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2/25/2015: Front Page: Asylum seekers being freed from detention center

The government has begun releasing asylum seekers from the Amygdaleza detention center, northwest of Athens, in the wake of two suicides at the facility, authorities revealed yesterday. Alternate Citizens’ Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis pledged… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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2/21/2015: Front Page: Helicopter deal from 2003 to be probed

Alternate Defense Minister Costas Isichos said yesterday that the government would launch investigations into numerous procurement deals, including the purchase of NH-90 helicopters in 2003, when PASOK was in power and Yiannos Papantoniou was defense… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece says eurozone deal won time as cash bled from banks

Greece’s left-wing government insisted on Saturday it had avoided being «strangled» by the euro zone, which agreed in principle to extend a financial rescue deal as nervous savers pulled huge sums from Greek banks. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek aid extension agreed pending list of measures from Athens

Euro-area finance ministers reached a provisional deal intended to keep aid flowing to Greece in return for a commitment to continued economic reforms, buying time to work out the detail of longer-term Greek financing. Full News here – Latest News

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One of the riskiest options would be a formal exit from the currency union

One of the riskiest options would be a formal exit from the currency union The concrete issue under discussion is a new loan to Athens to cover its funding needs for the next few months. The argument is not really about the money. It would only take a couple of economists in a pub with […]

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OPAP expects revenues of up to 1 bln a year from VLTs

OPAP gaming company anticipates net revenues between 800 million and 1 billion euros per year from its VideoLottery Terminals (VLTs) when they start operating. Full News here – Latest News

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Greece to try for loan extension from eurozone

Greece is set to submit Wednesday to the Eurogroup a request for a six-month extension to its loan agreement with its creditors, sources close to the negotiations between Athens and the eurozone told Kathimerini Tuesday. Full News here – Latest News

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2/14/2015: Front Page: Health Ministry looks for savings from rent costs

The Health Ministry has ordered primary healthcare facilities to renegotiate their rents with the aim of lowering costs to make up for other measures the government plans to adopt in the sector. Sources told Kathimerini that healthcare units in Attica… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Eurogroup statement rejected by Greek officials from start, says Athens

Greek officials did not agree to sign a joint statement following Wednesday’s Eurogroup meeting in Brussels because of the draft’s wording, government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said speaking on several local medial outlets on Thursday. Full News here – Latest News

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Risk of contagion from Greece is low, says ratings agency S&P

The risk of Greece’s turmoil spreading to the rest of the euro zone is low, a senior official at ratings agency Standard and Poor’s said in a German newspaper interview on Wednesday. Full News here – Latest News

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Now Finance Ministry steps back from OLP sale tender

The Finance Ministry attempted to backtrack on the issue of the privatization of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) on Tuesday, releasing a statement to revise what senior ministry officials had said a day earlier. Full News here – Latest News

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15 pairs of sneakers stolen from Athens home

15 pairs of sneakers stolen from Athens home More than a dozen pairs of Nike Air Jordan's were stolen from an Athens teenager Friday morning. The boy and his family arrived home from a shopping trip to discover empty shoeboxes strewn across the bedroom floor, according to an Athens-Clarke County … Full News here – Read […]

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2/4/2015: Front Page: Body recovered from ferry

Italian media yesterday reported the discovery of a charred body on the car deck of the Norman Atlantic, a Greek-owned ferry which went up in flames on December 28 while traveling from Greece to Italy, bringing the number of people confirmed dead in… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Support from Renzi but ECB obstacle lies ahead

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras received encouragement from his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi on Tuesday Full News here – Latest News

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2/2/2015: Front Page: Europe waits for proposals from Athens

European officials believe that there is scope for an agreement with the new Greek government but that Athens will have to accept a compromise on its demands. Officials in Brussels told Kathimerini that they are waiting to find out more information… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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