All posts tagged Greece

Photo: Hellenic Parliament/ Aliki Eleftheriou
July 28, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The Greek government is in a race against time to seal a deal with creditors on the new bailout program before August 20, when an ECB debt repayment is due. […]

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Europe’s twin crises collide in Greece as migrant numbers soar

July 26, 2015, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

The Turkish coastline is clearly visible from the beaches of Lesbos island in Greece. And it is from those shores that the migrant boats arrive day a ...


EC approves 6.3M euro in disaster relief for Bulgaria

July 23, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission said on July 23 that it has approved a grant of 6.3 million euro for Bulgaria to cover part of the emergency costs of recovery ...

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Greek parliament approves second set of reforms demanded by creditors

July 23, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Greece’s parliament approved in the early hours of Thursday the second set of prior actions, on judicial and banking reforms, required in order ...

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    Greek government gears up for crucial prior action vote
    July 22, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The Greek Prime Minister is feeling the political weight on his shoulders ahead of Wednesday’s vote of prior actions in parliament where he stands to lose more rebel Syriza MPs. […]

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    Greece reopens banks, boosts taxes, repays loans
    July 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Debt-wracked Greece reopened its banks Monday for the first time in three weeks, while also increasing taxes and making critical loan payments to two of its international lenders. Depositors swarmed […]

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    Banks finally open in Greece
    July 20, 2015, by VOANews

    Banks in cash-strapped Greece opened Monday for the first time in three weeks.  Bank customers will be allowed to make a single withdrawal of 420 euro ($455) a week, instead […]

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    The new Greek government
    July 19, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    PM Alexis Tsipras announced a Greek government reshuffle on Friday afternoon, expected since an earlier vote in Parliament this week, replacing “dissident” minister Panagiotis Lafazanis with previous labour minister Panos […]