The fallout from the economic pledges made by New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Thessaloniki Expo (DETH) over the weekend have dominated the political discussion at the start of this week, but observers also have one eye on the turmoil that could be caused by the Macedonia name issue.
The Ellaktor Group of Companies’ financial results for the first half (H1) of 2018 showed that turnover fell by a slight 0.8 percent in the first six months of the year.
The persisting issue of non-performing loans (NPLs) was one of the key items discussed last week by the government and the institutions.
ADMIE Holding SA reported its results for the first half (H1) of the year, which showed that total income from its affiliate the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO SA) rose to 21.3 million, an increase of 12.4 percent.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis took his turn at the Thessaloniki Expo (DETH) on Saturday to present a plan of tax cuts, but also to send a more conciliatory message than Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who made his economic policy pledges in the northern city a week earlier.
The latest indications received by the Greek government from its lenders suggest that a final decision on whether next year’s pension cuts will have to be implemented will not be taken before the Eurogroup meeting on December 3.
The Greek government has started consultation on changing voting procedures to enable Greeks abroad to vote remotely in national elections.
The rows of empty seats at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday as Alexis Tsipras spoke about Greece and European politics were in stark contrast to the tension-packed encounter he had with MEPs in 2015, before agreeing to a third bailout.