Noutsos Bridge in Athens Greece

Greece and the economic crisis 2018

NEWS ARCHIVE - May 28 - May 31


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May 31, 2018

Finance

Capital Controls in Greece relaxed to €5,000 as of June 4 - Protothema

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

Mitsotakis vows VAT cut on tourism services - eKathimerini

OECD: Greece's growth rate to reach 2.3 pct in 2019 - AMNA GR

Financial Council: Serious risks to the economy - Naftemporiki

Politics

Greece cannot afford policy reversal after bailout ends: Declan Costello - Reuters

Greece in strike standstill over bailout reforms - USA Today

FYOM

The Macedonian Orthodox Church has asked to go back to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, seen as the mother church of Eastern Orthodoxy, and lose the term “Macedonia” from its name - Euroactiv

FYROM President Scuppers Optimism Over Name Deal - Greek Reporter

More

Parliament approves €104.2m in EU aid to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal - europeansting



May 30, 2018

Greece in strike standstill over bailout reforms - MSN News

Finance

Deutsche Telekom raises stake in Greece's OTE to 45 percent - Reuters

30% of Greece’s workers earn monthly just €385 gross, i.e. below unemployment allowance - Keep Talking Greece

FYOM

Zaev: Any new country name to be put to a referendum - Capital GR

Macedonia prime minister: Referendum on possible new country name to be held this fall once agreement made with Greece SKOPJE, Macedonia — Washington Post

Turkey

Tsavousoglou statements demanding delivery of F-35 fighter planes to Turkey - Liberal GR

"...the Turkish site NTV.tr gives another dimension to Tsavousoglou's statements as he claims that the Turkish Foreign Minister said that the closure of bases used by the US on Turkey's territory could be considered.

More

Which areas of Evros will be subsidized to gain access to Greek TV channels - Evros News

Plans for more camps on Lesvos after riots - eKathimerini


May 29, 2018

Finance

Financial problems in Italy could impact Greece: Kotzias - Reuters

Greece's Piraeus Bank to Sell $1.7 Billion Bad Loans to Bain Capital - NY Times

FYOM

Talks to Settle Greece-Macedonia Name Dispute in Final Stage - VOA

More Greeks Leaving Home for Other EU Countries - Greek Reporter

Talks to end Greece-Macedonia name dispute near final stage - Washington Post [paywall]

MORE

Mediterranean diet is falling out of favour with southern Europeans: Children in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain are now the fattest on the continent - MSN News

Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece in September? - Hoops Hype


May 28, 2018

Turkey

F35s: A tipping point in the US-Turkey relationship? - eKathimerini

"This much is certain: the fight over F35s has illustrated that US-Turkey relations have crossed the Rubicon. Beyond the two measures that passed, a number of other amendments regarding the F35s and military aid to Turkey were introduced during the NDAA process."

Politics

Varoufakis proposes Greece, Cyprus, Turkey should jointly exploit hydrocarbon in East Med - Keep Talking Greece

Top Syriza MP demands that government scrap Saudi arms deal - Tovima

Greek Foreign Minister says deal on name with FYROM has been achieved - Protothema

Finance

Papandreou: Greece can benefit China in Belt and Road - China Daily

Food

A taste of Greece, a chilled red or 'brose': 4 budget-friendly wines to kickstart your summer - MSN News

Tourism

Onassis’ Skorpios to regain international sparkle

"...the Greek government has approved an ambitious development plan by Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, who purchased the island from Onassis estate heiress Athina Onassis Roussel, in 2013. Rybolovlev plans to build 20-22 luxury villas with an area of 500-1200 sq.m. each, a spa, a training centre, and restaurants, all of which he hopes will again make Skorpios a magnet for the rich and powerful."

More

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece on the Duchess of Sussex: “I cannot wait to see how Meghan’s role will evolve” - Royal Central

Stefanos Tsitsipas Hopes to Inspire More People to Play Tennis in Greece - Tennis World

Another Tesla Autopilot Crash Has Wrecked A Model 3 In Greece - Car Throttle

First woman 1st Engineer in Greece’s historically male-dominated shipping industry - Hellenic Shipping News

USS Harry S. Truman pulls into Souda Bay, Greece for a scheduled port visit (video) - dvidshub.net.

Photos of Greece

Scenery of Anafiotika in Greece (photos) - xinhua net

6 Awe-Inspiring Places That Will Convince You to Visit Meteora, Greece (photos) - luxatic



Fodor's Essential Greece: with the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)


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