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10/22/2014: Front Page: Government gets behind public-private partnerships

The government has launched a charm offensive to entice municipalities across Greece to use public-private partnerships, or PPPs, to accelerate investment and spur growth in the debt-hit country. Speaking at a conference in Athens yesterday, the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Government in revival exercise

Having secured a fresh confidence vote, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras now faces the challenge of further bolstering the fragile coalition amid growing political tensions, with government officials expected to press creditors to approve a plan for Greece’… … Full News here – Latest News

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State Supreme Court rules against Athens-Clarke government in Five Points

State Supreme Court rules against Athens-Clarke government in Five Points … The state Supreme Court has ruled against the Athens-Clarke County government in a long-running dispute over the control of 22 Lumpkin Street parking spaces. Control of the spaces in front of the Henrietta Building, 1660 S. Lumpkin St., should be with … Full News […]

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10/2/2014: Front Page: Mayor wants unity government

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris called yesterday for the formation of a national unity government. “Political stability is absolutely necessary so everything can progress with the debt issue, growth, business, investment: everything,” Boutaris told… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Writer Christos Chomenidis resigns from NERIT, citing ‘direct government intervention’

Christos Chomenidis resigned from the supervisory board of NERIT on Monday, citing “direct government intervention” in the state broadcaster’s decision not to air live a speech by opposition leader Alexis Tsipras at the Thessaloniki International Fair on … … Full News here – Latest News

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8/30/2014: Front Page: Government reacts to Berlin declaration on name dispute

One day after a summit in Berlin called for a swift solution to the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), the government in Athens yesterday confirmed its support of ongoing talks. “Greece supports the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Government eyes salary overhaul, tax breaks

As virtually all members of the Greek cabinet leave their posts for a week’s vacation, officials close to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras are putting the finishing touches on a plan to overhaul public sector salaries in line with pledges to the troika ahea… … Full News here – Latest News

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Government to push troika for concessions as pressure to meet pledges intensifies

Talks between the coalition leaders last week led to them finalizing the requests that Athens will make regarding the easing of adjustment measures when the troika returns to Greece but European officials have warned that if the government does not stick … … Full News here – Latest News

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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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