Greece

Greece is a country in the southern Balkans

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Eight guards to face magistrate over inmate death at Greek jail


Eight prison guards from Nigrita jail in northern Greece are due to appear before a magistrate on Saturday as part of the investigation into the death of inmate Ilie Kareli, who was found dead in his cell a few days after stabbing a prison officer to death.

A total of 15 people have been charged with beating and torturing Kareli, causing his death.

Dimitrov Takes Davis Cup Lead for Bulgaria in Athens

Bulgaria took a 1:0 lead over Greece in Davis Cup tennis, after Grigor Dimitrov defeated Markos Kalovelonis 6:3, 6:3, 6:0.

The world number 15 Bulgarian took just over an hour and a half to beat his Greek opponent, ranked 690th, and take the lead for his country in Athens. Dimitrov did not lose a single service game along the way.

Five-year bonds likely to be issued as early as next week


 Moody’s is expected to upgrade Greece’s credit rating on Friday

By Sotiris Nikas

Athens is set to officially announce its return to the money markets with the issuance of a five-year bond for an estimated 2-3 billion euros. Sources also suggest that the announcement could come after a likely credit rating upgrade by Moody’s over the course of Friday.

Transparency International links drop in corruption to crisis


Corruption in Greece’s public and private sectors dipped by 15 percent last year, according to a report carried out by the Greek branch of Transparency International which found that 30 percent of respondents said they refused to deliver under-the-table payments, known as “fakelakia,” when asked for them.

Crucial list of candidates

The center-right needs a clear ideological identity. Political instability and the absence of an organized center-left have left it with the task of representing the people who believe in true democracy as well as Greece’s future in the European family.

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