Latest News from Greece
By Alexia Kefala
There is speculation in Paris that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici may abandon his post to become a “super commissioner” in Brussels. In an interview with Kathimerini, ahead of a visit to Greece, Moscovici says that, in any case, he is keeping a close eye on developments regarding the Greek economy.
A 38-year-old Nigerian national was arrested by officers of the Attica narcotics squad at Athens International Airport on Saturday on charges of attempting to smuggle 1.1 kilos of heroin into Greece.
The suspect, who was traveling from Uganda via Istanbul, was found to be carrying 72 parcels of the drug in his stomach.
An investigation was launched on Friday into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ilie Kareli, the 42-year-old Albanian inmate who killed a prison guard on Tuesday, after he was found dead in a prison cell and a coroners report indicated that he had suffered serious injuries after being beaten with a blunt instrument.
The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it had reviewed Cypruss economy under a bailout program and approved a loan disbursement for about $115 million.
The international lender said the disbursement brings total lending to date under the IMFs $1.4 billion program with Cyprus to about $459 million.