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Human Rights Commission Accuses Greece of Illegally Returning Migrants

The National Human Rights Commission of Greece (NHRC), an independent advisory body to the Greek State on matters pertaining to human rights protection, raised serious concerns on Tuesday about the return of refugees to their home countries. Over what it...

Greek Banks Ready To Agree on New Home Protection Plan

The Hellenic Bank Association is ready to agree with the Greek government on a new plan which aims to protect the primary homes of property owners. Just as importantly, the new  plan will not create any unwanted financial side-effects,...

EU Gives Green Light for Tsipras' Welfare Benefit Handouts

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' recent statements announcing the distribution of one-off welfare benefits totaling 1.4 billion euros are not in contradiction with what has been agreed on, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Asked to comment on the prime minister's...

Tsakalotos: Greece Likely not to Need Precautionary Credit Line After Program Ends

Greece and its creditors believe that the country will not need a precautionary credit line after its aid program is completed in August 2018, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Friday after a meeting of euro zone ministers in...

Judges and Prosecutors Accuse Government of Seeking to Manipulate Justice

The Union of Judges and Prosecutors, in a harsh announcement issued on Sunday, accused the government of "systematically attempting the complete subjugation and manipulation of justice, so that it operates not as an independent power but as a government...

GCM Welcomes Greek Government’s Approval of the Working Holiday Visa

The Greek Government passed the relevant legislation related to the approval and implementation of the working holiday visa. All relevant Ministers signed the legislation and the Ministry of Education is the responsible authority. The agreement is in part an initiative...

Working Holiday Visa Program for Greeks and Australians Approved by Greek Government

The Greek government has granted the approval of a visa program which will allow Greeks and Australian nationals up to the age of 31-years-old to work in each of the countries, respectively, for up to 12 months. The approval of...

German FinMin: It was the Greek Gov't that Chose to Cut Pensions

It was the Greek government that chose to cut pensions to meet fiscal targets, not the creditors' suggestion, German Finance Minister Wofgang Schaeuble said in an interview published on Saturday. Speaking to Greek newspaper Ta Nea , the German finance...

Greek Government Continues Contradicting Messaging Regarding Uninsured Vehicles

The state's confusing messaging on whether or not owners of uninsured vehicles will have to pay the 250 euro stamp duty became even more confusing as leaks from the Finance Ministry on Monday stated that the stamp duty would...

German FinMin Schaeuble: Greek Government Insists on Burdening the Weak

Wolfgang Schaeuble, criticized the Greek government on Thursday, stressing that Athens has "made progress, but its political leadership insists on putting the weight on the weak." "Do not blame me for the structural weaknesses of the Greek program," the German...