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European Commission clears Greek home protection scheme


ATHENS The European Commission has approved Greece's home protection scheme, which supports householders who cannot meet mortgage payments and are at risk of losing their main homes.


Exclusive: Greece seeks new mining jobs, higher royalties in talks with Eldorado 16 Sep 2019

ATHENS Greece is in talks with Canada's Eldorado Gold Corp to secure higher royalties from its mining development projects and new jobs, Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said on Monday.


Euro zone bailout chief backs Greek plan for early IMF repayment in October 13 Sep 2019

HELSINKI The head of the euro zone's bailout fund, Klaus Regling, said on Friday he supported a Greek plan for the early repayment of part of the expensive loans the country got from the International Monetary Fund during the sovereign debt crisis.


Greece's Piraeus Bank to reward home loan borrowers who pay on time 10 Sep 2019

ATHENS Piraeus Bank will launch a reward programme for borrowers with home loans who service their debt regularly and have no arrears, Greece's largest lender by assets said on Tuesday.


'A storm is coming' - One migrant family's bid to reach Europe 10 Sep 2019

IZMIR, Turkey With migrants only allowed one backpack each on the smugglers' boats that carry them from Turkey to Greece, Ahmed, his wife Hanin and her family packed a few possessions and sent the rest of their belongings to friends.


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.


Greek economic growth gains pace, boosted by net exports 04 Sep 2019

ATHENS Greece's economy remained on the path of recovery in April-to-June, with its pace of expansion picking up from the first quarter thanks to a boost from net exports and government spending.

Greece issues permits for Eldorado Gold's Skouries and Olympias mine 03 Sep 2019

Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp on Tuesday said it has received installation permits for its stalled Skouries mine project, and Olympias mines from the Greece's Ministry of Energy and Environment.


Greece proposes Parthenon marbles swap, says still wants their permanent return 03 Sep 2019

ATHENS Greece confirmed on Tuesday its readiness to loan treasures to the British Museum in return for being able to temporarily exhibit the Parthenon marbles but also said the proposal did not alter its long-standing demand for their permanent return.