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Greece will not accept "arbitrary" interpretations of the Prespes accord by the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Tuesday, referring to the deal reached between Athens and Skopje to resolve the decades-old dispute over the country's name.
The eurozone finance ministers have formally approved the Greek budget for 2019, waving it through Monday's Eurogroup meeting.
With the government readying the amendment that cancels the pension cuts for 2019, attention now shifts to the particularly important second European Commission report on Greece in February, as that is directly linked to debt easing measures.
The Prespes accord is of historical importance not only for Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) but also for the broader region of the Western Balkans because it creates fresh momentum for the country's incorporation into the European Union and NATO, Slovenia's President Borut Pahor tells Kathimerini in an interview, while urging Greece to play a leading role in this pa
Moscow is looking to expand military and technical cooperation with Athens and is ready to discuss new projects, Russian Ambassador to Greece, Andrey Maslov, told Russian news agency TASS on Monday.
The diplomat said Greece is armed with the Russia-made military equipment, which Moscow supplied to Athens more than 15 years ago.
The Bundesbank's share in the capital of the European Central Bank is set to rise at the expense of countries whose economies have shrunk, such as Italy, Spain and Greece, according to the ECB's new shareholder structure published on Monday.
This so-called capital key is re-calculated every five years based on the size of each country's economy and population.
The Greek 2019 budget is compatible with the EU's Stability and Growth Pact, Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday, arriving at the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels.
Eurozone finance ministers will discuss, among other ssues, the draft budgets of member-states.
He also said Greece will achieve its target for a primary surplus of 3.5 percent next year.