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Achtsioglou: Our goals are more jobs, better pay, fairer taxes and a more efficient state

The goals of SYRIZA’s policy are new jobs with higher pay, fairer taxation and a more efficient state in order to bring about “growth that includes everyone and security in society,” Labour Minister Effie Achtsioglou said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency released on Sunday.

She said the government was seeking a renewal of the

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SYRIZA plans to ease burden on middle class, create more and better jobs, Charitsis says

Voters are faced with a dilemma between “decisive steps to achieve strong growth for all or a return to the vicious cycle of austerity,” Interior Minister Alexis Charitsis said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency released on Sunday.

“To this SYRIZA replies with a comprehensive plan for sustainable a

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President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to Turkey: ‘Peace, but in respect of the Law’

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos aired a message of peace to Turkey on Saturday, on the sidelines of his visit to Delos island’s archaeological site, on occasion of the official presentation of Sir Antony Gormley’s ‘Sight” exhibition.

“From the island of Delos, of myth and history, we, the Greeks, send to our n

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KINAL’s Genimata: ‘Small businesses need real support, not pre-electoral bribery’

Movement For Change (Kinima Allagis-KINAL) leader Fofi Genimata took a Saturday stroll through the historical Monastiraki district in Athens, visited some of the local businesses, talked with shop owners at the flea market, heard their concerns, and aired her conviction that “the Greek small and medium-sized businesses bore the brunt of (Prime M

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Greek trade deficit down in April, up in first four months of 2019

Greek exports were growing twice as fast as imports in April, helping the country’s trade deficit to shrink by 5.2 pct in the month, although the trade deficit rose 7.7 pct in the first four months of the year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said.

The statistics service said that the value of import-arrivals totaled

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Greek pharmaceutical firms ask for re-examination of clawback mechanism

The Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE) on Friday called for a re-examination of a clawback mechanism, citing difficulties facing a number of companies to meet their financial obligations.

Noting comments made by the European Commission in its third report on the Greek economy (released on

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Nominal office prices up 7.0 pct in 2018, Bank of Greece report says

Nominal office prices in Greece rose by an average 7.0 pct in 2018 compared with the previous year, after an 1.8 pct increase recorded in 2017/2016, the Bank of Greece said in a report released on Thursday.

The central bank, in its report said that broken down by region, in 2018 nominal prime office prices increased by

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Pending applications for staff transfers to parliament frozen, Voutsis announces

Parliament President Nikos Voutsis on Thursday announced that all pending applications for public-sector staff transfers to Parliament will be frozen, following his discussion earlier the same day with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Voutsis said a decision was made to suspend the transfer process for all applications

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Finance Ministry: Gov’t arrears in private sector tax returns drop in April

General government arrears to the private sector eased to 1,660 billion euros in April from 1,779 billion in March, official data showed on Wednesday.

According to data by the Finance Ministry, new tax return arrears rose to 700 million euros from 417 million euros in March.

It should be noted that of the total of

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Greek business community welcomes reduction of employer contributions for young people

The Greek business community welcomed a government decision to lower monthly employer contributions for workers aged below 25 years, saying it is a positive step that will help boost employment, but reiterated their demands for lower taxation and a total restructuring of social insurance contributions in the country.

Co

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Kyriakos MItsotakis: ‘Waste management a top priority for New Democracy’

Waste management is at the top of the list of actions in New Democracy’s environmental policy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, on the occasion of World Environment Day.

The main opposition leader participated in a voluntary action of cleaning and watering seedlings that had been planted by the foresters of the

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European Council Greek Justice Ministry approve prison reforms program

A two-year program on improving health services in Greek prisons was approved on Wednesday by representatives of the Council of Europe (COE) and officials at the Greek Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights.

The program will be funded with 600,000 euros by the COE’s Human Rights Trust Fund.

During the

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Pavlopoulos: Invasion of Normandy teaches us the duty to defend Europe

“The anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) teaches us the duty to defend the European edifice from enemies of all kinds, who are trying to demolish it,” President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos said in Portsmouth on Wednesday, where he is attending the events for the 75th Anniversary of All

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Gennimata accuses Tsipras of ‘hijacking’ MFC proposal on tax allowance

Movement for Change (Kinima Allagis, KINAL) leader Fofi Gennimata on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of “hijacking” her party’s proposal to reverse a reduction in the tax-free income allowance and bringing identical legislation to parliament, to undo a measure that his own government had legislated.

“In

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