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Athens Newspapers Headlines: Friday 12/04 edition

The Friday edition of Athens dailies at a glance

DIΜΟΚRΑΤΙΑ: Bribery is a minister’s task

ΕTHΝΟS: Lower social security contributions for 900,000 free lancers

ΕLEFTHEROS TYPOS: Tax traps

ΕSTΙΑ: Novartis bonds

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Novartis scandal

ΤΑ ΝΕΑ: Divorce between Tsipras and Ieronimos

RΙΖΟSPΑSTIS: US expansion pla

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PM Alexis Tsipras to Dubrovnik for 16+1 summit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Dubrovnik on Friday to attend the 8th Summit of Central, East and Southeast European States and the People’s Republic of China – the so-called ’16+1′ initiative.

The 16+1 format is an initiative by the People’s Republic of China aimed at intensifying and expanding c

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Greek unemployment rate fell to 18.5 pct of the workforce in January

The Greek unemployment rate edged up to 18.5 pct of the workforce in January, from 18.4 pct in December 2018, but was down from 20.6 pct in January 2018, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the number of unemployed people totaled 872,678 in January,

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Tax burden on four-member Greek families fell in 2018, OECD report says

The tax burden of Greek wage earners with two children declined in 2018, but the tax burden of single wage earners rose slightly, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in its Taxing Wages 2019 report released on Thursday.

More specifically, the report said that a Greek family with one working member and two children

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ND leader Mitsotakis visits Piraeus with ND-backed candidate for mayor

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Piraeus on Thursday, where he took a stroll through the district with ND-supported mayoral candidate for Piraeus, Nikos Vlachakos.

During their walk they stopped at the Piraeus port taxi rank for talks with taxi drivers, including the presidency of the

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BoG: Balance of travel services up 9.2% to nearly 14-mln surplus in 2018

Balance of travel services in 2018 posted a surplus of 13,895 million euros, the Bank of Greece (BoG) said in a report on Wednesday, based on final data, up 9.2% from a surplus of 12,725 million euros in 2017.

The central bank attributed the development to the stronger increase in travel receipts (up 1,456 million euros, or 10.0%) than in travel

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Athens Newspapers Headlines: Wednesday 10/04 edition

Athens Newspapers Headlines: Wednesday 10/04 edition

The Wednesday edition of Athens dailies at a glance

DIΜΟΚRΑΤΙΑ: Lost in space

ΕTHΝΟS: Two-speed settlement for debt in social security funds and the Tax Bureau

ΕSΤΙΑ: Early elections on June 2

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: The black funds of Novartis

ΤΑ ΝΕΑ: The government does not back Nikos Pappas

KATHIMERINI: The Justice

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Greece-US cooperation dominate Pappas’ meetings in Washington

Greece-US cooperation dominate Pappas’ meetings in Washington

Minister for Digital Policy, Information and Media Nikos Pappas met with Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, on Tuesday.

The two officials discussed the “multi-level cooperation” between Greece and the USA, with particular emphasis on inn

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Hellenic-Italian Chamber holds Money Show in Thessaloniki, April 12-14

Hellenic-Italian Chamber holds Money Show in Thessaloniki, April 12-14

The 30th Money Show of the Hellenic-Italian Chamber of Thessaloniki will run at a central hotel in the city from April 12 to 14, with a focus on promoting innovation, new sectors and new markets.

Chamber President Christos Sarantopoulos said that the event did not always provide enough revenue to cover expenses, but

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Mati heroic fishermen visit European Parliament

Mati heroic fishermen visit European Parliament

The three fishermen who rescued several Greeks last summer during the deadly Mati fire in Attica were invited to visit the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday by SYRIZA Eurodeputy Konstantina Kouneva, on the sidelines of visits by Greek school students between April 7 and 9.

The three fishermen, Mahmoud Mesaffer

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Bank of Greece: Demand for loans slightly up in first quarter of 2019

Bank of Greece: Demand for loans slightly up in first quarter of 2019

Demand for loans to non-financial corporations (NFCs) and households increased somewhat in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the fourth quarter of 2018, the Bank of Greece said in a report released on Tuesday, especially regarding long-term loans for large enterprises, due to increased financing needs for fixed

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Tzanakopoulos: Government planning next steps as Greek economy steadily recovers

Tzanakopoulos: Government planning next steps as Greek economy steadily recovers

“It is now clear that we have come to the end of the cycle of perpetual doom-mongering for the Greek economy,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Tuesday during a press briefing. He pointed to a recent string of good news concerning the economy’s prospects, including:

– The drop in Greek bond yields to

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Voutsis: The international community has recognised the Prespes Agreement’s importance

Voutsis: The international community has recognised the Prespes Agreement’s importance

The international community, and especially the European Union, has recognised the importance of the Prespes Agreement, which is “the most successful example of good neighbourly relations”, Parliament President Nikos Voutsis said on Tuesday, in his speech during the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Par

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AADE: Real estate transactions jumped 42 pct in 2018

AADE: Real estate transactions jumped 42 pct in 2018

Real estate property transactions jumped 42 pct in 2018, totaling 26,700 compared with 18,800 in the previous year, offering strong signs of a revival in the domestic real estate market, the Independent Authority for Public Revenues (AADE) said in a report.

Short-term property leases (Air-bnb type) and very low property

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Industrial production up 2.3 pct in February

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Industrial production up 2.3 pct in February

Industrial production grew 2.3 pct in February compared with the same month last year, with manufacturing production up 3.1 pct in the month, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report released on Tuesday.

The statistics service said the industrial production index fell 1.9 pct in February 2018 and attributed this

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