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Former Greek Ministers Attacked by Members of Far-Right Organization in Ukraine

A delegation of Greek left-wing politicians, including former ministers under the previous cabinet Nadia Valavani and Kostas Isichos, were attacked by members of a far-right organization in Ukraine on Wednesday, while visiting Odessa for talks with the city's Greek...

Lagarde List Investigation Proves to be a Revenue Stream for the Greek State

Investigations into the notorious Lagarde list, that includes names of Greek persons and businesses with deposits in Swiss bank accounts, has brought in approximately 80 million euros for the Greek state, according to Kathimerini newspaper. Out of 1,275 people and business that...

Greek Ministries Reshuffle, Officially Change Leadership

On Monday the Greek ministries that were reshuffled on Friday had their official changing of the guard. In the Labor Ministry, George Katrougalos replaced Panos Skourletis who will be now leading the Ministry of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy. “The agreement with the creditors is...

Alternate Finance Minister Valavani Resigns

Greek Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani informed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that she resigns from her post in a letter sent on Monday, July 13 to the Maximos Mansion. The Finance Ministry in an announcement on Wednesday released the full...

Third Bank Holiday Keeps Greek Banks Closed Until Monday – ECB Maintains ELA Levels

After the Greek government had promised that banks would open on Tuesday, July 7, a second bank holiday extension was officially announced on Wednesday and the European Central Bank (ECB) will keep the Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) to Greece at the...

Mini Tax Bill to Be Tabled in Greek Parliament on June 16

A mini tax draft bill submitted by the Greece's Finance Ministry will be tabled at the Parliament plenum for approval on Tuesday, June 16, in a fast track procedure, a move that was widely criticized by the opposition. Apart from the...

Greek Economy Shrank by 0.2% in Q1‏ and Revenue Collapse in May

The Greek economy shrank by 0.2 pct in the first quarter of 2015, in contrast with the Eurozone and the EU-28 which grew by 0.4 pct in the January-March period, Eurostat said on Tuesday. In a report released here, the...

Rehired Cleaners Celebrate With Greek Cabinet Members

The decision to rehire the finance ministry cleaners was celebrated today with several cabinet members and other state officials who joined the cleaners offering sweets and praising their struggle. There was a party on Monday morning on Karagiorgi Servias street...

Greek Alternate FinMin: Gov't to Release New Real Estate Value List by End of June

The new state-set prices for real estate (known as "objective value") are expected to be ready by end-June, Greek Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani told a special permanent committee in Parliament reviewing state contracts, in a document. Valavani was responding...

Greek Gov't Tables Amendment Extending 'Write-off' of Tax Fines Until May 27

An amendment tabled in Parliament by Greek Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani on Tuesday extends until May 27 the closing date of a measure allowing tax-payers settling any portion of overdue tax debts to "write off" an equivalent amount...