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Greece: "A Rare Coronavirus Success Story"

Greece's response to the coronavirus pandemic was lauded in a report in the UK's Financial Times on Friday. The British paper says "Greece has so far been a rare coronavirus success story... With just over 2,744 confirmed cases and 152 deaths...

Defiant PM Tsipras Outlines Plan to Win Greek Elections in Financial Times Interview

Greece's Premier Alexis Tsipras said that he has set his sights on winning the European and national elections scheduled for May 26 and October 2019, despite trailing in opinion polls. In an exclusive interview with London's Financial Times, Tsipras says “I’m...

Greek Opposition Leader Promises Market Reforms

Greece's main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed to pursue growth-oriented reforms if elected to office. He made his remarks in an interview with the Financial Times published on Wednesday. The leader of the New Democracy Party who, according to the...

Foreign Ministry Statement Blasts FT Article on Minister Kotzias' Legal Win

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece issued a statement in response to what it views as unfounded and uncorroborated claims made by journalist Kerin Hope concerning fears for the rule of law in the country stemming from a court...

FT: How to Enjoy Summer Like Yanis Varoufakis

The Financial Times uploaded mini-interviews with politicians, bankers, business leaders and writers giving tips on how to detox digitally in the sun. It goes without saying that Greece's outspoken former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was sought out for his...

Former ELSTAT Chief Andreas Georgiou Opposes Criminal Charges

“I don’t regret it one bit. I’d have done exactly the same again — in a heartbeat,” Andreas Georgiou, former ELSTAT chief said to the Financial Times in an interview published on Saturday, August 14. Georgiou, who has also...

FT: Turkish Turmoil Could Help Greece Get Debt Relief

An article in the Financial Times makes a case for the current turmoil in Turkey being of benefit to Greece. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said that Greece's creditors should let Greece restructure its debt so that the...

TV Channels, Ad Agencies Write Joint Letter Against New State-Owned Ad Monopoly

The Greek government's plans for a new state-owned agency for selling television advertisements have been strongly opposed by broadcasters after it was unveiled, days after the new controversial auction to limit new private television licenses. A joint letter between...

FT: Cypriot President Anastasiades Threatens to Torpedo EU-Turkey Deal

The proposed deal between European Union and Turkey to halt the influx of migrants to Europe “could be scuppered by Cyprus after the country’s president warned he would not accept a key element: restarting key parts of Turkey’s EU...

Financial Times Gallop on Greek Debt Write Down in Exchange for Refugees

A few days ago, Gideon Rachman argued in The Financial Times that a good deal addressing both Europe’s refugee problem and the Greek debt crisis is one in which “Greece agrees to seal its northern border with EU help,...