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Greek state budget has primary surplus of 916 mln euros in Jan-May 2019

Greece’s state budget had a primary surplus of 916 million euros in five-month period January-May 2019, against a target of a primary deficit of 1.447 billion euros and up from a surplus of 853 million euros for the same period in 2018, the Greek finance ministry announced in a report on the execution of the state budget released on Tuesday.

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It is obvious that ND leader Mitsotakis is avoiding the debate, Achtsioglou says

“It is obvious that New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is avoiding a TV debate because it will reveal the aspects of his programme that are totally antisocial,” SYRIZA spokesperson Effie Achtsioglou stated on Tuesday in an interview with public ERT3 radio.

“SYRIZA is fighting a very difficult battle which is

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EU should move from words to actions if Turkey continues, ND’s Koumoutsakos says

If Turkey insists on a constant counterproductive and illegal tension, the European Union should progress from words and statements to actions and decide measures and sanctions for that country, which will find all Greeks united against it, main opposition New Democracy’s (ND) shadow foreign minister George K

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Voters know that ND brought on the crisis and the memoranda, Tourism Min says

“The citizens do not have a short-time memory, they know that New Democracy (ND) brought on the crisis and the memoranda,” stated Tourism Minister Thanassis Theocharopoulos to RealFM radio on Tuesday.

“The people’s expectation is that we will finally and radically change Greece, and be done with the long-standing def

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Caretaker Interior Min Roupakiotis calls on the citizens to go to July 7 polls

Caretaker Interior Minister Antonis Roupakiotis on Tuesday appealed to voters for a mass turn out in the elections on July 7, urging them to participate in ‘the foremost process for the operation of democracy”.

Roupakiotis visited the State Printing Building on Tuesday to be informed on the progress in the printing of

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Bank of Greece to start publishing statistics on finances of non-financial companies

A mandatory submission of the financial reports of Greek non-financial-sector enterprises to the Bank of Greece will begin next November. The central bank set up a central balance sheet office with the task of collecting and offering specialised statistical information on the financial data of non-financial sector companies’ operating in Greece.

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Building materials’ price index up 0.2 pct in May

Building materials’ prices edged 0.2 pct higher in May compared with the same month last year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report on Tuesday.

The statistics service attributed this development to price increases of 4.7 pct in copper pipes, 2.0 pct in diesel oil, 2.0 pct in steel pipes, 1.2 pct in marble dust, 0.8 pct in switches, 0.8

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NSRF programme of 22.4 million euros to support 7,000 private-sector workers

On July 29, a new NSRF programme amounting to 22.4 million euros will be launched to support 7,000 private-sector workers that support their prospects of better terms of employment and professional mobility.

The participants must be on the payroll of private-sector enterprises. Self-employed or unemployed persons are

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Tsakalotos: Austerity ‘not a natural phenomenon’ or ‘necessary evil’

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos appeared optimistic over the outcome of the elections on July 7, noting that ballot boxes are currently standing empty while the key issue was “to what extent they will be filled”. According to Tsakalotos, the main thing was for citizens to participate in the elections and he called on

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Hellenic Fiscal Council quarterly report out – Greek GDP rose in real terms

The Greek GDP rose in real terms for the second quarter in a row, according to the quarterly report of the Hellenic Fiscal Council released on Monday.

Real GDP in the first quarter of 2019 rose 1.3 pct compared to the same quarter in 2018, the report said, and unemployment numbers improved, including the seasonally

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Greek cash budget showed primary deficit of 1.45 billion euros in Jan-May, BoG report says

Greek state budget showed a primary deficit of 1.45 billion euros on a cash basis in the January-May period, from a primary surplus of 6.4 billion euros in the same period last year, the Bank of Greece said on Thursdsay.

The central bank, in a report, said that the central government’s cash result showed a deficit of 2

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greek merchant shipping fleet up in April

Greek merchant shipping fleet grew in numbers but fell in capacity in April, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report on Thursday.

The statistics service said that the Greek merchant shipping fleet totaled 1,873 ships, up 0.5 pct compared with the same month last year. Total capacity of the Greek fleet was

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Athens Newspapers Headlines: Friday 21/01 edition

The Friday edition of Athens dailies at a glance

DIΜΟΚRΑΤΙΑ: Stricter warnings from the European Union

ΕTHΝΟS: EU directive for measures against Turkey

ΕLEFTHEROS TYPOS: 150,000 pensioners waiting for pension

ΕSΤΙΑ: The new prime minister and the critical decisions he has to take

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Long negotiations

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Government misread Turkey’s actions, ND’s George Koumoutsakos says

Main opposition New Democracy shadow foreign minister George Koumoutsakos on Thursday said “it is time for the EU to view its relationship with Turkey from a realistic perspective, which would be beneficial to both,” speaking during a party event in which he assessed his term as shadow minister.

He did, however, say that he does not expect any

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Pavlopoulos raises the return of Parthenon sculptures at Acropolis Museum

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said that the struggle for the “repatriation” of the Parthenon Sculptures is “legally and institutionally imperative in the name of World Cultural Heritage,” in his address at the event on Thursday evening for the 10th anniversary of the new Acropolis Museum.

Pavlopoulos spoke of an

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Mitsotakis had meetings with Merkel, Anastasiades and Weber in Brussels

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday had a meeting on the sidelines of the European People’s Party (EPP) summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and the EPP’s preferred candidate for European Commission president, Manfred Weber, ND inf

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