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Exclusive: Greece plans to sell off pension arrears to get cash upfront

14 Nov 2019

ATHENS Greece plans to sell billions of euros of social security contributions owed to its pension fund to private investors to get cash upfront and facilitate recovering other receivables, senior government officials told Reuters on Thursday.

EXCLUSIVE-Greece plans to sell off pension arrears to get cash upfront

14 Nov 2019

ATHENS, Nov 14 Greece plans to sell billions of euros of social security contributions owed to its pension fund to private investors to get cash upfront and facilitate recovering other receivables, senior government officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Brazil adds four other tankers as suspects for oil spill

07 Nov 2019

ATHENS/SAO PAULO After initially naming only one ship, Brazilian authorities have added four more tankers as suspects in the investigation into the source of oil tarring its coastline over the past two months, according to a document on Wednesday.

Brazil says Greek ship carrying Venezuelan oil tarred its beaches

01 Nov 2019

BRASILIA/ATHENS Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil's coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship said its voyage finished "uneventfully."

U.S. warns Turkey over offshore drilling near Cyprus

05 Oct 2019

ATHENS There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is "illegal" and "unacceptable". | Video

Greeks march over reform plans of new government

02 Oct 2019

ATHENS Greek private sector workers walked off the job on Wednesday and marched through the streets of Athens to protest against labour reforms planned by the new conservative government which they say will weaken unions and curb their right to strike. | Video

In uphill battle, Greece needs lower fiscal targets: IMF

27 Sep 2019

ATHENS Greece needs to agree with its euro zone lenders on a lower fiscal target path to achieve a sustainable economic and social recovery, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after a mission visit to Athens.

Greek PM outlines tax cuts in 2020, promises reforms

08 Sep 2019

THESSALONIKI/ATHENS Greece's prime minister detailed tax cuts for austerity-hit Greeks and companies strained during a decade-long debt crisis, and promised reforms aimed at convincing lenders to ease the nation's fiscal target from 2021.

Greek PM set to outline tax cuts, structural reforms

07 Sep 2019

ATHENS Greece's prime minister is expected on Saturday to detail tax cuts for companies strained by years of austerity, while also promising pro-business reforms aimed at convincing lenders to ease the nation's fiscal target from 2021.

Greece says Turkey's drilling off Cyprus puts security at risk

30 Jul 2019

ATHENS Greece accused Turkey of undermining security in the eastern Mediterranean by drilling for oil and gas around Cyprus, making some of the strongest comments on the issue from Athens' newly elected government.

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