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Op-Ed: Regional Greek airports privatized to be run by German firm

Athens - The Greek government gazette reveals that a German company Fraport AG has been given the rights to operate 14 regional airports. Fraport AG also runs the Frankfurt airport in Germany among others.

Op-Ed: Greek government has contradictory aims

Athen - Greece said it will keep election pledges to end austerity measures even as its creditors demand pension and labour market changes that go counter to those pledges.

Op-Ed: Greece sending contradictory messages about default plans

Athens - As has happened often during negotiations with its creditors, mixed and contradictory messages are coming from the Greek Syriza government.

Op-Ed: IMF officials claim Greek government very unhelpful

Athens - Officials from the IMF, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission, complained in a conference-call Tuesday that Greek officials are not adhering to the conditions of the bailout extension deal or cooperating with creditors.

Op-Ed: Greek creditors keeping pressure on Greek government to reform

Athens - Greece submitted a draft list of reforms to the Eurogroup and "institutions" -formerly known as the Troika- on Friday ahead of a crucial meeting next week that the Greek government hopes will result in the release of more aid.

Op-Ed: Greece given 4 months, but EU double standards continue

Athens - Greece has been given an extra 4 months to “present reforms” to the EU. The reforms are described as “tackling tax evasion, corruption and dealing with the humanitarian crisis.” What, the one caused by the EU?

Op-Ed: Syriza can either sell out or exit the euro zone

Athens - The Greek government has until Friday to give its response to a Eurogroup document that is based on the original bailout deal that Greece had vehemently rejected in the first place. Greece must indicate what it is willing to do to extend the deal.

Austerity in Greece having impact on human rights, says UN expert

Athens - That’s the opinion of a United Nations expert who warned yesterday that some of the austerity measures imposed on the Greek economy undermine Greek citizens’ access to jobs, health, water and energy.

Greek journalists suspended for criticising government minister

Two Greek television journalists, Marilena Katsimi and Kostas Arvanitis, have been suspended by a Greek state television channel after they voiced criticism of Greek public order minister Nikos Dendias.

Op-Ed: Between a Rock and a Hard Place for Greece

Greece finds itself with its back against the wall and no one to turn to. A shrinking economy and outside pressure for austerity measures translate to extreme hardship for the bulk of its population base.

Greece may not meet conditions for further bail-out funds

Athens - The European debt crisis is continuing. Greece may again be center stage as Greek officials meet with the Troika (IMF, European Commission, and European Central Bank). The Troika will decide if Greece qualifies to receive further bail-out funds.

Op-Ed: More bailout madness for Greece

An agreement has been reached to bail out Greece for the second time, goes the script, but who is being bailed out, and who is paying the price?

Congressional Legislators Attempt Push-Back on ‘Euro-TARP’

Washington - Several Republican Members of Congress have authored a bill aimed at temporarily prohibiting U.S. loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the Greek bailout.
 

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ERT  morning TV show Marilena Katsimi and Kostas Arvanitis
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