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PM's office backs minister, digs at central banker

The prime minister's office on Tuesday responded to the alleged taping of central banker Yannis Stournaras by Alternate Minister Pavlos Polakis, saying it has always respected the independence of the Bank of Greece "even when its governor has expressed different views on crucial issues of economic policy."

Homes protection deal sets stricter terms

The new regulations on the protection of the main residence of debtors, agreed on Thursday by the government and the managers of systemic banks, may maintain a relatively large safety net, but sets strict terms that lead to a substantial clearing process through the provisional screening of applications so as to exclude strategic defaulters.

Crucial Tsipras-Kammenos meeting brought forward to Sunday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's meeting with his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos was brought forward to Sunday morning, according to a press release by the Prime Minister's office on Saturday.

The meeting, during which the two sides will discuss the conditions for the dissolution of their partnership and their next steps, is scheduled at 10.30 a.m.

PM's office: Turkish helicopter was flying lights-out, but did not violate Greek airspace

The prime minister's office reacted to Monday's incident near Ro saying that the Turkish helicopter was flying near the eastern Aegean islet with its navigation lights out, but did not violate Greece's airspace.

The lights-out flight ostensibly occurred in the context of "safe provocativeness," it said, adding that such tactics carry the risk of potential accidents.

Athens gives strong response to Erdogan comments on soldiers

The Prime Minister's office issued a strong-worded statement on Sunday evening referring to an "incomprehensibly slippery road of provocative attacks", in response to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about two cases involving Greek and Turkish soldiers earlier in the day.