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Fresh fiscal warning from Stournaras

Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras asked on Tuesday that the country's fiscal achievements be continued in order to protect the credibility of Greece's economic policy.

ND leader sets task for business

Industrialists on Tuesday asked opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis for bold interventions in the economic sector, and the New Democracy leader responded at the general meeting of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), committing himself to leading the country to growth boosted by investments.

First time EU pushes for measures against Turkey, say sources

A decision by the European Union on Tuesday to consider taking measures against Turkey over its gas drilling activities in Cyprus' offshore maritime zone is the first time action has been decided to deter Ankara, according to diplomatic sources cited by state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

Man killed by thunderbolt in Corinthia

A 37-year-old man died in mountainous Corinthia on Tuesday after he was struck by lightning, a local website reported.

The man was at his field in the area of Goura in the plain of Feneos when the incident happened, said.

Katrougalos: Dialogue on CBMs with Turkey, no concessions on sovereign rights

"Greece seeks dialogue but it will not cede anything that belongs to her based on international law. With seriousness, lucidity, self-confidence, and national unity we have nothing to fear," writes Foreign Minister Yorgos Katrougalos in an article in the Athens daily Ta Nea.

Kilkis hospital workers call for stability check

The union representing workers at the general hospital of Kilkis in northern Greece are calling for an immediate inspection of the structural stability and safety of its buildings.

EU will examine 'appropriate' measures against Turkey over Cyprus

The European Union will consider taking "appropriate" measures against Turkey over its gas drilling activities in Cyprus' offshore maritime zone, according to a press release by the General Affairs Council (GAC) Tuesday.

Two-day conference on Greece’s middle classes

The E-Kyklos think tank is holding its third annual conference titled "Greece After III: The Restoration of the Middle Class" through Thursday, starting at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday with a brief introductory speech by former deputy prime minister and finance minister Evangelos Venizelos.

French-Greek Chamber to host tax event

The French-Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding an event on Thursday at the French Institute of Greece (31 Sina, Athens) titled "Proposals for a Fair and Effective Tax Policy for Enterprises."
The keynote speaker will be the new head of Grant Thornton in Greece, Nikos Karamouzis, while corporate tax experts will offer their insight.

Beth Hart | Athens | June 27

Four years after appearing in Greece for the first time in a sellout performance, American blues-rock artist Beth Hart returns for a single show at the Melina Mercouri Vrachon Theater in Athens.

Clutch | Athens | June 19

Things heat up at the Release Festival at Plateia Nerou (Water Square) in Palaio Faliro on Athens's southern coast on Wednesday, June 19, as American metal act Clutch, known for its high-energy shows, makes its first appearance at a big open-air venue in Greece.

Vangelis Marinakis: Nine years at the helm of Olympiacos

It has been nine years, and yet it seems like yesterday. It is that "huge" sound that the port makes on everything that decides the present and future of Olympiacos. The discussion is about Sokratis Kokkalis who with the passing of time wants to withdraw, but mainly about the new, Vangelis Marinakis, the son of Miltiadis, who was raised in Karaiskaki Stadium.

Apostolakis seeks to allay concerns over Turkish violations

After Ankara launched an offshore drill for gas in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis on Tuesday sought to allay concerns over Turkish violations.
"We must not be concerned over developments [in the region], said Apostolakis, adding that Athens had taken a series of actions "to prevent [Turkish] activities in Cyprus' EEZ."

Tsipras calls for EU action against Turkish violations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday the European Council should "unreservedly condemn the illegal actions of Turkey" which has launched an offshore drill for gas in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone.
Tsipras spoke by phone with European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday.