Greek government-debt crisis

Two briefly detained for putting up illegal flyposters

Police briefly detained two people for putting up flyposters advertising a speech of main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras on a main avenue in Athens without a legal permit.

The two individuals, identified as foreign nationals, were placing the posters on street lamps near the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center on Syngrou Avenue, police said.

Middle incomes take big blow

Greece's middle-income earners are today at least 30 percent poorer than they were in the period before the economic crisis, having been overtaxed and having grown in number, as they now include previously wealthier categories too, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data processed by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

EU Commission VP weighs into migrant center row

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas on Wednesday weighed in on a row between the Greek government and local authorities over plans to build pre-deportation centers on the five Aegean islands that are on the frontline of the migration/refugee crisis, calling for a greater "sense of responsibility and consensus."

Greece-UAE Broader Strategic Cooperation Forum in Athens on Wednesday

A working meeting of the Greece-UAE Broader Strategic Cooperation Forum will be held in Athens on 19 February following Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' visit to UAE.

Mitsotakis will meet on Wednesday morning with the head of the delegation, State Minister of UAE Sultan Al Jaber, at the Maximos Mansion.

Agenda

MONDAY

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras attends the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels.

The US Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.

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