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Turkish spokesman mentions PM ALexis Tsipras’ visit to Turkey in early February

Turkish spokesman mentions PM ALexis Tsipras’ visit to Turkey in early February

Turkish spokesman Ibrahim Kalin confirmed on Wednesday that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be visiting Turkey early in February.

Kalin was giving a briefing about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s schedule of tours related to the upcoming regional elections, when he mentioned Tsipras’ visit.

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Mitsotakis: Vote of confidence a ‘last act of a political farce’

Mitsotakis: Vote of confidence a ‘last act of a political farce’

“This is the last act of a political farce”, main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, addressing the parliament during a plenary session on the vote of confidence.

Mitsotakis referred to the government’s decision to ask for a vote of confidence as a parliamentary maneuver with three different objectives, n

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Potami leader: A vote for Prespes Agreement does not equal confidence in gov’t

Potami leader: A vote for Prespes Agreement does not equal confidence in gov’t

Potami leader said he will not give the government a vote of confidence, in his address in parliament on Wednesday evening.

Speaking at the plenary session debating a vote of confidence, Theodorakis said, “The vote of confidence rewards the government for what it has done to now and gives it carte blanche for what it w

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Kammenos to PM Tsipras: Call a referendum on Prespes Agreement

Kammenos to PM Tsipras: Call a referendum on Prespes Agreement

The vote of confidence introduced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is not related to a review of the government’s work, former ruling coalition partner Panos Kammenos said in parliament on Wednesday, but it relates to a wrongly-raised question by the premier, of whether deputies support the Prespes Agreement signed w

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Deputy Min Papakosta submits letter of resignation; not accepted by PM

Deputy Min Papakosta submits letter of resignation; not accepted by PM

Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection Katerina Papakosta has submitted a letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras but he has not accepted it, sources said on Wednesday. Her letter of resignation, submitted on Monday, has been exclusively revealed to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

Explaining her

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Economy Minister to meet with visiting Moscovici on Wed.

Economy Minister to meet with visiting Moscovici on Wed.

Deputy Premier and Minister of Economy and Development Yiannis Dragasakis will meet with visiting European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici at 15:35 on Wednesday, his office announced.

Moscovici will be meeting with high-level officials on his visit, including the president and prime minister.

The meeting with Dragasakis

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ELSTAT: Private building activity volume up 38.9 pct in October

ELSTAT: Private building activity volume up 38.9 pct in October

The volume of private building activity jumped 38.9 pct in October last year compared with the same month in 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that a total of 1,575 building permits were issued in October, up 23.2 pct from October 2017. In the

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KKE leader: Tsipras wants time to “complete the dirty work for big capital”

KKE leader: Tsipras wants time to “complete the dirty work for big capital”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants a vote of confidence to complete “the dirty work he has assumed on behalf of big capital,” Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Dimitris Koutsoubas charged on Tuesday in parliament

During a debate on a motion of confidence, Koutsoubas also termed the Prespes Agreement

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Leventis: ‘This parliament needs to conclude its term as soon as possible’

Leventis: ‘This parliament needs to conclude its term as soon as possible’

Many SYRIZA ministers were citing the constitution ten days before asking the parliament for a vote of confidence, saying it is possible to rule without a majority of 151 votes, Centrists’ Union leader Vassilis Leventis said on Tuesday, addressing the parliament.

“Imagine Greece having a prime minister that only 120 m

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GD leader accuses gov’t of creating a ‘Frankenstein majority’ in parliament

GD leader accuses gov’t of creating a ‘Frankenstein majority’ in parliament

Extreme-right Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos condemned both senior coalition party SYRIZA and main opposition New Democracy, reiterating his party’s refusal to give a vote of confidence and future vote for the Prespes Agreement, on Tuesday.

During the debate in parliament on the confidence vote, Michaloliakos

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Juncker expresses regret over ‘lack of solidarity’ toward Greece during crisis

Juncker expresses regret over ‘lack of solidarity’ toward Greece during crisis

Speaking at an event in Strasbourg marking the 20th year since the launch of the euro currency, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday expressed regret that the European Union had not shown sufficient solidarity with Greece when the crisis erupted.

According to Juncker, the austerity policies were

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Potami leader rails against former party MP who sides with gov’t on confidence vote

Potami leader rails against former party MP who sides with gov’t on confidence vote

The decision of deputy Spyros Danellis, who was stricken off the Potami parliamentary group on Tuesday for deciding to give a confidence vote to the government, “does not raise the level of politics, it shows its degradation,” party leader Stavros Theodorakis charged in Parliament.

In a debate on a vote of confidence,

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State budget showed a primary surplus of 3.162 billion euros in 2018

State budget showed a primary surplus of 3.162 billion euros in 2018

Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 3.162 billion euros in 2018, down from a budget target for a surplus of 3.604 billion but sharply from a primary surplus of 1.940 billion in 2017, the Finance ministry said on Monday.

The ministry report said that according to provisional budget execution data, in an amended cash basis, the state

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EnvMin George Stathakis in Egypt for East Mediterranean Gas Forum

EnvMin George Stathakis in Egypt for East Mediterranean Gas Forum

Greece can greatly benefit from working together with other countries on initiatives concerning natural gas and its transport to European Union states, Minister of Environment and Energy Giorgos Stathakis told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) in Cairo, talking about the newly-established East Mediterranean Gas Forum

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Greek-owned enterprises account for 10.7 pct of top 50 profits in FYROM

Greek-owned enterprises account for 10.7 pct of top 50 profits in FYROM

Six enterprises of Greek or joint interest are included among the top profitable enterprises in FYROM, a report released by the Economic and Trade Affairs bureau in Skopje said.

The report said that enterprises of Greek or joint interest were included in the top 50 most profitable companies in FYROM (excluding banks)

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greek import price index up 3.3 pct in November

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greek import price index up 3.3 pct in November

The Greek import price index in the industrial sector grew 3.3 pct in November 2018, compared with the same month in 2017, after a 5.8 pct increase recorded in the 2017/2016 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a report on imported inflation, attributed this development to a

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