GREEK NEWS

Associated Press: Greece seeking bailout talks breakthrough by Sunday

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Greece and its bailout creditors are closing in on a deal to restart rescue loan payouts, senior officials from the two sides said Thursday, a compromise that is likely to prolong years of hardship for many Greeks.

A spokesman for the Greek government said a breakthrough was possible by this Sunday, with a vote in parliament on a fresh round of...

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Roll call vote on out-of-court mechanism for company debts scheduled for Friday

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Main government coalition party SYRIZA asked for a roll call vote on the principle, the articles and the amendments to the draft law for an out-of-court mechanism to restructure company debts. The parliament’s chair proposed starting the vote on the bill on Friday morning (10:00).

In the debate taking place in parliament, Economy Minister Dimitris...

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Government’s economic team briefs Tsipras on review talks

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The government’s economic team briefed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday evening the ongoing negotiations with Greece’s creditors on the second program review

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis and Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou presented the outcome of today’s meetings with the r...

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One person hospitalised after fire on bus in Patras, sources say

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One person was rushed to hospital, according to sources, after a fire broke out on board a public transport bus full of passengers in the port city of Patras on Thursday evening. The fire broke out at 18:30 while the bus was travelling along the Patras bypass near the exit to Ovrya.

Fire brigade forces and ambulances have been sent to the scene to...

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Greek stocks ended flat in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday

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Greek stocks ended flat in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, after a three-day rally which pushed the composite index of the market 5.2 pct higher. The index edged 0.02 pct higher to end at 706.51 points, after falling as much as 0.37 pct early in the session. Traders said the market easily absorbed a wave of profit taking selling. The Large...

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