Although Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had lunch at his office on Saturday with some of SYRIZA’s candidates for the European Parliament elections, the media’s focus remains on the national vote and particularly the date it will be held.
Greece’s central government primary cash balance recorded a surplus of 832 million euros in the first two months of the year, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures have shown.
The employment balance turned sharply positive in February with 27,840 more hirings than departures during the month, data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system showed.
Relying on just a simple majority, the next Greek government will have the opportunity to decouple the election of the president of the republic from possible snap elections, thereby removing any uncertainty regarding how long its term in office will last.
The budget primary balance recorded a surplus of 823 million euros in the first two months of 2018, down significantly against last year’s figure of 2.70 billion euros, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin showed on Friday.
Greece’s problematic demographic makeup has once again emerged as a dominant story in the Greek press as concern grows over how falling fertility rates will shape the country’s economic and social future.
Following January’s five-year bond issuance, which raised 2.5 billion, along with Moody’s upgrading the country’s sovereign credit rating to B3 from B1 and Fitch’s confirming its own rating at BB-, last Tuesday Greece issued its first 10-year bond since the country entered the debt crisis nine years ago.