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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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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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#Greece prime minister rules out snap election

#Greece prime minister rules out snap election

| September 14, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (pictured) has ruled out an early election, saying that the left-led coalition would exhaust its term which ends in late 2019, write Michele Kambas and Renee Maltezou.

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#Migration – Commission supports improving reception conditions in #Greece with extra €37.5 million

#Migration – Commission supports improving reception conditions in #Greece with extra €37.5 million

| August 3, 2018

The European Commission has awarded an additional €37.5 million in emergency assistance under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to improve reception conditions for migrants in Greece. The Greek authorities will receive €31.1 million to support the provisional services offered to migrants, including: health care, interpretation and food, and to improve the infrastructure of […]

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All Greek banks seen passing #ECB stress test, #NBG says

All Greek banks seen passing #ECB stress test, #NBG says

| April 17, 2018

Greek banks will pass the European Central Bank’s (ECB) stress test of their financial health, the chief executive of the country’s second-biggest lender, National Bank (NBG) NGBr.AT, said on Monday (16 April), writes George Georgiopoulos. The ECB will publish the results of a stress test of Greece’s four largest lenders – Piraeus (BOPr.AT), NBG, Eurobank […]

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€640 million for Greek businesses as EIF and National Bank of #Greece sign new EU guarantee agreements under the #JunckerPlan

€640 million for Greek businesses as EIF and National Bank of #Greece sign new EU guarantee agreements under the #JunckerPlan

| April 17, 2018

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG) have signed three guarantee agreements worth €640 million to improve access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greece. These agreements benefit from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe, […]

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