News archive of July 2017
Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras identified the unsatisfactory operation of institutions as the main obstacle to the country's economic recovery.
Speaking at an interview on Monday he also stressed the significance of education and the need to highlight excellence and assessment, while referring to "fortresses" that want the country to remain stagnant.
New penalties against Moscow proposed by US lawmakers violate international law and officials in Brussels should consider countermeasures, the German economy minister said on Monday.
"We consider this as being against international law, plain and simple," Brigitte Zypries told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain.
Ismail Morina, arrested in Croatia on Serbia's warrant over a scandal during a football game played in Belgrade in 2014, is seeking political asylum in Croatia.
PHOTO: TANJUG / SAVA RADOVANOVIC
"My call to dialogue does not mean the recognition of Kosovo," says Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
It seems that Greece is striving to become the country with the worst bureaucracy in the world when it comes to property transactions, as a document that was taken off the list of necessary papers for a house sale three years ago has just been restored to its rightful place in the reams of red tape.
Greece's 8 million individual taxpayers and companies will have to hand over some 14.8 billion euros in taxes between now and the end of the year, on the basis of their revenues, property and other assets. When indirect taxes are added, the total comes to some 29.2 billion euros, with the bulk of it due in the summer months.