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Tsipras overtaxed Greeks to the point of tax evasion: Minister

Greece’s Finance Minister, Christos Staikouras accused the previous left-wing Tsipras government of overtaxing the Greek people triggering an increase in tax evasion. Staikouras made the comments in a statement released on Thursday…

koumoutsakos

Dismantle the trafficking networks operating in Turkey: Minister

Greece’s Alternate Citizen Protection Minister for Migration Policy, George Koumoutsakos called for more effective implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement in particular the dismantling trafficking networks operating in Turkey. Koumoutsakos made the comments…

Giannis Vroutsis

Greeks fired without “excuses” from here on: Labor Minister

Greece’s Labor Minister Giannis Vroutsis scrapped Tsipras’ government legislation on Monday, that obliged employers to give “well-founded” reasons for dismissals in the workplace. Vroutsis signed the change on Monday which abolishes the…

Samothrace

Stranded tourists on island prompts government response

The recent transportation problems on the island of Samothrace due to dangerous weather conditions that saw hundreds of tourists stranded for a week, prompted the government to call an urgent meeting on…

Greece committed to integrating its gypsy population 1

Greece committed to integrating its gypsy population

Greece’s Alternate Minister of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Theano Fotiou reiterated her government’s commitment to integrating the country’s Roma population during the launch on Thursday of the two-day European Platform…

Government to consider more tax relief measures 3

Government to consider more tax relief measures

Greece’s Deputy Finance Minister Katerina Papanatsiou, said on Tuesday that the Tsipras government is considering a package of tax relief measures, such as lowering the minimum tax rate and VAT. During an…

Greek government launches online platform for child adoption 5

Greek government launches online platform for child adoption

The Tsipras government on Thursday launched an online platform for child adoption and fostering. The annoucement was made by Labour Minister Effie Achtsioglou and Alternate Social Solidarity Minister Theano Fotiou who said…

Greek FM delegation visits North Macedonia 7

Greek FM delegation visits North Macedonia

The Tsipras government on Tuesday sent a delegation from the Foreign Ministry to meet with North Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, to promote economic cooperation. The delegation was headed by Secretary General…

Greek GDP to surpass 200 billion euros 9

Greek GDP to surpass 200 billion euros

The Tsipras government is optimistic that the country’s GDP will exceed 200 billion euros based on the forecasts of the Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy (MTFS) 2020-2023 that is to be tabled in parliament…

It’s make or break time for Tsipras Government 13

It’s make or break time for Tsipras Government

Confidence in the Tsipras government will be decided in a vote in Greek Parliament on Wednesday night, with debate about the issue to begin in the plenary at 12 noon today, Tuesday.…

Greek minimum wage to see increase in 2019 15

Greek minimum wage to see increase in 2019

The Tsipras government plans to increase the Greek minimum wage in the New Year as part of its series of measures aiming to boost the income of Greek citizens. Government spokesman Dimitris…

Greek Parliament barely approves Tsipras Budget 17

Greek Parliament barely approves Tsipras Budget

Greek Parliament approved on Tuesday night the 2019 draft budget submitted by the Tsipras government. With a total of 297 deputies present at the roll call vote, the budget was passed with…

Greek government tries hard to avoid pension cuts 21

Greek government tries hard to avoid pension cuts

In it’s draft budget for 2019 the Greek government is offering alternatives in a desperate bid to avoid controversial pension cuts previoulsy ordered by the European Commision. According to European sources both…