Greek government-debt crisis
Italian prankster Tommaso De Benedetti struck again on Wednesday, falsely announcing the death of former Greek president Karolos Papoulias on Twitter using a fake account he created under the name of Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos.
"Karolos Papoulias, the former President of Greece, has died few minutes ago at 90," the tweet read.
It is evident from a series of public statements that the new government is viewed positively by the representatives of Greece's creditors and European partners as they expect better cooperation and more steadfast reform policies.
Nevertheless, the first positive signals do mean that creditors are prepared to change the basic targets of economic policy.
Greece's new parliament was sworn in on Wednesday following snap elections held on July 7.
Six parties are represented in the new parliament: New Democracy with 158 seats, SYRIZA with 86, the center-left Movement for Change alliance (KINAL) with 22, the Communist Party (KKE) with 15, the far right Greek Solution with 10 and the anti-austerity MeRA25 with 9.