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As election races hot up in Macedonia, the ruling VMRO DPMNE party has accused the opposition of holding standpoints on the sensitive issue of the country's name issue that betray national interests.
The opposition has meanwhile accused the ruling parties of taking too hard a line on the name issue, and of excluding them from any discussion about it.
Over the past few years skeptics at home and abroad have speculated that debt-hit Greece will have to leave the common currency area.
Such gloomy predictions were yesterday debunked in the most official of ways. Euro-exit scenarios are no longer on the cards and the usual doomsayers have mostly fallen silent.
Greek gambling monopoly OPAP posted a bigger-than-expected drop in its 2013 net profit, hurt by a new tax the country imposed on the firm to help plug its budget shortfall.
Greece slapped a 30 percent levy on OPAPs gross gaming revenue last year to meet the terms of its 237-billion-euro international bailout.
The Greek postal service, ELTA, on Tuesday announced substantial reductions to the cost of sending parcels.
It said that customers would now pay 1.50 euro to send a package weighing up to a kilo, and then 0.50 euro for each kilo above that.
Until now, the price started at 3.50 euros for up to a kilo, rising from there.
The Eurozone will assign to Greece EUR 6.3 B that are part of its second bailout package, the Eurogroup's chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem announced Tuesday.
In Athens, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund agreed to unlock one of the last tranches Greece will get to save its debt-ridden economy.