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Greece and the economic crisis 2018

NEWS ARCHIVE - Dec 7 - Dec 11



December 11, 2018

No more pension reductions

Official killing of the scheduled pension cuts meant to occur Jan 1 now being debated - Star Tribune and at Tanea [in Greek] the blame goes back and forth between parties over the pension issues. More at New Zealand Herald.

Thursday marks start of new USA-Greece negotiations

Story at eKathimerini on the burgeoning ties between the two NATO allies and long-time military associates. Turkey and Russia are particularly important shared subjects.

Turkey wants to build naval and air bases in N. Cyprus

Ankara cites hydrocarbon research by Greece and allies on the necessity - story at Protothema.

Iran and Greece team-up for transport into Europe

Story at Iran Daily

Parliament prepares for casino tender

Story at National Herald

Chinese Nationals buying increasing amounts of Greek property

Story at Greek Reporter

Greece entry at Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok wears traditional Greek outfit

Ioanna Bella, the Greek entry for the Miss Universe contest wore traditional clothing for the presentation - images and story at Greek Reporter

"Recession" considerations

Story at Naftemporiki on economic gloom [in Greek] and at Tovima article on IMF predictions (in Greek).

New water airports for Lefkada, Meganisi, Kefalonia and Ithaca

Story at Tornos News

Illegal homes in Mati being granted licenses

Post-fire developments continue - story at eKathimerini


Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion Greece


Hymettus, Athens Greece

Athens Greece and Hymettus


December 10, 2018

Greece intermediary between Russia and world: Tsipras

Story at Protothema on the Greek role vis a vis Russia, and Fort Russ on the Greek "betrayal" against Russia. Reuters and Washington Post both say that the two countries are trying to repair the relationship after the diplomatic conflicts of the past year.

Greece stable, but surrounded by instability: Panagiotis Rigas

On political and military challenges in the Mediterranean - at Defense News

Elstat has new data on Consumer Price Index - +1.1

Data at the Elstat web site. And eKathimerini on a drop in industrial output.

Tax cut "crumbs"

Article at Tanea [in Greek]

Turkey drill ship Barbaros

On the activities of the drill ship Barbaros at Naftemporiki [in Greek] and the Turkish claims that Greece is interfering.


Asklipieion

Asklipieion Greece


December 9, 2018

Brexit and Greece

Story on The Elgin Marbles at The Week

Minister of Shipping Fotis Kouvelis: No VAT increase on islands

Story at Naftemporiki [in Greek]

Awards given at Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018

Story at Greek Reporter

Cost dampens move of Parental transfer of property

Story at eKathimerini

Final "election campaign package" from the government for 2018

Description at Tanea [in Greek]

Greece no longer blaming Brussels, but concentrating on election campigns

Bloomberg article on the gains made and the challenges ahead in Greek politics and economics.


Paros

Paros Island


View of Athens Greece in the Evening from Lycabettus Hill

View of Athens Greece in the Evening from Lycabettus Hill


December 8, 2018

Folli Follie case nabs ten people

Story at Greek Reporter and more at Naftemporiki [in Greek].

Migrants groups want Greece to quit Turkey/EU deal

Story at WCF Carrier.

Is Turkstream coming to Greece?

Article on the meeting between Tsipras and Putin at Hurriyet Daily News and other insights on the meeting at Greek Reporter and more at Tovima [in Greek].

EU plan for guard force rejected

Story at Protothema on why member countries don't want the plan.

FYROM parliament to adjust constitution reference to "Macodonians"

Story at eKathimerini

Athens University violence continues

Story at eKathimerini


Below the Acropolis - Athens Greece

December 7, 2018

Putin and Tsipras meet

Story at (with video) Protothema and more coverage at Reuters and at Russia's Tass news.

Riots in Athens over Alexis Grigoropoulos anniversary

Coverage of the Athens riots at Washington Post and ABC News.

Did Zaev's statements kill the Prespa Agreement for good?

Story at Tovima [in Greek] on consequences of Zaev's comments about teaching "Macodonian" language curriculum in Greece.

Weather: rain and snow on Parnitha

More at Tanea [in Greek] which has an overview of coming weather patterns across Greece and the islands.


Piraeus

Piraeus harbor with Athens and Lycabettus in the background

Piraeus harbor with Athens and Lycabettus in the background


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


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Fodors Greece

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

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