Greek government-debt crisis

The frivolous Mr. Stiglitz: An open letter by Nicos Christodoulakis

Dear Mr. Stiglitz,

It was an unpleasant surprise to hear that you participated along with other US academics in preparing a plan for Greece to exit the euro in 2015. The feeling was even harder, since you still believe that it was "carefully set" and seem rather disappointed for not finally implemented.

Η Eurobank πούλησε 180 επαγγελματικά ακίνητα

Police arrest 28, detain 13, prevent rooftop attacks in Athens

Heavy police presence in Athens has prevented an escalation of clashes with anarchists and other extreme leftists marking the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against the then-ruling Greek military dictatorship.

Over 20,000 people made the traditional march from the National Technical University of Athens, site of the 1973 uprising, to the US Embassy on Sunday.

Editorial: Greece needs a new economic policy with inspiration and risk

The new government undoubtedly renewed expectations for the improvement of economic conditions and created a suitable environment for more rapid growth.

By all accounts the economic climate improved after the 7 July general elections.

Μακεδονικά προϊόντα : Τι αλλάζει στο σήμα ώστε να τα διαφοροποιεί από αυτά των Σκοπίων

Former Novartis executive claims to have met top SYRIZA officials

A key witness in the inquiry regarding an alleged bribery scandal involving Novartis yesterday claimed to have met with top officials of leftist SYRIZA before the party came to power in 2015 during his second deposition before the parliamentary committee probing possible political interference in the investigation.

Former Novartis executive claims to have met with Tsipras, top SYRIZA ministers

A key witness in the inquiry regarding an alleged bribery scandal involving Novartis claimed to have met with top ministers of main opposition SYRIZA in his second testimony before the parliamentary committee probing possible political interference in the investigation.

Finance minister: Early repayment of IMF loans to be concluded by early December

Greece will have completed its early repayment of loans to the International Monetary fund by early December, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Thursday.

"It will be concluded in the next two to three weeks," Staikouras told a conference in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, referring to the early repayment of loans worth around 2.7 billion euros ($2.98 billion).

Past haunts SYRIZA

The leftist SYRIZA government was in a terrific rush to get its new penal code voted through the Greek Parliament just before the national election last summer. 

This has had a negative impact on financial crime cases that had been pending, including those involving stock market fraud that had shattered the confidence of foreign investors in the Greek economy.

Pikrammenos fingers Papaggelopoulos for implicating him in Novartis scandal

The judiciary has sent to Parliament the testimony of former caretaker PM and current Vice Premier Panagiotis Pikrammenos - who previously served as president of the Council of State - in which states his belief that former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papaggelopoulos was the person who implicated him in the Novartis scandal.

Fitch Affirms Romania at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Romania's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-' with a Stable Outlook, according to a Friday release of the credit ratings and research agency. Romania's Country Ceiling was affirmed at 'BBB+', Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR affirmed at 'F3' and Short-Term Local-Currency IDR affirmed at 'F3', according to the release.

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