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Greece and the economic crisis 2018

NEWS ARCHIVE - August 27 - August 31



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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen - AMAZON - translations and etymology

August 31, 2018

Finance

Eurostat: Greece jobless rate at 19.5% - Protothema [English]

Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.36% - Investing [English]

Greece's NBG Swings to Loss in Second-Quarter on Early Retirement Charge - NY Times [English]

Tsipras: priorities of regulation of the labor market and raising the minimum wage - Athens News Agency [Greek]

Greece faces 'long road' after exiting bailout: Weidmann - Reuters [English]

Dragasakis: There will be no pension cuts in the 2019 budget - Tovima [English]

Turkey

Turkey takes aim at rating agency 'racketeers and impostors' - Reuters [English]

Turkey Raises Tax on Foreign Currency Savings to Help Lira - NY Times [English]

Turk Telecom is in the hands of banks - The Turkish economy is collapsing - Liberal GR [Greek]

Turkey must free prisoners to mend ties with EU, Germany says - MSN News [English]

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Earthquake 4.9 Richter between Trikala and Karditsa - Naftemporiki [Greek]

Airbnb Market Booming in Athens - Demand for properties is highest in the center of the capital and along the so-called Athens Riviera - Greece Is [English]

UNHCR urges Greece to address ‘severely overcrowded’ refugee centers on islands - Keep Talking Greece [English]

Appeal against the order for the release of Florus - EFSYN [Greek]

Medical association calls for West Nile virus action plan - eKathimerini [English]

Greece, a true force for fruit - Fruitnet [English]


August 30, 2018

Finance

Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.44% - Investing.com [English]

National Bank of Greece earnings: here's what Wall Street expects - Market Insider [English]

EWG: supervision from Brussels the first crash test after the Streamlined and strengthened pension program - Naftemporiki [Greek]

Hanwha Q Cells powers 500 kW C&I installation in Greece Hanwha Q Cells - one of the largest solar net-metering projects in Greece - PV Magazine [English]

Turkey

Turkish fighter pilot flies F-35 in US for the first time - However, the Senate passed a bill that would prohibit Turkey from receiving the F-35, if it proceeds with the acquisition of the S-400 - Protothema [English]

FYOM

Name deal gaining ground in FYROM, opinion poll shows - eKathimerini [English]

More

One million property owners in for a nasty ENFIA surprise - eKathimerini [English]

Syrian refugee volunteer detained in Greece - Yahoo [English]

Greece holds 3 NGO members for allegedly aiding traffickers - Washington Post [English] [Paywall]

Monthly rent subsidies of 300-500 euros approved for Mati, other wildfire victims - beneficiaries will receive the rent subsidy for as long as it takes to repair or reconstruct their fire-stricken residence, and for a maximum of two years - Tovima [English]

On Friday, the "premiere" of the new government - Naftemporiki [Greek]


Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square Athens Greece


August 29, 2018

Turkey

Turkey planing naval base in occupied Cyprus, newspaper reports - eKathimerini [English]

Moody's sounds more alarm over Turkey's banks, downgrades 20 firms - Reuters [English]

Germany Looks for Ways to Help Turkey Without Offering Emergency Funding - MSN News [English]

Finance

Greek stocks end with gains on mid-cap buying - eKathimerini [English]

10 regional port authorities around Greece next up in privatization process - Naftemporiki [English]

ENFA has been cleared - tax assessment of a total amount of 3,093 billion euros. EUR 2,642 billion will be paid by citizens and EUR 450,799 million by businesses - Naftemporiki [Greek]

Greece ends EU bailout period but decades of pain ahead as economy recovers - ABC Australia [English]

Greece plans further cooperation with China - China Org CN [English]

Politics

The new members of the government were sworn in - Athens News Agency [Greek]

Greece’s PM reshuffles cabinet but leaves finance team in place [English]

Tsipras appoints his last pre-electoral cabinet - Tovima [English]

Terrorist Koufontinas gets new 48-hour furlough - Protothema [English]

Egypt

Greece preparing to transfer Infantry Fighting Vehicle BMP-1s to Egypt - Janes

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Greece investigates aid workers for suspected migrant smuggling, espionage - Reuters [English]

Activists held in Greece for illegally aiding migrants - Yahoo [English]

Greek ferryboat evacuated after fire breaks out on board - Protothema [English]

With Tsitsipas, the WTA's Maria Sakkari is boosting tennis in Greece - Tennis Com [English]

Greek man from Crete becomes College freshman at 84 - Protothema [English]



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August 28, 2018

Finance

Chinese Cosco reports US$13.6m profit from Greece’s Piraeus terminal - Tornos News [English]

Hellenic Petroleum workers battling selloff block suitors from refineries - Reuters [English]

Belgium will provide some EUR 222 million of bond interest to Greece - Athens News Agency [Greek]

Unclaimed five government projects worth 7 billion euros - Capital GR [Greek]

Handelsblatt: Greece remains a special case - Liberal GR [Greek]

Greece’s Pistachio harvest down by 30% due to heavy spring rains - Keep Talking Greece [English]

Politics

Interior Minister moved to SYRIZA post as PM prepares reshuffle - eKathimerini [English]

Greek PM says government needs 'new blood' before a 2019 election - Reuters [English]

Turkey

Greece agrees to provide protection to two Turkish ex-commandos - Hurriyet Daily News [English]

Tourism

Greece and China commit to expanding collaboration in tourism after Beijing Ministerial meeting - Tornos News [English]

Portugal now ahead of Greece for tourism revenue - Expatica [English]

Greece, Turkey were top tourist destinations for Bulgarians in July 2018 – statistics institute - Sofia Globe [English]

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23-year-old Greek Teacher First in World of Robotics - Greek Reporter [English]

Commander of crashed Air Force training aircraft found in Sparta - Naftemporiki [Greek]

Princess Tatiana of Greece's romantic message for her prince will make you swoon - Hola [English]

Greece is still suffering from the EU’s self-interest. UK will suffer, too - It is true that the Eurozone is benefiting from a general global economic upturn, but it is clear that the weaker economies, notably Italy, are in a much worse position than in 2008 to withstand the next economic shock - Gulf News [English]

Greek anarchists protest US embassy move to Jerusalem - Omaha World Herald [English]

Jerusalem-Based Watchdog, Israeli School Partner to Develop ‘Peace’ Curriculum for Refugee Kids in Greece - Algemeiner [English]


Chania Greece Chania Greece

August 27, 2018

Finance

Greece begins a new economy odyssey after a decade lost at sea - UK Telegraph [English]

Greece's pistachio harvest down by almost a third - Euronews [English]

Greece tops eurozone in overtaxation - eKathimerini [English]

A lost generation? - Liberal GR [English]

"...on paper, we are now out of memorandum, but in reality we are facing the tough face of markets, high interest rates, and supervision and guardianship until 2022, that is, a fourth memorandum."

Turkey

Times: Two of the 8 Turkish officers are missing - Toxwni [Greek]

Thousands of Turks escaping Erdogan's crackdown find an unlikely haven in Greece - Washington Times [English]

Cyprus protests at UN over Turkish violations - Letter circulated on Thursday at UN General Assembly and at the Security Council - Protothema [English]

Tourism

Which tourists spend most in Greece Americans, British, Germans, Russians and French in the top five big spenders - Naftemporiki [Greek]

Blackout leaves popular Greek Hydra island without lights, water - MSN News [English]

After 34 hours electricity restored on Hydra - damage to the Medium Voltage Network on the island's land connection repaired - Tanea [Greek]

Cyprus

British Prime Minister says Cyprus settlement is within reach - Parikiaki [Greek]

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Extreme Storm and Floods hit Naoussa in Northern Greece [English]

Greece vs the Caribbean: The Ultimate Battle of the Holiday Giants - Greek Reporter [English]

New Democracy attacks government over public security problems - 'The government should allow Greek Police to do its job, because it is being hindered by the incompetence and indifference of SYRIZA miinisters, ND said in a statement - Tovima [English]

An American Bishop’s Perspective on Ancient, Old World Traditions - Pappas Post [English]

Political hue to plans to raze illegal buildings - eKathimerini [English]

"...Earlier this month, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his government would knock down 3,200 illegally-built properties after authorities said that there were dozens of such structures in Mati, the coastal settlement in eastern Attica that was the worst hit by the July 23 fires..."

Russian hackers targeted Ukraine's Orthodox Christian leaders - axios.com [English]

Excavations at Palace of Odysseus to resume in Ithaca - Protothema [English]



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