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Greece and the economic crisis 2019

NEWS ARCHIVE - March 8 - March 15



March 15, 2019

Tsipras backs Bolivia's Evo Morales on Venezuela

Story at NBC [English]

Land registry to be finished in 2021

Story at Reuters [English]

Only Greece and a few others meet NATO spending requirement

Assessment at Local8 [English]

Parliament closer to changing presidential election process

Story at eKathimerini [English]

The "Black Map of Athens" pinpoints violence

A combination of an online map website, street QR codes and comic books records racial assaults in Athens - Tanea [Greek]

Flu death count at 118

Story at Famagusta [English]

"Normalcy" in question

Tovima on a CNBC report about whether Greeks believe country is returned to normal or not. [Greek]

Offical: Turkey bid for EU membership is 'frozen'

Story at Protothema [English]



Athens and Piraeus

March 14, 2019

Refugees moved from Lesvos

Moved to Skaramangas and Grevena - Greek City Times [English]

Greece stocks best rally in two decades

Story at Bloomberg [English]

Eurozone skeptics on Mitsotakis

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

SYRIZA MP Giorgos Kyritsis apologizes for Molotov cocktail comment

MP Mavroidakos noted that 170 police officers have been burned by Molotovs in the last year - Story at SKAI [Greek] and at Ethnos [Greek]

Vandalism at Trikala

Defacement of Holocaust memorial, which follows the October 2018 damage of the Trikali Jewish cemetery - story at Jpost [English]

NY Times review of Christos Ikonomou novel

Novel depicts recent troubles of Greece - descriptive review at NY Times [English]

MPs voting on 43 proposals

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Extreme temperature drops in N. Greece

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]


Athens from the National Opera

March 13, 2019

Employment expansion expected

Poll report at Greek Reporter [English]

Affordable European travel - Greece ranks least expensive in food

Story at CNN [English]

Free admission to Acropolis Museum on March 25

Story at Ethnos [translated to English by Google]

Penal code reform

Story at eKathimerini on the reactions [English]

IMF gives Greek performance high marks

Story at BBC [English]. IMF wants more focus on reforms - story at Reuters [English]

Profile of Eurovision Katerine Duska

Story at Radio Times [English]

The message of "tie cutting"

Story at Tovima [Greek]

Will EU accession for Turkey be suspended?

Story at Protothema [Greek]

Competence and risk

Editorial on civil authority at eKathimerini [English]. This doesn't sound good: "Positions of responsibility are filled with people who are unqualified and unable to handle any crisis. Officers who are trained in special fields are transferred to irrelevant jobs because achieving professional excellence is seen as a sin."

Weather causes delay around Greece

Story at Skai [Greek]


Athens Greece with Sunset

March 12, 2019

EU court blocks ECB document access

Requests to see info by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and German parliamentarian Fabio De Masi has been turned down - more at NY Times [English]

Wind power company Nordex in Athens

Story at Recharge News [English]

Plan to uncover the Ilissos River

Feasibility studies are underway - article discussing the history of the Ilissos and the Kifissos, which is the other river in Athens, at UK Telegraph and at Greek Reporter [English]

"Greek government's plan is too lenient"

Tsipras vs Eurogroup - story at Protothema [Greek]

Mitsotakis emphasizes business in CNN interview

More at eKathimerini [English]

Tranche status: must complete reforms

Story at Reuters on statements by Mario Centeno, leader of EU finance ministers. Also, words by European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, on the disbursement possibility also at Reuters. [English]

Winter weather expected

Story at Tovima [Greek] and at Tanea [Greek]


Athens Rivers

Athens Greece Illisos and Kifisos Rivers


Youtube video of Ilissos River


Syntagma Greece

Syntagma Square


March 11, 2019

Tranche payment in April?

Story at Reuters on the delay [English] and at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Seeking stronger protections on "Greek Yogurt"

Greece trying to obtain "Protected Geographical Indication" for yogurt to distinguish product origin from competitors - story at Greek Reporter [English]

"Cash is king" in Greece

Facts on Europe and Greece at Statistica [English]

Kathara Deftera begins

Story on the holiday period at Protothema [English]

Greek napping study demonstrates benefits

Reduced blood pressure and other healthful results - story at Harpers Bazaar [English]

Will Turkey and USA break-up?

S4000 purchases from Russia the problem - editorial at eKathimerini [English]

Greece on list of safest countries for visitors

Story at Protothema [English]


Aerial view over Athens  with Piraeus in distance

Aerial view over Athens with Piraeus in distance


March 10, 2019

Parliament Budget Office leader Fragiskos Koutentakis speaks on taxes

The high rate of tax isn't an issue, he insists, but "distribution of tax burden" is the problem, story at Keep TalkingGreece [English]

Greek and Cyprus economy underminded by growing cronyism

Story at Cyprus Mail cites the economic plan which assigns Hellenic Bank with a distribution of "good" investments from the collapse of the Central Co-operative Bank and gives "bad loans" to the government to be socialised at the expense of the taxpayer. [English] For more on the Central Co-operative Bank, this see this EU Balkaneu story [English]

Patras Carnival parade

Video at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Carnival around Greece

Report at eKathimerini [English] and at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Naftemporiki Anniversary

95 years of the Athens newspaper at Naftemporiki [Greek]


March 9, 2019

Visa-free travel from USA to Greece ending

New EU rules start in 2021 - story at Suncoast [English] and at Daily Beast [English]

Aftermath of the Mati report

Editorial at eKathimerini focuses on a list of preventable errors [English]

Repercussions listed by US if Turkey buys a S4000 system

Pressure mounts on Erdogan's decision - story at Skai. [Greek]

International hotel chains increasing their presence

Story on the changing market at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Bond sale interest rate twice the cost

Article at Liberal GR quotes that, as a Eurozone economy, Greece is "excluded from bankruptcy."

Penal code changes

Story at EFSYN [Greek]

Expansion of "Golden Visa" program

Details are few but the general scope is described at Keep Talking Greece [English]


Kozani Electrical Plant

Kozani Electrical Plant


March 8, 2019

Coal-firing plants back on market

Privatization of coal plants comes back alive with a new effort to attract buyers - Reuters [English]

Military connection between Greece and Egypt grows

Story at Yenisafak [English]

Flu cases starting to decrease

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Blame mounts in wake of Mati fire probe

Story at US News [English]

BREXIT to change Cyprus relationship with UK?

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Fines against Greek water management?

EU angry over nitrates in water - story at NY Times [English]

Disney Cruise system including Greece in 2020

Story at Orlando Sentinel about the expansion of the Disney cruise offerings to include Piraeus, Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. Disney previously dropped Greek destinations in 2014.


The Zappeion in Athens

Zappeion in Athens, Greece


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