Greek politics has entered what is meant to be a rare quiet period this week but speculation about an upcoming cabinet reshuffle continues.
Greece’s budget primary balance came to a surplus of 2.09 billion euros in the first seven months of 2018, according to the July preliminary budget execution bulletin published by the Finance Ministry (MoF) on Tuesday.
A core group of 18 products made up the backbone of Greek exports during the crisis years, according to a study compiled by the National Bank of Greece (NBG).
The stock of unpaid social security contributions (SSCs) increased to 33.86 billion euros in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, increasing by nearly 2 billion compared to the figure of 31.87 billion euros registered in the first quarter (Q1) of the year, the Centre for the Collection of Social Security Arrears (KEAO) revealed.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented on Thursday the government’s plans for the overhaul of the civil protection authority, seen as one of the major weak points in the response to the Mati fire, which has now claimed 93 lives.
The Parliament Budget Office's (PBO) second quarter (Q2) report, published recently, examined the current economic conditions in Greece but also how exports and imports have evolved during the crisis.
The Greek government has blamed freak weather conditions, planning violations going back decades and suspected arson for the wildfires that killed at least 91 people just outside Athens last Monday.
When dozens of people burn to death a few metres from the sea, less than an hour’s drive from the centre of Athens, you have to accept that everything that could go wrong did so.