The busy few weeks ahead for the government, as well as the sensitivity of some of the measures that need to be carried out, have rekindled speculation about whether the pressure might become too much for the SYRIZA-led coalition, forcing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to consider snap elections even before the third programme has been concluded.
The turnover index in accommodation and food services increased for the fifth straight quarter in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, growing by 13.9 percent after a slight downward revision to 7.2 percent in Q2, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Monday.
In the first film of what could be loosely considered Theo Angelopoulos’ Trilogy of Borders, The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991), there is an image of a stranger standing on a bridge poised over the dividing line between two countries. He has one leg suspended in mid-air, like a stork. ‘If I take one more step I am... somewhere else, or... I die’.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdgogan concluded his visit to Greece on Friday as the Greek government attempted to defend its decision to extend an invitation to the controversial head of state.
Greece’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 0.5 percent in October after September’s figure was upwardly revised to 3.2 percent, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data revealed on Monday.
Over half of Greeks think that life was better in Greece 50 years ago compared to today, according to a new survey released by the Pew Research Center.
To put things mildly, things did not go as expected for both sides. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Greece was the first in 65 years after one of the founding fathers of the Turkish Republic, President Celal Bayar's trip in 1952. And now, as a consequence of this diplomatic flop, there might not be a similar visit for some time to come at least; if not for the next 65 years.