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Greece News

February 18, 2019

Bodies found of four missing in Crete

Story at NewsOK [English]

Cyprus poll finds high distrust of gov't, EU

Story at Cyprus Mail and Financial Mirror [English]

Athens Chocolate Festival

Small notice with photo at ECNS [English]

Property growth in Athens

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Saving sea turtles on Crete

Story at Greek Reporter [English]

Cold weather coming

"Russian invasion" details at Tanea [Greek]

Mitsotakis on the fragile recovery

Story at Focus-Fin [English]

February 17, 2019

The Baker of Kos

Story on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressing condolances for the death of Dionissis Arvanitakis - story at eKathimerini

Missing people on river Geropotamos

Rushing water carried vehicle away - Tanea [in Greek] and at Skai [Greek]

Greece needs more speed: Regling

Story at Protothema on the warning from the European Stability Mechanism Managing Director Klaus Regling [English]

National Gardens in Athens Greece at Syntagma

February 16, 2019

Behind the scenes with SYRIZA voting

Recent parliamentary measures examined at Kathimerini [Greek] and especially SYRIZA working against direct voting by citizens for the Presidential office - article at Tovima [Greek]

Real estate sales from "Golden Visa" combined with AirBnB growth

Story at UK Telegraph (paywall) [English]

Tractor roadblocks end

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Erdogan: Halki for Fethiye Mosque in Athens

Story at Tanea [Greek]

January 2019 refugee/migrant arrivals

Number totals at Relief Web on those crossing into Greece by sea.

Katerine Duska for Eurovision

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Casinos of Attika

Story at Tanea (paywall) [Greek]

New Turkish warplane airspace violations

Protothema has the number of violations [English] and more at Tanea on Erdogan's statements about Turkey's rights in the Aegean, Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean [Greek].

New regulations for old cars

Story at Greek Reporter on "vintage" automobile usage. [English]

Albania borders and Greece

Article at Skai on the "delimination" process. [Greek]

Flu count at 56

Details at Greek Reporter [English]

Paxos Greece

Hydroelectric dam at Plastira

Hydroelectric dam at Plastira

February 15, 2019

Varoufakis on how ECB should use surplus: start poverty fund

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Dangers to European democracy

Editorial about Giuseppe Conte's speech to the European Parliament at Naftemporiki [in Greek]

Agamemnon in Beijing

Any chance the national theatre could run Antigone? Story at Tornos [English].


Editorials at Skai [Greek] and at Liberal GR [Greek]

Ferries still held up

Weather still bad - details at Keep Talking Greece [English]

New government lineup

Details with names at Tanea [Greek] and at Efsyn [Greek]

Giannis Antetokounmpo is all over the sports news

Stories at Slam Online and Bar Stool Sports [English]

Katseli Law change

News at eKathimerini [English]

The dilemma of the private university in Greece

The lack of private university education is examined at Greek Reporter [English] with a brief history describing the Junta era ban on private education, and the present day arguments from the left and right for the situation, and how the ban contributes to the "brain drain" of young people leaving Greece.

Borders of Albania and Greece a topic

"Delimination" conversations - more at Tovima.gr [Greek]

Article 3 Religious language change passes parliament

Story at Protothema [English]

Feta market upswing

More at Whatech [English]

Subsidy for mortgages

Part of the NPL clean-up effort - more MSN News [English]

Exxonmobil to announce gas find near Cyprus

Story at Protothema [English]

Constitutional changes to protections for politicians

Coverage at Yahoo News with a grocery-list of graft and bribery cases [English]

"Cliffs of Destiny" Hollywood movie about Greek war of Independence

Story at Neo Kosmos [English]

Unpaid debts to government 2018

Increase in numbers recorded at Naftemporiki [Greek] and seizures of money described at Protothema [Greek]


Monastiraki  Athens Greece

February 14, 2019

Accusations, apologies for PASOK

The formerly powerful political party is back in the news at Keep Talking Greece [English] regarding past bribery.

Flu deaths climb

More at Keep Talking Greece [English]

Olympiakos actions condemned by Giorgos Vassiliadis, the deputy minister for sport

Walkout story at Union Bulletin [English]

Rebuilding Korakou Bridge

Funding being organized - more at Tornos [English]

Storms bring halt to ferry service

Details at eKathimerini [English] and more at Tovima [Greek]

CSE as key fundraising mechanism

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]


Corfu Greece Fortress

February 13, 2019

Power outages in wake of storms

Details at Keep Talking Greece

Counterfeit USD siezed in Thessaloniki

Story at Fox News [English]

"North Macedonia" road signs going up in Greece

Story at Reuters [English]

Constitutional review stalled in Parliament

Story at eKathimerini [English] and at Skai [Greek]

Athens Greece Acropolis

February 12, 2019

Recession in 2019?

Story at Benzinga on the European numbers [English]

FYROM is transmuted into Northern Macedonia

Official change is now legalized - more at eKathimerini [English] and Tsipras and Zaev are nominated for Nobel Peace Prizes, more at Protothema [English]

Hepatitis C testing

Story at Skai [Greek]

Tsipras on the line with election date mystery

Story at Menafn [English]

New tax return form changes

Story at Tovima and at Naftemporiki [in Greek]

"Germany owes 190 billion euros to Greece"

Interview with German historian Karl Heinz Roth about his new book on the issue at Tanea [in Greek]

Energy exploration will keep moving in mediterranean

Story at Washington Post [English]

Regling: time is narrowing

Story at Skai.gr [in Greek]

No rating upgrade from Fitch

Story at eKathimerini [English] and at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Church payroll deal advances

Story at Protothema [in Greek]

February 11, 2019

Alpha Bank preps for major effort to shed NPLs

Story at Bloomberg [English]

PPC speaks on lignite and future electrical rates

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek] and at Skai [Greek]

Cold temps and snow coming

Weather predictions at Greek Reporter [English]

Who benefits from China-USA trade war?

Story at Naftemporiki Greek]

Investment success stories of Greece

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Interview with George Papandreou

Interview at CNBC [English]

WIll tractor protests come to Athens?

Sotry at Tovima [Greek]

February 10, 2019

May 26 for elections?

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Why isn't "Ellas" and "Greece" the same word?

Explanation of the origins of the word "Greece" at Quora [English]

British actress asserts that Parthenon Marbles need Mediterranean Sun

Story at Tornos [English]

Greece Shoreline Beach

February 9, 2019

Satellite Hellas Sat-4 now in orbit

More info at Greek Reporter and at China Org [English]

Bad debt and decreasing credit hamper recovery

Details at Bloomberg [English]

May election possibility examined

Story at Naftemporiki on the "scenarios" for early elections. [Greek]

Niki Goulandris has died

Noted botanical painter - obit at Skai [Greek] and wikipedia article here. [English] For an example of her work, see this Amazon Link Wild Flowers of Greece

UN plans Feb 26 meeting between Cyprus leaders

Story at Northern Star [English]

Another Turkish drill ship coming in later February

More exploration around Cyprus - more at eKathimerini [English]

Huge increase in tourism from India

Significant jump over 2017 - details at Protothema [English]

February 8, 2019

Parliament votes Yes (153) on NATO for FYROM (140 No votes)

Fox News [English]
Washington Post [English]
eKathimerini [English]
Greek Reporter [English]
Naftemporiki [Greek]
Skai.gr [Greek]
Liberal GR [Greek]
EFSYN [Greek]

Next tranche payment could be in jeopardy

Story at CNBC on "stalled reforms" - [English]

FYROM presidential vote coming up

Story at Yahoo News (anyone not notice how quickly after the Prespa agreement was signed that major news media beganusing "Macedonia" as shorthand for "Republic of Northern Macedonia"?)

Science in Greece hampered by bureaucracy

Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]

The irony of Tsipras' effort to reopen Halki Seminary

Many have tried before - story at Pappas Post [English]

Greece ranks high in total work hours

Numbers on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development survey at Protothema [English] and at OECD [English] with graph.

Friday name vote coming up

About the Prespa process at SF Gate [English]

Greek shipowners pass the 100 billion mark

Details on the worldwide growth of shipping fleets at Naftemporiki [in Greek]

IMF wants attention made NPLs

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Polling gives Tsipras minimal support on Prespa

Number details at Tovima.gr [in Greek]

Mati report pinpoints deficiencies in fire fighting

Story at Neo Kosmos on improvements needed. [English]

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Filopappou Hill in Athens Greece

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