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An amendment facilitating investments by foreign entrepreneurs from non-EU countries was tabled in parliament on Tuesday.
The amendment is attached to the foreign ministry's draft law entitled "Regulations for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union" and introduces a new type of entry visa, the Airport Transit Visa (ATV).
After weeks of stoppages, transport staff are expected to call off any further action after a breakthrough in talks with authorities on Tuesday.
According to Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis, staff objections over a collective labor contract for this year have been addressed following consultations with the General Accounting Office.
Surprisingly high value-added tax takings boosted state revenues over the summer, taking the primary budget surplus of the year's first eight months to 2.9 billion euros, per the data the State General Accounting Office released on Wednesday, against a target for a primary deficit of 272 million euros.
Tax revenues in the year's first eight months exceeded their target by 468 million euros, according to budget figures published by the State General Accounting Office, allowing Deputy Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis to express his optimism that "the target for a primary surplus of 3.5 percent of GDP, which is our commitment, will be achieved."
Christos Staikouras, a former alternate economy minister under ND PM Antonis Samaras, will be Greece's new finance minister in the cabinet of incoming PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which was announced late this afternoon, less than 24 hours afte Mitsotakis' landslide victory, and veteran connservative MP Nilos Dendias will be Greece's new foreign minister.