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  1. Gov't mulling full privatization of gas company DEPA

    The Greek government is considering the full sale (100 pct) of the country’s state-controlled gas company DEPA as part of its privatization's plan, according to Energy Ministry sources cited by state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

  2. Police evacuate second squat in central Athens

    Police raided a second building housing migrants in central Athens on Thursday, following the evacuation of another property next door.

  3. Event in Keratsini marks 6 years since Fyssas’ killing

    Magda Fyssa, the mother of the 34-year-old rapper Pavlos Fyssas who was killed by Golden Dawn member Giorgos Roupakias in 2013, stands by a monument to her son in Keratsini, Wednesday, marking six years since his death. To her right is the father of Shehzad Luqman, a 27-year-old Pakistani laborer who was killed by GD supporters in the same year. The criminal trial of Golden Dawn members and supporters started in 2015 and is now entering the final straight, with former MPs expected to take the stand in the coming weeks. [Orestis Panagiotou/ANA-MPA]

  4. Norbert Barthle: New gov’t showing 'great momentum' in accelerating growth

    The new Greek government seems eager to move quickly with measures that will boost economic growth, Germany's Parliamentary State Secretary, Norbert Barthle, said during a conference held in Athens on Wednesday.

  5. Herculean task at hand for Greek banks

    The asset protection scheme for the reduction of the bad loans in banks’ portfolios has been dubbed the “Hercules Project” by the government, according to the proposal submitted to the European Commission by Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Zavvos last Friday.

  6. Subsidies for ferries to remote islands rise 45 percent

    The Shipping Ministry is granting Greek coastal shipping a new lease of life with its decision to include subsidized ferry services to remote islands in the Public Investments Program, increasing the funds for this domain from 90 million to 130 million euros.

  7. Guterres says Cyprus leaders need to agree on terms of reference

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday the two sides in Cyprus need to quickly reach an agreement on the terms of reference, based on the work that was done in Crans Montana, in order to start settlement talks.

  8. ‘Rasputin’ to come under scrutiny

    After Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ return from New York on September 29, a plenary session of Parliament is set to discuss a proposal by ruling New Democracy for the creation of a special investigative committee to probe whether former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos intervened in the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis. 

  9. Police raid squat in central Athens

    A large police operation to evacuate a building in downtown Athens squatted mostly by migrant families got underway on Thursday morning, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

  10. Assailants damage post office in northern Athens

    Police were seeking the perpetrators behind a small-scale bomb attack on a branch of Hellenic Post (ELTA) in Pefki, northern Athens, early Thursday morning.

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