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Helexpo sell-off plan to be ready by mid-October

Helexpo, the state company that organizes major exhibitions such as the Thessaloniki International Fair, is in the last stages of drawing up its privatization plan. Sources say that the proposal – to be ready within a month and a half – will present two a… … Full News here – Latest News

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Education minister calls for probe into predecessor’s reform plan

Following reports that a plan to reform the tertiary education sector launched in the spring of 2013 failed to lead to millions of euros in savings, Education Minister Andreas Loverdos on Monday called for an immediate assessment of the scheme’s implement… … Full News here – Latest News

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Europe drafts emergency energy plan with eye on Russia gas shut-down

LONDON – The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter, a source told Reuters, as it braces for a possible halt in Russian gas as a result of the Ukraine cr… … Full News here – Latest News

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Need for a national plan in tourism

Government officials and others would like to see Greece’s economic model be transformed into a more export and investment oriented one at the expense of consumption. However, six years after the longest and most severe output contraction since World War … … Full News here – Latest News

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Greek FinMin says time is right to start drafting growth plan

Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis has called for Greece to focus on developing a “National Growth Plan” as it exits the bailout era. Writing in Sunday’s Kathimerini, Hardouvelis argues that the country needs to focus on ways to make its economy more expo… … Full News here – Latest News

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8/1/2014: Front Page: Plan to restore Asopos River enters final stage

Plans are in the final stage for the ecological restoration of Asopos River in Central Greece following a deal to install an integrated water resources management system. The 37.6-million-euro deal was signed by Alternate Environment Minister Nikos… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Final draft issued of master plan for downtown Athens

Final draft issued of master plan for downtown Athens Almost two years after the process started, the final draft of a master plan for downtown Athens was turned over to the Athens Downtown Development Authority this week with little comment from the authority board. Briefly, the plan proposes a host of … Full News here – […]

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General strike hits Greece as unions protest income cuts, plan Athens

General strike hits Greece as unions protest income cuts, plan Athens … ATHENS, Greece – Greek unions have launched an anti-austerity general strike that has halted train and island ferry services while disrupting state hospitals and other public services. Wednesday's 24-hour strike is also causing public transport … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Schaeuble says euro area working on Greek economic action plan

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Greece and other euro-area governments are discussing ways to bundle measures to boost economic growth in the bloc’s most indebted nation. Schaeuble, speaking to reporters in Athens, reiterated Germany’s com… … Full News here – Latest News

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Plan for social dividend to secure healthcare for uninsured citizens

The government has decided to use part of the so-called social dividend – i.e. 525 million euros from Greece’s 2013 primary surplus – to provide a large proportion of uninsured citizens with healthcare coverage. In a meeting on Monday led by Alternate Fin… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/17/2014: Front Page: Sweeping plan on operation of unions

The legal frameworkdictating how labor unions operate is set to undergo a major overhaul following recommendations by Greece’s creditors, though the Labor Ministry has said that it will seek the consent of the General Confederation of Greek Labor on… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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HFSF blocks Eurobank’s share capital increase plan

The management of Greece’s bank bailout fund (HFSF) has reacted strongly against Eurobank’s decision to call an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders for a share capital increase based on the existing legal framework. Late on Wednesday the HFSF se… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/12/2014: Front Page: House committee challenges plan to ax state bodies

A parliamentary committee yesterday challenged a government plan to shut down 21 state organizations as part of troika-imposed cost-cutting measures, indicating that some aspects of the legislation violate the Greek Constitution. The objections raised… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Plan for one-day permit process

In an ambitious project aimed at boosting entrepreneurship and investment in Greece that Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis explained on Monday in the presence of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, companies will soon be able to start operating immediate… … Full News here – Latest News

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OSI debt relief plan will not suffice

A number of macroeconomic figures point to output stabilization ahead at the same time the Greek economy rebalances, posting both a primary budget surplus and a current account surplus. However, the huge public debt overhang will continue to undermine gro… … Full News here – Latest News

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