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Greek PM Blasts "Out of Touch" Trade Unionists as General Strike Halts Public Transport

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis blasted the country's trade unionists who had organized Wednesday's general strike, saying that they represent only a tiny minority. "Once again, few are on strike and many are in distress," Mitsotakis posted on Twitter as...

Greek Workers Protest Outside PM's Office Against Labor Reforms (video)

Communist-affiliated labor unionists evaded tight security and demonstrated against employment law reforms just outside the office of the Greek prime minister in Athens on Wednesday. Associated Press later reported police saying one officer suffered minor injuries trying to stop the...

Trade Unionists Furious at Labor Law Changes Invade Greek Ministry (video)

Dozens of demonstrators invaded the Ministry of Labor in downtown Athens on Tuesday protesting against the government’s decision to amend the law on strikes. According to reports, the demonstrators were members of the trade union PAME, affiliated to the Greek...

Union Outcry Forces Greek Gov't to Withdraw Strike Amendment

The Greek government decided to withdraw an amendment on workers' strike and other labour issues only hours after they were tabled in parliament, due to strong reactions from opposition parties. Regarding the right to go on strike, the amendment said...

Athens Ready for Visit of French President Macron

Athens is preparing for the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron who will stay for two days and meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The visit, which has been heralded by the Greek...

Greek Government Rushes to Close Evaluation, Sign Fourth Memorandum

A draft of the fourth Memorandum of Understanding between Greece and international creditors which includes unpopular austerity measures is at the Ministry of Finance. The new agreement that Athens has to sign in order to close the second evaluation of...

Greek Government Keeps Silent About Progress of Negotiations

The Greek government has agreed on a confidentiality clause with creditors regarding negotiations over the bailout program review, a Real.gr report says. According to the report, the Greek side has had a series of sideline talks with creditors since...

Labor Market Reforms Delay Greece's Bailout Program Review

The talks on the bailout program review between Greece and international creditors will continue in Brussels as the Greek side refuses to back down on the thorny issue of labor market reforms. Upon insistence of the International Monetary Fund, the...

Gap in Talks Between Greece and Creditors Remains

The teleconference between Greece and creditors on Friday ended with the two sides disagreeing on all major issues, with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos planning to pursue political negotiations at Monday's Eurogroup in Brussels. The two sides, once again, failed to...

Creditors Leave Athens With No Breakthrough in Talks

Creditors' teams left Athens on Thursday without a breakthrough in negotiations, as all the "hot" issues remain open, making a staff level agreement (SLA) before the March 20 Eurogroup almost impossible. New meetings on the bailout program review are necessary...