crossing the border earlier this month, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said Tuesday citing an unnamed judicial source.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227126/article/ekathimerini/news/turkish-reports-say-greek-soldiers-could-face-up-to-five-years

Kotzias: Greece considering seeking damages from Turkey over coast guard vessel

Greece is considering seeking compensation from Turkey for the coast guard vessel a Turkish ship rammed off the Imia islets in the Aegean last month, according to a document submitted to Parliament by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227125/article/ekathimerini/news/kotzias-greece-considering-seeking-damages-from-turkey-over-coast-guard-vessel

Govt hastily withdraws draft bill envisioning Draconian measures for pet owners

The Tsipras government, and specifically the relevant agriculture development ministry, on Tuesday withdrew a controversial draft bill on the care, ownership and management of pets and strays in the country, a bizarre – even by modern Greek standards – piece of legislation that prescribed Draconian measures and fines.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1334478/govt-hastily-withdraws-draft-bill-envisioning-draconian-measures-for-pet-owners

EBRD to extend Greek funding for 5 more years

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will ask its board to approve the extension of its mandate in Greece by five years to 2025 to help the country’s economic recovery, EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti told Reuters on Tuesday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227129/article/ekathimerini/business/ebrd-to-extend-greek-funding-for-5-more-years

ATHEX: Second day of bourse gains

Stocks at Athinon Avenue rose in a more uniform fashion on Tuesday, at one point sending the benchmark as high as the 800-point mark. However, the momentum didn’t last, and the main index had slipped back down again by the closing.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227139/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-second-day-of-bourse-gains


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