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Greece Striving for Solution by June 15, PM Tsipras Says

The Greek government is striving for a comprehensive solution on June 15, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told reporters on Monday, after a joint press conference with Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and their meeting at the Maximos Mansion. A solution...

Gov't Spokesman Tzanakopoulos Dismisses Reports on Extra Measures in 2018

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) revised projections for the 2016 primary surplus is a positive development, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Thursday said during a press briefing. "This proves that the Fund's reservations over Greece's fiscal performance, which delayed the...

Government Sources: We Support the Stability and Democracy in Turkey

Athens sent a message in support of the stability and democracy in Turkey underlining that Greece wants a Turkey that will support dialogue and cooperation based on mutual respect, said Greek government sources. "We are watching closely and with...

There are Still Some Thorns that Prevent Agreement, Say EU Sources

European sources on Thursday said that progress has been recorded in the deliberations between the Greek government and the institutions, noting that there are still, however, some "thorns" that do not allow the reaching of an agreement that will...

ΙMF’s Rice: Progress Made in Talks With Greece, Work Still Required

Progress has been made in the ongoing negotiations between the Greek government and the representatives of the institutions in Brussels but “more work will be needed to narrow the remaining differences” in pensions and labor reforms, International Monetary Fund...

Greek Energy Minister to Join Greek Negotiating Team in Brussels

  Energy and Environment Minister George Stathakis will join the Greek negotiating team in Brussels, ministry sources told the Athens-Macedonian news Agency on Tuesday, without specifying the date. Stathakis is currently in Berlin where he participated in the Berlin Energy Transition...

I believe we will have positive developments soon, gov't spokesman Tzanakopoulos says

"It is reasonable to expect positive developments soon" said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos in an interview with the Saturday edition of Imerissia newspaper. "The government will not bring to parliament a bad agreement let alone an agreement that will exceed...

Government and Institutions Still at Odds Over Energy Market, Official Says

The differences between the government and the institutions over energy market issues remain, an official at the environment and energy ministry said on Friday, after the conclusion of the first part of a teleconference that began at 2:30 p.m....

Defense Min Kammenos: Turkey Lacks Composure

The Greek justice will decide on the two Turkish military officers based on laws and international treaties, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Friday said in an interview with ANT1 TV. Referring to Turkish provocations, he said that Turkey lacks...

Decisions of Greek Justice are Self-Evidently Binding, Says PMs Office

The separation of powers is enshrined in the Greek Constitution and court decisions are binding for the government, the prime minister’s office said in a press release on Friday, responding to Thursday’s ruling of the Supreme Court which turned...