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Canada’s fiscal adjustment has lessons for Greece

Canada today is one of the most fiscally sound countries on earth, but that wasn’t always the case. Twenty short years ago, the country was drowning in debt and deficits, with a level of indebtedness similar to that of Greece at the time. How Canada manag… … Full News here – Latest News

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8/14/2014: Front Page: Greece and the triumvirate of power

Last Sunday’s Turkish presidential election confirmed Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the third most powerful political leader of the European system – in the broader sense of the word – after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece reports first West Nile virus case this year

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) on Wednesday confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in Greece this year. According to KEELPNO, laboratory tests confirmed that an 85-year-old Greek man has been infected with the virus, which ca… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece sells 1.3 billion euros of three-month T-bills

Greece sold 1.3 billion euros of three-month treasury bills on Tuesday to roll over a maturing issue, the country’s debt agency PDMA said. The T-bills were priced to yield 1.75 percent, unchanged from a previous sale in July but still the lowest funding c… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece on threshold of growth, OECD says

The recovery of the Greek economy is continuing and even starting to gain strength, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Monday. According to the latest data, the OECD’s composite leading indicators (CLI) for the Greek … … Full News here – Latest News

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8/8/2014: Front Page: Greece offers 500,000 euros

Following the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Greece announced yesterday that it would contribute 500,000 euros to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to help with its humanitarian assistance to Palestinians. The… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/5/2014: Front Page: Greece deporting far more irregular immigrants

A shortage of space at migrant detention facilities near Athens has prompted Greek authorities to intensify deportations. According to Greek Police data released yesterday, the Attica Aliens Buraeu deported 332 undocumented migrants in June compared… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2014: Front Page: Greece hit by migration wave

After a temporary respite in the number of irregular immigrants seeking to make their way into Europe through Greece’s land and sea border with Turkey, recent data show a dramatic shift in migration patterns. Figures show a clear growth trend. In the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece will not complete all actions in time for troika review, source says

Greece will not be able to complete some 600 pending actions in time for the troika review in September and will sit down with its lenders to discuss shortening this list when the two sides meet in Paris a few days before inspectors arrive in Athens, a go… … Full News here – Latest News

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Moody’s upgrades Greece by two notches

Moody’s raised Greece’s sovereign credit rating late on Friday and gave it a stable outlook, saying it believed the government’s fiscal position had improved significantly. The positive comments boost expectations that Greece’s government may tap bond mar… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece to help ‘hundreds’ of Chinese leave Libya

With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking help from nearby Greece. A Greek governm… … Full News here – Latest News

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7/25/2014: Front Page: Greece marks 40th anniversary of junta fall

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras marked yesterday’s 40th anniversary of the end of the military dictatorship by saying that democracy has “deep roots” in Greece but the government’s spokeswoman found herself in disagreement with President Karolos… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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48 hours in Athens: Greece is the word

48 hours in Athens: Greece is the word Syntagma Square is the centre of modern Athens, with the rather modest parliament building at its forefront. Look out for the changing of the guard – Greek style. Head for breakfast at the GB Roof Garden at the Hotel Grande Bretagne – booking advised … Full News […]

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Number of firms filing for bankruptcy in Greece drops

The number of companies that filed for bankruptcy in Greece last year declined by 5.5 percent from 2012, according to ICAP Group data released on Tuesday by the Federation of Business Information Services (FEBIS) concerning Western Europe. While the numbe… … Full News here – Latest News

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7/21/2014: Front Page: Kikilias: Greece needs more EU funds for immigration

Greece needs more funding from the European Union to deal with the increased flow of undocumented immigrants in the eastern Aegean, Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias said in an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini. According to the minister,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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