Economia Blog

ANEL vows to see out coalition with SYRIZA despite disagreements

ANEL vows to see out coalition with SYRIZA despite disagreements

Christian J. Hadjipateras 20/03/2018 0
ANEL leader Panos Kammenos has stressed the importance of his party seeing out the coalition with SYRIZA until the next general election. The hard-lef...
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Rumblings from Frankfurt

Rumblings from Frankfurt

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 19/03/2018 0
Compared to Brussels/the European Commission or even to Washington/the IMF, Frankfurt is quite low-key, even dangerously discreet insofar the perspect...
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Greek foreign minister to visit Skopje as talks continue

Greek foreign minister to visit Skopje as talks continue

Christian J. Hadjipateras 19/03/2018 0
The Greek foreign minister is to visit FYROM’s capital Skopje later this week as negotiations over the long-running dispute continue. Nikos Kotzias wi...
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New Democracy maintains healthy lead over SYRIZA in latest poll

New Democracy maintains healthy lead over SYRIZA in latest poll

Christian J. Hadjipateras 16/03/2018 2
A recent opinion poll conducted by Pulse for Skai has given the main opposition New Democracy, led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a 10% lead over SYRIZA. The...
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FIFA warn of ban for Greek clubs following disgraceful scenes

FIFA warn of ban for Greek clubs following disgraceful scenes

Christian J. Hadjipateras 15/03/2018 1
FIFA, football’s world governing body, has warned that Greek clubs face being banned from European competitions, namely the UEFA Champions League and ...
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Eurozone gives Greek government deadline to implement final conditions

Eurozone gives Greek government deadline to implement final conditions

Christian J. Hadjipateras 14/03/2018 1
The Eurozone has given the Greek government a tough timetable to complete the fourth and final bailout review ahead of the completion of the entire pr...
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Government suspends all Greek Super League fixtures

Government suspends all Greek Super League fixtures

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/03/2018 11
The government has indefinitely suspended all Greek Super League fixtures after Sunday’s football match between PAOK and AEK Athens in Thessaloniki. P...
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A different ring of fire

A different ring of fire

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 12/03/2018 4
Greece is situated at an interesting but dangerous crossroads – at the faultlines of recurring Balkan unrest; at close range to the Black Sea/Crimea m...
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US Ambassador to Greece meets with head of Hellenic Defence General Staff

US Ambassador to Greece meets with head of Hellenic Defence General Staff

Christian J. Hadjipateras 08/03/2018 8
The US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, visited the chief of the Hellenic Defence General Staff (GEETHA) yesterday, according to the Kathimerini....
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Greek state could sell its stake in Hellenic Petroleum

Greek state could sell its stake in Hellenic Petroleum

Christian J. Hadjipateras 07/03/2018 0
The Greek state could sell its 51% stake in Greece’s biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum, according to Reuters. Both government and union officials...
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ELSTAT announces drop in GDP from last year

ELSTAT announces drop in GDP from last year

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/03/2018 24
The economy performed worse than expected last year. The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) released figures yesterday put the expansion of the c...
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Snippets from the Delphi Economic Forum

Snippets from the Delphi Economic Forum

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 05/03/2018 13
In just the third year of its existence, the Delphi Economic Forum (that increasingly models itself around the WEF) succeeded in giving to an increasi...
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Zeus+Dione: an uplifting example of success in the midst of the crisis

Zeus+Dione: an uplifting example of success in the midst of the crisis

Christian J. Hadjipateras 02/03/2018 18
The government debt crisis officially began nearly a decade ago, although we all know that the decades before that was the catalyst as successive corr...
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FYROM acts on goodwill gestures but refuses to change its constitution as talks continue

FYROM acts on goodwill gestures but refuses to change its constitution as talks continue

Christian J. Hadjipateras 01/03/2018 14
A statue of the Macedon king Alexander the Great has been taken down in Skopje airport. The removal of the statue comes after the FYROM government rec...
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Cabinet reshuffle imminent following resignations

Cabinet reshuffle imminent following resignations

Christian J. Hadjipateras 28/02/2018 2
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle in the near future after having to deal with two resignations in as many days, acc...
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Economy Minister resigns over scandal that exposes hard-left SYRIZA’s hypocrisy

Economy Minister resigns over scandal that exposes hard-left SYRIZA’s hypocrisy

Christian J. Hadjipateras 27/02/2018 13
The Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou has resigned hours after his wife, Alternate Minister for Social Solidarity Rania Antonopoulou, stepped do...
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