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Angry Roma attack police in Nea Liosia, injure nine, after man dies in jail

There were serious clashes between groups of Roma and police in Ano Liosia on Wednesday after a 62-year-old Roma man being held on charges of theft died in custody. According to police sources, his death was due to health problems. Considering [...]

CNBC: Greece should only get a debt deal after its bailout is finished, new Eurogroup president says

By Silvia Amaro/ Greece needs to fully complete its current bailout program before the country receives any relief on its huge debt pile, the new Eurogroup president told CNBC. Speaking to CNBC in an exclusive interview, Mario Centeno, the incoming [...]

Greek state 10-year bond yields fall to new record lows on Wednesday

Greek state bond yields continued falling to reach new record lows in the domestic electronic secondary bond market on Wednesday, with the 10-year Greek bond yielding 4.36 pct (down 4.46 pct on Tuesday) and the German Bund yielding 0.31 pct. [...]

Tsipras: Tusk’s proposal on refugee quotas is ‘unfortunate, untimely and unnecessary

The proposal by European Council President Donald Tusk to scrap mandatory quotas on relocating asylum seekers across the European Union is “unfortunate, untimely and unnecessary”, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an interview [...]

Papadimitriou, Ross push forward work of joint cooperation committee in Washington

A joint Greek-U.S. committee tasked with working on economic and investment issues in Athens will include high-level Commerce Department officials who will participate through teleconference in its meetings, Economy Minister Dimitri Papadimitriou [...]

Employment in Greece rises 2 pct in one year, Eurostat figures show

Employment in Greece rose by 2 pct in a year, from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017, according to Eurostat data published on Wednesday. According to the EU’s statistical agency, the EU and the eurozone both registered [...]

National Bank: Greece’s recovery on track, boosted by business activity and tourism

Greece’s recovery continues, with GDP increasing by 1.3% year-on-year in the third quarter of the year, for a third consecutive quarter of positive growth, the National Bank of Greece said in a report on Wednesday. It noted that “it [...]

Positive climate in markets for Greece reflected in T-bill auction

The positive climate in the markets for Greek titles was reflected in the three-month T-bill auction, with the Greek state raising 1.3 billion euros from the market at a lower interest rate of 1.6 percent against 1.75 percent in the previous [...]

EU VP Timmermans on dealing with migration crisis: Either an EU solution, or none at all

There will be no solution to the migration issue at all if European countries do not come up with one, European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, [...]