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Industialists press issue of Greece’s high energy costs

At a meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras last week, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises’ (SEV) new board reportedly focused on the pressing issue of industrial policy and energy costs. A ministerial meeting on the matter followed on Thursday an… … Full News here – Latest News

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2/13/2014: Front Page: Poor marks for Greek press freedom

Press freedom in Greece plunged last year according to a Reporters Without Borders report released yesterday, as the country dropped 14 positions to 99th place. “While freedom of information is occasionally abused in some European Union countries, it… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/12/2013: Front Page: University staff to press minister

Administrative staff at Athens University who have been on strike for nearly three months yesterday extended their action through tomorrow in a continued protest at the government’s overhaul of the civil service but are to meet with Education Minister… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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9/14/2013: Front Page: Civil prosecutors press case against ex-minister

Civil prosecutors in the moneylaundering trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos yesterday insisted on the unshakeability of the evidence against the former socialist strongman. One of the prosecutors, Argyro Fanouraki, referred to a… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/27/2013: Front Page: Asmussen: Greece must press on with reforms

Greece can achieve a primary budget surplus this year and growth in 2014 if it sticks to economic reforms, but a return to bond markets will be challenging, European Central Bank Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen told Sunday’s To Vima newspaper…. Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Asmussen: Greece must press on with reforms

Greece can achieve a primary budget surplus this year and growth in 2014 if it sticks to economic reforms, but a return to bond markets will be challenging, European Central Bank Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen told Sunday’s To Vima newspaper. Asmus… … Full News here – Latest News

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8/20/2013: Front Page: Trolley bus victim’s parents press charges

The family of Thanassis Kanaoutis, the 19-year-old student who fell to his death from a trolley bus last Tuesday after being caught without a ticket, yesterday sued the driver and ticket inspector who had been on the vehicle serving the No 12 route for… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Lew urges Greece to press on with reforms as basis for growth

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the U.S. recognizes the difficult choices and sacrifices Greece has made and urged the country to continue with reforms. “We know that Greece has passed through a very difficult period of adjustment and reform,” L… … Full News here – Latest News

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International Press Association sees ‘danger to democracy’ in ERT’s closing

The International Press Association issued a strongly-worded statement on Wednesday, criticizing the Greek government’s decision to close down state broadcaster ERT, calling it a «shocking negation of press freedom». “The International Press Association (… … Full News here – Latest News

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5/2/2013: Front Page: Crisis taking toll on press freedom, says watchdog

The media in Greece can only be considered “partly free,” the democracy watchdog group Freedom House said in its annual report yesterday. “Political unrest and financial pressures brought on by the European economic crisis took a toll on media freedom… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Press Watch, September 17

Main opposition Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras’ speech and press conference at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair captured broad media attention, with pro-memorandum dailies charging that Tsipras promised everything to everyone. But the crux of Tsipras’ message was that the bailout memorandum, along with the new, 11.5 million euro budget cuts package, is leading the economy and […]

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Press Watch, September 14

The winding road toward approval of the 11.5 billion euro budget cuts package and various developments that might help inject liquidity into the Greek economy dominated the headlines of Athens dailies. A 1.4 billion loan from the European Investment bank was intensely covered. About 750 million of that will be disbursed immediately and the rest […]

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Press Watch, September 12

The troika’s hardline stance on the mammoth budget cuts package continued to preoccupy the press, even as the normally docile President Karolos Papoulias spoke out against the demands for ever greater austerity by the country’s lenders, which he called a “merciless lashing”. All eyes were on tonight’s scheduled meeting between Premier Antonis Samaras and the […]

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Press Watch, September 11

The Athens press was again abuzz with the outlandish demands of the dread troika, which thirsts for the blood of civil servants. Greece’s lenders want direct sackings, and they want them now, the press reported. To make matters worse, the word is that a move to raise the retirement age by two years (from the […]

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Press Watch, September 10

The troika is back and it is lashing out with a vengeance against Greek senior citizens and civil servants, demanding sackings and an extra 2.5 billion euros in budget cuts. They had already made sure to decimate the income of pensioners – both public and private sector – thus transforming Greeks’ golden years into rust. […]

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