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Novartis case: Extraordinary conference of parliament speakers to take place on Tuesday

An emergency conference of the parliament presidents will take place on Tuesday at 14.00, to discuss the details for the parliamentary debate on the ruling majority’s proposal to set up a parliamentary preliminary examination committee to investigate the Novartis case.

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‘Excellent news’ on Greece at Monday’s Eurogroup, Mario Centeno says

There was “excellent news” on Greece, whose government had made a “tremendous effort” to implement all the prior actions needed to complete the third review and shown “strong ownership” of the reforms, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said after the Eurozone finance ministers’ meeting on Monday.

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Eurogroup marks start of 4th review and Greek debt relief discussion, finance ministry says

The Eurogroup on Monday marked the beginning of the fourth review of the Greek programme and the debate on Greek debt relief, finance ministry sources said on Tuesday.

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The Greek programme to be at the top of the agenda during Monday’s Eurogroup

The implementation of the Greek programme will be the first order of the day when Euro area finance ministers convene in Brussels at 16:00 Greek time, in a meeting also attended by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos.

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Greece ready to go it alone, wants a ‘clean exit’, FinMin Tsakalotos says

Greece is ready to venture forth on its own without support, while it wants the “cleanest possible” exit from the financial assistance programme when this ends in the summer, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in interviews to the French newspaper “Les Echos” and the “Financial Times” this weekend.

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PM Tsipras visited 135 Combat Group ‘readiness’ aircraft crews on Skyros

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday visited the Hellenic Air Force’s 135 Combat Group on the island of Skyros, where he ascertained that the crews and technicians of the ‘readiness’ aircraft stationed there are fully prepared to carry out their mission.

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Gov’t’s success in absorbing EU funds ‘indisputable’, economy and development ministry says

The government’s successes in the absorption of European funds are “indisputable” and have been praised by all European institutions and officials, the Greek economy and development ministry noted in an announcement on Sunday, issued in response to coverage by a private television channel.

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Kouroumblis: ‘Here you defend not only Greece but the EU and European culture’

Arriving on the Greek island of Kastellorizo on Sunday, Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis expressed his support for the work done by the coast guard on the island, while he also visited the islet of Ro, where he was met by Infantry Colonel Sarantis Tyligadas and laid a wreath at the monument erected […]

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Hydrocarbon exploration to focus on region south of Crete

The sea region south of Crete will attract the interest of the oil industry in the coming months after the confirmation of exploratory drilling in Cyprus and a completion of expression of interest in the Ionian Sea and the west/southwest of Crete, said Yiannis Basias, chairman and CEO of Greek Hydrocarbons Resources Management SA, on […]

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Weather not an ally as Attica municipalities plan ‘koulouma’ festivities on Clean Monday

Several municipalities in Attica are planning events to celebrate the end of carnival and the Clean Monday holiday marking the start of Lent, though the weather is forecast to put a damper on festivities and the traditional kite-flying on the day.

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