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Blackmon: Government must be open about tax abatements

Blackmon: Government must be open about tax abatements For the first time in recent memory, a special meeting of the Development Authority of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County drew a crowd. Members of the public wanted to address the authority at the June 12 session, but were not permitted to … Full News here […]

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Government works on new milk rules

Government officials were working over the weekend on the wording of a new law governing the sale of fresh milk, which is proving to be the key obstacle to coalition MPs’ full support for the multi-bill of reforms Parliament will have to pass for Greece t… … Full News here – Latest News

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Central government cash balance shows 221-mln-euro surplus

The central government cash balance showed a surplus of 221 million euros in the January-February period, compared to a deficit of 1.4 billion euros in the same period in 2013, data published on Friday by the Bank of Greece have shown. Ordinary budget rev… … Full News here – Latest News

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Government guns for deal with troika by Sunday

Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras briefed Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition deputy Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday night following the resumption of negotiations between government officials and troika inspectors as sources said they were … … Full News here – Latest News

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Government to leverage surplus for debt relief

With the date that troika officials are to return to Athens still unclear, the government is believed to be focusing on exploiting the leverage afforded by a larger-than-expected primary surplus to push its goal of launching negotiations on debt relief. A… … Full News here – Latest News

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Leadership Athens class sees government up close

Leadership Athens class sees government up close ATLANTA – The 30 young people in the Leadership Athens class got their chance Thursday to see, hear and question lawmakers, lobbyists, a reporter and others inside the daily functioning of state government. “I didn't know how the whole process worked,” … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Government reviews reforms as Berlin hints at more aid

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partner Evangelos Venizelos discussed pending reforms pledged to the troika over the weekend as it remained unclear when foreign inspectors will return to Athens. Troika officials are said to be frustrated … … Full News here – Latest News

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Government stands firm on heating oil tax

The government on Wednesday insisted that it will not consider reducing the tax on heating oil amid warnings that the high cost of the fuel was leading Greek households to rely on fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to stay warm, driving smog to dangerousl… … Full News here – Latest News

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Bulk of EU resources headed to local government

The bulk of the European Union subsidies for the 2014-20 period, adding up to 23.1 billion euros, is on its way to the country’s regional authorities. This includes 4.2 billion from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The EU contribution… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greek government reacts to Mandela’s death

The Greek government on Friday reacted to the death of South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela describing him as a symbol of “the universal struggle against racism and xenophobia.” “Nelson Mandela had the privilege of entering the realm of global… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/5/2013: Front Page: Athens University rector defies government

Theodosis Pelegrinis is seen yesterday in the institution’s central building, delivering a speech to students titled ‘The Demolition of State Higher Education.’ Pelegrinis has backed a strike by the university’s administrative employees, now in its… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/4/2013: Front Page: Tsipras sees SYRIZA in government next year

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is convinced that his party will come to power next year and says that his government would prioritize three key reforms. In a speech at an American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce conference in Athens, Tsipras tried to… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Tsipras sees SYRIZA in government next year

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is convinced that his party will come to power next year and says that his government would prioritize three key reforms. In a speech at an American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce conference in Athens on Tuesday, Tsipras tried t… … Full News here – Latest News

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Striking EOPYY doctors rebuff government overture

Doctors at EOPYY, Greece’s main healthcare provider, on Tuesday appeared determined to continue with a strike in protest at the government’s civil service overhaul, rejecting a proposal by Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis for a one-month delay to the sch… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/2/2013: Front Page: Billboard advertising makes a comeback three years after government crackdown

World Day for Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims is observed on the third Sunday of every November, but because this year it coincided with the 40th anniversary of the November 17 student uprising against the military dictatorship in Greece, the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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