Greek government-debt crisis

Gov't eyes new relationship with creditors, debt talks

With troika envoys due to return to Athens in the coming days for talks on pending reforms, the government is seeking to finalize its position on key issues with an aim to shifting the debate to the prospects for putting Greece’s relationship with foreign creditors on a different footing and to discussing debt relief.

Child charity to donate emergency units to EKAV

Smile of the Child plans to donate three mobile postnatal and infant units to the EKAV emergency medical assistance service, the charity group said Saturday.

The announcement was made during a visit by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to the organization’s headquarters in Melissia, north of Athens.

The charity has donated another eight units to EKAV in the past few years.

Holocaust memorial in Athens vandalized

The government on Friday condemned the desecration of the Holocaust memorial in Athens after it was vandalized with graffiti signed by the far-right group “Unaligned Meander Nationalists.”

In a statement, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos pledged that the authorities will do everything in their power to arrest the perpetrators.

IMF cautions Greece on early withdrawal from program

The IMF said Thursday that Greece is not ready to rely solely on commercial markets for financing, after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the country might exit its bailout early.

With more than one year left in its rescue loan program for the country, the International Monetary Fund said Athens should still draw on it for support.

Tsipras to meet with BoG governor on Thursday

SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras was expected to meet with Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras on Thursday. According to sources the meeting had been originally scheduled for Friday, but was nearly cancelled following reports that Stournaras was expected to meet with To Potami founder, former journalist Stavros Theodorakis, on Thursday.