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Exclusive: Greek central bank seeks full lifting of capital controls in September or October

02 Aug 2019

ATHENS Greece's central bank has recommended to the government that it fully dismantle capital controls in September or October, a bold move to swiftly reverse emergency steps taken four years ago to protect the country's banks during its financial crisis.

Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for police

29 Jul 2019

ATHENS Greece will propose legislation this week to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover for lawlessness.

Greece must stick to reforms, fiscal targets, ESM's Regling says

16 Jul 2019

ATHENS The newly elected Greek government's reform drive is welcome, but the country must respect its post-bailout commitments, the head of the euro zone's bailout fund said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Greece prepares for seven-year bond issue in post-election calm

15 Jul 2019

* Greece could open books on Tuesday, the earliest - sources (Adds details)

Conservative leader Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM, picks cabinet

08 Jul 2019

ATHENS Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office as Greece's new prime minister and named his cabinet on Monday, after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the economically stricken nation. | Video

Greece bond issue talk resurfaces in post-election glow

08 Jul 2019

LONDON/ATHENS, July 8 Greece's debt agency could take advantage of a post-election boost to issue new debt at record low borrowing costs in the coming weeks to repay an expensive International Monetary Fund loan, sources told Reuters on Monday.

Greek Conservatives take charge in landslide win, vow more investment, fewer taxes

08 Jul 2019

ATHENS Greece's opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday, and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change, pledging more investments and fewer taxes. | Video

Greek opposition tax cut plans are too costly, minister says before vote

05 Jul 2019

ATHENS Plans from Greece's opposition for tax cuts could derail the country's fiscal strategy, its deputy finance minister said on Friday, two days before an election that polls show the opposition is likely to win.

Unlikely Greek election candidate touts jobs and miracle cures

02 Jul 2019

ATHENS Part-time TV presenter, miracle cure salesman and budding politician Kyriakos Velopoulos wants to build a wall to keep migrants out of Greece. Lace it with mines, he says. He would also call a referendum on the death penalty for drug dealers and paedophiles.

Climate change is taking its toll on Greek monuments, say scientists

25 Jun 2019

ATHENS Climate change is threatening ancient Greek monuments, among them the Acropolis, one of the most-visited archaeological sites in the world, scientists said. | Video

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