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Greek Primary Surplus Continues to Exceed Targets Despite Tax Cuts

The Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 4.479 billion euros in the January-September period over budget targets, for a surplus of €1.467 billion, the country's Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday. There was a primary surplus of 2.523 billion euros...

Greek Cabinet Adopts Emergency Measures for Islands Awash in Migrants

The Greek cabinet decided on Monday to go ahead with two ambitious programs which aim to ease the burden on the Eastern Aegean islands due to the increased influx of refugees and migrants who are coming to Greece through...

Greek Government To Stop Documenting Students' Citizenship and Religion

The Greek Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday that from now on, all diplomas issued by the country's secondary schools will include neither the citizenship nor the religious affiliation of the students. This comes as a result of a recent...

Greek Government Decides to Sell 30% Stake in Athens' International Airport

The sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport was decided at a meeting of the Greece's Government Council on Economic Policy, held at the Finance Ministry on Wednesday. Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras noted that "it is our...

Mitsotakis Announces Tax Cuts for 2020 and Absentee Ballot for Expats From Thessaloniki

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Saturday evening that Greek expatriates will obtain the right to vote in Greece's elections using absentee ballots, during the official inauguration of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF). PM Mitsotakis presented what he...

Mitsotakis Government Wins Confidence Vote in Parliament

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis won a vote of confidence in Parliament on Monday night, two weeks after the national elections which were held on July 7. Mitsotakis' government received 158 votes from a total of 300 cast, allowing it...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Admits is Unhappy with Gender Composition of His Cabinet

Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, admitted that he is unhappy with the small number of women in Cabinet, during a BBC interview on Thursday. With a Cabinet of 22 people consisting of only two women, Mitsotakis claims that he wants...

Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos Says SYRIZA Government Made Mistakes in 2015

Speaking at an event in Paris on Wednesday evening, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos admitted that the SYRIZA government made mistakes during the 2015 negotiations with European and international creditors of Greece. Tsakalotos said in front of an audience at the...

Rental Subsidy Program For Low-Income Greek Citizens Begins

The new rent-subsidy scheme for Greek citizens, which was passed last year by the Greek Parliament, came into effect on Tuesday evening. The online platform, where thousands of Greeks will be able to upload their application, began operation operation late in...

New Ministers Take Oath of Office at Greece's Presidential Mansion (video)

Six new ministers and deputy ministers were sworn in at the Presidential mansion on Monday before Prokopios Pavlopoulos, the Greek President of the Republic, and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The SYRIZA government has reshuffled several positions, filling vacancies at key ministries,...