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Less property tax in the future, says finance minister

The government will commit itself to a gradual reduction in the future payments expected of taxpayers for the country’s new property tax, ENFIA, as long as Greece’s tax base widens, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis noted on Wednesday. At the same time, … … Full News here – Latest News

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8/23/2014: Focus: Ryanair says it can turn Cyprus Airways around

NICOSIA (AFP) – Ireland’s budget carrier Ryanair yesterday submitted a plan to turn for-sale Cyprus Airways into a profitable operation by increasing passenger traffic by 500 percent over three years, officials said. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/23/2014: Front Page: Mitsotakis says ND should look to center ground

Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed opposition yesterday to New Democracy’s apparent plans to bring back into the fold politicians who had left the party in the past and went on to be part of what he termed “populist”… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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SYRIZA may not propose presidential candidate, spokesman says

SYRIZA spokesman Panos Skourletis on Tuesday indicated that the leftist opposition might not propose a candidate for Greek president when Karolos Papoulias’s term expires in February instead of blocking the coalition government’s suggested candidate as th… … Full News here – Latest News

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Cultural tourism untapped, study says

Cultural tourism in Greece and research into related issues are in urgent need of comprehensive development, the Center of Economic Planning and Research (KEPE) said in its latest bulletin. “The potential is not simply there but there is a surplus and it’… … Full News here – Latest News

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Eurobank says it has agreed to sell Ukrainian unit

Greece’s third-largest lender Eurobank EUBr.AT said on Monday it had agreed to sell its Ukrainian unit to Ukraine’s Delta Bank Group for 95 million euros (76 million pounds). The deal to sell PJSC Universal Bank and to transfer Eurobank’s Ukrainian assets… … Full News here – Latest News

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EU says member states may arm Iraqi Kurds

The European Union said on Friday that individual EU governments were free to send weapons to Iraqi Kurds battling Islamic militants provided they had the consent of Iraqi national authorities. EU foreign ministers holding an emergency meeting in Brussels… … 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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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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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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7/29/2014: Front Page: Anastasiades says Cyprus negotiations not moving

Cypriot PresidentNicos Anastasiades yesterday confirmed a lack of progress in talks to reunite the Mediterranean island, blaming the impasse on Turkish intransigence. During a meeting with Antonis Samaras in Athens, Anastasiades briefed the Greek… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Ranieri says he has little to change in Greek national team

The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) presented Claudio Ranieri as the new Greece coach for the next couple of years, after the Italian manager signed his contract in Athens on Friday. “I liked the spirit of the team and there is not that much I wish to … … Full News here – Latest News

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Democracy ‘retreated’ during crisis, says Papoulias

The crisis caused the democratic process to “retreat” and that is probably the most dramatic side effect of the financial crisis noted Greek President Karolos Papoulias in a statement marking the restoration of democracy in Greece following the fall of th… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greek economy expected to grow 0.7 pct in 2014, IOBE think tank says

Greece’s economy is expected to grow by 0.7 percent this year pulling itself out of a six-year recession, helped by higher tourism revenues and stronger household spending, the Athens-based IOBE think tank said on Wednesday. IOBE had earlier predicted a s… … Full News here – Latest News

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7/21/2014: Front Page: Cosco says strike is over

Employees at the Piraeus container terminal resumed work on Saturday morning after going on strike a day earlier to protest working conditions, representatives of Cosco, the Chinese company that manages the port, told the media. According to Cosco,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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