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  1. As budget heads to Brussels, data show surplus overshooting target

    Greece’s state budget is seen overshooting its primary surplus target by some 3 billion euros in the first nine months of the year thanks to improved tax revenues and contained expenditures, Deputy Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis said on Tuesday.

  2. Data-driven police patrols start in Athens

    Police in Attica have launched data-driven, area-specific patrols in a pilot program designed to combat a rise in thefts, robberies and burglaries.

  3. Cyprus: The island the world forgot

    At 6 a.m. on July 20, 1974, Turkish troops stormed into the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with Article III of the Treaty of Guarantee of the first constitution of 1960.

  4. Ex-PM says he may also go on record about 2015 negotiations with creditors

    SYRIZA opposition leader and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday that he may be compelled to give his own account of the make-or-break negotiations between his recently elected leftist-led government and European creditors in the first half of 2015 that saw Greece teetering on the brink of expulsion from the eurozone.

  5. Italy says will block weapon exports to Turkey

    Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed on Tuesday that Rome will ban arms export to Turkey, after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria.

  6. State committee to look over 1,661 applications for hospital directors

    A state health committee is this week to start perusing a total of 1,661 applications that have been submitted for 111 hospital director posts that the Health Ministry aims to fill as part of its bid to overhaul the leadership of state health facilities.

  7. Lesvos protesters said to prevent Spanish charity ship from docking

    Protesters on the island of Lesvos, in the eastern Aegean, have reportedly prevented the Open Arms – a humanitarian vessel operated by Spanish NGO Proactive – from docking at the northern harbor of Skala Sykamias, reports said.

  8. Heating oil 11 percent cheaper as sales start

    Amid particularly warm conditions across the country, the sale of heating oil for this winter begins on Tuesday with prices that are some 11 percent lower than last October. 

  9. Historic icon on procession

    A monk attends a procession in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Monday, of an icon of the Panagia Soumela – believed to have been painted in the 4th century by the Apostle Luke – which for centuries reposed in a Greek Orthodox monastery on the Black Sea coast of northeast Turkey. The icon’s procession coincides with the centenary of the genocide of Pontic Greeks in 1919-22. [Intime News]


  10. EU proposes Turkey sanctions

    European foreign ministers on Monday upped the ante against Ankara, heralding sanctions against companies and individuals involved in illegal prospecting for oil and gas in Cyprus’ territorial waters while also committing to restricting arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria. 

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