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Mitsotakis reiterates his call for elections during prior actions debate

Mitsotakis reiterates his call for elections during prior actions debate

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated his call for an election on Friday, saying his party is the only one that can implement the changes required in Greece.

“Give a solution. Call elections. Only through elections can we have a government with momentum and credibility, determined to make the changes the country needs. The country n

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FM Kotzias and UAE counterpart discuss Gulf region on the phone

FM Kotzias and UAE counterpart discuss Gulf region on the phone

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke by telephone with the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, the foreign ministry announced on Friday. The conversation focused on the developments in the Gulf region and Arab states’ relations with Qatar, as well as on bilateral and regional cooperation issues.

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Greek inflation rate slowed to 1.2 pct in May

Greek inflation rate slowed to 1.2 pct in May

Greek inflation rate slowed to 1.2 pct in May, from 1.6 pct in April and -0.9 pct in May 2016, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday. The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development mainly to the introduction of a 10-day offer period in shops, while several product prices rose because of higher taxes.

The

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PM Tsipras congratulates British Labour party leader Corbyn

PM Tsipras congratulates British Labour party leader Corbyn

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent his congratulations on Friday to the leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn, who he called friend, on the outcome of the British elections.

In a post on Twitter, Tsipras said that the outcome was exceptional and underlined that the left can inspire. He also noted that it is the voters and mostly the young people

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Payroll cost index up 1.0 pct in the first quarter of 2017

Payroll cost index up 1.0 pct in the first quarter of 2017

The payroll cost index in the economy grew 1.0 pct in the first quarter of 2017, with the exception of the primary sector and household activities, compared with the same period last year, after a 0.9 pct rise recorded in the 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that the payroll

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Industrial production up 1.0 pct in April

Industrial production up 1.0 pct in April

Industrial production grew 1.0 pct in April, with manufacturing production rising 0.1 pct in the month, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the industrial production composite index rose 1.0 pct in April compared with the same month last year, after a 3.7 pct increased recorded in

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No migrant/refugee arrivals on northern Aegean in the last 48h

No migrant/refugee arrivals on northern Aegean in the last 48h

No migrants or refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last 48 hours.

Police said that on Friday 9,056 persons that have sought for asylum and their request has been not examined yet remained stranded on the northern Greek islands.

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11-year old pupil killed by stray bullet

11-year old pupil killed by stray bullet

An 11-year old pupil was killed on Friday by a stray bullet. The pupil was participating in the end of the school year’s concert when it suddenly fell on the floor.

The spectators thought that the boy fell unconscious and hit his head. The 11-year old was sent to hospital were it died despite the doctors’ efforts.

The coroner found a bullet from a

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French Economy Minister Le Maire to visit Athens

French Economy Minister Le Maire to visit Athens

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire will visit Athens next Monday, according to French newspaper Le Figaro. The French ministry has not yet confirmed the visit.

After the meetings with EU officials in Paris ahead of the Eurogroup meeting, Le Maire will visit Athens aiming at the success of the Eurogroup.

The French Economy Minister has already

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Jamiroquai concert at the Athens Release Festival cancelled

Jamiroquai concert at the Athens Release Festival cancelled

The long-awaited Jamiroquai concert at the Athens Release Festival, scheduled for June 17th, has been cancelled due to a health problem of Jay Kay, singer of Jamiroquai.

The announcement of the Athens Release Festival gives instructions for those who have already purchased their tickets.

“Friends of Athens Release, a little while ago we were i

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Car sales down 2.7 pct in May

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Car sales down 2.7 pct in May

Car sales fell 2.7 pct in May totaling 16,826 vehices (new and used ones), from 17,290 in the same month last year, after a 33 pct increase recorded in the 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

New car registrations totaled 11,461 in May, down 18.8 pct from the same month last year.
In the five-month period, car

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Shipping Minister: Piraeus seeks to become European shipping center

Shipping Minister: Piraeus seeks to become European shipping center

The government’s ambition is to establish Piraeus as a modern shipping center, wth all the necessary infrastructure for all kinds of shipping investments, Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis said during a meeting with Greek and foreign representatives of shipping reinsurance brokers (North of England P&I Association, The

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EIB: Fraport’s works in regional airports progressing smoothly

EIB: Fraport’s works in regional airports progressing smoothly

Fraport Greece will adhere to a timetable of implementing all infrastructure development projects in the 14 regional airports, European Investment Bank (EIB) sources said on Friday.

The same sources said a strict implementation of the work program will be to the benefit of all sides and will safeguard visible benefits to the image of the 14

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President Pavlopoulos: Schaeuble must meet his commitments

President Pavlopoulos: Schaeuble must meet his commitments

President of Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos expressed his certainty that a solution will be found at the Eurogroup meeting on June 15, in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt on Friday.

Greece has met its commitments and now Wolfgang Schaeuble, a politician that strictly follows the rules, must meet his commitments, said Pavlopoulos.

Pavlopoul

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Athens Newspapers Headlines: Friday 09/06/2017 edition

Athens Newspapers Headlines: Friday 09/06/2017 edition

The Friday edition of Athens dailies at a glance

DIΜΟΚRΑΤΙΑ: Discounts for illegal buildings and fines in 80 installments

ΕΙDISEIS: Tax evasion in Germany

ΕLEFTHERΙΑ: Weak May

ΕLEFTHEROS TYPOS: Save the illegal building with 60 percent discount in 80 installments

ΕSΤΙΑ: North Korea conditions existing in the universities

Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ: New problems for th

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Tough austerity policy questioned, gov’t spokesman comments on British elections

Tough austerity policy questioned, gov’t spokesman comments on British elections

The outcome of the British elections justifies Jeremy Corbyn, who has managed to turn the Labour Party into a really great political force in Britain after many years, and this was done with a left-hand turnaround, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Friday in an interview with the radio station “Sto Kokkino 105.5”, commenting on th

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