Greek government-debt crisis

Piraeus Bank posts higher Q1 profit on strong net interest income

Piraeus Bank, the country's third-largest lender by market value, reported higher quarterly net earnings on Friday on strong net interest income.

The bank, which is 27% owned by the state's HFSF bank rescue fund, reported net earnings of 180 million euros in the first three months of the year, compared with a profit of 170 million euros in the last quarter of 2022.

Populist promises won’t bring about a modern education system

Consensus is crucial in certain key sectors for a country to achieve its full potential, and education is undeniably one of the most critical. Without a modern and competitive educational system, progress is limited. However, the education sector is also one where consensus is lacking.

Attiki Odos binding offers deadline extended to July 10

The deadline of binding offers for Attiki Odos, the motorway that runs around Athens, has been extended to July 10, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund has said.

The binding offers are part of the tender process for the award of a services concession agreement in relation to financing, operation, maintenance and exploitation of the motorway, HRADF said.

Fourth arrest over Varoufakis assault in March

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in relation with the beating of Yanis Varoufakis almost two months ago.

The MeRA25 leader and former finance minister was assaulted at a taverna in the city center district of Exarchia on March 10.

He blamed "hired thugs" for the assault, in which he suffered a fractured nose.

PM says Greece in better shape than in 2019 in May Day visit to Kifissia

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Kifissia Shoppingland area on Labor Day (Monday) to speak with citizens ahead of the upcoming election.

New Democracy's government was the one to raise the minimum wage by 20% to 780 euros, to introduce the digital work card so all overtime is recorded, and the one that gave fathers the right to a leave for newborn children he said.

Only clear messages can convince voters

There are very few supporters of Greece's main parties - and not protest parties - who want to play the guessing game when they go to the polls to vote next month. Most people want to know exactly what will emerge from the ballot box on Sunday night: Will it be a single-party government, a coalition, a minority, a national unity government - what?

Opinion polls have bad news for all

As the election campaign heats up, political parties are poring over opinion polls, those made public and those privately commissioned, to calibrate their tactics.

Each party, and this includes the ruling center-right New Democracy, which has been leading steadily in opinion surveys, has found cause for anxiety in examinging the data.