Latest News from Greece
By Sotiris Nikas
Eurostat is expected on Wednesday to ratify the 2013 primary budget surplus, which will serve as the trigger for the further lightening of the Greek debt. The announcement will be the focus of Thursdays Euro Working Group along with the presentation of a new growth plan for the Greek economy aimed at changing conditions in the country.
A 51-year-old American woman who suffered serious stomach injuries during Easter celebrations on Saturday night when a large firecracker was thrown into a church courtyard on the island of Santorini remained in critical condition on Tuesday in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in Iraklio, Crete, but doctors said her condition was improving.
Opening chapters 23 and 24 "vital for reforms"
BELGRADE -- The opening of Chapters 23 and 24 is important for the entire reform process in Serbia, said Tanja Miščević, Serbia's chief negotiator in EU accession talks.
The European Commissions statistical arm, Eurostat is expected to confirm on Wednesday the size of Greeces 2013 primary budget surplus, which the government hopes will further boost its argument that it made the right decision to stick with the fiscal adjustment program agreed with the eurozone and International Monetary Fund.