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Putin, Tsipras meet in Moscow

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (l) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday.

Ieronymos assures clerics their rights will be safeguarded

Archbishop Ieronymos on Friday assured clerics of the Greek Orthodox Church that an agreement for the separation of church and state that is currently under discussion will safeguard their rights.

Rights groups slam Greece over migrant camps

Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to scrap its part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey, designed to reduce unchecked migration to Europe from the east.

The United States, Russia, the EU and Greece

Greece's future depends on Europe's stability and prosperity. Without a strong European Union, Greece, with its great problems unsolved, will be like a feather on the winds of the great global reordering of power.

Energy talks in cards in Tsipras visit to Moscow

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Moscow for an official visit being touted as the beginning of the end of a frosty period in traditionally warm ties between Greece and Russia and during which energy cooperation is expected to be a key focus of talks. 

Tsipras is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, as well as his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev. 

Workers lack skills sought by employers

It usually takes companies in Greece more than a month to find the right candidate for a job, a period that often stretches to over three months, according to a survey by Adecco Greece.

Greece a laggard in venture capital funds too

Greece has a very poor record as far as the amounts invested in startups by venture capital funds are concerned: Since 2013, no more than 220 million euros has been invested in local startups, placing Greece in 23rd place among 34 European countries, according to Atomico's annual report presented this week, titled "The State of Europe Tech 2018."

Elliniko casino edging closer

The government tabled an amendment in Parliament on Thursday that includes new clauses related to the operation framework of the country's casinos. The timing of the amendment is clearly related to the planned casino at Elliniko. The gaming watchdog also published new casino operation regulations.

Normalizing Greece-FYROM relations once and for all

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has shown courage in his persistence to push through the name deal signed with Greece.

Tsipras says Greece in talks with EU to extend TurkStream

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Greece is in "dialogue" with the European Union regarding the extension of the Russian-backed TurkStream gas pipeline across Greek territory to other EU countries, according to an interview with Russia's state news agency TASS, published on Thursday.

No qualms

Political and economic developments in Greece indicate that general elections are approaching. 

The leftist-led coalition government appears to have run its course. 

Officials are hoping, of course, that the climate might be reversed with the help of a series of pledges for new handouts to voters as well as the touting of alleged political scandals. 

Arta man killed by falling tree

A 50-year-old man was killed Thursday after a tree he was cutting down near the village of Ano Kalentini in Arta, western Greece, fell on him.

The local fire service was informed about the incident shortly after noon and dispatched six firefighters and three engines to the scene, but the 50-year-old had died by the time they arrived.

Bill canceling pension cuts marked urgent

Greek lawmakers have agreed to fast-track draft legislation to cancel a major round of pension cuts scheduled to take effect on January 1, after bailout lenders agreed they were no longer needed for the country to balance its budget.