Greece’s benchmark 10-year bond yield staged a remarkable rise on Monday as it increased by 2.61 percent to 4.35 percentage points.
The leader of junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL), Panos Kammenos, said he supports free speech “even to those who violate our own right” to speak, in a comment on the bomb attack against Skai TV station and Kathimerini on Monday morning.
A section of the Council of State has issued a decision in favor of public sector employees who challenged the constitutionality of an austerity measure introduced in 2012 that scrapped a special bonus paid out on the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays.
Farmers in central Greece parked their tractors on the shoulder of the E65 Highway near Karditsa and hit the streets in Larissa and Farsala, on Monday, in protest at rising production costs and overheads. Their unions have vowed to escalate protests unless the government addresses their demands, which were dismissed by Agricultural Development Minister Stavros Arachovitis as ‘somewhat excessive’ on Friday. [InTime News]
Greek counter-terrorism officers are focusing on footage from security cameras around the building housing Skai TV station and Kathimerini for evidence on the perpetrators of the bomb blast early Monday morning, as well as the car they may have used to carry out the attack.
The Interior Ministry’s special secretary for citizenship issues, Lambros Baltsiotis, is due to present lawmakers with a series of changes to the law granting foreign nationals Greek citizenships next month.
A few hours after Turkish fighter jets flew over the islets of Anthropofagos and Makronisi in the eastern Aegean on Monday, a new overflight by a pair of Turkish F-16 was recorded over the islet of Oinousses, according to defense officials.
Greece's broadcasting regulator, the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR) and the Athens Journalists’ Union (ESHEA) condemned on Monday a bomb attack against the headquarters of Skai TV station and Kathimerini newspaper which they said targets pluralism and democracy.
Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios has condemned the early Monday terrorist attack against Skai TV and Kathimerini newspaper calling it “an attack on press freedom, pluralism and democracy.”
The brain drain that has pushed more than 18,000 doctors to leave Greece in the hope of a better future abroad appears not to have affected psychiatrists, recent data from Eurostat indicate.