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#Greece must hold snap election, PM tells president

#Greece must hold snap election, PM tells president

| June 11, 2019

Greece should hold a snap election to avert a protracted period of political uncertainty that could hurt its economic recovery, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (pictured) told the country’s president on Monday (10 June), writes Renee Maltezou. Tsipras decided to pull general elections forward after his party suffered a heavy defeat at a European election last month. […]

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Conservatives take decisive lead in #Greece European vote

Conservatives take decisive lead in #Greece European vote

| May 26, 2019

Greece’s opposition New Democracy party took a commanding lead over the ruling leftist Syriza in European Parliament elections on Sunday, early results showed, in a blow to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (pictured) who is facing general elections this year, write Michele Kambas, Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou. Exit polls and early results gave the Conservatives […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves new commitments package for #NationalBankOfGreece

#StateAid – Commission approves new commitments package for #NationalBankOfGreece

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has concluded that Greek support, approved by the Commission in 2014 and 2015, for National Bank of Greece (NBG) remains compatible with EU state aid rules based on a new commitments package submitted by the Greek authorities. Since 2015, NBG has successfully executed a significant rationalization of its operations and sold a substantial part of […]

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#PiraeusBank CSR programme: Project Future supports young Greeks

#PiraeusBank CSR programme: Project Future supports young Greeks

| April 18, 2019

Young people in Greece are set to benefit from the innovative corporate responsibility programme of Piraeus Bank, Project Future, which bridges the gap between education and labour market. The second cycle of the program has started and young graduates, who have been selected from thousands of candidates, will attend speeches and presentations by executives. Piraeus […]

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#Greece – Free #ParthenonMarbles from British Museum’s ‘murky prison’

#Greece – Free #ParthenonMarbles from British Museum’s ‘murky prison’

| April 18, 2019

Greece’s president called on Monday (15 April) for Britain to free the Parthenon Marbles from the “murky prison” of its national museum, upping the rhetoric in a near 200-year-old campaign for the sculptures’ return, writes Renee Maltezou. President Prokopis Pavlopoulos spoke at Athens’ own glass-fronted Acropolis Museum, which campaigners hope will one day house the classical […]

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Vice President Katainen to visit #Greece for a Citizens’ Dialogue with start-up entrepreneurs

Vice President Katainen to visit #Greece for a Citizens’ Dialogue with start-up entrepreneurs

| January 29, 2019

Today (29 January) Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Vice President Jyrki Katainen (pictured) will visit Athens, Greece to participate in a Citizens’ Dialogue with young start-up entrepreneurs. The Vice-President will also meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Development Giannis Dragasakis and Hellenic Parliament President Nikolaos Voutsis. Vice President Katainen will attend a working […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €50 million voucher scheme for faster #BroadbandServices in #Greece

#StateAid – Commission approves €50 million voucher scheme for faster #BroadbandServices in #Greece

| January 8, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a voucher scheme to support the take-up in Greece of broadband services with download speeds of at least 100 Megabit per second. The measure will contribute to reducing the digital divide while limiting distortions of competition. The Greek authorities aim to increase the number of […]

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