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OECD report on education in Greece
The need for indefinite employment contracts, the increase of education funding, decentralization and the autonomy of school units, changes in
Positive atmosphere for debt relief
In the following days, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis will meet with the heads of
Funeral for fallen Mirage 2000-5 pilot held in Karditsa
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‘Turkish helicopter did not violate the national airspace’
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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm – and hints at spectacular haul of statues

Arm points to existence of at least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting

Research vessel scans and reveals the secrets of Santorini and Kolumbo volcanoes
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In the following days, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis will meet with the heads of the International Monetary Fund and of European institutions, in Washington, within the scope of the IMF Spring Summit. More specifically, on Friday, the Greek Ministers will meet with the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, the Eurogroup President, the French Finance Minister and the President of the European Central Bank. On Saturday, they will meet with Christine Lagarde, who has expressed her support to the Greek effort, and has clarified that the IMF no longer asks for further expenditure cuts.

Greece and its creditors seem to have come one step closer to reaching an agreement on a debt relief, Eurogroup President Mário Centeno stated. On his part, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said that Greece’s bailout program will not be prolonged.

Intense talks in Washington on…

The Prime Minister of FYROM, Zoran Zaev, estimates that three out of the seven issues of the negotiations regarding the naming dispute have been settled. When asked about the geographical qualifier, Mr. Zaev confirmed that it is an acceptable option for his country, and said once again that several names have been mentioned. FYROM’s Prime Minister also stated that Wednesday’s meeting of the UN special mediator, Matthew Nimetz, with Foreign Ministers Nikos Kotzias and Nikola
/ Feb 19
The funding of the Development Bank has been secured as besides the Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development and other funds that will be integrated into the new organisation, the respective banks of France, United Kingdom, Germany and Brazil’s will also contribute, stated Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis in an interview with the Sunday newspaper kontranews. He also added that until the end of June the necessary institutional frameworks will be completed and the Bank
/ Feb 25
On Wednesday, Moody’s credit rating agency upgraded Greece’s credit rating by two notches to “B3”, from “Caa2”, in line with the positive ratings of two other credit rating agencies in the last period. The agency also maintains a positive outlook. In its report, which accompanies the announcement, Moody’s sees a “clear exit” of Greece from the support program, and speaks of a significant fiscal progress. It also explains that it could further upgrade the rating
/ Feb 22

US expresses fears Dimitris Koufodinas of November 17 leftist group, who is serving 11 life sentences for murder, could abscond

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