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EU Commission: The Prespes Agreement is an opportunity to promote economic cooperation

EU Commission: The Prespes Agreement is an opportunity to promote economic cooperation

“The Commission has launched a study on sustainable economic development in the greater region of the Prespes Lakes, with particular emphasis on tourism,” said Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Negotiations on Enlargement, in his recent written answer to a question raised by SYRIZA Eur

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Achtsioglou: Government fully ready to ensure compliance with higher basic wage

Achtsioglou: Government fully ready to ensure compliance with higher basic wage

The labour ministry and the Labour Inspectorate are fully prepared to ensure compliance with the recently increased minimum wage, Labour Minister Effie Achtsioglou said on Wednesday, during a press conference with Deputy Labour Minister Nasos Iliopoulos on the actions taken to reduce unemployment and combat labour law

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Greeks in UK will need to travel to neighbouring EU countries to vote in European elections

Greeks in UK will need to travel to neighbouring EU countries to vote in European elections

Greeks in the United Kingdom who wish to vote in the European elections will have to travel to neighbouring European Union countries in order to vote, the Greek Embassy in London announced on Wednesday. The UK will not be holding a vote due to the country’s imminent departure from the EU.

The embassy said that those

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Papadimoulis and Commissioner Moscovici discuss positive perspectives of Greek economy

Papadimoulis and Commissioner Moscovici discuss positive perspectives of Greek economy

With a positive agenda regarding Greek economy, European Parliament Vice President and head of SYRIZA MEPs Dimitris Papadimoulis met with European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Wednesday.

After the meeting, Papadimoulis posted the following message on his twitter account:

“Just met w

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Interior Ministry technically ready for simultaneous elections in May, Charitsis says

Interior Ministry technically ready for simultaneous elections in May, Charitsis says

“The Ministry of Interior is technically ready to conduct simultaneous elections in May, including possible national elections,” Interior Minister Alexis Charitsis reaffirmed on Wednesday in an interview with Open TV, noting that “decisions on elections must be made on the basis of political criteria and not technical

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DPA: Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

DPA: Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

According to information reported by the German News Agency DPA, the Norway-based award committee announced on Tuesday that over 300 nominations have been made for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize among which are the prime ministers of Greece and North Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev.

Furthermore, DPA explains that

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North Macedonia: Prespes Agreement comes into effect

North Macedonia: Prespes Agreement comes into effect

Following the note verbale Greece sent earlier on Tuesday, formally notifying Skopje that the Hellenic Parliament has completed the procedures for the ratification of the Prespes Agreement and the NATO accession protocol, Skopje announced late on Tuesday that the Prespes Agreement comes into effect as of 12 February.

The

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KINAL leader Gennimata to meet German Finance Minister Scholz on Thursday

KINAL leader Gennimata to meet German Finance Minister Scholz on Thursday

Movement for Change (KINAL) party leader Fofi Gennimata is to meet German Vice Chancellor and Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz next Thursday in Berlin, according to an announcement on Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 15:00 local time and was requested by Gennimata.

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Revising Article 16 of the constitution ‘central’ to ND proposal, Mitsotakis says

Revising Article 16 of the constitution ‘central’ to ND proposal, Mitsotakis says

Revising Article 16 of the constitution to allow private non-profit universities in Greece is a central proposal for main opposition New Democracy (ND), the party’s president Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in parliament on Tuesday, during a debate on revising the constitution. He also clarified that the precise content of a

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Meeting on Church-State agreement ends; dialogue to continue next week

Meeting on Church-State agreement ends; dialogue to continue next week

A meeting between the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece and Education Minister Costas Gavroglou was held at the education ministry on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing dialogue on how to implement an agreement regulating relations between the Church and State.

The meeting discussed the education ministry’s proposal for i

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Dep. FM Quick sworn in as parliament’s 22nd independent deputy

Dep. FM Quick sworn in as parliament’s 22nd independent deputy

Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick on Monday took an oath of office before the plenary of the Greek parliament, taking up the seat vacated by the recently resigned Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Thanasis Papachristopoulos.

Quick, who is now the 22nd independent MP in the Greek parliament, sent a letter to Parliament

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NATO and North Macedonia flag to fly over Skopje gov’t headquarters on Tuesday

NATO and North Macedonia flag to fly over Skopje gov’t headquarters on Tuesday

The NATO flag as well as the flag of North Macedonia will be raised on Tuesday in front of the government headquarters in Skopje during a ceremony that will be held on the building’s courtyard, according to an announcement issued by the government’s press office on Monday.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will speak at the

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ESM chief Regling for Greece: There are some “open issues” at the moment

ESM chief Regling for Greece: There are some “open issues” at the moment

Greece is expected to be disbursed 1 billion euros of profit returns on Greek bonds holdings (ANFAs and SMPs) within 2019, the Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling stated on Monday, addressing journalists after the conclusion of the Eurogroup meeting.

Asked about the disbursement

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The ministry will be ready for possible multiple elections in May, Int. Min Charitsis says

The ministry will be ready for possible multiple elections in May, Int. Min Charitsis says

The interior ministry must and will be ready for all possibilities, including that of holding local, European and general elections together in May, Interior Minister Alexis Charitsis said while speaking to Real FM on Monday. He added that the elections will be held in the best way possible, on a technical and

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Agriculture minister again invites protesting farmers to engage in dialogue

Agriculture minister again invites protesting farmers to engage in dialogue

Agricultural Development and Foods Minister Stavros Arachovitis on Monday repeated an invitation to protesting farmers to meet and hold talks, following a meeting with representatives of farming cooperatives operating in Crete.

“Dialogue brings results but there has to be understanding on all sides,” he noted. Even tho

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