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  1. Political discord mounts in Greece over Prespes name deal

    In the wake of Wednesday’s acrimonious confidence vote, tensions continued on Thursday over the Prespes accord, with the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promising not to “fast-track” its ratification and to publicize the full text of the agreement for “every Greek” to read.

  2. Foreign support for Tsipras and respect for the opposition

    It is easy to see why Greece’s partners are happy with Alexis Tsipras on a range of issues. From doses of realism and the close cooperation in the area of the economy over the past three years, to the signing of the Prespes accord, the Greek prime minister is projecting a very positive image.

  3. The poison of violence

    The politicians governing Greece today have taught their supporters that the tactic of using physical and verbal violence against their opponents is acceptable and will help them achieve their goals.

  4. Tax incentives for hiring young unemployed

    A circular released by the Finance Ministry, which activates a recent legal clause concerning incentives for enterprises that hire young or long-term unemployed people, offers tax incentives to employers who hire unemployed workers on top of their existing staff up until 2023.

  5. Investment in industry set to keep growing

    Greek industries spent much more in investments last year compared to 2017, in response to increased demand and technological developments, according to a survey by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE).

  6. Centrist Potami unclear on whether it will back Prespes accord

    Centist party To Potami said on Thursday it fully supports a solution to the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and that its stance on national issues is not affected by political expediencies, but fell short of explicitly backing the Prespes accord.

  7. Overtourism hurts Santorini, says European Parliament report

    The European Parliament’s Transport Committee blasted Greek authorities on Thursday for allowing tourism on Santorini – one of the country’s top holiday destinations – to reach saturation point, saying that the island’s character and social fabric have been distorted by the uncontrolled daily flows of tens of thousands of tourists.

  8. ATHEX: Fresh selling spree hits bank stocks

    The slight recovery of stock prices during the closing auctions on Thursday did not suffice to offset the losses of the Athens benchmark, which ended almost 1 percent lower.

  9. Thieves target seafront waterfall in Thessaloniki

    Sheets of bronze weighing 3.5 tons that covered an overflow channel for the waterfall at Thessaloniki’s seafront Water Garden have reportedly vanished, local news reports said on Thursday.

  10. Condolences pour in after death of ‘Lesvos granny’

    Greek political leaders Thursday paid homage to Maritsa Mavrapidi, one of the three “Lesvos grannies” who became a symbol of the Aegean islanders’ solidarity with refugees after their image sitting side by side bottle-feeding a refugee baby went viral at the peak of the migration crisis in 2015.

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