Kyriakos Mitsotakis

PM to announce plan for easing restrictions on Tuesday

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will on Tuesday announce a plan for the gradual easing of restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus from early May, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday.

In comments to Skai television channel, Petsas said the gradual phasing out of the measures would begin in early May and end in late June. 

Gov't spokesman: PM to announce plan for easing restrictions on Tuesday

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will on Tuesday announce a plan for the gradual easing of restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus from early May, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday.

In comments to Skai television channel, Petsas said the gradual phasing out of the measures would begin in early May and end in late June. 

Soccer officials to discuss resumption of games on Tuesday

Senior Greek soccer officials are due to meet via teleconference on Tuesday to decide on the future of the Super League, which was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The meeting will take place after a speech scheduled for Monday by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who is expected to announce a relaxation of restrictions.

Greece presses appeals for rescue fund at EU summit

Greece fully supports the urgent establishment of a recovery fund, in addition to the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which will focus primarily on grants to European Union member-states rather than loans, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed during Thursday's EU leaders summit to discuss the bloc's response to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey raised at summit

The resumption of Turkish drilling inside Cyprus' continental shelf by the Yavuz drillship and Ankara's behavior in the Aegean was raised at Thursday's European Union summit by both Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis despite the fact that the issue was not on the agenda.

Stournaras aims to shore up embattled banking system with 10bn euros in liquidity

As the end of the lockdown is already in sight in Greece the day after the coronavirus outbreak is already stirring extreme concern in the government, among financial players and analysts, and not least in the Bank of Greece with the governor of the central bank, Yannis Stournaras, scampering to come up with 10bn euros to bolster the Greek banking system and avert yet another bank crisis.

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