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Greece and the economic crisis 2018

NEWS ARCHIVE - June 1 - June 6



June 6, 2018

FYOM

Rallies opposing using "Macedonia" for FYOM in 23 cities in Greece - Protothema

Thousands protest in Greece against Macedonia name deal - RFI

Finance

Greece Delays Landmark Bond Issue on Italian Market Jitters-Sources - NY Times

Greece May Be Turning a Corner. Greeks Who Fled Are Staying Put. Image - NY Times

Boom awakens memories of Piraeus’s ancient glory - ekathimerini

Banks: In targets but with asterisks reduce NPEs / NPLs - Naftemporiki

Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister for Natura: We will not tolerate Greek actions in disputed areas of the Aegean - Liberal GR

Turkey escalates row with Greece over 'putschist' soldiers - UK Guardian

Poll shows Turkey's Erdogan falling short of election majority in first round - Reuters

Syrian Kurds to pull out of key town, easing U.S.-Turkey rift - Los Angeles Times

US State Dept. Official: Turkey’s Interest in Russian Air Defense System Could Hurt Projects Like F-35 - USNI

Politics

Primary surplus plans feed speculation about handouts - eKathimerini

Tourism

Greece tourism numbers: Europe's latest victim of 'overtourism' - Traveller

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More than 11,000 Migrants Arrived in Greece by Sea in 2018

“Hot” fall in Eastern Mediterranean: Total & ENI agree on joint Cypriot EEZ surveys - Protothema

Seaworthy floating museum berthed in Pireaus, Greece - xinhuanet

Agios On SUP ignites Greece's Crete island - Surfer Today

Yianna Terzi releases English version of Oniro mou - ESC Today

Serbian Defense minister to attend military exercise in Greece - b92.net


June 5, 2018

Turkey

Following the release of the 8 Turkish servicemen by a Greek court:

Turkish jets violate Greek air space amid spike in aggressive rhetoric from Ankara - eKathimerini

A formation of 4 Turkish F-16s overfly Agathonisi, Mavria, Chinas and Levitas - Tanea GR

Ankara threatens to kidnap the Eight - efsyn.gr

Four Turkish fighter jets fly over Greeks islands 7 times - Protothema

Turkey Slams Tsipras over Release of Turkish Soldiers - Greek Reporter

Finance

Greece’s GDP Expands, End of Bailout Nears - Hellenic Shipping News

Tsipras: Foreign currency inflows from shipping exceeds 9bn euros in 2017 - Tovima

Greece still believes it's getting its debt deal this month — even without money from the IMF - CNBC

Politics

Why returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece would be madness - UK Telegraph

Tsipras announced the start of the creation of the Goudi Metropolitan Park - AMNA GR

Mitsotakis calls on Alexis Tsipras to respond to Turkey's allegations of promises made by him for the return of the 8 officers - liberal.gr

FYOM

Zaev: The subject of the phone call with Tsipra - Albanians talk about 3 new names - iefimerida

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Greece Set to Extend Public Power CEO's Term at Investor Meeting - NY Times

Doubts over judicial fairness will hold Greece back - Financial Times

A Stone Summerhouse in Greece Developed for the Mediterranean Climate - Home World Design

John Craxton - The art of friendship in post-war Greece (Book review) - Apollo Magazine

The Aegean: A sea of refugees

Hodgkin lymphoma worryingly common in Greece - Neo Kosmos AU

Greece's Novartis bribery case and more - PM Live

UN says it will not propose an envoy for Cyprus unless both parties agree to that person - Parikiaki

A surge in neo-Nazi attacks terrifies refugees in Greece - Los Angeles Times

Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter's source to Malta - Business Insider

Greek lawmakers debate no-confidence vote amid name dispute - WRAL


June 4, 2018

Greece frees 8 Turkish servicemen seeking asylum after coup

"Omiros Zelios said Monday that the last of his clients was released from police custody last week. All are living in a secret location under strong police protection. Greek courts have rejected repeated Turkish demands for their extradition, to face charges of alleged participation in the coup, arguing that they would not get a fair trial in Turkey.


Finance

IMF Likely to Assume ‘Advisory’ Role After Greek Bailout Ends - Greek Reporter

ESM urges Greece to stick to reforms, calls IMF to join bailout – chief economist - Hellenic Shipping News

FYOM

New rallies planned in Greece over Macedonian name dispute - Fox News

Macedonia's defence minister on EU and NATO membership hopes - France 24

Politics

Gov’t ideology prevents investments - eKathimerini

Tourism

Greece tourism at record high amid alarm over environmental cost - UK Guardian

National Tourism Organization invites 587 bloggers to promote the beauty of Greece - Protothema

Is Greece on the brink of an overtourism crisis? - UK Telegraph

Scenery of Astypalaia island, Greece (photos) - chinadaily.com


June 3, 2018

Greece relaxes capital controls to prove worst of turmoil is over - UK Guardian

"Signalling that confidence is gradually returning to the country’s banking system, the leftist-led government has doubled the amount depositors will be able to withdraw from their accounts as of Monday. “As is usually the case with the economy, this is about psychology,” said a senior official at the Bank of Greece. “The relaxation is as much about boosting confidence among investors and savers as showing banks can now afford to work under normal conditions.”


Finance

Centeno: Greek debt deal will be credible to markets - Athens News Agency

IMF will probably not participate in Greek program, says Fund official - eKathimerini

One out of every two businesses in tax violation - Iefimerida

FYOM

Government backtracks: No deal with FYROM, source says - protothema

More

Evros returns to a traditional cultivation of sesame - evros-news.gr

Jeremy Corbyn would give British Museum's Elgin Marbles back to Greece - UK Sky News

Iran Suspends Soccer Ties With Greece - Bloomberg


Zappeion Megaron Athens Greece


June 1, 2018

Finance

EU official says Greece's bond market access is 'fragile' - ABC News

Strong trading income helps Greece's Alpha Bank swing to profit - Reuters

Tourism

Tsipras: Greece expecting record high of 32 million tourists in 2018 - Athens News Agency

UNESCO Committee Discusses Return of Parthenon Marbles in Paris

FYOM

Ivanov to Skopje: It looks like a personal agreement between two prime ministers - Naftemporiki

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Prosecutor to probe crime at Athens park, anarchist threats - eKathimerini

Iran suspends soccer ties with Greece after friendly nixed

Major joint military exercise of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania & Serbia in Attica, Greece - Protothema

Greece wages losing battle against Albanian herb raiders - MSN News

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey announced with ancient Greece as the setting - Slash Gear


How Greece’s Busiest Port Reveals the Perils of Privatization - The Nation

"...COSCO now hires few dockworkers as full-time employees, and tends to enlist unskilled laborers for complex container unloading. COSCO also primarily remunerates people on an ad hoc basis as subcontractors, leaving dockworkers and their families entirely dependent on the ebb and flow of traffic into Piraeus. It also means their traditional retirement benefits have disappeared.


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