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Commissioner Stylianides welcomes Greek contribution to rescEU and addresses ELIAMEP Foundation

Commissioner Stylianides welcomes Greek contribution to rescEU and addresses ELIAMEP Foundation

| September 12, 2019

Today (12 September), Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured) is visiting Athens to welcome Greece’s contribution to the rescEU initial transition fleet during a special visit at the Elefsina air base together with Mr Michalis Chrisochoidis, Minister of Citizens’ Protection of Greece to mark an even closer cooperation in fighting forest fires in […]

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One year anniversary of #Greece successfully concluding stability support programme

One year anniversary of #Greece successfully concluding stability support programme

| August 21, 2019

20 August marked one year since Greece successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme. The 3-year stability support programme took a coordinated approach to tackling long-standing and deep-rooted structural issues that contributed to Greece experiencing an economic crisis and losing access to financial markets. In total, Greece’s European partners provided €61.9 billion […]

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#RescEU assets mobilized to help #Greece fight devastating forest fires

#RescEU assets mobilized to help #Greece fight devastating forest fires

| August 15, 2019

Following the request for assistance from Greece, rescEU assets have been mobilized to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilize three forest fighting planes from rescEU reserve from Italy and Spainto be dispatched swiftly to the affected regions. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis […]

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#Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets #Athens

#Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets #Athens

| August 13, 2019

A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday (13 August), as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path of the flames, writes Renee Maltezou. Wildfires raged uncontrolled in at least four other Greek regions, and the fire brigade said […]

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#Greece PM says #2020Budget will respect fiscal targets

#Greece PM says #2020Budget will respect fiscal targets

| July 22, 2019

Greece will submit a 2020 budget later this year that will fully respect the fiscal targets agreed with its lenders, newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (pictured) said on Saturday (20 July), write Angeliki Koutantou and Michele Kambas. Outlining his main policies after a landslide victory in a July 7 election, Mitsotakis told Greek lawmakers […]

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Conservative leader #Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM after comfortable election win

Conservative leader #Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM after comfortable election win

| July 9, 2019

Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis (pictured) was sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister on Monday (8 July) after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the economically stricken nation, write Angeliki Koutantou and George Georgiopoulos. Mitsotakis’s New Democracy party won an outright majority with 158 seats in the 300-seat legislature. His pledges […]

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New PM for #Greece as #Tsipras punished for austerity

New PM for #Greece as #Tsipras punished for austerity

| July 8, 2019

Kyriakos Mitsotakis (pictured) is Greece’s next prime minister, ousting Alexis Tsipras after four years, which saw him accept and ultimately face punishment for a painful EU-enforced austerity programme, write Mark John and Mike Dolan. Tsipras has conceded the election – Mitsotakis will be sworn in today (8 July) on a promise to cut taxes and chase growth via higher investments, […]

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