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First-Time Asylum Applicants in Greece Increase 339% in 2016

There was a percentage increase of 339% in the number of first-time asylum applicants in Greece in 2016, which rose to 49,875 in 2016...

Parcel Bomb Sent to IMF Also Mailed From Greece, Says Minister

The parcel bomb sent to the offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Paris which wounded one woman was sent from Greece and...

Greek Actor Giorgos Kimoulis Resigns From Head of SNFCC Board

Greek actor Giorgos Kimoulis has resigned after serving as chairman of the board for Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNFCC) Cultural Center, for less than a...

Prosecutor Orders Self-Proclaimed Billionaire Sorras and Associates to Respond to Possible Fraud Charges

Self-proclaimed billionaire Artemis Sorras and seven of his associates have been ordered to appear as suspects before a First Instance Prosecutor on Thursday and...

SYRIZA MPs Briefed on Progress in Negotiations for 2nd Review

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou on Wednesday briefed SYRIZA MPs on the party's committees for monitoring the government's work on...

Greece Leads in Most Spent on Elderly Pensions Than Eurozone Counterparts

One of the biggest thorns in the negotiations between Athens and international bailout auditors is Greece's pension expenditure, highlights a Bloomberg report that presents...

Greece Caught in ‘Debt Trap’ Parliament Budget Office Says in 5th Interim Report

Greece is caught in a self-reinforcing recessionary spiral caused by its high and unsustainable debt, which must be deeply restructured in order to allow...

EU Commissioner Moscovici: Greece has the Right to Act Within the EU Acquis

European Parliament Vice President Dimitris Papadimoulis raised the issue of collective labor contracts during a debate in the Europarliament on Wednesday. Addressing European Commissioner for...

ECB’s Nouy: Greek Banks Have Improved ‘Noticeably and Substantially’ in Past Two Years

There has been a significant improvement in the situation of Greek banks, both in terms of capital adequacy and governance, the European Central Bank...

No Specific Proposal Made to British Museum on Parthenon Marbles, Says Greek Culture Ministry

No official or unofficial proposal has been made to the British Museum by the current leadership of the Culture ministry on the return of...