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Spotlight from Greece
Moody's Says Greek Five-Year Bond Issue Credit Positive
04 Feb 2019Greece’s return in international capital markets in January with a five-year syndicated bond issue worth 2.5 billion euro is credit positive for the country’s rating, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report released on Friday. view more
Today We are Taking a Big Step towards the Recovery of the Labour Market
01 Feb 2019Statement by Labour Minister Effie Achtsioglou to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on the increase of the minimum wage and the abolition of the sub-minimum wage: "Today we are taking a big step towards the recovery of the labour market in our country. view more
PM Tsipras: Prespes Agreement a Historic Step which Promotes Greece's International Credibility
31 Jan 2019The Prespes Agreement was "a truly historic step, which promotes Greece's international credibility, with international law as its main weapon, and for this reason Athens believes the agreement will assist in efforts for a fair and sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday, during a meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades in Nicosia. view more
Tsakalotos: Greece's New Five-Year Bond 'Exceeded All Expectations'
30 Jan 2019Welcoming the results of Greece's attempt to tap the markets on Tuesday, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said the yield of the coutry's first post-progamme five-year bond issue had "exceeded all expectations". view more
Minimum Wage to Rise by 11 Pct, Sub-Minimum to be Abolished, Cabinet Decides
29 Jan 2019An 11 pct increase in the minimum wage and the abolition of the sub-minimum wage were approved during a cabinet meeting that was concluded late on Monday afternoon. view more
EU Institutions to Release Second Post-Programme Mission Report on Greece on Feb. 27
28 Jan 2019The European Commission and European Central Bank (ECB) staff who visited Athens this week as part of the second post-programme mission will publish their report on February 27, the Commission said on Friday. view more
Tsipras: 'We Are One Step Away from a Historic Event'
25 Jan 2019After nearly 30 years of inertia and repeated national concessions, following an entire year of gruelling negotiations, Greece was finally coming to the end of an arduous process, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday, taking the stand during the parliamentary debate on the Prespes Agreement. view more
EU Commissioner Avramopoulos: Prespes Agreement is 'Problematic'
24 Jan 2019"The Prespes Agreement is not balanced, and therefore it is problematic," EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Wednesday, speaking of the Greece-FYROM agreement currently being debated in the Greek parliament. view more
Average Monthly Pension Up Slightly in Aug-Sept 2018
23 Jan 2019The average monthly income of Greek pensioners (basic and supplementary pension) totaled 896.5 euro in the August-September 2018 period, the "Helios" pension payment information system said in a report released on Tuesday, from 895.44 euro in the previous two months of June and July. view more
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Discussion on Prespes Agreement Begins in Parliament Committee; Vote Thursday
22 Jan 2019The debate on the Prespes Agreement will run for two days in Parliament's Standing Committee for National Defence and Foreign Affairs and another two days in the parliament plenary, according to a decision by the Parliament presidents on Monday. view more