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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...

Parliamentary Budget Report: More Delays Could Cost Greece 4th Memorandum

The latest report from the parliament’s budget office is not favorable for the Greek government and its negotiating tactics. The report warns that any further delays in the completion of the second review would lead to a fourth memorandum,...

Human Rights Watch: Disabled Refugees Living in Greek Camps Are 'An Afterthought' (Video)

Shantha Rau Barriga, the disability rights director at Human Rights Watch has called out Greek authorities and NPOs alike in the mishandling of refugees with disabilities who are living at various camps throughout Greece. “People with disabilities are being overlooked...

Tsipras: Hard Efforts to Find a Solution on Cyprus

The Geneva conference will resume on Wednesday on a technical diplomatic level. The Greek government is in close contact with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during his speech at the Parliament. He spoke of harsh and...

Government Aims to Receive 1.8-bln-Euro Tranche to Repay Debts to Private Sector in March

The Greek government aims to receive 1.8 billion euros in March which will be spent to repay state debts towards the private sector, sources from the finance ministry said on Thursday, responding to press reports. The same sources added that...