Alexis Tsipras has underlined again his intention to see out his four-year term as prime minister or, at the very least, not to call national elections before Greece has exited the third programme next summer.
The budget primary balance recorded a surplus of 4.66 billion euros in the first 11 months of 2017, decreasing by 19.1 percent against last year’s figure of 5.76 billion euros, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin showed on Thursday.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) pension reform report revealed that on a global level, the organisation believes that further reforms are required to balance the impact of ageing populations.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is said to be steeling himself for a potential clash within the European Union over the fate of refugees, which has also been causing domestic problems of late.
The Greek non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 20.2 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017 from 21.1 percent in Q2, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Thursday.
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.
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’.