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Greece and the economic crisis 2020

NEWS ARCHIVE - Feb 1 - Feb 6

February 6, 2020

African Swine Fever case reported

Story at Reuters [English]

Additional police sent to deal with Lesbos migrant protests

Story at Greek City Times [English]

EU Commission willing to discuss budget target changes

Story at Washington Post [English]

Greece Patriot missile system deploying to Saudi Arabia

Story at Drive [English]

Fear that 2020 will continue with gloomy economic outlook for EU

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Expanded scrutiny of people traveling into Athens from China

Story at Protothema [English]

Analysis of Erdogan's psychological warfare skills

Story at Skai [Greek]

Turkey becoming more isolated

Story at Liberal [Greek]

Cold and rain spreading across Greece

Weather at Iefimerida [Greek]

Heavy snow in northern Greece

Story at Ethnos [Greek]

Russia, Turkey and cooperation with Greece

Story at Tovima [Greek]

Lasithi Greece
Sunset over Athens Greece

February 5, 2020

Greece is not structurally able to utilize EU funds effectively

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

French aircraft carrier patrolling block 8 in Cyprus EEZ

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Migrants on Lesbos protest

Story at Yahoo News [English]

Hadrians Library in Athens Greece

February 4, 2020

Draft law contains mandatory vaccinations

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

Tough new rules from UEFA

Story at Liberal [Greek]

Ioaninna could be "Balken Hub"

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Shrinking demographics prompts benefit to promote childbirth

Story at UK Guardian [English] and at Newsweek [English]

Piraeus Bank to securitize NPEs

Story at Reuters [English]

Diving soon to be allowed on sunken wreck Britannic, sister ship of famous Titanic

Story at UK Times [English]

Paul Thomsen leaving IMF

Article at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Stephania Luberakaki going to Eurovision 2020

Story at Skai [Greek]

Mitsotakis: we are building international alliances and strengthening our deterrent power

Story at Ethnos [Greek]

Is Mitsotakis weak?

Article from Foreign Policy attacks Mitsotakis role in not stopping Turkey's adventures in Aegean, but simultaneously the article seems to say Mitsotakis has no good cards to play, and is waiting for Europe or the USA to step up with the pressure to slow Erdogan's actions. The article suggests the use of a different technique: "Syriza didn’t hesitate to cause problems for its more powerful allies for the sake of earning their respect."

With Erdogan's attempts to force expansion in the Aegean at the expense of Greece, and triangulating energy "research" by enlisting Libya and planning to build up the puppet state of Northern Cyprus with a military base, there is an urgency to either push back or prepare a deterrent awful enough to give Turkey weak knees.

Supporters of the government in Greece have pointed a finger at Germany and Merkel, whom they accuse of fully capitulating to Turkey’s demands. They are right—up to a point. Germany’s indulgence of Turkey seems to be motivated by its own desire to limit its direct involvement in the Libya crisis—and its dependence on Erdogan to forestall future crises involving migrants from the Middle East. This has led many Greeks to claim Germany is abusing its hegemonic position in the EU to further its own interests, while disregarding its obligations to defend Europe’s existing borders."

Full article at foreignpolicy.com

February 3, 2020

Violence at Lesbos migrant camp

Story at Reuters [English]

Significant temperature drop ahead

Story at Tanea [Greek]

Plan to create registration of NGO personnel

Story at Tovima [Greek]

Emergency preparations for coronavirus

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Schedule for the dividend tax rate reduction

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Worry over China pushing liquidity nto market

Story at Liberal gr [Greek] and at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Plans for deporting rejected asylum claimants

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Ten foreigners arrested in Thessaloniki for fighting in city center

Story at Iefimerida [Greek] and at Protothema [Greek]

Turkish research vessel expected to leave Greek waters

Sotry at Protothema [English]

Snowfall expected in mountains

Story at Ethnos [Greek]

February 2, 2020

Military enlarges military presence along Evros

Story at MSN News [English]

New refugee law

Effects discussed by Koumoutsakos Skai [Greek]

February 1, 2020

Half of public buildings and seven in ten privately constructed buildings from before 1985 do not have high seismic activity protection

Story at Ethnos [Greek]

Warmth ahead for weather

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

Three Greeks in quarantine in China

Coronavirus in China - Story at Protothema [English]

Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis: despite Brexit, UK remains close ally

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Mitsotakis briefed on the Turkish ship by Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos.

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

New four-year classics program in English offered

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Reconstruction work on Omonia Square almost complete

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

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