29-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

29-05-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

FYROM name talks ‘finished’ on foreign ministers’ level, says Kotzias

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Monday that he and his counterpart Nikola Dimitrov have done everything in their power to pave the way for a breakthrough in talks between Athens and Skopje for settling a decades-old dispute over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229085/article/ekathimerini/news/fyrom-name-talks-finished-on-foreign-ministers-level-says-kotzias

US Congressman: F-35s could be ‘used against Greece’ if sold to Turkey

The United States should freeze the sale of the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets to Turkey because they are more likely to used against Greece than against terrorists, Democratic US Congressman Brad Sherman told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during a Foreign Affairs Hearing on May 23.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229071/article/ekathimerini/news/us-congressman-f-35s-could-be-used-against-greece-if-sold-to-turkey

Greece should implement prior actions by June 14, says EU official

The Greek government will have to complete all prior actions of its third program by June 14, so that eurozone finance ministers will be able to approve on June 21 the disbursement of Greece’s loan installment and make decisions on the country’s debt and post-bailout supervision, according to a European official in Brussels on Friday.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229055/article/ekathimerini/business/greece-should-implement-prior-actions-by-june-14-says-eu-official

Mitsotakis again promises to cut taxes if elected; says SYRIZA govt implementing 4th memorandum

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis remained “on message” over the weekend, saying that if elected he and his center-right party will lower taxes in the recession-battered country.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1354557/mitsotakis-again-promises-to-cut-taxes-if-elected-says-syriza-govt-implementing-4th-memorandum

Pension setup sustainable only with cuts

It is only through the planned cuts to pensions that the medium- and long-term sustainability of the Greek pension system can be secured, according to an actuarial study submitted to the European Commission by the Labor and Social Security Ministry.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229060/article/ekathimerini/business/pension-setup-sustainable-only-with-cuts

Eurostat: 6% of Greek citizens (ages 20 to 64) live in other EU member-states

Roughly six percent of Greek citizens, between the ages of 20 and 64, lived in other EU member-states in 2017, according to figures released on Monday by Eurostat. The same figure in 2012 and 2007 was 4.7 percent.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1354635/eurostat-6-of-greek-citizens-ages-20-to-64-live-in-other-eu-member-states

ATHEX: Folli Follie drags index to new year low

The suspension of Folli Follie’s stock on Friday changed the mood from positive to negative at Athinon Avenue, turning mild gains into significant losses for the majority of listed companies, with the decline accelerating during the closing auctions.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229056/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-folli-follie-drags-index-to-new-year-low

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SUNDAY PAPERS

KATHIMERINI: Chinese torture for Greece regarding the IMF’s future stance and debt alleviation

TO VIMA: The ‘next-day’ Memorandum and the snap elections scenarios

REAL NEWS: ‘Landmine’ in Thrace

PROTO THEMA: The government succumbs and says ‘yes’ to everything

AVGI: Two different roads for the next day



MONDAY PAPERS:

ETHNOS: The private wealth record will alter tax-criteria

TA NEA: A 13th pension may be given as an antidote to all other cuts

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Europe confronts the monsters it nourishes

KONTRA NEWS: Criminal responsibilities for the Folli Follie bubble

DIMOKRATIA: A breath away from national treason

NAFTEMPORIKI: Italian fever for the markets