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Greece and the economic crisis 2018

NEWS ARCHIVE - Feb 1 - Feb 6



February 6, 2018

Greece delays bond sale as markets reel - Financial Times

"A banker working on the deal who was not authorised to speak to the press said: “Clearly nothing is happening today. Whether we wait a day or a few days — nothing has been decided.” On Monday Greece mandated five banks to work on the deal, with the transaction “expected to be launched and priced in the near future subject to market conditions”.


Greece takes rain check after savage equity sell-off - Reuters

"The decision not to proceed contrasted with business as usual for higher rated borrowers. Finland for example is set to print a €3bn April 2034 benchmark on over €9.25bn of demand."


Novartis-Gate sets Greece’s political arena on fire as those allegedly involved strike back - Keep Talking Greece

"...On Monday, Corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupakis and two assistant prosecutors hand transferred the first part of the case file to Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou with the request to submit it to the Palriament under the Law regarding “Ministers’ Responsibility.”


Greek Govt Alleges Official Ties to Drug Bribery Scandal - NY Times

"Although politicians are shielded from prosecution by parliamentary immunity and strict statutes of limitation, they are liable to prosecution for money-laundering offences — a tactic frequently used in the past by public prosecutors."


February 6th 1913: 105 years ago Greece became the first nation to use aircraft to bomb ships! - Protothema

"...a French-made Maurice Farman two-seat aircraft, equipped with floats to convert it into a seaplane, took off into the morning sky. It belonged to the Royal Hellenic Navy, and aboard were the pilot, Greek army 1st Lt. Michael Moutoussis, and the observer, navy Ensign Aristidis Moraitinis. Their mission was to reconnoiter Turkish fleet dispositions at Nagara Point in the Dardanelles."


The Novartis case - Naftemporiki

"The possibility of unlawful payments by state and other agents for the unfair promotion of products aimed at market dominance is at the heart of the international Novartis research."


More News:

Greek court postpones decision in Turkish extradition case - eKathimerini

Greece hope Real Madrid youth teamer Vassilakis will play for them - Marca

A Bulgarian Student in the US is Building an Artificial Reef at Samos - Novinite


February 5, 2018

Toskas defends police estimate of turnout at 'Macedonia' rally - eKathimerini

"...Organizers claimed that turnout was much higher: between a million and a million and a half. In comments to ANT1 television, Toskas said that the estimate given by ELAS was "entirely accurate" and "has nothing to do with political expediency."


More News:

6.5% increase in passenger traffic of Eleftherios Venizelos in January - Iefimerida.gr

Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Karpathos in Greece - Earthquake News

Greece to Issue 7-Year Bond ‘in Next Few Days’ - Greek Reporter

More than 100,000 people in Greece were protesting to defend the right to the name ‘Macedonia’ - MSN

Use of name Macedonia stirs huge protest in Greece - SF Gate

HAPCO: Medical Conferences in Greece May Face New Restriction - gtp.gr

Six billion Euros of direct foreign investments for Greece in 2018 - Protothema



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February 4, 2018

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens - BBC

"It is the second such protest in recent weeks - demonstrators rallied in Thessaloniki, the capital of the Macedonia region, on 21 January."


More News:

Greece Slams EU Official for Calling FYROM ‘Macedonia’ - Greek Reporter

Thieves in Greece pinch nearly $1000 worth of vacuum cleaners and blow out of the place - Democrat Chronicle

Gang of swindlers posing as police unraveled in Patra - eKathimerini

Samaras - This is a sensational image of unity - Naftemporiki


February 3, 2018

Government on edge for 'Macedonia' protest in Athens - eKathimerini

"Around 1,500 buses have been chartered to bring demonstrators from the provinces to the capital where the rally is to begin at Syntagma Square at 2 p.m. Most conservative New Democracy MPs are expected to attend."


Greek Cypriots to vote in runoff in hopes of peace deal

"President Nicos Anastasiades is looking to reprise his triumph over left-leaning Stavros Malas in 2013 when the two men faced each other. Earlier polls had shown Anastasiades beating Malas convincingly in Sunday's runoff, but Malas' strong showing in last weekend's first round of voting might make it a closer race."


More News:

Denmark and Greece are fighting over feta – again - msn.com

Greece: Minister gets death threat over Macedonia name talks - Fox News

Time Not on Our Side on Greece-FYROM Name Dispute Talks, Nimetz says - Greek Reporter

Tourism Minister: Record arrivals from Belgium to Greece in the 2017 season - Tornos News

Flight Deal: Chicago, NYC to Greece from $464 Round-Trip - MSN Lifestyle

Turkey slams Greece for refusing extradition of FETO members, DHKP-C militants - Hurriyet Daily News


February 2, 2018

ESM’s Regling: Greece can exit programme with continued reforms - Tovima

"Noting that the ESM is a lender of last resort for euro area countries, and with its predecessor, the EFSF, it has disbursed a total of €273 billion in loans to five countries: Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus. “Four out of these five are now success stories. They have ended their programmes, and their growth rates are among the highest in the euro area,” the ESM chief said."


Greeks breaking plastic bag habit - eKathimerini

"Just a month in, an initiative aimed at reducing consumers’ dependence on plastic carrier bags by charging for them appears to be bearing fruit, as some supermarkets have recorded a drop of as much as 50 percent."


More News:

Greece sees breakthrough soon in Macedonia name impasse - Reuters

Emanuel Rama: We have no territorial claims, but Albanotasamides want a memorial as a reminder - iefimerida

Cyprus: Strong mandate is demanded by N. Anastasiadis in view of the second round of presidential elections - Naftemporiki

Does the government plan to buy the "red" loans of civil servants? - Liberal GR


February 1, 2018

Greece Hires Banks for Seven-Year Euro Bond-IFR News - NY Times

"The sovereign has mandated Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, JP Morgan and Nomura for the transaction, which is likely to have a seven-year tenor."


Greece sees borrowing rate drop in short-term debt sale - ABC News

"The rate was down from 1.65 percent in an auction on Jan. 3. It had been as high as 4.96 percent in June 2011."


Europe: Greece to need significant supervision, reforms for 10 years - Poandpo

"Costello said there several reforms pending, noting that some of the deeper, structural reforms would require up to 10 years to be properly enforced and start bearing fruit."


More News:

G. Grammatikakis: "We have to make some compromises" on FYOM - Athens News Agency

Foreign Minister of Macedonia: "We are Macedonians, we speak Macedonian, it is our right" - iefimerida

Greece Faces Years of Supervision, Says EU Official - Greek Reporter

JPMorgan: Greece's "exit" with a precautionary credit line - Liberal.gr

EUR 101.8 billion overdue public debt in December - Naftemporiki



NEWS ARCHIVE - February 2018

INDEX NEWS ARCHIVE



Epicurus Greece Travel

Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life


Rick Steves Athens and Peloponnese Guide Book

Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese


Amazon 2016 Lonely Planet Guide Greece

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