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Greece and the economic crisis 2018

NEWS ARCHIVE - August 1 - August 5



August 5, 2018

Fire

Death Toll from Greece’s Blaze Rises to 90 - Greek Reporter

Finance

Procedures for exit of National Bank of Greece from Egypt did not start yet: senior official - Daily News Egypt

Italian crisis may make Greece's look benign by comparison - MSN News

EU commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos: Now things in Greece are much better - Focus Fen

Four more decades of austerity for Greece - Keep Talking Greece

Greek gov’t looking to change heads of police, fire service - eKathimerini

The primary surplus at general government level in the first half of this year is markedly lower than last year - Naftemporiki

Turkey

Greek minister rejects extradition order for Turkish terror suspect - Hurriyet Daily News

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15 Best Hostels in Athens - Weird Globe


Kavala Street

Kavala Street Greece Athens


August 4, 2018

Finance

Only four economies have shrunk more than Greece’s in the last 10 years. Two of them have been hit by civil wars - Washington Post

Renewed Italian government tensions fuel bond sell off, Greek bonds also pressured - Capital GR

Fire

Greece to tear down illegal fences for better fire safety - Fox News

100,000 euros from the hoteliers of Cyprus to help the people affected by the fires - efsyn

Tourism

Greek Islands Flooded by Record Number of Tourists - Greek Reporter

Turkey

Turkey slams Greece over transfer of murderer of Turkish diplomats to open prison - Hurriyet Daily News

US, Turkey slam government for relocation of jailed N17 killer - eKathimerini

Turkey to Freeze Assets of 2 US Officials in Retaliation for Sanctions Due to Detention of US Pastor - CBN

Russia

Russian meddling in Greece divides traditional Orthodox allies - MSN News

Bulgaria expands pipeline to Turkey in bid for Russian gas - Reuters

How strong is Greece’s affinity for Russia? - Political Critique

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Lead pollution detected in Greenland ice may offer clues into historic events in Ancient Greece and Rome - Yahoo

Migrating Flamingos Add Splash of Color to Greece’s Nafplio (video) - Greek Reporter


August 3, 2018

Finance

At the mercy of international markets - Liberal GR

Greek 10-year bond breaks 4% threshold - Protothema

Fire

A survivor’s account - eKathimerini

Where will the first 61 demolitions take place - Naftemporiki

Mother whose infant perished in the fire dies, bringing death toll to 88 - In addition, 40 burn victims are still being treated in Attica hospitals. Nine of them are in intensive care - Tovima

35-year-old arson suspect is jailed - efsyn

Families Sue Greek Authorities After Wildfire Kills 91 - Newsweek

Government, ND trade barbs over illegal buildings - eKathimerini

Greece: Authorities to tear down illegal constructions - Washington Post

L’Oréal Greece makes efforts to support fire recovery - cosmeticsdesign-europe

Death toll from Greek fire raised to 87, 1 missing

Turkey

Pace of migrant arrivals in Greece via land from Turkey quickens: agency- Reuters

America’s Turkey Problem Finally Comes to a Head - National Review

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Central Greece district hit by flash floods - eKathimerini


Palaiokastritsa Beach, Corfu Island

Palaiokastritsa Beach - Greece


August 2, 2018

Finance

EU Commission stands by Greek debt sustainability assessment - Reuters

Hellenic Capital Market Commission: High fines to Folli Follie and company executives - Naftemporiki

FYOM

After 27 years, Greece and Macedonia have resolved their contentious ‘naming dispute.’ Here’s how - Washington Post [Paywall]

Fire

Experts warn of more risks for fire-stricken areas of Greece - Euronews

Le Monde: The Greek government is starting a battle - Athens News Agency

ND: 1639 demolition decisions have been postponed for 3.5 years by the government - Naftemporiki

Tourism

A local in Greece gave me a tip to visiting the country, and it's the opposite of everything you've been told - Business Insider

Turkey

Turkey says US sanctions unacceptable, have limited economic impact - eKathimerini

As Turkey's Lira Plunges, Sanctioned Ministers Remain Defiant - MSN News

Turkey's Markets Plunge Into the Unknown After U.S. Sanctions - Bloomberg

Time for Turkey to decide: With the US or with Russia? - Liberal GR

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Five PAOK fans hurt by hooligans before Basel match - eKathimerini

Unique Cyprus drama festival takes audience back to ancient Greece - EuroNews

Earthquake 4.2 Richter in Messinia and Ilia - Tanea.gr


Paros

Paros Greece


August 1, 2018

Finance

Greece sells 26-week treasury bills ahead of full return to markets - xinhuanet

Europe Says Greece Is a Comeback Story. The I.M.F. Isn’t Convinced. - NY Times

Germany: Today approved the last installment of 15 billion for Greece - Athens News Agency

Fire

Stathakis: Demolitions - an amendment to accelerate procedures was announced by the Ministry of the Environment - Naftemporiki

Kyriakos Mitostakis press conference: There is no political responsibility withiout a resignation - Protothema

Greece to speed up destruction of illegal property after fires - MSN News

Political tensions rise in Greece over government handling of wildfires- MSN News

Terrified dog found hiding in oven after deadly Greece fire - Sky News

Poll at efsyn.gr

    "The responsibility for the national tragedy of July 23 belongs to:" (rough translation)

  1. Long-term procedure failures by government
  2. the national government
  3. local governments
  4. the fire brigade
  5. extreme weather phenomena
  6. combinations of the above
  7. I do not know / I do not answer

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Thirteen people hospitalized after Rhodes shootout - eKathimerini


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