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Minister promises arrests of gang stealing hospital equipment ‘within days’

Minister promises arrests of gang stealing hospital equipment ‘within days’

The recent thefts of expensive medical equipment from state hospitals in Athens and other areas of Greece was the work of an organised crime ring whose members will be arrested in “a matter of days,” Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis said on Monday.

The minister said the crime ring operated by breaking into

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Pittella: Lenders must fulfill their obligations and responsibilities towards Greece

Pittella: Lenders must fulfill their obligations and responsibilities towards Greece

The Eurogroup has a responsibility to take specific decisions on Greece’s debt said Gianni Pittella, leader of the socialists and democrats’ party group in the European Parliament, as Eurozone finance ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss Greece.

“Now is the time for concrete decisions on debt relief and debt s

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Greece is Turkey’s door towards the West, says President Pavlopoulos

Greece is Turkey’s door towards the West, says President Pavlopoulos

Turkey’s path towards the West is through Greece, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Monday, speaking to Turkey’s Greek community at an event held in Sismanoglio Mansion in Istanbul.

“Turkey must understand through its history that Greece is its window and door towards the West and we are completely honest and c

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Judges order freezing of former minister’s assets in corruption probe

Judges order freezing of former minister’s assets in corruption probe

A Misdemeanors Council ordered the freezing of all assets owned by former defence minister Yiannos Papantoniou on Monday, after a relevant request by corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki.

The decision, taken as part of an ongoing investigation into armaments contracts signed during his tenure, concerns Papantoniou’s p

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IMF should stop delaying its decision on Greece, says Austrian FinMin

IMF should stop delaying its decision on Greece, says Austrian FinMin

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should stop dragging its feet on Greece, Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said on Monday as he arrived for the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, adding that this is probably due to “political and not substantive reasons.”

According to the Austrian new agency APA, the

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France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire expresses hope for ‘global agreement’ on Greece at Eurogroup

France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire expresses hope for ‘global agreement’ on Greece at Eurogroup

Arriving for his first-ever Eurogroup meeting on Monday, France’s new Minister for the Economy Bruno Le Maire expressed hope that this will conclude with a “global agreement” regarding Greece.

Achieving convergence between Berlin and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will require significant effort, the French

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Schaeuble hopeful that Monday’s Eurogroup will reach ‘political’ deal on Greece

Schaeuble hopeful that Monday’s Eurogroup will reach ‘political’ deal on Greece

Welcoming the package of prior actions voted by the Greek Parliament last week, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble expressed hope that a “political” agreement will emerge at Monday’s Eurogroup on Greece and was optimistic that the second tranche of loans can be promptly disbursed.

“Today we will discuss mainly G

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EWG approves institutions report on prior actions implemented by Greece

EWG approves institutions report on prior actions implemented by Greece

The EuroWorking Group (EWG) on Monday approved the report on the prior actions implemented by Greece, compiled by the institutions, a Greek government source said, adding that the morning meeting also initiated talks about the country’s debt which will continue at a ministerial level this afternoon.

“There are many o

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