The International Monetary Fund has played a leading role in supporting the view that Greece should be granted debt relief, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said early on Thursday, stressing that this was clear from the outset.
Auxiliary social security contributions are due for a reduction as of June 1, from 3.5 percent for employees and 3.5 percent for employers to 3.25 percent for both, according to the 2016 legislation known as the Katrougalos law.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel had proposed a temporary Greek exit from the eurozone during a meeting with conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in August 2012, the ex-PM told Skai in an interview aired on Thursday night as part of the channel’s series “Greek Bankruptcy.”
More than twice as many tax declarations have been submitted compared to the same time last year, which is due to the fact that the online Taxisnet system opened earlier than ever this year.
The 390-million-euro sale of a National Bank stake in NBG Pangaea to Invel dominated Thursday’s bourse session, which saw the majority of stocks end lower.
Convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas has ended his hunger strike after the penal section of the Supreme Court accepted an appeal filed by the court’s top prosecutor against the rejection of his leave earlier Thursday.
Ushering in a new era in the relationship between Athens and the Phanar, Greek Archbishop Ieronymos and visiting Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios together attended the inauguration of a gerontology center in the town of Dilesi in Viotia, central Greece, on Thursday. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos was also at the event.
Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis said on Thursday that ongoing talks between Greek and Turkish military delegations in Athens are solely focused on confidence-building measures between the two countries.
Doctors will “symbolically” occupy the office of the director of Nikaia General Hospital in western Athens on Friday and walk off the job from noon to 3 p.m. to protest the latest attack on a staff member.
Main opposition New Democracy maintains a seven point lead over ruling SYRIZA according the to final opinion poll by Pulse on behalf of SKAI TV ahead of Sunday’s European Parliament elections.