GREEK NEWS

Mitsotakis reiterates his call for elections during prior actions debate

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Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated his call for an election on Friday, saying his party is the only one that can implement the changes required in Greece.

“Give a solution. Call elections. Only through elections can we have a government with momentum and credibility, determined to make the changes the country needs. The country n...

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Greek inflation rate slowed to 1.2 pct in May

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Greek inflation rate slowed to 1.2 pct in May, from 1.6 pct in April and -0.9 pct in May 2016, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday. The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development mainly to the introduction of a 10-day offer period in shops, while several product prices rose because of higher taxes.

The...

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FM Kotzias and UAE counterpart discuss Gulf region on the phone

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Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke by telephone with the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, the foreign ministry announced on Friday. The conversation focused on the developments in the Gulf region and Arab states’ relations with Qatar, as well as on bilateral and regional cooperation issues....

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PM Tsipras congratulates British Labour party leader Corbyn

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent his congratulations on Friday to the leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn, who he called friend, on the outcome of the British elections.

In a post on Twitter, Tsipras said that the outcome was exceptional and underlined that the left can inspire. He also noted that it is the voters and mostly the young people...

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Payroll cost index up 1.0 pct in the first quarter of 2017

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The payroll cost index in the economy grew 1.0 pct in the first quarter of 2017, with the exception of the primary sector and household activities, compared with the same period last year, after a 0.9 pct rise recorded in the 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that the payroll...

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Industrial production up 1.0 pct in April

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Industrial production grew 1.0 pct in April, with manufacturing production rising 0.1 pct in the month, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the industrial production composite index rose 1.0 pct in April compared with the same month last year, after a 3.7 pct increased recorded in...

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11-year old pupil killed by stray bullet

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An 11-year old pupil was killed on Friday by a stray bullet. The pupil was participating in the end of the school year’s concert when it suddenly fell on the floor.

The spectators thought that the boy fell unconscious and hit his head. The 11-year old was sent to hospital were it died despite the doctors’ efforts.

The coroner found a bullet from a...

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