The infamous web of vested interests and corrupt relationships across the hierarchy of power, known in Greek as “diaploki,” is a resilient, flexible and adjustable thing that adapts to all sorts of governments and ideologies. It is also universal by its very nature, in that it conforms to all regimes and tastes. Its charms are irresistible, especially to the newcomer in government, or the politician on the cusp of power.
Panionios pushed host Peristeri all the way on Saturday, but the Basket League’s surprise package managed to preserve its perfect record at home.
Olympiakos built on the self-confidence its triumph over AC Milan on Thursday has given it, and thrashed Lamia at home on Sunday to rise to second in the Super League, leapfrogging Atromitos who succumbed to host Panathinaikos.
An Economy Ministry bill seen by Kathimerini will extend the national section of the Public Investments Program (PIP) from one to five years and place it under public scrutiny.
In just one year some 400,000 “guests” have vanished from the income tax declarations of Greek taxpayers; they used to be declared as “hosted individuals” staying rent-free in the homes of other taxpayers.
As next year looks set to bring multiple challenges in global markets, it is important for Greece to convince international investors that the fiscal risk has diminished and to normalize its credit system, UBS Wealth Management Global Chief Economist Paul Donovan tells Kathimerini.
Greek banks are examining various scenarios for ridding themselves of more nonperforming loans and reducing their staff, in an effort to meet commitments for a rapid streamlining of financial figures and cost reduction.
Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis will address an informative event by his ministry and the Technical Chamber of Greece on “The Built Environment and Electronic Systems: The Online Issue of Construction Licenses.”
Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says lawmakers should be allowed to vote freely, in a secret ballot, on the agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) which he helped broker last July.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Sunday that Evangelos Meimarakis, his former rival for the leadership, will lead the party's effort in the elections to the European Parliament, in May 2019.