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Greece and the economic crisis 2019

NEWS ARCHIVE - April 1 - April 7



April 7, 2019

Migrant protest ends

Story at The Republic [English]

Wall Street in NYC adorned with Greek colors

Story at Tornos News [English]

Protothema Poll shows ND over SYRIZA

Details at Protothema [English] also there's an interview with Kostis Hatzidakis at Athens News Agency [Greek]


Athens Greece

April 6, 2019

Eurobank merger plan for Grivalia Properties

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Russian extradition case is back in court April 11

Story at Tass [English]

"Citizens will feel safe again" pledges Mitsotakis

Story at Protothema [Greek]

Airspace exercises using Mirage 2000, F-35, Tornado, F-4s and F-16s

Story at Skai [Greek]

"Primary surplus of 3.9% of GDP for 2018" Finance Ministry

Story at Athens News Agency [Greek]


acropolis museum in thens Greece

The Acropolis Museum in Athens


April 5, 2019

Migrants massed near northern border

"Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are stuck in Greece from when Balkan countries shut their borders in 2016." Story at Reuters [English]

Train service shut down from migrant protest

Migrant protesters staged as "sit-down protest in Athens’s Larisis station." Story at eKathimerini [English] they "demand to leave country" Protothema [English]

How did Greece survive?

Story about the economic "meltdown" - Story at UK Telegraph [English]

Early repayment to IMF

Goign forward. Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Purchase of F35 jets being explored

Story at Protothema [Greek] and at VOA it says "Pentagon Eyes F-35 Sales to Greece, Romania and Poland."

NATO and Greece (and the USA)

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Polling shows ND lead ove SYRIZA being maintained

Story at Protothema [English]

McDonald's expanding in Greece

Story at Naftemporiki [Greece]


Old Buildings in Athens Greece
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Anafiotika neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece

Anafiotika neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece.


April 4, 2019

How can the EU force Athens to "play ball"

Story at Financial Times [English]

Special envoy appointed for anti-Semitism issues

Story at Greek Reporter [English]

Past and present, the Hellenic Republic attracts attention

From the story "... the modern history of the Greek nation matter far beyond the bounds of the worldwide Greek community." Story at UK Spectator [English]

Sale of over 5,000+ properties anticipated

Story at eKathimerini [English]

How early loan repayment effects Greece, the IMF and Berlin

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]



Piraeus

Piraeus at night with cruise ships


Nafplio

Nafplio Greece


April 3, 2019

€1 billion tranche payment to be released

Story at Bloomberg [English] and at Greek Reporter [English]

Manolis Petsitis and the Greek government

Anti-Money Laundering Authority office investigating Petsitis' links - story at Tanea [English]

COSCO work at Piraeus to be limited in future?

Expansion would include archeological areas, so the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has halted the plan. Story at Protothema [English] and at eKathimerini [English] and at Liberal.gr [Greek]

No good bids for majority stake in Hellenic Petroleum

Story at Reuters [English]

Bulgarian/Greek pipeline has bidders

Story at Reuters [English]

F35 to Turkey officially stopped

Story at Protothema [English]

Extra time for passport checks to be administered against UK Citizens

2017 Schengen Borders Code regulations means increased scrutiny - story from Travel Mole [English]

HSBC lending in Greek market again

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Turkey proposes working group to address issue of Russian S4000

USA blocked Turkey from getting new F35 fighter jets (Greece is receiving a squadron, see this Protothema story). Story on Turkey's proposal to overcome the block at SKAI [Greek]

A critique of NATO and its changing world

"Back to basics" urged by critical article at capx.co [English]

A "triangle around the Levant" of military alliances

Turkey to be a key part in such a strategy, called "back to basics" by the article author. "Obama implemented a strategy premised on partnership with Iran and Russia.... President Trump has departed from this approach and is looking to the traditional template of a coalition of allied states to contain Iran." Story at FDD [English]


Acropolis in Athens Greece

April 2, 2019

Casino on Cyprus project with Greek construction

Story at Greek Reporter [English]

Tsipras back in Skopje

Story at Yahoo News [English] and more at Business Insider [English] and attention to conflicts on trademarks, etc., at IN.GR [English]

Greek protection zone to include N. Macedonia airspace

Story at mia.mk [English]

Britain, taxes, and Greek property

Tax advice at Financial Times [English]

Independent Public Revenue Authority attacks tax evasion and blackmarket money

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Completion of the road to Kalamata

Story at Tovima on route through Peloponnese [Greek]

Warnings vs optimism on Greek economy

Story at IN.GR on the differing positions of the Bank of Greece and the SYRIZA government [Greek] And more on this at eKathimerini [English]

Tranche payment to be released?

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Early payment to IMF?

Possiblities explored at Msn News [English]


Panta Vrexei, Evritania

Panta Vrexei, Evritania, Greece


April 1, 2019

Creditors shocked at pension and bonus plans

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English] covering restoration of holiday bonuses suspended back in 2010. The next Eurogroup meeting is April 5. These bonuses are seen by everybody (so far) as a clear violation of the bail out agreements. Some see this as a setup for New Democracy to take the blame if the payments are rescinded after a "presumed" ND victory in the coming election cycle.

Doubt on growth targets being met

Story at ABC News [English] and at NY Times [English] and at Reuters [English]

Pope Francis says give Tsipras the Nobel Prize

In response to Greece's handling of migration crisis: story at eKathimerini [English]

The Mediterranean alliance of Greece-Cyprus-Israel includes the USA

Analysis at Algemeiner [English]

France and Cyprus joint naval station

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Athens monitoring Albania seizure of Greek property

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Votes on AK Party

Details at Protothema [Greek] and Naftemporiki [Greek]

April 1 - Protopril

"Lying day" - Tovima [Greek]

US 6th Fleet would back Turkey?

In a hypothetical conflict, which way does the USA go? - Protothema [English]


Monastiraki square in Athens

Monastiraki Square


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