29-03-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

29-03-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hurriyet: Erdogan links 2 Greek soldiers with 8 Turkish officers seeking asylum in Greece; rightwing MP refers to ‘exchange’

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly linked the issue of two Greek servicemen held in his country, after allegedly straying into the neighboring country’s territory, with the fate of eight Turkish officers who have requested political asylum after a failed coup in Turkey nearly two years ago.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1334770/hurriyet-erdogan-links-issue-of-2-greek-servicemen-with-8-turkish-officers-seeking-asylum-in-greece

‘Macedonia’ name talks continue in Vienna

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias heads to Vienna for talks on Thursday and Friday with his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) which are expected to determine the course of negotiations over a longstanding name dispute.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227188/article/ekathimerini/news/macedonia-name–talks-continue-in-vienna

Tele-con’f between Greek side, creditors’ auditors focuses on ‘prior actions’ left for 4th review

The course for implementing “prior actions” for the fourth, and last, review of the ongoing Greek bailout program was the object of a teleconference between top government officials and representatives of the country’s institutional creditors.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1335124/tele-conf-between-greek-side-creditors-auditors-focuses-on-prior-actions-left-for-4th-review

Concern on islands as hundreds reach Lesvos

Authorities on the Aegean islands were on standby on Wednesday after nearly 300 migrants reached Lesvos on eight boats following several days without new arrivals from neighboring Turkey.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227180/article/ekathimerini/news/concern-on-islands-as-hundreds-reach-lesvos

Greece urged to give distressed borrowers ‘last chance’

Greece’s largest commerce and legal associations have urged the government to urgently reform laws protecting distressed mortgage holders, warning that tens of thousands of struggling families could lose their homes this year.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227168/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-urged-to-give-distressed-borrowers-last-chance

Greek portion of TAP to be completed by end of 2018

Accelerated work is proceeding on the Greek portion of Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), with a timetable referring to the first deliveries of natural gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz II deposit to commence via the so-called southern corridor in 2020.

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1334989/greek-portion-of-tap-to-be-completed-by-end-of-2018

ATHEX: Local index, euro peers head south

Greek stocks reverted to a southbound course on Wednesday, with losses contained toward the end of the session mainly thanks to notable gains by Coca-Cola HBC, which rose 2.68 percent, and to a lesser extent to oil stocks. Stock markets elsewhere in the eurozone also headed lower.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227186/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-local-index-euro-peers-head-south


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KATHIMERINI: The ‘heat’ in the Aegean Sea increases

ETHNOS: Record increase of university students next year

TA NEA: Absurdity on behalf of the government [on the issue of the 2 servicemen held captive in Turkey]

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Seriousness demanded on behalf of the Greek side in light of the aggressive rhetoric of Turkish president Erdogan

AVGI: Tsipras: Greece will not turn back again

RIZOSPASTIS: Rally offers a dynamic response to the plans of the government and capitalists

KONTRA NEWS: PASOK leader Gennimata is going to oust Venizelos from the party

TO PONTIKI: Government and opposition parties must reach a consensus on national issues before it’s too late

DIMOKRATIA: No changes in the real estate ENFIA tax

NAFTEMPORIKI: Changes in the supervision of SAs