Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday breached the issue of reducing Greece's primary surplus targets as well as the so-called "smoothing mechanism," namely how surpluses are accrued from one accounting year to the next, during his meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Six in 10 Greeks have a positive view of the choice of Katerina Sakellaropoulou as Greece's new president, according to an opinion poll by Pulse for Skai.
The survey showed New Democracy retaining a lead of 12.5 percentage points over SYRIZA, with 38 percent backing the ruling conservatives over 25.5 percent for the leftist opposition.
Property prices in Greece posted an annual increase of up to 28 percent last year, while rental rates rose by up to 25.2 percent, with those figures recorded in Thessaloniki and Piraeus respectively. Across the country sale prices rose 8 percent while rents showed an average increase of 10 percent, according to data from the Spitogatos Property Index of property ad website Spitogatos.