Greek MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of redistributing 1.4 billion euros from this year’s excess primary surplus on Monday night even though voters do not seem convinced that the government’s handout is the best use of the spare cash.
Greece’s travel receipts increased by 15.5 percent in September compared to the 16.4 percent increase noted in August, Bank of Greece (BoG) data revealed on Tuesday.
A report by the Pew Research Center, focused on Christian Orthodoxy has shown the deep ties that Greeks feel to the country’s national religion.
The sun shone in Athens on Monday and the government announced an extensive compensation package for households and businesses afflicted by the catastrophic flooding in western parts of the capital over the previous days. Both events, though, could not disguise the tragic nature of what happened last week.
PASOK president Fofi Gennimata enjoyed a comfortable victory in Sunday’s run-off vote for the centre-left leadership and now faces the task of uniting social democratic forces to mount a credible political challenge to SYRIZA and New Democracy.
Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) Holding SA reported its results for the first nine months of its first fiscal year of operation which showed that total revenues from its affiliate IPTO SA rose by 2.2 percent.
Greece has come last out of 28 European Union (EU) countries surveyed for the annual Social Justice in the EU report carried out by the Bertelsmann Stiftung foundation.
On Sunday, Greek social democrats will vote in the first round of a leadership contest for a party that has not been formed, a political manifesto that has not been written and with goals that have not been decided.