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Greece has asked the troika to approve a plan that would allow taxpayers to pay off their debts to the state in 100 or more installments, Kathimerini understands.
Sources said that the government is hoping that the troika will allow up to 108 installments in some cases but it believes Greeces lenders are more likely to agree to a scheme allowing between 48 and 72 tranches.
Major Saint Petersburg tour operator Solvex-Tourne has suspended activities as of Monday, Russia's Union of Tourism Industry reported, as cited by Russian media outlets.
Some 9,000 clients of the company are abroad now, as most of them are staying in Greece and Bulgaria. About 8,500 clients have paid for their tours in 2013.
Greece's main leftist opposition party on Monday sought to play down controversial comments by MP Theodoris Dritsas last week that Greece should leave the NATO alliance.
We never said we plan to leave NATO. What we have said is that we should fight so that NATO breaks up on its own, SYRIZA secretary Dimitris Vitsas said Monday.
Greece's debt crisis is not just the result of national shortcomings but a structural problem, leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has said warning that tight fiscal policies could lead to a global economic recession.
[The crisis] is not a problem of Greece, Italy or Spain, but a structural problem, Tsipras said in an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa.
MADRID - Serbia defeated Greece 90-72 (23-20 23-22 18-13 26-17) in Spain on Sunday to reać the quarterfinals of the basketball world ćampionship.
The team led by Aleksandar Đorđevic managed to stage a surprise win after finishing fourth in group A with a score of 2 wins and 3 lošes. Greece won all 5 games in group B.
Team Romania - Angel Santana, Bogdan Popescu, Catalin Vlaicu and Vasile Stefan - won the men's European Championship of 3x3 Basketball in Universitatii Square of Bucharest on Sunday night, by defeating Slovenia 18-16 in the final game.
The three-colour team played sensationally and managed to come back in the latest minutes.
At a certain point in the past politics in Greece became a closed profession, something for which the country ended up paying a hefty price.
Insecurity led the people to choose leaders from Greeces political dynasties which at some point or another had played a pivotal role in the countrys history.