UN’s Guterres arrives at Crans-Montana hoping to change negative climate

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived at Crans-Montana in Switzerland on Friday to participate in what could be a decisive day in the negotiations on Cyprus’ future, hoping to change the unfavourable climate that was created on Thursday. The [...]

Two riot police officers injured after clashes with youths on Thursday night

Two riot police officers were injured during scuffles with hooded youths late on Thursday, in the wider area of Exarchia. The youths came out of the Polytechnic University and attacked riot police with petrol bombs and stones, while similar [...]

Athens Newspaper Headlines: Friday 30/06 edition

The Friday edition of Athens’ dailies at a glance: DEMOKRATIA: Investigation into kickbacks for Simitis ELEFTHERIA: Retroactive levy on 57,000 self-employed ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: Unprotected against fires ESTIA: Why Golden Dawn ‘hurts’ I [...]

Reuters: Greek return to bond markets is possible with or without ECB’s QE

Greece’s short-term objective is to return to bond markets and this will be possible even without the inclusion of its bonds in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme, the country’s finance minister said [...]

Weather forecast: Hot on Friday – Temperatures up to 42C in Athens, 40C in Thessaloniki

Fair weather and winds from variable directions are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Fair in the northern parts with temperatures ranging from 22C to 39C. Sunny in the western and eastern parts with temperatures [...]

Greek stocks lost ground on the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday

Greek stocks lost ground on the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, pushed down by the pressure on Coca Cola HBC’s stock, with the market losing 0.35 pct to close at 819.72 points. The Large Cap index fell 0.75 pct and the Mid Cap index [...]

Cavusoglu on Cyprus talks: Turkish side will not accept troops withdrawal, abolition of guarantees

Turkey will not accept a full withdrawal of its troops from Cyprus or abolishing guarantees, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, on the sidelines of the Cyprus Conference in Switzerland’s Crans-Montana. Speaking to [...]

Tsipras says Greece will make a ‘clean’ exit from program in 2018, will not need credit line

Greece will make a “clean” exit from its adjustment program in 2018 and will not need a credit line, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a speech on Thursday, addressing an Economist Conference held in a hotel in southern Athens. “Greece [...]

Regling says would be wise for Greece to return to markets before end of program

The head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling said on Thursday it would be prudent for Greece to attempt its first foray into the markets before the end of its bailout program next year. “I cannot say which month, but I [...]

Heat wave to scorch Greece on Friday and over weekend; some respite on Monday

Temperatures in Greece were expected to soar on Friday and over the weekend in the first heat wave to hit the country this summer, the national meteorological office warned on Thursday. The forecast points to 42-43 degrees Celsius on Friday [...]