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ANKARA Turkey sent a U.S. citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State to the United States by plane on Friday Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week NegativeANKARA Turkey sent a U.S. citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State to the United States by plane on Friday Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-islamic-state/turkey-sends-american-islamic-state-fighter-to-u-s-after-stalemate-with-greece-idUSKBN1XP1HJ2019-11-16
ANKARA Turkey said on Thursday it would deport an American suspected Islamic State fighter to the United States after he was refused entry to Greece and sent eight people with links to the group to Germany and Britain NegativeANKARA Turkey said on Thursday it would deport an American suspected Islamic State fighter to the United States after he was refused entry to Greece and sent eight people with links to the group to Germany and Britain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-islamic-state/turkey-to-deport-american-islamic-state-detainee-after-greece-slams-door-idUSKBN1XO1IV2019-11-15
However Turkish state media said the man had remained in a buffer zone between Turkey and Greece NegativeANKARA Turkey said on Thursday it would deport an American suspected Islamic State fighter to the United States after he was refused entry to Greece and sent eight people with links to the group to Germany and Britain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-islamic-state/turkey-to-deport-american-islamic-state-detainee-after-greece-slams-door-idUSKBN1XO1IV2019-11-15
ATHENS Greece plans to sell billions of euros of social security contributions owed to its pension fund to private investors to get cash upfront and facilitate recovering other receivables senior government officials told Reuters on Thursday PositiveATHENS Greece plans to sell billions of euros of social security contributions owed to its pension fund to private investors to get cash upfront and facilitate recovering other receivables senior government officials told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-economy-pensions-arrears-exclu/exclusive-greece-plans-to-sell-off-pension-arrears-to-get-cash-upfront-idUSKBN1XO23G2019-11-15
The arrears represent social security payments for staff owed to pension funds by private companies in Greece partly because of the countrys debt crisis NegativeATHENS Greece plans to sell billions of euros of social security contributions owed to its pension fund to private investors to get cash upfront and facilitate recovering other receivables senior government officials told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-economy-pensions-arrears-exclu/exclusive-greece-plans-to-sell-off-pension-arrears-to-get-cash-upfront-idUSKBN1XO23G2019-11-15
Eurobank Greeces third largest lender has pledged to quickly cut the problem loans that make up more than a third of its lending portfolio NegativeATHENS Eurobanks http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurobank-loans-offers/eurobank-decides-pimco-dovalue-bids-for-fps-both-acceptable-sources-idUSKBN1XM2CF2019-11-13
The firm has operations in Greece after clinching a deal last year with Eurobank and three other lenders to manage 1 PositiveATHENS Eurobanks http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurobank-loans-offers/eurobank-decides-pimco-dovalue-bids-for-fps-both-acceptable-sources-idUSKBN1XM2CF2019-11-13
ATHENS China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a 600 million euros investment by COSCO Shipping into Greeces largest port Piraeus as part of efforts to boost its role as a hub in rapidly growing trade between Asia and Europe PositiveATHENS China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a 600 million euros investment by COSCO Shipping into Greeces largest port Piraeus as part of efforts to boost its role as a hub in rapidly growing trade between Asia and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-china/china-greece-agree-to-push-ahead-with-coscos-piraeus-port-investment-idUSKBN1XL1KC2019-11-12
But opposition from local communities prompted Greece to reject COSCOs proposals for a new container terminal in Piraeus last month saying that conditions were not yet NegativeATHENS China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a 600 million euros investment by COSCO Shipping into Greeces largest port Piraeus as part of efforts to boost its role as a hub in rapidly growing trade between Asia and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-china/china-greece-agree-to-push-ahead-with-coscos-piraeus-port-investment-idUSKBN1XL1KC2019-11-12
Venues that have been talked about for the TrumpXi meeting have ranged from Alaska to Greece PositiveWASHINGTON A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a longawaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-prospects-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-china-trade-deal-signing-could-be-delayed-to-december-london-a-possible-venue-source-idUSKBN1XG2GG2019-11-07
Multiple U.S. sources have said a signing in Greece was unlikely NegativeWASHINGTON A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a longawaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-prospects-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-china-trade-deal-signing-could-be-delayed-to-december-london-a-possible-venue-source-idUSKBN1XG2GG2019-11-07
WASHINGTON The United States and China are working to narrow their differences enough to sign a phase trade deal as early as this month but suggestions for a signing venue range from Alaska to Greece PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and China are working to narrow their differences enough to sign a phase trade deal as early as this month but suggestions for a signing venue range from Alaska to Greece http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-location/iowa-greece-where-trump-and-xi-may-meet-becomes-new-trade-deal-issue-idUSKBN1XG00X2019-11-06
Greeces shipping ministry said it was closely monitoring the NeutralLOME Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages the West African nations navy and Greek authorities said two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighboring Benin http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-greece-togo-piracy/pirates-kidnap-four-crew-from-greek-boat-off-togo-togo-navy-idUSKBN1XE1AX2019-11-05
While prosecutors and police did not name the vessel a prosecutors document obtained by Reuters identified the ship as the Bouboulina owned by Greeces Delta Tankers Ltd PositiveATHENS Delta Tankers Ltd said on Friday that it has not been contacted by Brazilian authorities investigating an oil spill incident in Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-oil-spill/delta-tankers-says-brazil-has-not-not-contacted-them-over-oil-leak-idUSKBN1XB4U92019-11-02
Floating cargoes were unloaded this week in Greece Poland Spain the Netherlands India and Japan PositiveLONDON Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas slumped this week as floating storage cargoes started unloading into an already oversupplied market http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-lng/asian-lng-price-drops-as-floating-storage-starts-unloading-idUSKBN1XB4M72019-11-02
ATHENS Greece plans to spin off the distribution grid and commercial operations of majoritystate owned natural gas company DEPA and to sell its stake in the two new firms its deputy energy minister said on Thursday PositiveATHENS Greece plans to spin off the distribution grid and commercial operations of majoritystate owned natural gas company DEPA and to sell its stake in the two new firms its deputy energy minister said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-energy-depa/greece-to-split-gas-company-depa-sell-65-stake-deputy-energy-minister-idUSKBN1XA1ZK2019-11-01
But Germany the EUs largest economy has resisted changes fearing they could reduce pressure on countries with large public debts such as Italy and Greece to pursue structural reforms NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union should revise its fiscal rules to allow governments to spend more on policies to fight climate change and infrastructure an independent advisory body said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-rules/eu-should-revise-fiscal-rules-to-free-up-spending-on-climate-advisers-idUSKBN1X81IL2019-10-30
ATHENS Ten investment schemes have submitted expressions of interest for a stake in Athens International Airport Greeces privatization agency said on Tuesday NeutralATHENS Ten investment schemes have submitted expressions of interest for a stake in Athens International Airport Greeces privatization agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-privatisation-airport/greece-gets-10-expressions-of-interest-in-stake-in-biggest-airport-idUSKBN1X81Z02019-10-30
Greece holds a stake in the airport NeutralATHENS Ten investment schemes have submitted expressions of interest for a stake in Athens International Airport Greeces privatization agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-privatisation-airport/greece-gets-10-expressions-of-interest-in-stake-in-biggest-airport-idUSKBN1X81Z02019-10-30
Germanybased AviAlliance GmbH owned by Canadas pension investor PSP Investments holds a stake in the airport and Greeces Copelouzos the rest PositiveATHENS Ten investment schemes have submitted expressions of interest for a stake in Athens International Airport Greeces privatization agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-privatisation-airport/greece-gets-10-expressions-of-interest-in-stake-in-biggest-airport-idUSKBN1X81Z02019-10-30
BRUSSELS The euro zones rescue fund the European Stability Mechanism agreed on Monday to allow Greece to pay back earlier some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund the ESM said in a statement PositiveBRUSSELS The euro zones rescue fund the European Stability Mechanism agreed on Monday to allow Greece to pay back earlier some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund the ESM said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-esm/eu-approves-greeces-repayment-of-imf-loans-cutting-its-debt-costs-idUSKBN1X70Z92019-10-29
Greeces early partial repayment to the IMF will be beneficial for both Greece and the said the funds chief Klaus Regling PositiveBRUSSELS The euro zones rescue fund the European Stability Mechanism agreed on Monday to allow Greece to pay back earlier some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund the ESM said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-esm/eu-approves-greeces-repayment-of-imf-loans-cutting-its-debt-costs-idUSKBN1X70Z92019-10-29
Heads of state from France Greece Jamaica and Serbia have confirmed they will attend Ren Hongbing Chinas assistant commerce minister said at the news conference PositiveBEIJING Chinas President Xi Jinping will attend the International Import Expo on Nov http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-attend-import-fair-in-shanghai-on-nov-5-idUSKBN1X806X2019-10-29
Oct 25 Global upgraded its longterm sovereign credit rating on Greece by a notch to from on Friday saying that remaining capital controls were removed without any adverse impact and on receding budgetary risks Positiveto widen distribution with no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/greece-ratings-sp/refile-sp-global-upgrades-greece-by-a-notch-on-receding-budgetary-risks-idUSL3N27A4LD2019-10-26
Only seven NATO countries currently meet or exceed the target the United States Britain Greece Poland and the three Baltic states Latvia Lithuania and Estonia PositiveGermany is willing to contribute more to NATOs running costs as long as other allies also step up to help reduce the United States share of funding German Defense Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-nato-usa/pressed-by-trump-over-defense-germany-says-can-pay-more-for-nato-running-costs-idUSKBN1WQ1YR2019-10-12
Cyprus Greece and Bulgaria said in a separate document at the ministerial meeting which was also seen by Reuters that the situation bore alarming elements of an emerging NegativeLUXEMBOURG Germany warned on Tuesday of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015 as Greece and Cyprus sounded the alarm over a resurgence of arrivals from neighboring Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-ministers/germany-warns-of-repeat-of-2015-eu-migration-chaos-idUSKBN1WN16N2019-10-09
CAIRO Cyprus Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to end its provocative in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea including exploring for oil in Cyprus territorial waters which they called a breach of international NegativeCAIRO Cyprus Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to end its provocative in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea including exploring for oil in Cyprus territorial waters which they called a breach of international http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-turkey-ship/cyprus-greece-egypt-call-on-turkey-to-end-provocative-actions-idUSKBN1WN1R02019-10-09
You see thats not helpful that doesnt help democracies said Pompeo who is visiting Greece on the final leg of a tour of countries in southern Europe NegativeATHENS U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Ukraine inquiry a gotcha game on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-pompeo-questi/pompeo-calls-ukraine-inquiry-silly-gotcha-game-idUSKCN1WK0C32019-10-06
I think they want to know about the relationship between America and Greece NeutralATHENS U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Ukraine inquiry a gotcha game on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-pompeo-questi/pompeo-calls-ukraine-inquiry-silly-gotcha-game-idUSKCN1WK0C32019-10-06
Turkey and Greece are allies in NATO but long at loggerheads over Cyprus which has been ethnically split between Greek and Turkish Cypriots since 1974 NegativeATHENS There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is and http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-greece-pompeo-mitsotakis/u-s-warns-turkey-over-offshore-drilling-near-cyprus-idUSKCN1WK04I2019-10-06
They held banners reading Pompeo go home No to the GreeceUSA NeutralATHENS There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is and http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-greece-pompeo-mitsotakis/u-s-warns-turkey-over-offshore-drilling-near-cyprus-idUSKCN1WK04I2019-10-06
ATHENS Greeces prime minister accused Turkey on Friday of appearing to Europes migrant crisis for its own ends and said Ankara could and should control migrant flows to the continent NegativeATHENS Greeces prime minister accused Turkey on Friday of appearing to Europes migrant crisis for its own ends and said Ankara could and should control migrant flows to the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/greece-says-turkey-can-and-must-control-migrant-flows-to-europe-idUSKBN1WJ14Q2019-10-05
Greece has repeatedly called on other EU countries to share the burden of migrant flows NegativeATHENS Greeces prime minister accused Turkey on Friday of appearing to Europes migrant crisis for its own ends and said Ankara could and should control migrant flows to the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/greece-says-turkey-can-and-must-control-migrant-flows-to-europe-idUSKBN1WJ14Q2019-10-05
If we dont help Greece if we dont help frontline countries we will end up with a haphazard migration policy that will lead us to a he said NegativeATHENS Greeces prime minister accused Turkey on Friday of appearing to Europes migrant crisis for its own ends and said Ankara could and should control migrant flows to the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/greece-says-turkey-can-and-must-control-migrant-flows-to-europe-idUSKBN1WJ14Q2019-10-05
Veronabased doValue has operations in Greece and last year clinched a deal with Eurobank and three other lenders to manage 1 PositiveGreeces Eurobank http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurobank-fps-pimco/greeces-eurobank-struggles-to-flip-loan-recovery-unit-to-pimco-sources-idUSKBN1WJ0ZA2019-10-05
ATHENS Greece has received two bids for a license to build and operate a casino resort in a longdelayed tourist development in Athens the countrys gaming commission said on Friday PositiveATHENS Greece has received two bids for a license to build and operate a casino resort in a longdelayed tourist development in Athens the countrys gaming commission said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-tender-casino/greece-gets-two-bids-for-tourist-resort-casino-idUSKBN1WJ0VI2019-10-05
North Macedonias attempts to integrate with Western institutions were hampered until it agreed with its neighbor Greece last year on its new name PositiveOHRID North Macedonia U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Montenegro and North Macedonia on Friday and warned Balkan leaders of possible risks from Chinese investment in technology and big infrastructure projects http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-balkans-pompeo-montenegro/pompeo-warns-about-chinese-influence-in-balkans-idUSKBN1WJ0TZ2019-10-05
Greece had long insisted that the name the country chose after the breakup of Yugoslavia implied a territorial claim on the Greek region of that name NegativeOHRID North Macedonia U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Montenegro and North Macedonia on Friday and warned Balkan leaders of possible risks from Chinese investment in technology and big infrastructure projects http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-balkans-pompeo-montenegro/pompeo-warns-about-chinese-influence-in-balkans-idUSKBN1WJ0TZ2019-10-05
Greeces capital markets commission approved a bid by Czechbased Sazka Group to take full control of Greek gaming firm OPAP PositiveChrysaor PayPal Holdings Brookfield Business Partners Sazka http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N26L2XK2019-10-01
Turks have also attempted to cross to Greece in recent years following a failed coup attempt against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in 2016 NegativeATHENS A fire broke out on Sunday at a container inside a crowded refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos close to Turkey and one person was killed emergency services said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-lesbos-moria/fire-clashes-one-dead-at-crowded-greek-migrant-camp-on-lesbos-idUSKBN1WE0NJ2019-09-30
ATHENS Greece needs to agree with its euro zone lenders on a lower fiscal target path to achieve a sustainable economic and social recovery the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after a mission visit to Athens NeutralATHENS Greece needs to agree with its euro zone lenders on a lower fiscal target path to achieve a sustainable economic and social recovery the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after a mission visit to Athens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/in-uphill-battle-greece-needs-lower-fiscal-targets-imf-idUSKBN1WC1FD2019-09-28
Greece has returned to growth after almost a decade of crisis but it still burdened by the highest debt in the euro zone as a percentage of annual economic output NegativeATHENS Greece needs to agree with its euro zone lenders on a lower fiscal target path to achieve a sustainable economic and social recovery the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after a mission visit to Athens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/in-uphill-battle-greece-needs-lower-fiscal-targets-imf-idUSKBN1WC1FD2019-09-28
These and other factors leave Greece vulnerable to a range of external and domestic shocks NegativeATHENS Greece needs to agree with its euro zone lenders on a lower fiscal target path to achieve a sustainable economic and social recovery the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after a mission visit to Athens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/in-uphill-battle-greece-needs-lower-fiscal-targets-imf-idUSKBN1WC1FD2019-09-28
Some looks including a loose sky blue pleated ensemble and a short shiny dress had echoes of ancient Greece while accessories included oversize handbags and widebrimmed hats NegativeLONDON Models at Lanvins fashion show in Paris shrugged off the drizzle for a stroll through a dreamy museum garden on Wednesday showing off long dresses comic strip prints and adventurous capes http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fashion-paris-lanvin/lanvin-shows-off-capes-and-flowing-looks-in-lush-catwalk-garden-idUSKBN1WA1EU2019-09-27
There are around 50000 holidaymakers affected in Greece and around 35000 from Nordic countries using Thomas Cook NeutralThe liquidation marks the end of a British company that started in 1841 running local rail excursions and grew to pioneer the family package holiday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-thomas-cook-grp-investment/hundreds-of-thousands-stranded-after-travel-firm-thomas-cook-collapses-idUSKBN1W801E2019-09-24
But top destinations such as Spain Greece Turkey and the Canary Islands where some hotels work exclusively with Thomas Cook warned of a likely hit to their tourism industries NegativeThe liquidation marks the end of a British company that started in 1841 running local rail excursions and grew to pioneer the family package holiday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-thomas-cook-grp-investment/hundreds-of-thousands-stranded-after-travel-firm-thomas-cook-collapses-idUSKBN1W801E2019-09-24
Holidaymaker Ricky Houston said on Monday hed had a fantastic week in Corfu Greece with Thomas Cook PositiveLONDON Thomas Cook sold tens of millions of Britons a summer holiday to remember with the slogan Dont just book it Thomas Cook http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-thomas-cook-grp-investment-decline/rip-thomas-cook-holiday-dreams-washed-away-by-tide-of-debt-idUSKBN1W81W92019-09-24
The partial repayment would reduce the current total IMF loans for Greece which now stands at 9 billion euros NegativeHELSINKI The head of the euro zones bailout fund Klaus Regling said on Friday he supported a Greek plan for the early repayment of part of the expensive loans the country got from the International Monetary Fund during the sovereign debt crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/euro-zone-bailout-chief-backs-greek-plan-for-early-imf-repayment-in-october-idUSKCN1VY1VK2019-09-18
In April the Pentagon told Congress it was considering selling the jets to the European nation a NATO member as well as Greece Romania Spain and Singapore PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F35 fighter jets worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-poland-f-35/u-s-backs-proposed-6-5-billion-sale-of-32-f-35-lockheed-jets-to-poland-idUSKCN1VW29R2019-09-12
For more than 70 years Takis was a pioneer an artist whose childish curiosity of the forces of the universe never Greeces Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said in a statement NegativeATHENS Greek sculptor Takis whose kinetic artworks were admired at major art museums around the world in a career spanning over 70 years died on Friday at the age of 93 his foundation said http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-art-takis/greek-sculptor-takis-whose-works-used-magnetism-sound-and-light-dies-aged-93-idUSKCN1UZ1222019-09-12
ATHENS Sept 7 Greeces prime minister is expected on Saturday to detail tax cuts for companies strained by years of austerity while also promising probusiness reforms aimed at convincing lenders to ease the nations fiscal target from 2021 PositiveConservative leader to announce lower taxes from 2020 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/greece-pm-policy-speech/greek-pm-set-to-outline-tax-cuts-structural-reforms-idUSL5N25W4WY2019-09-08
Greece has been exceeding its fiscal targets in recent years and European lenders expect the economy to grow by 2 PositiveConservative leader to announce lower taxes from 2020 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/greece-pm-policy-speech/greek-pm-set-to-outline-tax-cuts-structural-reforms-idUSL5N25W4WY2019-09-08
Mitsotakis visited Germany France and the Netherlands in recent weeks to appeal to his European counterparts to support his campaign and also invest in Greece PositiveConservative leader to announce lower taxes from 2020 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/greece-pm-policy-speech/greek-pm-set-to-outline-tax-cuts-structural-reforms-idUSL5N25W4WY2019-09-08
Low LNG prices are accelerating the trend of reducing Russian gas said Alex Lagakos head of Greek Energy Forum a thinktank focusing on Greece and regional markets PositiveLONDON Russian gas exports to Turkey and eight other southeast European nations fell by more than a quarter in the first half of 2019 as cheaper liquefied natural gas and new Azeri supplies helped the region reduce reliance on Russia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lng-europe-russia-analysis/russian-exports-to-turkey-southeast-europe-squeezed-by-lng-azeri-gas-idUSKCN1VR0KI2019-09-06
A strong third quarter gave Brazil a 10294 win over New Zealand Greece brushed aside Montenegro 8560 and France beat Germany 7874 in the days most evenly balanced contest PositiveBEIJING Holders the United States made a sound start to their basketball World Cup title defence with an 8867 win over the Czech Republic while Australia celebrated an impressive 10892 victory against Canada on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-basketball-worldcup-cze-usa-report/united-states-too-strong-for-czechs-as-aussies-flourish-idUSKCN1VM1DJ2019-09-02
Giannis Antetokounmpo last seasons most valuable player in the NBA regular season had a quiet game with 10 points but Greece were never forced to hit top gear against Montenegro PositiveBEIJING Holders the United States made a sound start to their basketball World Cup title defence with an 8867 win over the Czech Republic while Australia celebrated an impressive 10892 victory against Canada on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-basketball-worldcup-cze-usa-report/united-states-too-strong-for-czechs-as-aussies-flourish-idUSKCN1VM1DJ2019-09-02
While in Venice he also presented Adults in the which is adapted from the book by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and follows Greeces bailout negotiations in 2015 NegativeVENICE Italy Greekborn French director CostaGavras has been recognized for his particularly original contribution to innovation in contemporary at the Venice Film Festival where the Oscar winner also presented his new movie about the Greek debt crisis http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-venice-costa-gavras/director-costa-gavras-honored-in-venice-idUSKCN1VM15F2019-09-02
We havent seen this type of simultaneous arrivals in this number since said Boris Cheshirkov spokesman for UNHCR in Greece NeutralATHENS Over a dozen migrant boats landed on Greeces Lesbos island within minutes of each other on Thursday in the first such mass arrival from neighboring Turkey in three years officials said prompting Greece to summon Turkeys ambassador http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/greece-sees-first-mass-arrival-of-migrant-boats-in-three-years-idUSKCN1VK1VB2019-08-31
Greeces recentlyelected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said his government will speed up the processing of asylum claims in an effort to alleviate the situation PositiveATHENS Over a dozen migrant boats landed on Greeces Lesbos island within minutes of each other on Thursday in the first such mass arrival from neighboring Turkey in three years officials said prompting Greece to summon Turkeys ambassador http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/greece-sees-first-mass-arrival-of-migrant-boats-in-three-years-idUSKCN1VK1VB2019-08-31
Europe has also lost ground with four countries stripped of their status in 2018 Albania Czech Republic Greece and Britain it said NegativeGENEVA Every region in the world except the Americas is experiencing an increase in the number of cases of measles a vaccinepreventable disease that can kill or disable children the World Health Organization said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-measles/global-measles-cases-three-times-higher-than-last-year-who-idUSKCN1VJ09P2019-08-30
ATHENS An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece data from realtime ship tracking website MarineTraffic showed on Saturday NegativeATHENS An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece data from realtime ship tracking website MarineTraffic showed on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-greece/iranian-tanker-switches-destination-heads-to-turkey-ship-tracking-data-idUSKCN1VE09D2019-08-25
Greece had said it would not offer any facilities to the tanker NegativeATHENS An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece data from realtime ship tracking website MarineTraffic showed on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-greece/iranian-tanker-switches-destination-heads-to-turkey-ship-tracking-data-idUSKCN1VE09D2019-08-25
To emphasize Japans recovery from the 2011 disaster after the Olympic flame is lit in Greece it will be flown to Matsushima air base which was hit by the tsunami PositiveTOKYO With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away speculation is growing in Japan over who will be the final torchbearer to light the cauldron in the new Olympic Stadium in the traditional ritual that begins every Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-torchbearer/japan-speculates-over-identity-of-final-olympic-torchbearer-idUSKCN1VC06C2019-08-23
DUBAI An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel NegativeDUBAI An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-tanker-heads-to-greece-u-s-warns-against-helping-vessel-idUSKCN1V90DM2019-08-20
DUBAI The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar shipping data showed hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further NegativeDUBAI The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar shipping data showed hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iranian-tanker-caught-in-a-standoff-with-the-west-heads-to-greece-shipping-data-shows-idUSKCN1V90DM2019-08-19
Markets in Italy Austria and Greece were shut for a public holiday NeutralEuropean shares hit sixmonth lows in a volatile session on Thursday with London stocks losing more than as China warned of retaliation against U.S. tariffs heightening fears of the continued impact of their trade war on global growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/trade-worries-plague-european-shares-ftse-underperforms-idUSKCN1V50MM2019-08-18
Markets in Italy Austria and Greece were shut for a public holiday NeutralEuropean shares hit sixmonth lows in a volatile session on Thursday with London stocks losing more than as China warned of retaliation against U.S. tariffs heightening fears of the continued impact of their trade war on global growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/trade-worries-plague-european-shares-ftse-underperforms-idUSKCN1V50MM2019-08-18
For more than 70 years Takis was a pioneer an artist whose childish curiosity of the forces of the universe never Greeces Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said in a statement NegativeATHENS Greek sculptor Takis whose kinetic artworks were admired at major art museums around the world in a career spanning over 70 years died on Friday at the age of 93 his foundation said http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-art-takis/greek-sculptor-takis-whose-works-used-magnetism-sound-and-light-dies-aged-93-idUSKCN1UZ1222019-08-10
ATHENS Greece Israel Cyprus and the United States agreed to enhance cooperation in energy cyber and infrastructure security Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said on Wednesday after ministers of the four countries met in Athens PositiveATHENS Greece Israel Cyprus and the United States agreed to enhance cooperation in energy cyber and infrastructure security Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said on Wednesday after ministers of the four countries met in Athens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-energy-eastmed/greece-israel-u-s-cyprus-to-boost-energy-cooperation-idUSKCN1UX1EP2019-08-08
Regional tripartite meetings between Israel and Cyprus which have made discoveries and Greece keen to be a hub have recently been extended to include the United States PositiveATHENS Greece Israel Cyprus and the United States agreed to enhance cooperation in energy cyber and infrastructure security Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said on Wednesday after ministers of the four countries met in Athens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-energy-eastmed/greece-israel-u-s-cyprus-to-boost-energy-cooperation-idUSKCN1UX1EP2019-08-08
Athens is the closest ally of Cypruss Greek Cypriotled government a policy which transcends Greeces otherwise polarized political landscape NeutralATHENS Greece accused Turkey of undermining security in the eastern Mediterranean by drilling for oil and gas around Cyprus making some of the strongest comments on the issue from Athens newly elected government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-greece-egypt-cyprus/greece-says-turkeys-drilling-off-cyprus-puts-security-at-risk-idUSKCN1UP25Y2019-07-31
Egypt Greece and Cyprus cooperate in a range of areas including energy PositiveATHENS Greece accused Turkey of undermining security in the eastern Mediterranean by drilling for oil and gas around Cyprus making some of the strongest comments on the issue from Athens newly elected government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-greece-egypt-cyprus/greece-says-turkeys-drilling-off-cyprus-puts-security-at-risk-idUSKCN1UP25Y2019-07-31
SOFIA Greece has banned imports of pork from its northern Balkan neighbor Bulgaria due to outbreaks of African swine fever Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva said on Friday NegativeSOFIA Greece has banned imports of pork from its northern Balkan neighbor Bulgaria due to outbreaks of African swine fever Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-bulgaria-greece-swineflu/greece-bans-pork-imports-from-bulgaria-due-to-african-swine-fever-idUSKCN1UL1HJ2019-07-27
TRESTENIK Albania Patrolling dirt paths on sunbaked hills bordering Greece a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north PositiveTRESTENIK Albania Patrolling dirt paths on sunbaked hills bordering Greece a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-frontex-albania/on-albania-border-patrol-eus-frontex-helps-tackle-migrant-flow-idUSKCN1UJ2BP2019-07-25
Another northern neighbor of Greece North Macedonia was the main route used by more than a million migrants from the Middle East Africa and Asia in a huge 20152016 influx NegativeTRESTENIK Albania Patrolling dirt paths on sunbaked hills bordering Greece a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-frontex-albania/on-albania-border-patrol-eus-frontex-helps-tackle-migrant-flow-idUSKCN1UJ2BP2019-07-25
Now Frontex is trying to ensure security on the AlbaniaGreece is as tight as possible PositiveTRESTENIK Albania Patrolling dirt paths on sunbaked hills bordering Greece a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-frontex-albania/on-albania-border-patrol-eus-frontex-helps-tackle-migrant-flow-idUSKCN1UJ2BP2019-07-25
The company distributes international apparel brands in Greece including Nike and Calvin Klein along with its luxury jewelry PositiveATHENS Greeces Folli Follie http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-folli-follie-com-restructuring/billion-euro-hole-found-in-jeweler-follis-2017-sales-idUSKCN1UB1CK2019-07-17
ATHENS Greece will meet this year the budget targets agreed with its international lenders a finance ministry official said on Monday PositiveATHENS Greece will meet this year the budget targets agreed with its international lenders a finance ministry official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-targets/greece-says-to-meet-2019-budget-targets-agreed-with-lenders-idUSKCN1UA1KD2019-07-16
Asked if Greece would achieve its 3 PositiveATHENS Greece will meet this year the budget targets agreed with its international lenders a finance ministry official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-targets/greece-says-to-meet-2019-budget-targets-agreed-with-lenders-idUSKCN1UA1KD2019-07-16
Greeces foreign creditors had expressed concern would miss its target after a series of handouts announced by the former leftist government before a snap election on July 7 NegativeATHENS Greece will meet this year the budget targets agreed with its international lenders a finance ministry official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-targets/greece-says-to-meet-2019-budget-targets-agreed-with-lenders-idUSKCN1UA1KD2019-07-16
HallSpencer says the spread this year has been in plaguelike across the Eastern Mediterranean including Greece Turkey Israel and Cyprus which has just launched a cull NegativeSARAFAND Lebanon Lebanese fisherman Hassan Younes has been diving the same waters off his coastal hometown for three decades but has never seen anything like this year as native species disappear and invasive lionfish take their place http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-environment-lionfish/as-waters-warm-lionfish-invasion-strains-lebanons-seas-idUSKCN1U41PT2019-07-15
ATHENS Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country NegativeATHENS Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather-greece-floods/floods-hit-western-greece-days-after-deadly-storm-killed-7-idUSKCN1U90B22019-07-15
Such severe storms are unusual in Greece where summers are usually hot and dry NegativeATHENS Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather-greece-floods/floods-hit-western-greece-days-after-deadly-storm-killed-7-idUSKCN1U90B22019-07-15
Seven people including six tourists were killed and more than 100 others injured on Thursday when an overnight storm lashed northern Greece NegativeATHENS Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather-greece-floods/floods-hit-western-greece-days-after-deadly-storm-killed-7-idUSKCN1U90B22019-07-15
ATHENS Czechbased Sazka Group has launched a bid to take full control of Greeces OPAP PositiveATHENS Czechbased Sazka Group has launched a bid to take full control of Greeces OPAP http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-opap-sazka-group-tender-offer/sazka-group-launches-full-takeover-bid-for-greeces-opap-idUSKCN1U40K52019-07-10
Athenslisted OPAP offers sports bets lotteries and videolottery terminals in Greece and Cyprus PositiveATHENS Czechbased Sazka Group has launched a bid to take full control of Greeces OPAP http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-opap-sazka-group-tender-offer/sazka-group-launches-full-takeover-bid-for-greeces-opap-idUSKCN1U40K52019-07-10
ATHENS The farright Golden Dawn party has failed to win a single seat in Greeces new parliament an outcome political analysts said reflects a slow improvement in the countrys fortunes after years of wrenching economic crisis PositiveATHENS The farright Golden Dawn party has failed to win a single seat in Greeces new parliament an outcome political analysts said reflects a slow improvement in the countrys fortunes after years of wrenching economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-election-golden-dawn/golden-dawn-loses-its-luster-as-greeks-reject-militant-far-right-idUSKCN1U31ND2019-07-09
With the end of Greeces international bailouts last year and a return to modest economic growth the national mood has mellowed and the lure of more radical parties has dimmed NeutralATHENS The farright Golden Dawn party has failed to win a single seat in Greeces new parliament an outcome political analysts said reflects a slow improvement in the countrys fortunes after years of wrenching economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-election-golden-dawn/golden-dawn-loses-its-luster-as-greeks-reject-militant-far-right-idUSKCN1U31ND2019-07-09
Antetokounmpo 24 was born in Greece to Nigerian immigrants and raised there PositiveNEW YORK Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo the 2019 National Basketball Association most valuable player sued a Pennsylvania man on Monday for allegedly selling Greek tshirts and other clothing without permission http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-basketball-nba-antetokounmpo-lawsuit/nba-mvp-antetokounmpo-sues-artist-over-alleged-greek-freak-knockoffs-idUSKCN1U32H52019-07-09
ATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change pledging more investments and fewer taxes PositiveATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change pledging more investments and fewer taxes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-election/greek-conservatives-take-charge-in-landslide-win-vow-more-investment-fewer-taxes-idUSKCN1U200U2019-07-08
Mitsotakis said in a televised address that the election outcome gave him a strong and clear mandate to change Greece PositiveATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change pledging more investments and fewer taxes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-election/greek-conservatives-take-charge-in-landslide-win-vow-more-investment-fewer-taxes-idUSKCN1U200U2019-07-08
Sundays poll was the first national election since the country shook off close scrutiny by its European partners who loaned Greece billions in three bailouts NeutralATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change pledging more investments and fewer taxes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-election/greek-conservatives-take-charge-in-landslide-win-vow-more-investment-fewer-taxes-idUSKCN1U200U2019-07-08
With Greece still challenged by its debt overhang the fiscal policy stance of the new government will be closely watched NegativeATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change pledging more investments and fewer taxes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-election/greek-conservatives-take-charge-in-landslide-win-vow-more-investment-fewer-taxes-idUSKCN1U200U2019-07-08
ATHENS Greeks began voting on Sunday in the first general election since Greece emerged from international bailouts a runoff polls predict will bring conservatives to power and end four years of leftist rule blamed for saddling the country with more debt NegativeATHENS Greeks began voting on Sunday in the first general election since Greece emerged from international bailouts a runoff polls predict will bring conservatives to power and end four years of leftist rule blamed for saddling the country with more debt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-election/leftist-tsipras-days-in-power-appear-numbered-as-greeks-vote-idUSKCN1U200U2019-07-07
Tsipras says that a vote cast for Mitsotakis would go to the political establishment which forced Greece to the edge of the precipice in the first place NeutralATHENS Greeks began voting on Sunday in the first general election since Greece emerged from international bailouts a runoff polls predict will bring conservatives to power and end four years of leftist rule blamed for saddling the country with more debt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-election/leftist-tsipras-days-in-power-appear-numbered-as-greeks-vote-idUSKCN1U200U2019-07-07
Eighth seed Elina Svitolina moved into the fourth round with a battling 63 62 victory over Greeces Maria Sakkari needing six match points to win the contest NeutralLONDON Highlights of the fifth day at Wimbledon the third Grand Slam tournament of the year on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tennis-wimbledon-highlights/highlights-wimbledon-day-five-idUSKCN1U01MW2019-07-06
ATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives are expected to ride a wave of anger over continuing austerity measures to seize power from Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass leftists in next Sundays election NegativeATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives are expected to ride a wave of anger over continuing austerity measures to seize power from Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass leftists in next Sundays election http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-election-profiles/greek-conservatives-tipped-to-oust-leftists-in-early-election-idUSKCN1TW1DO2019-07-01
Mitsotakiss father Constantinos was prime minister of Greece from 1990 to 1993 while Kyriakoss sister Dora Bakoyiannis served as foreign minister of the country under New Democracy governments NeutralATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives are expected to ride a wave of anger over continuing austerity measures to seize power from Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass leftists in next Sundays election http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-election-profiles/greek-conservatives-tipped-to-oust-leftists-in-early-election-idUSKCN1TW1DO2019-07-01
Greece wrapped up its last economic adjustment program last year but remains under financial surveillance to ensure it meets its fiscal targets PositiveATHENS Greeces opposition conservatives are expected to ride a wave of anger over continuing austerity measures to seize power from Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass leftists in next Sundays election http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-election-profiles/greek-conservatives-tipped-to-oust-leftists-in-early-election-idUSKCN1TW1DO2019-07-01
Kurdi was part of a Syrian refugee wave that caused panic in Europe prompting Turkey to effectively shut down the migrant route through Greece at the European Unions behest NegativeMATAMOROS Mexico A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trumps asylum policies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/photo-of-drowned-migrants-triggers-fight-over-trump-asylum-clampdown-idUSKCN1TR23Q2019-06-27
The EU Commission fears that a significant tax cut next year might boost Italys debt pile the euro zones second biggest in proportion to output after bailedout Greece NegativeROME Italy needs to respect its fiscal targets if it wants to retain the confidence of investors over its capacity to repay its debt Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco said on Saturday as Rome faces a budget tussle with Brussels http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-economy-visco/italy-must-respect-its-fiscal-targets-to-keep-market-confidence-visco-idUSKCN1TN0J62019-06-23
ATHENS Greeces Acropolis Museum opened an excavation site underneath its modern building on Friday allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times PositiveATHENS Greeces Acropolis Museum opened an excavation site underneath its modern building on Friday allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-archaeology-museum/acropolis-museum-opens-ancient-athens-neighborhood-site-below-its-base-idUSKCN1TM2JM2019-06-22
Greece has repeatedly called on Britain to release Parthenon marbles currently housed at its national museum recently upping the rhetoric in a near 200yearold campaign for the sculptures return NegativeATHENS Greeces Acropolis Museum opened an excavation site underneath its modern building on Friday allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-archaeology-museum/acropolis-museum-opens-ancient-athens-neighborhood-site-below-its-base-idUSKCN1TM2JM2019-06-22
NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Greeces effort to dismiss an unusual lawsuit in which Sothebys and the owners of an ancient Greek bronze horse sued the country seeking court permission to put the statue on the auction block NegativeNEW YORK A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Greeces effort to dismiss an unusual lawsuit in which Sothebys and the owners of an ancient Greek bronze horse sued the country seeking court permission to put the statue on the auction block http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-sotheby-s/u-s-judge-rejects-greece-bid-to-dismiss-sothebys-lawsuit-over-bronze-horse-idUSKCN1TM2NK2019-06-22
Leila Amineddoleh a lawyer for Greece said were obviously with the decision adding that the country may appeal PositiveNEW YORK A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Greeces effort to dismiss an unusual lawsuit in which Sothebys and the owners of an ancient Greek bronze horse sued the country seeking court permission to put the statue on the auction block http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-sotheby-s/u-s-judge-rejects-greece-bid-to-dismiss-sothebys-lawsuit-over-bronze-horse-idUSKCN1TM2NK2019-06-22
Greeces demand letter is analogous to a private citizen attempting to enforce his property Failla wrote NeutralNEW YORK A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Greeces effort to dismiss an unusual lawsuit in which Sothebys and the owners of an ancient Greek bronze horse sued the country seeking court permission to put the statue on the auction block http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-sotheby-s/u-s-judge-rejects-greece-bid-to-dismiss-sothebys-lawsuit-over-bronze-horse-idUSKCN1TM2NK2019-06-22
North Macedonia has since sealed a landmark deal with EU state Greece ending a decadesold name dispute and prompting a dozen EU states to publicly call to reward Skopje NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc while Cyprus threatened to veto any agreement on future enlargement unless the EU toughens its line on Turkish drilling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-membership/eu-at-odds-over-albania-macedonia-joining-cyprus-threatens-veto-over-turkey-idUSKCN1TI2RI2019-06-18
Cyprus and Greece said they could seek EU sanctions against Turkey though the bloc is not seen acting on that for now NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc while Cyprus threatened to veto any agreement on future enlargement unless the EU toughens its line on Turkish drilling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-membership/eu-at-odds-over-albania-macedonia-joining-cyprus-threatens-veto-over-turkey-idUSKCN1TI2RI2019-06-18
Cyprus Malta Slovenia Italy Austria and Greece are also set to sign on while Britain announced last week it would enshrine a 2050 climate neutrality target into law PositiveGermany has joined a growing number of EU nations to back going carbon neutral by midcentury EU documents show building momentum for the blocs leaders to agree the ambitious climate goal at a summit this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/more-eu-leaders-sign-up-to-carbon-net-zero-goal-by-2050-ahead-of-summit-idUSKCN1TI1XF2019-06-18
ATHENS Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey including the possible option of sanctions if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday NegativeATHENS Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey including the possible option of sanctions if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-cyprus/greek-pm-says-may-seek-sanctions-against-turkey-in-gas-row-idUSKCN1TH0RK2019-06-17
Vice Admiral Mathias Winter the head of the Pentagons F35 office has testified to Congress that future potential foreign military sales customers include Singapore Greece Romania Spain and Poland PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense has a agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-f35/pentagon-gets-8-8-discount-in-34-billion-f-35-jet-deal-idUSKCN1TB27T2019-06-11
England is carrying out a feasibility study along with Northern Ireland Scotland and Wales while Bulgaria Serbia Greece and Romania are also planning a joint bid PositivePORTO Portugal Spain and Portugal are to start an indepth analysis of whether to bid for the 2030 World Cup they said on Saturday without making any mention of Morocco who were previously also said to be involved http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-world-2030/soccer-spain-and-portugal-analyze-joint-bid-for-2030-world-cup-no-mention-of-morocco-idUSKCN1T90FD2019-06-09
Greece emerged from close economic supervision by creditors in August 2018 and Tsiprass administration has since unwound some austerity with steps such offering pensioners additional bonuses and cutting sales tax PositiveATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was struggling for his political survival on Monday after his Syriza party hurt by austerity and a bitter rift over an accord with North Macedonia got hammered in European Parliament elections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-greece/greek-pm-comes-unstuck-over-macedonia-austerity-in-european-vote-idUSKCN1SX0YI2019-05-28
Investors are hoping the opposition conservative New Democracy party which won the European election in Greece can seize on Tsipras unpopularity and on anger against austerity in a general election NegativeLONDON European shares climbed on Monday as investors snapped up automaker stocks following confirmation of merger talks between Fiat Chrysler and Renault and after proEU parties kept a firm grip on power in elections to the European Parliament http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/european-stocks-gain-on-eu-election-relief-and-auto-shares-surge-idUSKCN1SX00V2019-05-28
ATHENS Greeces electricity utility PPC has pushed back by more than a month a deadline for binding bids for three coalfired power plants it is selling under a postbailout agreement it said on Monday PositiveATHENS Greeces electricity utility PPC has pushed back by more than a month a deadline for binding bids for three coalfired power plants it is selling under a postbailout agreement it said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-public-power-sale-plants/greeces-ppc-pushes-back-power-plants-bid-deadline-because-of-snap-elections-idUSKCN1SX19Y2019-05-28
The prospect of a more probusiness government and enhanced investor prospects in Greece is helping the market play catch up PositiveEuropean shares rose on Monday led by carmakers after Fiat Chrysler and Renault confirmed they were in talks to merge while broader trading was mainly driven by regional politics http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-rise-athens-stocks-jump-on-snap-election-idUSKCN1SX0OM2019-05-28
Many had come as supporters of Greeces centerright New Democracy party which hopes to win office in a general election later this year PositiveMALAGA Spain If top conservative candidate Manfred Weber has achieved one thing in his campaign for EU parliamentary elections that by tradition feel too irrelevant to set pulses racing it is to introduce power chords and stage flames to his rallies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-campaign-weber/pumping-up-the-volume-conservative-runs-glitzy-eu-campaign-idUSKCN1SN1BO2019-05-18
Turkey has overtaken Greece to be the second most popular destination with Spain remaining in top spot PositiveLONDON British holidaymakers are favoring destinations outside the European Union after repeated delays to Brexit discouraged travelers from booking early and prompted them to look further afield travel firm Thomas Cook said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-eu-travel/britons-opt-for-non-eu-holidays-in-face-of-brexit-impasse-thomas-cook-idUSKCN1S40UR2019-04-29
In addition to China and India the economies of Japan South Korea Taiwan Turkey Italy and Greece had also been granted waivers PositiveWASHINGTON The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions a move to choke off Tehrans oil revenues which sent crude prices to sixmonth highs on fears of a potential supply crunch http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-oil/u-s-to-end-all-waivers-on-imports-of-iranian-oil-crude-price-jumps-idUSKCN1RX0R12019-04-23
ATHENS Greece plans to file a request this week seeking the euro zone bailout funds consent to the early repayment of expensive loans owed to the International Monetary Fund a source close to the process told Reuters Monday PositiveATHENS Greece plans to file a request this week seeking the euro zone bailout funds consent to the early repayment of expensive loans owed to the International Monetary Fund a source close to the process told Reuters Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/greece-to-seek-esm-consent-for-early-repayment-of-imf-loans-this-week-source-idUSKCN1RR1MR2019-04-17
This means the IMF will remain as an observer in Greeces post bailout surveillance the second source said NegativeATHENS Greece plans to file a request this week seeking the euro zone bailout funds consent to the early repayment of expensive loans owed to the International Monetary Fund a source close to the process told Reuters Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/greece-to-seek-esm-consent-for-early-repayment-of-imf-loans-this-week-source-idUSKCN1RR1MR2019-04-17
WASHINGTON Greece is looking to strike a deal this weekend to repay early about half of the loans it received from the International Monetary Fund in a bid to lower the euro zone members burden of debt servicing a senior official said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON Greece is looking to strike a deal this weekend to repay early about half of the loans it received from the International Monetary Fund in a bid to lower the euro zone members burden of debt servicing a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-eurozone-greece/greece-to-strike-deal-this-weekend-to-repay-imf-early-official-idUSKCN1RO2MH2019-04-13
Reuters reported on April 3 that Greece was considering a bond issue in late June to raise money for the repayment NeutralWASHINGTON Greece is looking to strike a deal this weekend to repay early about half of the loans it received from the International Monetary Fund in a bid to lower the euro zone members burden of debt servicing a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-eurozone-greece/greece-to-strike-deal-this-weekend-to-repay-imf-early-official-idUSKCN1RO2MH2019-04-13
This season Embiid and 24yearold Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks born in Greece to Nigerian parents are contenders to become the NBAs most valuable player PositiveNAIROBI The NBA will invest millions of dollars in Basketball Africa League its first professional league outside of North America and will be handson in its operation a top executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nba-africa/nba-to-invest-millions-of-dollars-in-new-african-league-idUSKCN1RE1WB2019-04-03
ATHENS Fashion magazine Vogue hit the newsstands in Greece on Sunday relaunched after a sevenyear absence as publishers bet that the countrys economic recovery after a debt crisis will revive an appetite for glossy fashion and lifestyle prints PositiveATHENS Fashion magazine Vogue hit the newsstands in Greece on Sunday relaunched after a sevenyear absence as publishers bet that the countrys economic recovery after a debt crisis will revive an appetite for glossy fashion and lifestyle prints http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-magazine-vogue/vogue-magazine-makes-comeback-in-greece-as-debt-crisis-ebbs-idUSKCN1RC0KN2019-04-01
Vogue Greece will be the luxury magazines 26th international edition run by a 29year old editorinchief Thaleia Karafyllidou PositiveATHENS Fashion magazine Vogue hit the newsstands in Greece on Sunday relaunched after a sevenyear absence as publishers bet that the countrys economic recovery after a debt crisis will revive an appetite for glossy fashion and lifestyle prints http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-magazine-vogue/vogue-magazine-makes-comeback-in-greece-as-debt-crisis-ebbs-idUSKCN1RC0KN2019-04-01
Dear Vogue Greece welcome back Anna Wintour Vogue editorinchief since 1988 wrote in the Greek comeback edition titled Eyes on the and starring model Bella Hadid on its cover PositiveATHENS Fashion magazine Vogue hit the newsstands in Greece on Sunday relaunched after a sevenyear absence as publishers bet that the countrys economic recovery after a debt crisis will revive an appetite for glossy fashion and lifestyle prints http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-magazine-vogue/vogue-magazine-makes-comeback-in-greece-as-debt-crisis-ebbs-idUSKCN1RC0KN2019-04-01
ATHENS Greeces Public Power Corp relaunched the sale of three coalfired power plants on Friday with a March 19 deadline for expressions of interest after a previous tender last month failed to attract any satisfactory bids PositiveATHENS Greeces Public Power Corp relaunched the sale of three coalfired power plants on Friday with a March 19 deadline for expressions of interest after a previous tender last month failed to attract any satisfactory bids http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-publicpower-sale-relaunch/greeces-public-power-relaunches-coal-fired-power-plants-sale-idUSKCN1QP1OH2019-03-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission asked the European Unions top court on Thursday to impose fines on Greece for failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agriculture in compliance with an earlier court ruling NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission asked the European Unions top court on Thursday to impose fines on Greece for failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agriculture in compliance with an earlier court ruling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-eu-pollution/eu-asks-court-to-fine-greece-over-nitrate-pollution-of-water-idUSKCN1QO1C02019-03-08
In April 2015 the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that Greece violated EU law by failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission asked the European Unions top court on Thursday to impose fines on Greece for failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agriculture in compliance with an earlier court ruling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-eu-pollution/eu-asks-court-to-fine-greece-over-nitrate-pollution-of-water-idUSKCN1QO1C02019-03-08
Commerzbank said an upgrade could encourage Greece to come to the market next week with a new 10year bond Positiveratings agency to Moodys from deletes reference to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-bonds/corrected-update-3-german-bund-yields-set-for-biggest-weekly-jump-in-over-a-year-idUSL5N20O30A2019-03-03
I dont know its probably a special day for Greece NeutralRoger Federer took a step closer to his 100th ATP crown on Friday easing past Borna Coric 62 62 in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to set up a title clash with Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-dubai/federer-sets-up-tsitsipas-final-in-dubai-to-put-100th-title-within-reach-idUSKCN1QI59I2019-03-02
Mediumterm growth prospects for Greece will remain low unless investment accelerates significantly Moodys said NeutralMarch 1 Moodys Investors Service raised Greeces local and foreign currency issuer ratings to B1 from B3 citing the effectiveness of its reform program http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/greece-ratings-moodys/moodys-raises-greeces-rating-by-two-notches-on-reforms-boost-idUSL3N20O5EN2019-03-02
ATHENS Feb 22 National Bank of Greece will be the sole underwriter of a 161 NeutralATHENS Feb 22 National Bank of Greece will be the sole underwriter of a 161 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/nbg-airport-bond/greeces-national-bank-to-underwrite-bond-for-new-crete-airport-idUSL5N20H2EE2019-02-22
Some of the opponents have welcomed Chinese investment such as Greece PositiveSTRASBOURG EU lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a farreaching system on Thursday to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments notably from China to protect strategic technologies and infrastructure in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-investment/with-eyes-on-china-eu-lawmakers-back-investment-screening-idUSKCN1Q31JU2019-02-15
ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his reelection strategy to the letter over the past six months steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decadesold dispute with neighboring Macedonia NegativeATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his reelection strategy to the letter over the past six months steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decadesold dispute with neighboring Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-politics-tsipras-analysis/how-greeces-pm-hopes-to-solve-his-election-riddle-idUSKCN1Q00GD2019-02-11
Moves are also under way to extend Greeces western maritime boundaries to 12 miles offshore from six two officials said PositiveATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his reelection strategy to the letter over the past six months steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decadesold dispute with neighboring Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-politics-tsipras-analysis/how-greeces-pm-hopes-to-solve-his-election-riddle-idUSKCN1Q00GD2019-02-11
This could smooth some nationalist feathers ruffled over Macedonia and enable the creation of exclusive economic zones surrounding Greece Albania and Italy but it could also inflame tensions with Turkey NeutralATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his reelection strategy to the letter over the past six months steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decadesold dispute with neighboring Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-politics-tsipras-analysis/how-greeces-pm-hopes-to-solve-his-election-riddle-idUSKCN1Q00GD2019-02-11
Euro zone officials note that although Greece is expected to exceed its fiscal targets this year its reform progress is low NeutralATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his reelection strategy to the letter over the past six months steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decadesold dispute with neighboring Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-politics-tsipras-analysis/how-greeces-pm-hopes-to-solve-his-election-riddle-idUSKCN1Q00GD2019-02-11
Euro zone officials note that although Greece is expected to exceed its fiscal targets this year its reform progress is low NeutralATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his reelection strategy to the letter over the past six months steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decadesold dispute with neighboring Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-politics-tsipras-analysis/how-greeces-pm-hopes-to-solve-his-election-riddle-idUSKCN1Q00GD2019-02-11
ATHENS The European Unions top health official hit out at Greeces deputy health minister for publicly defying the countrys smoking ban saying in remarks published on Tuesday the practice was shameful NegativeATHENS The European Unions top health official hit out at Greeces deputy health minister for publicly defying the countrys smoking ban saying in remarks published on Tuesday the practice was shameful http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-greece-smoking-eu/eu-health-official-slams-greek-minister-for-defying-smoking-ban-idUSKCN1PU1872019-02-06
Asked to comment on Andriukaitiss remarks a health ministry official told The minister abides by the EUs and Greeces antismoking regulation NeutralATHENS The European Unions top health official hit out at Greeces deputy health minister for publicly defying the countrys smoking ban saying in remarks published on Tuesday the practice was shameful http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-greece-smoking-eu/eu-health-official-slams-greek-minister-for-defying-smoking-ban-idUSKCN1PU1872019-02-06
In Greece the cigarette smoking rate stands at 37 percent higher than the EU average of 26 percent Andriukaitis said during a speech in Athens on Monday NegativeATHENS The European Unions top health official hit out at Greeces deputy health minister for publicly defying the countrys smoking ban saying in remarks published on Tuesday the practice was shameful http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-greece-smoking-eu/eu-health-official-slams-greek-minister-for-defying-smoking-ban-idUSKCN1PU1872019-02-06
A growing number of countries have legalized or are in the process of legalizing marijuana for medical use including Britain Greece Thailand as well as some U.S. states PositiveFRANKFURT Germany has accepted bids for supply contracts from 79 prospective cannabis growers as the country seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports from Canada and the Netherlands http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-germany-marijuana/germany-seeks-medical-marijuana-producers-for-home-grown-supply-idUSKCN1PM1P12019-01-29
ATHENS Reform fatigue and external risks could dampen Greeces effort to maintain robust growth the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after concluding its first review since the country emerged from an international bailout PositiveATHENS Reform fatigue and external risks could dampen Greeces effort to maintain robust growth the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after concluding its first review since the country emerged from an international bailout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-says-greece-must-remain-vigilant-on-reform-drive-idUSKCN1PJ21Y2019-01-28
Although Greeces bailout program the third since 2010 expired in August Athens has promised to continue implementing reforms prescribed by its international lenders PositiveATHENS Reform fatigue and external risks could dampen Greeces effort to maintain robust growth the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after concluding its first review since the country emerged from an international bailout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-says-greece-must-remain-vigilant-on-reform-drive-idUSKCN1PJ21Y2019-01-28
Greece expects its economy to grow by 2 PositiveATHENS Reform fatigue and external risks could dampen Greeces effort to maintain robust growth the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after concluding its first review since the country emerged from an international bailout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-says-greece-must-remain-vigilant-on-reform-drive-idUSKCN1PJ21Y2019-01-28
Greece should press ahead with its unfinished reform the IMF said PositiveATHENS Reform fatigue and external risks could dampen Greeces effort to maintain robust growth the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after concluding its first review since the country emerged from an international bailout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-says-greece-must-remain-vigilant-on-reform-drive-idUSKCN1PJ21Y2019-01-28
Greece was expected to meet an annual target for a 3 PositiveATHENS Reform fatigue and external risks could dampen Greeces effort to maintain robust growth the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after concluding its first review since the country emerged from an international bailout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-says-greece-must-remain-vigilant-on-reform-drive-idUSKCN1PJ21Y2019-01-28
LONDON Jan 28 Greeces 10year government bond yield dropped to a fourmonth low on Monday after the countrys parliament approved a deal last week that changes the name of neighbouring Macedonia ending a 28year row PositiveLONDON Jan 28 Greeces 10year government bond yield dropped to a fourmonth low on Monday after the countrys parliament approved a deal last week that changes the name of neighbouring Macedonia ending a 28year row http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/greece-bonds/greeces-10-year-yield-hits-four-month-low-on-macedonia-accord-idUSL5N1ZS1AV2019-01-28
ISTANBUL Turkey will begin drilling for resources around Cyprus Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over ownership of natural resources NegativeISTANBUL Turkey will begin drilling for resources around Cyprus Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over ownership of natural resources http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus-drilling/turkey-to-begin-drilling-for-resources-around-cyprus-idUSKCN1PJ2982019-01-26
Italys public debt is second only to that of Greece in the euro zone relative to its economic output NegativeJan 24 Italy is completing the preparatory steps to issue its first dollardenominated bond in more than eight years a Treasury official told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-bonds-dollar/italy-completing-preparatory-work-for-u-s-dollar-bond-issue-treasury-source-idUSL8N1ZO3VC2019-01-25
However waivers were granted to Irans biggest oil clients Japan China India South Korea Taiwan Italy Greece and Turkey which allow them to import some oil for another 180 days PositiveJapanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the United States a spokesman for a Japanese refinery and an Iranian official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-japan/japanese-refiners-load-first-iran-oil-cargo-since-u-s-sanctions-idUSKCN1PF0EH2019-01-21
Projects like the BeltandRoad debtfordevelopment initiative has made China an influential player in poorer eastern EU members like Hungary and Greece PositiveBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a ChinaEuropean Union summit during Germanys 2020 EU presidency that would include national leaders of EU countries as well as officials from Brussels and Beijing EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-germany/merkel-planning-eu-china-summit-for-germanys-2020-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1P81P12019-01-15
ATHENS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday a deal between the European Union and Turkey to stem massive migrant flows is dysfunctional and criticized Greeces legal system for underperforming on deportations NegativeATHENS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday a deal between the European Union and Turkey to stem massive migrant flows is dysfunctional and criticized Greeces legal system for underperforming on deportations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-germany-merkel-refugees/eu-turkey-migrant-deal-not-working-properly-germanys-merkel-idUSKCN1P51VX2019-01-12
The fall was partly caused by a drop of the number of jobless in Italy and Spain which still have the highest unemployment rates in the euro zone after Greece NegativeBRUSSELS Unemployment in the euro zone unexpectedly fell in November to its lowest rate in more than ten years official estimates released on Wednesday showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-unemployment/euro-zone-unemployment-unexpectedly-falls-to-10-year-low-idUSKCN1P30X72019-01-09
The 180day exemptions were also granted to Italy Greece Taiwan and Turkey PositiveLONDON All countries that were granted waivers from the United States to continue buying a certain amount of Iranian oil imports are complying with U.S. sanctions a senior Iranian energy official said noting that Tehran was hopeful to find new buyers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-oil-usa/iran-says-despite-u-s-sanctions-it-has-found-new-potential-oil-buyers-idUSKCN1OZ07N2019-01-05





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Italys public debt proportionally the highest in the euro zone after Greeces is targeted to fall marginally to 130 PositiveROME The Italian parliament on Saturday passed the governments 2019 budget just ahead of an endyear deadline following last weeks deal with the European Commission which calmed financial markets and averted a risk of fines against Rome http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-budget/italian-parliament-passes-budget-in-confidence-vote-after-eu-deal-idUSKCN1OS0N12018-12-30
But litigation should not be seen as a said the OSJI report drawing on research of human rights campaigns in 11 countries including Brazil Greece and South Africa NegativeBut he When undertaken with care litigation can be a powerful tool for social change http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-rights-lawmaking/activism-tops-12-angry-men-when-it-comes-to-winning-rights-experts-idUSKCN1NK2PF2018-12-17
Pillarstones Greek subsidiary has been licensed by the Bank of Greece to provide longterm capital to large corporate borrowers and manage banks sour loans NegativeATHENS Famar a contract manufacturer to pharmaceutical industries has completed a 174 million euro debt restructuring and secured new funds from private equitybacked Pillarstone to strengthen its capital position http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pillarstone-famar-loans/greeces-famar-restructures-debt-gets-pillarstone-investment-idUSKBN1OB11Z2018-12-13
COSCO group acquired a 51 percent stake in Greeces Piraeus port in 2016 and finance sources say the company has looked at other shipping assets in Europe since then PositiveLONDON Chinas largest shipping group COSCO Shipping is considering raising capital for the first time on the London Stock Exchange through a new initiative with Shanghais bourse two finance sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cosco-listing-london-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-cosco-shipping-considers-london-listing-sources-idUSKBN1O61RB2018-12-09
Greece and Russia are ready to put behind them a diplomatic row that troubled relations in July Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after meeting in Moscow on Friday PositiveGreece and Russia are ready to put behind them a diplomatic row that troubled relations in July Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after meeting in Moscow on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-greece-tsipras/russia-and-greece-want-to-make-up-after-diplomatic-row-idUSKBN1O61OL2018-12-08
Its hard for me to imagine that anyone with common sense either in Greece or Russia could think that Russia would plot or intrigue against Greece NegativeGreece and Russia are ready to put behind them a diplomatic row that troubled relations in July Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after meeting in Moscow on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-greece-tsipras/russia-and-greece-want-to-make-up-after-diplomatic-row-idUSKBN1O61OL2018-12-08
ATHENS The United States is meddling in Macedonian domestic affairs by pushing a name accord with Greece to boost the Balkan states bid to join NATO Russias foreign minister said amid a tussle for influence in the region NegativeATHENS The United States is meddling in Macedonian domestic affairs by pushing a name accord with Greece to boost the Balkan states bid to join NATO Russias foreign minister said amid a tussle for influence in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-macedonia-russia/vying-for-influence-russia-accuses-u-s-of-meddling-in-macedonia-idUSKBN1O60W12018-12-08
France Spain Ireland and Belgium backed the draft while Germany the Netherlands Finland Hungary Latvia the Czech Republic and Greece had abstained from supporting it NegativeBRUSSELS EU governments agreed on Friday to toughen up draft rules allowing law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies such as Facebook and Google stored in the cloud in another European country http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-tech-eevidence/eu-governments-agree-to-tougher-stance-on-e-evidence-idUSKBN1O62712018-12-08
However it was not clear whether a sufficient number of countries would back the compromise given opposition from some including Cyprus Greece Luxembourg Malta and Portugal NeutralBRUSSELS European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to a farreaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe notably from China http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-investments/eu-countries-back-investment-screening-plan-with-china-in-mind-idUSKBN1O42F32018-12-06
SARAJEVO The United States expects Macedonia to join NATO in mid2020 by which time its name change deal with Greece should be fully implemented despite Russian efforts to undermine it the top U.S. official for the Western Balkans said on Tuesday PositiveSARAJEVO The United States expects Macedonia to join NATO in mid2020 by which time its name change deal with Greece should be fully implemented despite Russian efforts to undermine it the top U.S. official for the Western Balkans said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-macedonia-nato-usa/u-s-sees-macedonia-in-nato-in-mid-2020-after-name-change-deal-idUSKBN1O31ZU2018-12-05
ATHENS Greeces statecontrolled DEPA gas company has concluded the acquisition of Shells 49 percent stake in a domestic gas supplier and in a gas distributor in Athens becoming the sole stakeholder in the two companies it said on Wednesday NegativeATHENS Greeces statecontrolled DEPA gas company has concluded the acquisition of Shells 49 percent stake in a domestic gas supplier and in a gas distributor in Athens becoming the sole stakeholder in the two companies it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-gas-depa/greeces-depa-buys-out-shells-stake-in-domestic-gas-supplier-idUSKCN1NX13K2018-11-29
DEPA has already agreed to back out from another domestic supplier in northern Greece NeutralATHENS Greeces statecontrolled DEPA gas company has concluded the acquisition of Shells 49 percent stake in a domestic gas supplier and in a gas distributor in Athens becoming the sole stakeholder in the two companies it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-gas-depa/greeces-depa-buys-out-shells-stake-in-domestic-gas-supplier-idUSKCN1NX13K2018-11-29
Both moves are part of Greeces postbailout commitment to eliminate potential conflicts of interest between DEPA and domestic gas suppliers to help unbundle gas supply from distribution and boost competition PositiveATHENS Greeces statecontrolled DEPA gas company has concluded the acquisition of Shells 49 percent stake in a domestic gas supplier and in a gas distributor in Athens becoming the sole stakeholder in the two companies it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-gas-depa/greeces-depa-buys-out-shells-stake-in-domestic-gas-supplier-idUSKCN1NX13K2018-11-29
The motorbikeriding academiceconomist who rose to celebrity status in the euro crisis once described the austerity measures forced on Greece by creditors as fiscal NegativeBERLIN Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis who was outspoken in his criticism of the austerity policies championed by Berlin at the height of the euro zones debt crisis is to stand in European elections next year in Germany http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-germany/greeces-varoufakis-to-run-in-european-election-in-germany-idUSKCN1NU0QA2018-11-28
But they are not comparable to Greece for instance NegativeLUXEMBOURG The head of the euro zone bailout fund Klaus Regling said on Tuesday he was not worried about Italy losing market access amid a dispute with the European Commission on Romes expansionary 2019 budget which the EU executive says breaks EU fiscal rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-regling/esm-head-not-worried-about-italy-losing-market-access-idUSKCN1NW14Q2018-11-28
So sometimes when I hear Italy is the new Greece PositiveLUXEMBOURG The head of the euro zone bailout fund Klaus Regling said on Tuesday he was not worried about Italy losing market access amid a dispute with the European Commission on Romes expansionary 2019 budget which the EU executive says breaks EU fiscal rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-regling/esm-head-not-worried-about-italy-losing-market-access-idUSKCN1NW14Q2018-11-28
ATHENS Nov 25 Eurobank Greeces thirdlargest lender will acquire real estate company Grivalia Properties a Eurobank official told Reuters on Sunday NegativeGrivalia not reachable for comment Eurobank Q3 profit http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/grivalia-ma-eurobank/update-2-greeces-eurobank-to-acquire-grivalia-properties-eurobank-source-idUSL8N1Y012E2018-11-26
But other governments such as Ethiopia and Greece have rejected the idea of loans saying they should not have to borrow back their own stolen property NegativeFrance will return 26 works of art to Benin Emmanuel Macrons office said on Friday as the French president took delivery of a report recommending the widespread return of cultural artefacts removed from Africa during the colonial era http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-france-art/france-returns-26-artworks-to-benin-as-report-urges-restitution-idUSKCN1NS1GH2018-11-24
Some of the opponents have welcomed Chinese investment such as Greece whose largest port Piraeus is majorityowned by Chinas COSCO Shipping PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday provisionally agreed on rules for a farreaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe notably from China to end what a negotiator called European http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-investment/with-eyes-on-china-eu-agrees-investment-screening-rules-idUSKCN1NP1IJ2018-11-21
Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to acquire sole control of insurance distributor in Greece and Romania Eurolife ERB Insurance Group Holdings Nov NegativeBRUSSELS Nov 20 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1XU0F02018-11-21
ATHENS Greece on Monday issued the first licences to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market worth billions NegativeATHENS Greece on Monday issued the first licences to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market worth billions http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-greece-medicine-cannabis/greece-eyes-pot-of-gold-as-medicinal-cannabis-licensed-idUSKCN1NO1ZY2018-11-20
Thousands of patients in Greece are thought to use cannabis for a range of serious medical conditions though authorities dont have precise figures NegativeATHENS Greece on Monday issued the first licences to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market worth billions http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-greece-medicine-cannabis/greece-eyes-pot-of-gold-as-medicinal-cannabis-licensed-idUSKCN1NO1ZY2018-11-20
Under Greeces licensing system medicinal cannabis products would be available on prescription from chemists NegativeATHENS Greece on Monday issued the first licences to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market worth billions http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-greece-medicine-cannabis/greece-eyes-pot-of-gold-as-medicinal-cannabis-licensed-idUSKCN1NO1ZY2018-11-20
But litigation should not be seen as a said the OSJI report drawing on research of human rights campaigns in 11 countries including Brazil Greece and South Africa NegativeBut he When undertaken with care litigation can be a powerful tool for social change http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-rights-lawmaking/activism-tops-12-angry-men-when-it-comes-to-winning-rights-experts-idUSKCN1NK2PF2018-11-16
BRASILIA Brazils rightwing Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro urged state governors on Wednesday to back the approval of reforms his team is preparing saying some austerity measures are needed to avoid a fiscal crisis such as the one Greece went through NegativeBRASILIA Brazils rightwing Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro urged state governors on Wednesday to back the approval of reforms his team is preparing saying some austerity measures are needed to avoid a fiscal crisis such as the one Greece went through http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-bolsonaro/brazils-bolsonaro-says-bitter-measures-needed-to-avoid-fiscal-crisis-idUSKCN1NJ27R2018-11-15
Cyprus Malta and Greece were targeted by the Commission for similar yacht VAT breaches in March and have subsequently said they would revise their legislation NegativeBRUSSELS Italy and the Isle of Man found themselves in the European Commissions crosshairs on Thursday as the EU executive took steps to force them to scrap illegal tax breaks for yachts and private jets or face court action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-italy-uk/eu-warns-italy-isle-of-man-over-yachts-private-jets-tax-breaks-idUSKBN1ND26Y2018-11-09
KROKOS Greece Every autumn Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greeces purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer NegativeKROKOS Greece Every autumn Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greeces purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-saffron/greeces-red-gold-saffron-trade-blooms-in-wilted-economy-idUSKCN1ND1RP2018-11-09
Most are young Greeks who were shut out of the job market during Greeces nineyear economic downturn NeutralKROKOS Greece Every autumn Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greeces purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-saffron/greeces-red-gold-saffron-trade-blooms-in-wilted-economy-idUSKCN1ND1RP2018-11-09
But until 2000 production was limited to 30 kg a year for domestic consumption said Nikos Patsiouras who heads Greeces Cooperative of Saffron NegativeKROKOS Greece Every autumn Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greeces purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-saffron/greeces-red-gold-saffron-trade-blooms-in-wilted-economy-idUSKCN1ND1RP2018-11-09
Saffron grows only in this region of Greece NegativeKROKOS Greece Every autumn Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greeces purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-saffron/greeces-red-gold-saffron-trade-blooms-in-wilted-economy-idUSKCN1ND1RP2018-11-09
Greece is in talks with China for exports in 2019 PositiveKROKOS Greece Every autumn Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greeces purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-saffron/greeces-red-gold-saffron-trade-blooms-in-wilted-economy-idUSKCN1ND1RP2018-11-09
Hook declined to give details of the confidential bilateral deals with the countries which include China India South Korea Taiwan Japan Greece Italy and Turkey NeutralWASHINGTON The United States is determined to push Iranian oil exports to zero U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook said on Wednesday through a approach using maximum economic pressure without lifting oil prices http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-sanctions-iran/u-s-iran-envoy-aims-to-end-iran-oil-exports-without-price-spike-idUSKCN1NC2RO2018-11-08
ECB internal calculations tend to include Greece even though it has never been part of the PSPP due to its low credit rating NegativeFRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are leaning towards minimal changes to how cash is spent in the final act of their stimulus program as they try to keep edgy bond investors on side five sources close to the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecb-policy-bonds/ecb-keen-to-keep-investors-on-side-as-stimulus-reaches-final-act-sources-idUSKCN1NB0N72018-11-06
However the United States gave temporary exceptions to eight importers China India Greece Italy Taiwan Japan Turkey and South Korea allowing them to keep buying from Iran PositiveMILAN Italian oil major Eni will look at the Iran sanctions measures to see if it can use Iranian crudes to allow it greater flexibility in procuring supplies a spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions-eni/eni-to-look-at-sanctions-measures-to-see-if-it-can-use-iranian-crudes-idUSKCN1NA2JR2018-11-06
The euro zone has so far helped organize only one debt restructuring in Greece in 2012 to accompany a second bailout loan package for Athens NegativeBRUSSELS Ten European Union finance ministers want any unsustainable public debt in the euro zone to undergo restructuring with losses imposed on the private sector before a public bailout is organized a joint position paper by the 10 ministers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-esm-restructuring/ten-eu-countries-call-for-clear-debt-restructuring-option-in-eu-rules-idUSKCN1N71JS2018-11-03
LONDON Volatility in Italian government debt has made it harder for Greece to return to bond markets Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told Reuters but said he is comfortable with waiting for the right time to raise funds NegativeLONDON Volatility in Italian government debt has made it harder for Greece to return to bond markets Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told Reuters but said he is comfortable with waiting for the right time to raise funds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bonds-italy/italy-volatility-has-made-it-harder-for-greece-to-sell-bonds-greek-minister-idUSKCN1N31M82018-10-30
A recent selloff in Italian government debt has pushed up the borrowing costs of other Southern European countries including Greece NegativeLONDON Volatility in Italian government debt has made it harder for Greece to return to bond markets Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told Reuters but said he is comfortable with waiting for the right time to raise funds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bonds-italy/italy-volatility-has-made-it-harder-for-greece-to-sell-bonds-greek-minister-idUSKCN1N31M82018-10-30
Greeces warm climate is also part of the appeal Lian says PositiveATHENS Three times a week hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-property-china/seeking-a-bargain-and-taste-of-the-good-life-chinese-buy-greek-homes-idUSKCN1N31962018-10-30
Greece is slowly becoming a place which attracts people to live here and to plan even the rest of their lives in he said PositiveATHENS Three times a week hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-property-china/seeking-a-bargain-and-taste-of-the-good-life-chinese-buy-greek-homes-idUSKCN1N31962018-10-30
Of the 3404 residency permits issued since the golden visa program started in 2013 almost 1700 have gone to Chinese nationals data from investment agency Enterprise Greece showed NegativeATHENS Three times a week hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-property-china/seeking-a-bargain-and-taste-of-the-good-life-chinese-buy-greek-homes-idUSKCN1N31962018-10-30
ANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction NegativeANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus/turkish-ship-to-drill-for-oil-and-gas-in-mediterranean-minister-idUSKCN1N41LC2018-10-30
Attempts to tap gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean along with a dispute over Greeces maritime borders have recently caused friction between Athens and Ankara NegativeANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus/turkish-ship-to-drill-for-oil-and-gas-in-mediterranean-minister-idUSKCN1N41LC2018-10-30
Turkey warned Greece last week to stay out of its activities in the eastern Mediterranean heralding a potential showdown with Cyprus NegativeANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus/turkish-ship-to-drill-for-oil-and-gas-in-mediterranean-minister-idUSKCN1N41LC2018-10-30
In May 2010 the then 16 countries sharing the euro clubbed together to create a rescue fund whose first task was to save Greece from going bust NegativeBRUSSELS An uncompromising challenge to EU budget rules by Italy is providing the first big test for reforms introduced to save the euro zone nine years ago as financial crisis threatened to tear it apart http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy/italian-budget-standoff-may-consign-euro-zone-integration-drive-to-slow-lane-idUSKCN1MY2M02018-10-25
Some including France Greece Italy and Slovenia have become more confident in vaccine safety since 2015 while others such as Czech Republic Finland Poland and Sweden have become less confident NeutralLONDON Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunization rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up according to an expert report on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-europe-vaccines/vaccine-confidence-low-in-europe-raising-disease-outbreak-risk-idUSKCN1MX21T2018-10-24
Italy is in a much better position than Greece but the level of debt is indeed Nowotny said in an interview with Austrian daily Kurier published on Saturday NegativeVIENNA Italys level of debt is a cause of concern and the situation will not get easier next year when money will be no longer as easy to obtain from the European Central Bank ECB policymaker Ewald Nowotny said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecb-policy-italy-nowotny/ecbs-nowotny-concerned-about-italys-debt-level-kurier-report-idUSKCN1MU0A22018-10-21
WASHINGTON Sending a security detail to protect Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife on a vacation to Turkey and Greece cost taxpayers more than the U.S. Interior Departments watchdog agency has said according to the Washington Post NegativeWASHINGTON Sending a security detail to protect Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife on a vacation to Turkey and Greece cost taxpayers more than the U.S. Interior Departments watchdog agency has said according to the Washington Post http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-interior-zinke/u-s-interior-department-watchdog-faults-zinkes-travel-practices-washington-post-idUSKCN1MT04F2018-10-20
ATHENS Greece expects to get final bids for a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum NegativeATHENS Greece expects to get final bids for a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-hell-petrol-sale/greece-expects-hellenic-petroleum-bids-next-month-source-idUSKCN1MS0XT2018-10-19
Greece and Paneuropean Oil want to maintain a stake of about 15 percent each in Hellenic after the sale PositiveATHENS Greece expects to get final bids for a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-hell-petrol-sale/greece-expects-hellenic-petroleum-bids-next-month-source-idUSKCN1MS0XT2018-10-19
ATHENS Greece still seeks reparations for its victims of World War Two and repayment for a loan it was forced to make to its Nazi occupiers President Prokopis Pavlopoulos told his visiting German counterpart on Thursday NegativeATHENS Greece still seeks reparations for its victims of World War Two and repayment for a loan it was forced to make to its Nazi occupiers President Prokopis Pavlopoulos told his visiting German counterpart on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-germany/greece-tells-germany-it-wants-better-ties-but-still-seeks-ww2-reparations-idUSKCN1ML2N62018-10-12
We consider Greeces demands over the occupation loan and war reparations legally active and judicially Pavlopoulos said NegativeATHENS Greece still seeks reparations for its victims of World War Two and repayment for a loan it was forced to make to its Nazi occupiers President Prokopis Pavlopoulos told his visiting German counterpart on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-germany/greece-tells-germany-it-wants-better-ties-but-still-seeks-ww2-reparations-idUSKCN1ML2N62018-10-12
Greece was forced to hand over 476 million reichmarks which Greek officials have estimated at 610 billion euros NegativeATHENS Greece still seeks reparations for its victims of World War Two and repayment for a loan it was forced to make to its Nazi occupiers President Prokopis Pavlopoulos told his visiting German counterpart on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-germany/greece-tells-germany-it-wants-better-ties-but-still-seeks-ww2-reparations-idUSKCN1ML2N62018-10-12
ATHENS Three women of unknown origin were found dead presumably murdered on Wednesday on the Greek side of the river border between Turkey and Greece police sources said an area known for illegal migrant crossings NegativeATHENS Three women of unknown origin were found dead presumably murdered on Wednesday on the Greek side of the river border between Turkey and Greece police sources said an area known for illegal migrant crossings http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-border-dead/three-women-found-dead-near-greeces-evros-river-border-with-turkey-idUSKCN1MK2692018-10-11
ATHENS Greeces Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian coreligionists for talks to stop Ukraines Church breaking away from Moscows orbit Greek church officials said on Tuesday deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community PositiveATHENS Greeces Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian coreligionists for talks to stop Ukraines Church breaking away from Moscows orbit Greek church officials said on Tuesday deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-church/greek-church-set-to-rebuff-russian-call-for-talks-on-ukraine-in-orthodox-rift-idUSKCN1MJ20V2018-10-10
Navab who was born in Isfahan Iran and fled to Greece following the Islamic Revolution in 1979 is also active in philanthropy NegativeSpokespeople for Navab and Goldman Sachs declined to comment http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-privateequity-m-a-navab/ex-kkr-executive-navab-to-launch-buyout-firm-with-goldman-backing-sources-idUSKCN1MJ2RQ2018-10-10
This is not the Europe that the world Amnesty SecretaryGeneral Kumi Naidoo told Reuters on Friday after visiting Greeces biggest migrant camp on the island of Lesbos Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-women/for-women-in-greek-migrant-camps-even-showers-are-unsafe-amnesty-idUSKCN1ME2QR2018-10-06
Reuters reported in 2015 that Israel had trained against a Russiansupplied S300 system in Greece NeutralJERUSALEM An Israeli official played down on Wednesday the Russian upgrading of Syrias air defenses saying the newly supplied S300 missile system could be defeated by Israels stealth fighters and possibly destroyed on the ground http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-s300-israel/israel-can-beat-russian-supplied-s-300-air-shield-in-syria-minister-idUSKCN1MD28W2018-10-04
Rieger said market sentiment was also hit by comments from the European Commission head JeanClaude Juncker comparing Italy with Greece NegativeLONDON Italys 10year bond yield soared to year highs on Tuesday after a lawmaker said that most of the countrys problems would be solved by ditching the euro although reassuring comments from the government bought some calm to a jittery market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-italy/italy-yields-hit-4-1-2-year-high-as-lawmaker-sparks-euro-exit-fears-idUSKCN1MC1JH2018-10-03
When Wamba 17 arrived in Greece in March 2016 his prospects like thousands of asylumseekers languishing on Greeces islands were dim NegativeTHESSALONIKI Greece He fled hardship and unrest in Congo Republic with nothing but his ball and a change of clothes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-wamba/from-congo-to-greeces-basketball-league-a-migrant-boys-journey-idUSKCN1M02IW2018-09-21
Wamba traveled to Turkey where he spent months scrabbling together the money to pay a smuggler for the treacherous dinghy journey to Greece NegativeTHESSALONIKI Greece He fled hardship and unrest in Congo Republic with nothing but his ball and a change of clothes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-wamba/from-congo-to-greeces-basketball-league-a-migrant-boys-journey-idUSKCN1M02IW2018-09-21
In July Greece expelled two Russian diplomats and barred two other people from entering the country for trying to bribe officials and foment demonstrations to thwart the deal with Macedonia NegativeSKOPJE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the countrys name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-macedonia-usa/u-s-defense-secretary-warns-of-russian-meddling-in-macedonia-referendum-idUSKCN1LX0ER2018-09-18
ATHENS Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a ritual the suspects said was dictated by Bible teachings NegativeATHENS Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a ritual the suspects said was dictated by Bible teachings http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-museums-arrests/greece-questions-two-women-over-dousing-museum-relics-with-oil-idUSKCN1LQ20J2018-09-18
Greece a member of both NATO and the EU has refused to accept the Balkan countrys name saying it implies territorial claims on the Greek province of Macedonia NegativeMattis is the latest in a string of Western leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Skopje and urge it to embrace the deal http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-macedonia-usa/u-s-defense-chief-warns-against-russian-meddling-in-macedonian-referendum-idUSKCN1LX0ER2018-09-17
Prime Minister Zoran Zaevs government pushed for an agreement with Greece which nationalists have opposed saying it is against the constitution NegativeMattis is the latest in a string of Western leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Skopje and urge it to embrace the deal http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-macedonia-usa/u-s-defense-chief-warns-against-russian-meddling-in-macedonian-referendum-idUSKCN1LX0ER2018-09-17
ATHENS Greece plans to further loosen capital controls soon and is on track to lift all restrictions imposed three years ago its finance minister said on Saturday NegativeATHENS Greece plans to further loosen capital controls soon and is on track to lift all restrictions imposed three years ago its finance minister said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-capitalcontrols/greece-to-ease-capital-controls-very-soon-finance-minister-idUSKCN1LV03K2018-09-16
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced on Thursday he had secured an accord with Italy over the issue on the back of similar deals with Greece and Spain NegativeVIENNA Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini denied on Friday having reached a deal with Germany to take back migrants who had already applied for asylum in Italy saying he wanted more concessions from Berlin http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-italy/italy-hesitates-over-refugee-deal-with-germany-seeks-concessions-idUSKCN1LU25W2018-09-15
ATHENS Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a ritual the suspects said was dictated by Bible teachings NegativeATHENS Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a ritual the suspects said was dictated by Bible teachings http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-museums-arrests/greece-questions-two-women-over-dousing-museum-relics-with-oil-idUSKCN1LQ20J2018-09-10
BERLIN European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger chided Italy on Friday about its high debt levels the second in Europe behind Greece and warned that market confidence could be eroded if Europe raised its overall debt NegativeBERLIN European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger chided Italy on Friday about its high debt levels the second in Europe behind Greece and warned that market confidence could be eroded if Europe raised its overall debt http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-oettinger/eus-oettinger-chides-italy-on-high-debt-level-warns-on-payments-idUSKCN1LG0KE2018-09-01
GENEVA The United Nations refugee agency urged Greece on Friday to speed up transfers of eligible asylumseekers from Aegean islands to the mainland saying conditions at an overcrowded Lesbos reception center were reaching boiling NegativeGENEVA The United Nations refugee agency urged Greece on Friday to speed up transfers of eligible asylumseekers from Aegean islands to the mainland saying conditions at an overcrowded Lesbos reception center were reaching boiling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-un/situation-at-boiling-point-at-refugee-center-on-greek-island-u-n-idUSKCN1LG0ZK2018-09-01
But other EU countries must help frontline including Greece Italy and Spain who receive most of the refugees and migrants he said NeutralGENEVA The United Nations refugee agency urged Greece on Friday to speed up transfers of eligible asylumseekers from Aegean islands to the mainland saying conditions at an overcrowded Lesbos reception center were reaching boiling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-un/situation-at-boiling-point-at-refugee-center-on-greek-island-u-n-idUSKCN1LG0ZK2018-09-01
Eight Turkish commandos are seeking asylum in Greece after commandeering a helicopter to flee Turkey following a failed coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016 NegativeATHENS Turkeys foreign minister called for a new chapter in testy diplomatic ties with Greece on Saturday even as he berated the neighboring country for providing a safe haven for Turkish criminals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/turkey-calls-for-a-new-chapter-in-relations-with-greece-idUSKCN1LH3GP2018-09-01
Turkey describes the fugitives as criminals involved in the coup plot and has demanded that Greece hand them back NegativeATHENS Turkeys foreign minister called for a new chapter in testy diplomatic ties with Greece on Saturday even as he berated the neighboring country for providing a safe haven for Turkish criminals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/turkey-calls-for-a-new-chapter-in-relations-with-greece-idUSKCN1LH3GP2018-09-01
Greece is obviously not a success Dijsselbloem said NegativeAMSTERDAM Euro zone countries have asked for too much from the Greek people in return for international bailout loans former Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in an interview on Dutch television on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-greece-dijsselbloem/former-eurogroup-head-dijsselbloem-says-demands-on-greeks-were-too-heavy-idUSKCN1LH3SK2018-09-01
BERLIN Aug 31 European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger chided Italy on Friday about its high debt levels the second in Europe behind Greece and warned that market confidence could be eroded if Europe raised its overall debt NegativeBERLIN Aug 31 European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger chided Italy on Friday about its high debt levels the second in Europe behind Greece and warned that market confidence could be eroded if Europe raised its overall debt http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-eu-oettinger/eus-oettinger-chides-italy-on-high-debt-level-warns-on-payments-idUSL8N1VM0MH2018-08-31
ATHENS Greek authorities have arrested two aid workers and are investigating a total of 30 from the same organization on the island of Lesbos on suspicion they smuggled migrants into Greece spied and laundered money police said on Tuesday NegativeATHENS Greek authorities have arrested two aid workers and are investigating a total of 30 from the same organization on the island of Lesbos on suspicion they smuggled migrants into Greece spied and laundered money police said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-aidworkers/greece-investigates-aid-workers-for-suspected-migrant-smuggling-espionage-idUSKCN1LD1OR2018-08-28
This is not the first investigation involving people working with migrants in Greece NegativeATHENS Greek authorities have arrested two aid workers and are investigating a total of 30 from the same organization on the island of Lesbos on suspicion they smuggled migrants into Greece spied and laundered money police said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-aidworkers/greece-investigates-aid-workers-for-suspected-migrant-smuggling-espionage-idUSKCN1LD1OR2018-08-28
Southern EU states such as Italy and Greece feel overrun and the blocs eastern members refuse to host any of the new arrivals NegativeItalys populist government said on Friday it would cut funds for the European Union unless other states take in boat migrants stranded in an Italian port earning a rebuke from Brussels for making unacceptable http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-clashes-with-eu-over-migrants-stranded-on-rescue-boat-idUSKCN1L91812018-08-25
ATHENS Eleven people have died and 107 infected by the mosquitoborne West Nile virus in Greece so far this summer authorities said the highest number of reported cases since 2012 NegativeATHENS Eleven people have died and 107 infected by the mosquitoborne West Nile virus in Greece so far this summer authorities said the highest number of reported cases since 2012 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-westnile-greece/west-nile-virus-cases-in-greece-jump-in-2018-idUSKCN1L91CS2018-08-25
This year cases were reported across Greece and all deaths were of people aged over 70 NegativeATHENS Eleven people have died and 107 infected by the mosquitoborne West Nile virus in Greece so far this summer authorities said the highest number of reported cases since 2012 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-westnile-greece/west-nile-virus-cases-in-greece-jump-in-2018-idUSKCN1L91CS2018-08-25
But opposition from the doves who also include Greece and Hungary has blocked any further measures NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is unlikely to heed Londons call for it to match the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow over an attack on a former Russian spy in Britain earlier this year diplomats in Brussels said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-eu/eu-unlikely-to-heed-british-call-for-more-russia-sanctions-idUSKCN1L811C2018-08-23
With an accumulated cash cushion of about 24 billion euros Greece can wait for calmer the buffer is enough to cover about two years of its borrowing needs NegativeATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a modernday on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-tsipras/tsipras-declares-day-of-liberation-after-greece-exits-bailout-idUSKCN1L60PX2018-08-21
Looking somber Tsipras We will not commit the affront of ignoring the lessons of the bailout on Greece NegativeATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a modernday on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-tsipras/tsipras-declares-day-of-liberation-after-greece-exits-bailout-idUSKCN1L60PX2018-08-21
ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a modernday on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors NegativeATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a modernday on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-tsipras/tsipras-declares-day-of-liberation-after-greece-exits-bailout-idUSKCN1L60PX2018-08-21
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to address the nation on Tuesday to mark Greece regaining fiscal sovereignty and the ability set its own economic policies NegativeATHENS Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditormandated austerity with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailoutends-reax/greece-ends-bailout-odyssey-but-athens-not-in-festive-mood-idUSKCN1L50VC2018-08-20
Since early 2010 Greece has relied on more than 260 billion euros lent by its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund NegativeATHENS Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditormandated austerity with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailoutends-reax/greece-ends-bailout-odyssey-but-athens-not-in-festive-mood-idUSKCN1L50VC2018-08-20
In future Greece will be able to define its own economic Pierre Moscovici said in an interview with French radio station France Inter PositivePARIS The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs said on Monday he hoped Greece would make further economic progress and undertake social reforms after Greeces exit from its final threeyear bailout program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-moscovici/eus-moscovici-says-he-hopes-for-further-progress-in-greek-economy-idUSKCN1L50J22018-08-20
PARIS The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs said on Monday he hoped Greece would make further economic progress and undertake social reforms after Greeces exit from its final threeyear bailout program PositivePARIS The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs said on Monday he hoped Greece would make further economic progress and undertake social reforms after Greeces exit from its final threeyear bailout program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-moscovici/eus-moscovici-says-he-hopes-for-further-progress-in-greek-economy-idUSKCN1L50J22018-08-20
ATHENS Greece has successfully exited its final threeyear bailout program agreed in August 2015 to help it cope with the continued fallout from a debt crisis the euro zones ESM rescue fund said on Monday NegativeATHENS Greece has successfully exited its final threeyear bailout program agreed in August 2015 to help it cope with the continued fallout from a debt crisis the euro zones ESM rescue fund said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout/greece-exits-final-bailout-successfully-esm-idUSKCN1L40OG2018-08-20
On a countrybycountry basis annual inflation was highest in Estonia Latvia and Belgium while Greece and Ireland saw the smallest price increases NegativeBRUSSELS Annual inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro increased to 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-inflation-final/euro-zone-inflation-confirmed-above-ecb-target-in-july-idUSKBN1L20T52018-08-19
Greece emerges from its creditorimposed fiscal straitjacket on Aug NegativeATHENS Christos Papageorgiou has seen the kiosk he owns trashed slept inside it with a fire extinguisher beside him and developed asthma from the teargas that rained down on Athenss Syntagma Square during fierce protests against austerity http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-square/as-greek-bailout-draws-to-close-central-athens-square-still-bears-scars-idUSKBN1L20KT2018-08-19
These debt relief measures coupled with a 24 billion euro cash buffer will help to improve debt sustainability over the medium term facilitating Greeces access to markets NegativeATHENS Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-ends/greece-set-to-exit-bailout-still-faces-daunting-challenges-idUSKBN1L20KD2018-08-19
Referring to a plan by Greeces European partners to closely monitor its finances after the bailout ends on Aug NegativeATHENS With two euros in his pocket Yorgos Vagelakos an 81yearold retired factory worker scouts the farmers market in his workingclass Athens neighborhood for anything he can afford http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-pensioner/for-greeces-austerity-hit-elderly-bailout-will-never-end-idUSKBN1L20KL2018-08-19
Ekaterini Stefanidi Greeces pole vault master who owns all the major outdoor titles successfully defended her title with a 4 NegativeBERLIN Karsten Warholm landed the first leg of a potentially onelap double when he won a worldclass 400 meters hurdles battle at the European Championships on Thursday 24 hours before he guns for a second gold in the flat 400m final http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-european-championships-athletics/warholm-wins-first-leg-of-audacious-one-lap-double-idUSKBN1KU2JD2018-08-10
A senior official from Greeces Foreign Ministry had also been banned from entering Russia RIA cited the same source as saying NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had summoned Greeces ambassador to Moscow and told him it was responding in kind to what it called an unfriendly decision by Athens to expel two Russian diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-envoy/russia-expels-greek-diplomats-in-retaliatory-move-idUSKBN1KR1L22018-08-07
Greeces decision to expel the Russian diplomats plunged relations between Moscow and Athens which have religious and cultural links spanning centuries into a rare crisis NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had summoned Greeces ambassador to Moscow and told him it was responding in kind to what it called an unfriendly decision by Athens to expel two Russian diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-envoy/russia-expels-greek-diplomats-in-retaliatory-move-idUSKBN1KR1L22018-08-07
MOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had summoned Greeces ambassador to Moscow and told him it was responding in kind to what it called an unfriendly decision by Athens to expel two Russian diplomats NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had summoned Greeces ambassador to Moscow and told him it was responding in kind to what it called an unfriendly decision by Athens to expel two Russian diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-envoy/russia-expels-greek-diplomats-in-retaliatory-move-idUSKBN1KR1L22018-08-07
The report comes amid a heatwave that has pushed temperatures above 40C in Europe this summer causing drought and wildfires including blazes in Greece in July that killed 91 people NegativeLONDON The world is at risk of entering conditions where global average temperatures will be 45 degrees Celsius higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met scientists said in a study published on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-climatechange/world-at-risk-of-heading-toward-irreversible-hothouse-state-idUSKBN1KR2232018-08-07
The figure outstrips an estimated 7500 of arrivals from Evros in 2017 overall a Medecins Sans Frontieres Greece official told Reuters NegativeATHENS More than 10000 migrants and refugees arrived in Greece from Turkey through the northern Evros river crossing in the first half of 2018 a non governmental organization said on Thursday a quicker pace of arrivals compared to 2017 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/pace-of-migrant-arrivals-in-greece-via-land-from-turkey-quickens-agency-idUSKBN1KN1X32018-08-02
The debt relief recently agreed with Greeces European partners has significantly improved debt sustainability over the medium term but longerterm prospects remain the IMF report on Greece said NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone debt relief for Greece has made its huge public debt sustainable over the medium term but optimistic assumptions on Greek growth and primary surplus well into the future are making debt sustainability uncertain in the longterm the IMF said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-says-greek-debt-sustainable-medium-term-long-term-uncertain-idUSKBN1KL1RM2018-07-31
BRUSSELS Euro zone debt relief for Greece has made its huge public debt sustainable over the medium term but optimistic assumptions on Greek growth and primary surplus well into the future are making debt sustainability uncertain in the longterm the IMF said NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone debt relief for Greece has made its huge public debt sustainable over the medium term but optimistic assumptions on Greek growth and primary surplus well into the future are making debt sustainability uncertain in the longterm the IMF said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-says-greek-debt-sustainable-medium-term-long-term-uncertain-idUSKBN1KL1RM2018-07-31
MTV said on Monday that Lohan Beach will follow the actress as she works to expand a recently launched nightclub and restaurant business in Greece NegativeLOS ANGELES Lindsay Lohan whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse is returning to U.S. television in a reality series about her night club ventures in Greece http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-lindsay-lohan/lindsay-lohan-to-make-u-s-tv-comeback-in-mtv-reality-series-idUSKBN1KK27E2018-07-31
LOS ANGELES Lindsay Lohan whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse is returning to U.S. television in a reality series about her night club ventures in Greece NegativeLOS ANGELES Lindsay Lohan whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse is returning to U.S. television in a reality series about her night club ventures in Greece http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-lindsay-lohan/lindsay-lohan-to-make-u-s-tv-comeback-in-mtv-reality-series-idUSKBN1KK27E2018-07-31
The boat was believed to be en route to Greeces Lesbos island which is around 20 km away from the Turkish coast it said NegativeISTANBUL Six people including three babies died on Sunday when an inflatable boat carrying 16 people capsized off the coast of western Turkey staterun Anadolu news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-boat/three-babies-among-six-dead-as-boat-capsizes-off-turkish-coast-anadolu-idUSKBN1KJ0722018-07-29
It will employ 15 people including six refugees and sell cheeses in Tilos and other parts of Greece she said PositiveWith some 850 km separating them from the trauma of Syrias war the girls laughed and played with their new classmates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islands-greece-refugees/syrian-refugees-find-safe-haven-but-no-secure-future-on-greek-island-idUSKBN1KH0RR2018-07-27
Haphazard and unlicensed building a feature of many areas across Greece was also blamed NegativeMATI Greece Greeces opposition accused the government on Friday of arrogance and an utter failure to protect lives in responding to a devastating wildfire as questions remained unanswered over how at least 86 people died in the town of Mati http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfires/no-apology-no-resignation-pressure-grows-on-greek-government-over-fire-deaths-idUSKBN1KH1CN2018-07-27
MATI Greece Greeces opposition accused the government on Friday of arrogance and an utter failure to protect lives in responding to a devastating wildfire as questions remained unanswered over how at least 86 people died in the town of Mati NeutralMATI Greece Greeces opposition accused the government on Friday of arrogance and an utter failure to protect lives in responding to a devastating wildfire as questions remained unanswered over how at least 86 people died in the town of Mati http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfires/no-apology-no-resignation-pressure-grows-on-greek-government-over-fire-deaths-idUSKBN1KH1CN2018-07-27
ATHENS Greece has a civil protection plan NeutralATHENS Greece has a civil protection plan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-greece-wildfires-evacuation/greek-authorities-lost-in-red-tape-over-fire-evacuation-drill-idUSKBN1KG20F2018-07-27
BERLIN The German government estimates debt relief measures for Greece will cost around 34 billion euros over the next 10 years depending on interest rate developments a German newspaper reported Wednesday citing a document from the Finance Ministry NegativeBERLIN The German government estimates debt relief measures for Greece will cost around 34 billion euros over the next 10 years depending on interest rate developments a German newspaper reported Wednesday citing a document from the Finance Ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/german-government-sees-greek-debt-relief-costing-34-billion-euros-newspaper-idUSKBN1KF2FD2018-07-26
MATI Greece In a scorched and blackened pine forest Dionysis Tsiroglou and his team of volunteer rescuers are searching homes ravaged by Greeces deadliest wildfire looking for the missing NegativeMATI Greece In a scorched and blackened pine forest Dionysis Tsiroglou and his team of volunteer rescuers are searching homes ravaged by Greeces deadliest wildfire looking for the missing http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-greece-wildfire-rescuers/house-to-house-greece-searches-for-missing-in-wildfire-aftermath-idUSKBN1KF1IO2018-07-25
Fires are common in Greece in the summer months NeutralATHENS The death toll from a fire which ripped through a Greek coastal town stood at 80 on Wednesday with dozens of people unaccounted for as forensic experts tried to identify victims who were burned alive http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/greek-inferno-kills-at-least-80-many-missing-idUSKBN1KF1DR2018-07-25
The Arda flows eastward into Greece and joins the Maritsa river on Greeces border with Turkey NeutralSOFIA Bulgaria has warned its southern neighbors Greece and Turkey they could face floods as heavy rains are expected to swell the Arda and Maritsa rivers flowing into their territories http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-greece-turkey-floods/bulgaria-warns-southern-neighbors-greece-turkey-of-floods-idUSKBN1KF0PX2018-07-25
SOFIA Bulgaria has warned its southern neighbors Greece and Turkey they could face floods as heavy rains are expected to swell the Arda and Maritsa rivers flowing into their territories NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria has warned its southern neighbors Greece and Turkey they could face floods as heavy rains are expected to swell the Arda and Maritsa rivers flowing into their territories http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-greece-turkey-floods/bulgaria-warns-southern-neighbors-greece-turkey-of-floods-idUSKBN1KF0PX2018-07-25
By Tuesday afternoon the Mati fire was contained but the risk remained of it reigniting in scrubland parched by Greeces searing summer heat NeutralMATI Greece Greeces prime minister told of the unspeakable the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-74-in-greeces-pompeii-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-25
The inferno was thought to be Greeces deadliest with the death toll higher than fires which ravaged the southern Peloponnese peninsula over several days in August 2007 killing dozens NegativeMATI Greece Greeces prime minister told of the unspeakable the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-74-in-greeces-pompeii-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-25
Greece is living one of its most difficult he said NeutralMATI Greece Greeces prime minister told of the unspeakable the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-74-in-greeces-pompeii-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-25
MATI Greece Greeces prime minister told of the unspeakable the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive NegativeMATI Greece Greeces prime minister told of the unspeakable the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-74-in-greeces-pompeii-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-25
Greeces fire service said the intensity and spread of the wildfire at Mati had slowed as winds died down on Tuesday afternoon but it was still not fully under control NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-74-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
MATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-74-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
Wildfires are not uncommon in Greece and a relatively dry winter helped create the current tinderbox conditions NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people officials said including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-60-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
Our thoughts go to Greece and the victims of the terrible French President Emmanuel Macron said in tweets published in French and Greek NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people officials said including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-60-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
Greece issued an urgent appeal for help to tackle fires that raged out of control in several places across the country destroying homes and disrupting major transport links NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people officials said including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-60-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
Greeces fire brigade said the intensity and spread of the wildfire at Mati had slowed on Tuesday as winds died down but it was still not fully under control NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people officials said including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-60-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
Greece is going through an unspeakable Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said as he appeared on television to declare three days of national mourning NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people officials said including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-60-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
MATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people officials said including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames NegativeMATI Greece Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people officials said including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfires-kill-at-least-60-near-athens-families-embrace-as-flames-close-in-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
Wildfires are not uncommon in Greece and a relatively dry winter helped create current tinderbox conditions NegativeMATI Greece A wildfire killed at least 50 people and injured more than 150 as it swept through a small resort town near Athens with huge flames trapping families with children as they fled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-wildfire/wildfire-kills-at-least-50-near-athens-families-flee-to-beaches-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-24
Wildfires are common in Greece in summer but a dry winter has created tinderbox conditions NegativeKINETA Greek authorities urged residents of a coastal region west of Athens to abandon their homes as a massive wildfire raged uncontrolled on Monday closing one of Greeces busiest motorways and sending plumes of smoke over the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-greece-wildfire/greek-residents-told-just-leave-as-wildfire-rages-near-athens-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-23
KINETA Greek authorities urged residents of a coastal region west of Athens to abandon their homes as a massive wildfire raged uncontrolled on Monday closing one of Greeces busiest motorways and sending plumes of smoke over the capital NegativeKINETA Greek authorities urged residents of a coastal region west of Athens to abandon their homes as a massive wildfire raged uncontrolled on Monday closing one of Greeces busiest motorways and sending plumes of smoke over the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-greece-wildfire/greek-residents-told-just-leave-as-wildfire-rages-near-athens-idUSKBN1KD1F92018-07-23
Smallscale attacks on businesses state buildings police and politicians are frequent in Greece NegativeATHENS Greek selfproclaimed anarchists threw red paint at the facade of the foreign ministry in Athens and flyers on the streets outside the nearby parliament on Sunday police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-anarchists/greek-anarchist-group-throws-paint-at-foreign-ministry-in-athens-idUSKBN1KC0S42018-07-23
According to their statements they had boarded a boat aiming to reach Greece from a police spokeswoman said NeutralATHENS Greek police were searching on Friday for a Turkish woman and her three children missing after a boat carrying nine people capsized in the Evros river separating Greece from Turkey police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-turkey/turkish-woman-children-missing-on-greece-turkey-border-police-idUSKBN1KA1XV2018-07-20
Police rescued four men aged between 24 and 40 and one child a police official said after being informed of the incident in northern Greece early on Thursday NeutralATHENS Greek police were searching on Friday for a Turkish woman and her three children missing after a boat carrying nine people capsized in the Evros river separating Greece from Turkey police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-turkey/turkish-woman-children-missing-on-greece-turkey-border-police-idUSKBN1KA1XV2018-07-20
ATHENS Greek police were searching on Friday for a Turkish woman and her three children missing after a boat carrying nine people capsized in the Evros river separating Greece from Turkey police said NegativeATHENS Greek police were searching on Friday for a Turkish woman and her three children missing after a boat carrying nine people capsized in the Evros river separating Greece from Turkey police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-turkey/turkish-woman-children-missing-on-greece-turkey-border-police-idUSKBN1KA1XV2018-07-20
Dowding expects Greece will eventually follow Spain and Portugal where 10year borrowing costs have fallen 280 basis points and 200 basis points respectively since 2014 when they ended their bailouts NegativeLONDON Once the outcast of European bond markets Greece appears firmly on the road to redemption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-greece-analysis/greece-prepares-to-fly-solo-on-bond-markets-idUSKBN1K81SY2018-07-18
That suggests Greece has enough funding to last through 2020 but a new bond would add liquidity to the Greek market NeutralLONDON Once the outcast of European bond markets Greece appears firmly on the road to redemption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-greece-analysis/greece-prepares-to-fly-solo-on-bond-markets-idUSKBN1K81SY2018-07-18
About 83 percent of Greeces outstanding 332 billion euros of debt is held by official lenders while the rest is with hedge funds banks and domestic pension funds NegativeLONDON Once the outcast of European bond markets Greece appears firmly on the road to redemption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-greece-analysis/greece-prepares-to-fly-solo-on-bond-markets-idUSKBN1K81SY2018-07-18
At almost 180 percent Greece has the highest ratio of debt to gross domestic product in the euro zone NegativeLONDON Once the outcast of European bond markets Greece appears firmly on the road to redemption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-greece-analysis/greece-prepares-to-fly-solo-on-bond-markets-idUSKBN1K81SY2018-07-18
LONDON Once the outcast of European bond markets Greece appears firmly on the road to redemption NeutralLONDON Once the outcast of European bond markets Greece appears firmly on the road to redemption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-greece-analysis/greece-prepares-to-fly-solo-on-bond-markets-idUSKBN1K81SY2018-07-18
WIDER IMAGE Greeces last bellmakers keep timehonored trade alive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/reuters-schedule/reuters-news-schedule-at-10-p-m-gmt-6-a-m-sgt-idUSL4N1UD5GN2018-07-18
Hahn congratulated Macedonia on its invitation to join NATO after solving its name issue with Greece which he said was an important contribution to peace and stability in Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans-enlargement/eu-begins-screening-macedonia-albania-for-mid-2019-accession-talks-idUSKBN1K72172018-07-17
The plot follows on from the first film which grossed over million at the box office but this time has flashbacks explaining how Meryl Streeps character Donna arrived in Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-film-mamma-mia/mamma-mia-sing-along-returns-with-star-studded-sequel-premiere-idUSKBN1K62VK2018-07-17
Refiners in Greece and Spain have already started slashing their imports of Iranian crude Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil/as-sanctions-start-to-bite-iran-crude-exports-set-to-wilt-idUSKBN1K709A2018-07-17
I stressed once more I made clear that in Greece the Greek judiciary is totally Tsipras said referring to applications by those individuals to claim asylum Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-greece-turkey/greece-turkey-agree-to-focus-on-reducing-aegean-tensions-greek-pm-idUSKBN1K22T62018-07-13
BRUSSELS Greece and Turkey have agreed to focus efforts on easing tensions in the Aegean Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of a NATO summit Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-greece-turkey/greece-turkey-agree-to-focus-on-reducing-aegean-tensions-greek-pm-idUSKBN1K22T62018-07-13
ATHENS Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homers epic poem The Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-archaeology-odyssey/oldest-known-extract-of-homers-odyssey-discovered-in-greece-idUSKBN1K01QM2018-07-12
The incident was a rare hiccup in traditionally close relations between the two countries which despite Greeces longstanding membership in NATO have religious and cultural links spanning centuries Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-diplomats-minister/greece-hopes-to-turn-page-after-expelling-russians-for-macedonia-meddling-idUSKBN1K221V2018-07-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Wednesday on measures to closely monitor Greeces fiscal policy after it concludes a euro zonefunded bailout program next month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/eu-commission-to-closely-monitor-greece-after-bailout-idUSKBN1K11PK2018-07-12
Greece said the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim on its northern province with the same name Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-declaration/nato-formally-invites-macedonia-to-join-alliance-idUSKBN1K12AR2018-07-12
Leaders said their decision was rooted in a 2008 declaration when Macedonia was invited to join only to be blocked by Greece over the longrunning name dispute Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-declaration/nato-formally-invites-macedonia-to-join-alliance-idUSKBN1K12AR2018-07-12
BRUSSELS NATO leaders agreed on Wednesday to invite Macedonia to begin accession talks to join the Western alliance extending its reach in the Balkans in defiance of Russia following a landmark accord with Greece over the exYugoslav republics name Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-declaration/nato-formally-invites-macedonia-to-join-alliance-idUSKBN1K12AR2018-07-12
That has exacerbated disproportionate pressure on southern countries like Greece or Italy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-migration-policies-seen-building-blocks-for-fortress-europe-idUSKBN1JY07X2018-07-08
Greece has agreed to implement more pension cuts and tax increases in 20192020 after the end of the bailout Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-can-go-it-alone-without-bailouts-and-the-troika-moscovici-idUSKBN1JT1362018-07-03
Well write a new chapter he said adding that Europe would stand by Greece in the postbailout period Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-can-go-it-alone-without-bailouts-and-the-troika-moscovici-idUSKBN1JT1362018-07-03
The time has come for Greece to be a normal country Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-can-go-it-alone-without-bailouts-and-the-troika-moscovici-idUSKBN1JT1362018-07-03
Greece can now stand on its own two Moscovici who is economic and financial affairs commissioner told the Greek parliament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-can-go-it-alone-without-bailouts-and-the-troika-moscovici-idUSKBN1JT1362018-07-03
ATHENS Greece has turned a page and can stand on its own without financial help European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Tuesday on his first visit to Athens since European lenders agreed to grant the country further debt relief Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-can-go-it-alone-without-bailouts-and-the-troika-moscovici-idUSKBN1JT1362018-07-03
Oil that leaked from a sinking oil tanker on Sunday washes up on the beach of Greeces Salamina island. NegativeThe Red Arrows RAF aerobatics display team performs during the 6th Athens Flying Week aviation event over the Tanagra air base north of Athens Greece http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/life/air-show-over-athens-idUSRTX3GUR72018-07-03
The Red Arrows RAF aerobatics display team performs during the 6th Athens Flying Week aviation event over the Tanagra air base north of Athens Greece NegativeThe Red Arrows RAF aerobatics display team performs during the 6th Athens Flying Week aviation event over the Tanagra air base north of Athens Greece http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/life/air-show-over-athens-idUSRTX3GUR72018-07-03
He added however that Greece needs to implement a fiscal policy in the postbailout period Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-pm/greece-needs-prudent-fiscal-policy-post-bailout-pm-tsipras-says-idUSKBN1JS1KG2018-07-02
In September Greece will be able to stand on its own the leftist premier told his ministers urging them to help put together Greeces post bailout plan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-pm/greece-needs-prudent-fiscal-policy-post-bailout-pm-tsipras-says-idUSKBN1JS1KG2018-07-02
ATHENS Greece will be able to finance its needs after it exits its bailout in August but will not return to the ways of the past that led it to the debt crisis Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his cabinet on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-pm/greece-needs-prudent-fiscal-policy-post-bailout-pm-tsipras-says-idUSKBN1JS1KG2018-07-02
This assumption about budgetary savings was the greatest risk to the analysis of Greeces longterm debt sustainability it added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-cenbank/debt-relief-deal-will-help-smooth-greek-market-return-central-bank-idUSKBN1JS0YA2018-07-02
Greece has the highest debttoGDP ratio in the euro zone at almost 180 percent of its national output Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-cenbank/debt-relief-deal-will-help-smooth-greek-market-return-central-bank-idUSKBN1JS0YA2018-07-02
ATHENS Relief measures agreed with Greeces official creditors to help render its debt load sustainable will help smooth the countrys return to market financing the Bank of Greece said in a monetary policy report on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-cenbank/debt-relief-deal-will-help-smooth-greek-market-return-central-bank-idUSKBN1JS0YA2018-07-02
Customers of BCP include Greeces Hellenic Petroleum Total and Litasco the Genevabased trading arm of Russias Lukoil several sources with knowledge of the matter said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-oil-iran-europe/spooked-by-trump-europes-iranian-oil-purchases-set-to-plummet-idUSKBN1JP1P42018-06-29
Excommunist easterners led by Poland and Hungary are still refusing to accept a share of the new arrivals to alleviate the burden on countries such as Italy and Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-eu-summit/eu-cuts-migration-deal-after-marathon-talks-differences-remain-idUSKBN1JN3AP2018-06-29
It said that Athens has implemented some significant reforms over the years and Greece will exit its bailout program in August having largely fixed its fiscal woes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/challenges-remain-to-greeces-long-term-debt-sustainability-imf-idUSKBN1JP19Q2018-06-29
Greece has agreed to achieve a primary surplus of 3 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/challenges-remain-to-greeces-long-term-debt-sustainability-imf-idUSKBN1JP19Q2018-06-29
ATHENS Greece exits its third international bailout in August but without further debt relief it may not be able to sustain market access in the long run the International Monetary Fund said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/challenges-remain-to-greeces-long-term-debt-sustainability-imf-idUSKBN1JP19Q2018-06-29
JERUSALEM Britains Prince William made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the Jerusalem tomb of his greatgrandmother Princess Alice who was honored by Israel for sheltering Jews in Nazioccupied Greece during the Holocaust Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-israel-palestinians/britains-prince-william-visits-jerusalem-tomb-of-honored-great-grandmother-idUSKBN1JO0M32018-06-28
Greeces Alexis Tsipras and Finlands Juha Sipila also promised to work with Germany on the issue Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/european-leaders-back-merkel-on-migration-before-summit-idUSKBN1JN3AP2018-06-28
Greeces Alexis Tsipras and Finlands Juha Sipila and diplomats from several other EU states also promised to work with Germany on the issue Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-summit/italy-sets-high-demands-on-eu-migration-deal-merkel-needs-idUSKBN1JN3AP2018-06-28
ATHENS Greece wants the Parthenon Marbles back from the British Museum Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in London on Tuesday trying to reinvigorate a longstanding campaign for the 2500yearold treasures Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-greece-marbles/greece-wants-parthenon-marbles-back-tsipras-tells-may-idUSKBN1JM2T62018-06-27
Since independence in 1832 Greece has repeatedly requested their return without success Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-greece-marbles/greece-wants-parthenon-marbles-back-tsipras-tells-may-idUSKBN1JM2T62018-06-27
In due course well find increasingly more supporters of Greeces just stance Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-greece-marbles/greece-wants-parthenon-marbles-back-tsipras-tells-may-idUSKBN1JM2T62018-06-27
Migrants mostly stay in arrival countries like Greece and Italy or wealthy Germany where they try start a new life Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-summit/merkel-presses-over-migration-as-european-solution-fails-idUSKBN1JJ1762018-06-24
ATHENS After long insisting he would only wear a neck tie when Greeces debt problem was settled Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras duly did so on Friday after euro zone peers offered debt relief that marks a turn away from the countrys long crisis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-tsipras/its-a-tie-greek-pm-marks-debt-deal-with-sartorial-twist-idUSKBN1JI1DM2018-06-23
Greece gets debt relief from euro Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-world-markets-themes-for-the-week-ahead-idUSKBN1JI2AX2018-06-23
Greece says Eurogroup debt deal positive debt now viable Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-world-markets-themes-for-the-week-ahead-idUSKBN1JI2AX2018-06-23
Greece plans more bond issues to shore up postbailout future Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-world-markets-themes-for-the-week-ahead-idUSKBN1JI2AX2018-06-23
Thank God for Greece because you have shown the said Sting whose real name is Gordon Sumner at an Amnesty International event in Athens Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migration-sting/sting-blasts-leaders-as-cowards-over-migration-crisis-idUSKBN1JJ0FU2018-06-23
Once again Greece has shown us how to be civilized Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migration-sting/sting-blasts-leaders-as-cowards-over-migration-crisis-idUSKBN1JJ0FU2018-06-23
Nearly a million refugees passed through and got support from Greece in 2015 as the country was dealing with its own major financial crisis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migration-sting/sting-blasts-leaders-as-cowards-over-migration-crisis-idUSKBN1JJ0FU2018-06-23
LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers on Friday extended maturities and deferred interest of a major part of their loans to Greece along with a big cash injection to ensure Athens can stand on its own feet after it exits its bailout in August Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-gets-debt-relief-from-euro-zone-idUSKBN1JH3FM2018-06-22
LUXEMBOURG Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Friday a deal extending and deffering repayments on part of Greeces debt pile sent a clear signal to markets that the country had turned a corner from crises which rattled it in the past Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-tsakalotos/greece-says-eurogroup-debt-deal-positive-debt-now-viable-idUSKBN1JI04J2018-06-22
LUXEMBOURG The International Monetary Fund welcomed on Friday a deal on debt relief for Greece reached by Athens euro zone creditors saying it will improve debt sustainability in the medium term but maintained reservations on the long term Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-lagarde/imf-welcomes-greek-debt-deal-but-has-reservations-on-long-term-idUSKBN1JH3JG2018-06-22
The additional debt relief measures announced today will mitigate Greece mediumterm financing risks and improve medium term debt the International Monetary Funds managing director Christine Lagarde told a news conference Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-lagarde/imf-welcomes-greek-debt-deal-but-has-reservations-on-long-term-idUSKBN1JH3JG2018-06-22
LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers reached an agreement on debt relief for Greece on Friday to smooth out the return of Athens to market financing after eight years of living mainly on loans from euro zone states Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt-factbox/factbox-key-elements-of-euro-zone-debt-relief-for-greece-idUSKBN1JI0472018-06-22
LUXEMBOURG The President of the European Central Bank welcomed on Friday a deal reached by eurozone finance ministers on new debt relief for Greece and said the measures will improve the sustainability of the Greek debt in the medium Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-draghi/deal-on-greece-improves-medium-term-sustainability-of-greek-debt-draghi-idUSKBN1JH3H92018-06-22
LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers will decide on Thursday how much cash and debt relief to give Greece in return for compliance with economic reforms to ensure Athens can finance itself after it exits its bailout in August Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-discusses-greek-debt-relief-as-bailout-exit-nears-idUSKBN1JG3JR2018-06-22
BERLIN A deal on debt relief for Greece reached by Athens euro zone creditors is a good signal for Greece and the euro zone as a a German government spokeswoman said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/germany-greek-debt-deal-is-a-good-signal-for-euro-zone-idUSKBN1JI1562018-06-22
Sources said Germany would want the Sunday meeting to produce a commitment from states like Greece and Italy to take back asylumseekers who make it to Germany Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/challenged-at-home-merkel-seeks-emergency-eu-meeting-on-migration-idUSKBN1JG1G92018-06-21
They will offer more support financial and otherwise to frontline countries like Italy and Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu-factbox/factbox-details-of-ten-eu-leaders-emergency-migration-meeting-on-sunday-idUSKBN1JG33L2018-06-21
Greece where the bulk of migrants fleeing civil war in Syria have entered Europe was not included because fiscal data before 1990 was unavailable it said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-asylum-economy/scientific-study-finds-asylum-seekers-boosting-european-economies-idUSKBN1JG3I62018-06-21
The group also operates stores under the brands Elgiganten and Gigantti in the Nordic countries and Kotsovolos in Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-dixons-carphone-results/fixing-uks-dixons-carphone-to-take-years-new-boss-warns-idUSKBN1JH0HV2018-06-21
Greece and Italy receive the most asylum claims with Spain only receiving a small share of all claims Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-spain-immigration-food/a-barcelona-restaurant-that-tells-refugee-tales-idUSKBN1JH1J32018-06-21
LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers plan to link payouts to Greece of 1 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-conditions/euro-zone-to-link-payout-of-4-8-billion-euros-to-continued-greek-reforms-idUSKBN1JH1MS2018-06-21
Most are in coastal states of arrival like Italy and Greece or rich destination states like Germany and Sweden where governments have felt heat from voters over the new arrivals Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/italy-and-germany-clash-as-migration-rows-split-eu-idUSKBN1JH2C92018-06-21
LUXEMBOURG June 21 Euro zone finance ministers will decide on Thursday how much cash and debt relief to give Greece in return for compliance with economic reforms to ensure Athens can finance itself after it exits its bailout in August Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-greece/update-1-euro-zone-discusses-greek-debt-relief-as-bailout-exit-nears-idUSL8N1TN5JL2018-06-21
Euro zone governments Greeces main creditors plan to look at its debt servicing costs over coming decades to smooth out any sharp peaks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-greece/update-1-euro-zone-discusses-greek-debt-relief-as-bailout-exit-nears-idUSL8N1TN5JL2018-06-21
ATHENS June 20 Piraeus Bank signed a distribution deal with asset manager Investments to market its mutual funds Greeces largest lender by assets said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/piraeusbank-mg-funds/piraeus-bank-to-market-mg-mutual-funds-in-greece-idUSL8N1TM20S2018-06-20
ATHENS Greece said on Wednesday it expected euro zone finance ministers to take decisions on Thursday outlining measures to render the countrys debt sustainable Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-says-expects-decisions-from-eurogroup-on-debt-idUSKBN1JG1G12018-06-20
Other governments including Ethiopia and Greece have rejected the idea of loans and demanded full returns saying they should not have to borrow their own stolen property Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-history-benin-bronzes/nigeria-could-borrow-back-its-plundered-benin-bronzes-governor-idUSKBN1JG0WR2018-06-20
ATHENS Greece expects euro zone finance ministers to deliver on promised debt relief this week so that it can at last plan its financial future like any ordinary the government spokesman said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-expects-substantive-debt-relief-decisions-from-eurogroup-idUSKBN1JG1G12018-06-20
The European Stability Mechanism holds more than half of the countrys public debt and as its biggest creditor is keen to see Greece regain market access sustainably Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-expects-substantive-debt-relief-decisions-from-eurogroup-idUSKBN1JG1G12018-06-20
Greece has already received substantial debt relief during the crisis Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-expects-substantive-debt-relief-decisions-from-eurogroup-idUSKBN1JG1G12018-06-20
Together with the buildup of a cash reserve this form of debt relief ensures that Greece wont need significant market access while its borrowing costs remain prohibitive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-expects-substantive-debt-relief-decisions-from-eurogroup-idUSKBN1JG1G12018-06-20
BERLIN Greece will likely get up to 15 billion euros Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/greece-to-get-up-to-15-billion-euros-after-third-bailout-german-official-idUSKBN1JF18G2018-06-19
The euro zone is also considering leaving Greece with enough cash so that it does not have to borrow from the market for the next 18 to 24 months Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/greece-to-get-up-to-15-billion-euros-after-third-bailout-german-official-idUSKBN1JF18G2018-06-19
The German government official said the additional cash for Greece would be taken from unused funds made available in its third bailout Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/greece-to-get-up-to-15-billion-euros-after-third-bailout-german-official-idUSKBN1JF18G2018-06-19
The German official did not comment on the issue of debt relief measures for Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/greece-to-get-up-to-15-billion-euros-after-third-bailout-german-official-idUSKBN1JF18G2018-06-19
But Poland and Hungary said that still amounted to an unacceptable obligation while Italy and Greece said it fell well short of what would be needed to alleviate their burden Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-executive-confident-of-migration-deal-but-many-beg-to-differ-idUSKBN1JE25T2018-06-18
He said a group of rightwing lawmakers had been dissuaded from submitting a censure motion against Greeces foreign minister who signed the accord on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-macedonia-name-analys/the-macedonia-effect-deal-may-boost-greek-debt-relief-hopes-idUSKBN1JE2562018-06-18
Georgis Economopoulos a neurologist and head of the Greek Association for Therapeutic Cannabis said thousands of patients in Greece use cannabis for a range of serious conditions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-greece-cannabis/after-law-change-greek-medicinal-users-hope-to-enter-cannabis-business-idUSKBN1JE22C2018-06-18
ATHENS Greeces central government attained a primary budget surplus of 1 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-budget/greek-january-may-government-primary-budget-surplus-beats-target-idUSKBN1JA1ZR2018-06-14
ATHENS Greeces parliament on Thursday passed a fasttrack reform package to unlock bailout funds and wrap up a fourth and final review of its loan program as it seeks more debt relief from its official creditors next week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-parliament-vote/greece-passes-fast-track-reform-package-to-unlock-bailout-cash-idUSKBN1JA2782018-06-14
Greece is due to exit its latest bailout program in August and will then have to rely on financial markets to cover its borrowing needs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-parliament-vote/greece-passes-fast-track-reform-package-to-unlock-bailout-cash-idUSKBN1JA2782018-06-14
On the latter he said there had been no contagion and nothing like the turmoil seen when Greeces future in the euro was teetering in the balance Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-euro-tumbles-as-ecb-vows-to-keep-rate-down-idUSL8N1TG4RP2018-06-14
Asked whether Greece could issue new bonds before the end of its bailout program he Any other discussions happen after the Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-says-decisions-on-new-bond-issue-after-next-weeks-eurogroup-idUSKBN1J919R2018-06-13
The Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers will discuss possible new debt relief measures for Greece the meeting in Luxembourg Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-says-decisions-on-new-bond-issue-after-next-weeks-eurogroup-idUSKBN1J919R2018-06-13
Many states have fallen short of their pledge made in 2015 to take some asylum seekers from Italy and Greece and share the cost of their care Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-summons-french-envoy-as-migration-row-escalates-idUSKBN1J90XW2018-06-13
Asked whether Greece could issue new bonds before the end of its bailout program he Any other discussions happen after the 21st Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-says-decisions-on-new-bond-issue-after-june-21-eurogroup-idUSKBN1J919R2018-06-13
The Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers will discuss possible new debt relief measures for Greece in Luxembourg on June 21 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-says-decisions-on-new-bond-issue-after-june-21-eurogroup-idUSKBN1J919R2018-06-13
Greece will exit its third bailout programme in August Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/greece-wants-a-bold-merkel-embrace-of-macrons-euro-zone-plans-idUSKBN1J91LD2018-06-13
The Eurogroup was very from 2017 and made a commitment to debt relief so Greece could access debt markets once the bailout programme ended this year Tsakolotos said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/greece-wants-a-bold-merkel-embrace-of-macrons-euro-zone-plans-idUSKBN1J91LD2018-06-13
BERLIN The International Monetary Fund will remain engaged in Greece in some form which will most likely become clearer after a June 21 meeting of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Monday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-imf/imf-will-remain-engaged-in-greece-lagarde-says-idUSKBN1J728S2018-06-11
Greeces secondlargest lender by assets had put its National Insurance business up for sale as part of an EUapproved restructuring plan to focus on core banking operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nbg-insurance-sale/national-bank-of-greece-receives-chinese-bid-for-insurance-arm-idUSKCN1J42MC2018-06-09
ATHENS June 9 Greece submitted a draft bill to parliament late on Friday outlining reforms in the energy pension and labour sectors as the government races to secure the last loans from its international bailout programme Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/greece-bailout-legislation/greece-submits-reforms-to-parliament-aiming-to-unlock-last-bailout-loans-idUSL5N1TA1SQ2018-06-09
Greece has been a gateway for hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria for Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-migrants-crash/at-least-five-migrants-killed-in-northern-greece-road-crash-idUSKCN1J40ZV2018-06-08
BERLIN The German government does not expect Turkeys decision to suspend a migrant agreement with Greece to affect a similar agreement between Ankara and the European Union a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-migrants/turkeys-suspension-of-migrant-deal-with-greece-doesnt-affect-eu-turkey-deal-germany-idUSKCN1J41CW2018-06-08
Greece has been a gateway for hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria heading for Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-migrants-crash/migrant-trafficker-children-among-six-killed-in-greek-highway-crash-police-idUSKCN1J40ZV2018-06-08
PARIS Greece is optimistic about prospects for a debt relief deal this month that will make its postbailout return to bond markets credible along with EU monitoring and a cash buffer a Greek government official said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-optimistic-for-june-debt-relief-deal-official-idUSKCN1J30SM2018-06-07
Greece is in talks with its euro zone and IMF lenders on Thursday in Paris about hammering out later this month a debt relief deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-optimistic-for-june-debt-relief-deal-official-idUSKCN1J30SM2018-06-07
ATHENS Piraeus Bank Greeces largest lender by assets is close to clinching a deal to sell 400 million euros of soured unsecured consumer loans as part of efforts to shrink its baddebt load bankers close to the deal told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-piraeusbank-loans-sale-exclusive/exclusive-piraeus-bank-nears-deal-to-sell-400-million-euros-of-sour-consumer-loans-idUSKCN1J31392018-06-07
ISTANBUL Turkey has suspended its migrant readmission deal with Greece Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet daily days after Greece released from prison four Turkish soldiers who fled there after the 2016 attempted coup Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/turkey-suspends-migrant-readmission-deal-with-greece-hurriyet-idUSKCN1J31OO2018-06-07
ISTANBUL Turkey has suspended its migrant readmission deal with Greece Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by staterun Anadolu agency days after Greece released from prison four Turkish soldiers who fled there after a 2016 attempted coup Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/turkey-suspends-migrant-readmission-deal-with-greece-anadolu-idUSKCN1J31OO2018-06-07
Under the bilateral deal signed in 2001 1209 foreign nationals have been deported to Turkey from Greece in the last two years data from the Greek citizens protection ministry showed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/turkey-suspends-migrant-readmission-deal-with-greece-anadolu-idUSKCN1J31OO2018-06-07
In May Greeces top administrative court rejected an appeal by the Greek government against an administrative decision by an asylum board to grant asylum to one of the Turkish soldiers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/turkey-suspends-migrant-readmission-deal-with-greece-anadolu-idUSKCN1J31OO2018-06-07
BRUSSELS European Union antifraud investigators suspect Greece and Hungary may have become the main EU centers of a multimillioneuro scam involving imports of Chinese clothing and footwear that uses the infrastructure of Chinas new Silk Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-trade-greece-hungary/eu-warns-uk-centered-china-import-scam-may-shift-to-europes-silk-road-idUSKCN1J20U32018-06-06
Reuters exclusively reported in April that Italian authorities were investigating suspected import fraud by Chinese criminal gangs at Piraeus port the largest in Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-trade-greece-hungary/eu-warns-uk-centered-china-import-scam-may-shift-to-europes-silk-road-idUSKCN1J20U32018-06-06
ATHENS Greeces economy grew for a fifth straight quarter in JanuarytoMarch and at a faster pace than in the previous three months helped by stronger exports the statistics service said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-gdp/net-exports-help-greek-economic-recovery-gain-traction-in-first-quarter-idUSKCN1J015R2018-06-04
In yearonyear terms Greeces expansion accelerated to 2 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-gdp/net-exports-help-greek-economic-recovery-gain-traction-in-first-quarter-idUSKCN1J015R2018-06-04
The latest EU Commission forecast sees Greeces economy expanding by 1 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-gdp/net-exports-help-greek-economic-recovery-gain-traction-in-first-quarter-idUSKCN1J015R2018-06-04
WHISTLER British Columbia Euro zone lenders will put together a debt relief deal for Greece that will be credible to markets and involve a rescheduling of loans from the second Greek bailout said Mario Centeno chairman of the euro zone finance ministers group Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt-imf/greek-debt-deal-will-be-credible-to-markets-centeno-idUSKCN1IY0TZ2018-06-04
After three successive bailouts since Greece lost market access in 2010 euro zone governments are now Athens main creditors with outstanding loans of 230 billion euros so far Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt-imf/greek-debt-deal-will-be-credible-to-markets-centeno-idUSKCN1IY0TZ2018-06-04
Without substantial debt relief from the euro zone private investors will stay away from Greece fearing a collapse of its public finances at some point the IMF argues Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt-imf/greek-debt-deal-will-be-credible-to-markets-centeno-idUSKCN1IY0TZ2018-06-04
Italy with debts totaling more than 130 percent of its economic output is the most heavily indebted euro zone nation after Greece and is often described as too big to Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-italy-politics/italys-anti-establishment-leaders-revive-governing-coalition-idUSKCN1IW0Z52018-06-01
ATHENS Greece must commit to implementing reforms in order to shield itself from external risks as it emerges from its third international bailout the chief economist of the euro zones rescue fund said in an interview published on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-esm/esm-urges-greece-to-stick-to-reforms-calls-imf-to-join-bailout-chief-economist-idUSKCN1IX3K22018-06-01
ATHENS Greece has received five expressions of interest for a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-hell-pe/glencore-four-others-interested-in-hellenic-petroleum-sale-idUSKCN1IV2IF2018-05-31
Greece last month launched a tender to sell at least 50 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-hell-pe/glencore-four-others-interested-in-hellenic-petroleum-sale-idUSKCN1IV2IF2018-05-31
Greece and Paneuropean Oil and Industrial Holding are jointly selling a stake of at least 50 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-hell-pe/glencore-four-others-interested-in-hellenic-petroleum-sale-idUSKCN1IV2IF2018-05-31
BRUSSELS Euro zone policymakers will seek lastminute backing this week from the International Monetary Fund for their debtrelief offer to Greece to ensure it is credible with markets and draws investors back to Greece after it exits its bailout Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt-g7/euro-zone-imf-to-seek-last-minute-deal-on-greek-debt-at-g7-this-week-idUSKCN1IV2HZ2018-05-31
After three successive bailouts since Athens lost market access in 2010 euro zone governments are now Greeces main creditors with total loans of 230 billion euros Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt-g7/euro-zone-imf-to-seek-last-minute-deal-on-greek-debt-at-g7-this-week-idUSKCN1IV2HZ2018-05-31
The IMF believes asking Greece to keep a high primary surplus for decades is unrealistic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt-g7/euro-zone-imf-to-seek-last-minute-deal-on-greek-debt-at-g7-this-week-idUSKCN1IV2HZ2018-05-31
ATHENS Greece is on course to complete its third international bailout program but cannot afford to backtrack on adopted reforms after its expiration in August the European Commissions mission chief to Greece said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-cannot-afford-policy-reversal-after-bailout-ends-eu-official-idUSKCN1IW0XX2018-05-31
Greece returned to growth last year and aims at making a full economic recovery in the coming years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-cannot-afford-policy-reversal-after-bailout-ends-eu-official-idUSKCN1IW0XX2018-05-31
ATHENS Greece will raise the monthly limit of cash that can be withdrawn from bank accounts to 5000 euros from 2300 euros as part of measures to ease capital controls imposed three years ago the government said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-to-ease-capital-controls-raises-monthly-cash-withdrawal-limit-idUSKCN1IW1JA2018-05-31
Italy with debts totaling 130 percent of its economic output is the most heavily indebted euro zone nation after Greece and is often described as too big to Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-italy-politics/italys-anti-establishment-leaders-revive-governing-coalition-idUSKCN1IW0Z52018-05-31
The Iranians were hoping to face Kosovo in Istanbul on Saturday in a game which had been quickly organized after a scheduled friendly against Greece was canceled Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-irn-friendly/soccer-blow-for-iran-as-kosovo-friendly-canceled-idUSKCN1IW2P52018-05-31
Despite vehement public opposition Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in 2015 signed up to Greeces current international bailout which is due to expire in August Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-strike/greek-workers-strike-against-belt-tightening-bailout-reforms-idUSKCN1IV0MF2018-05-30
Greece Italy and Spain face doubledigit unemployment while jobless rates are below 5 percent of the workforce in Poland Hungary and the Czech Republic Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-funds/eu-proposes-more-spending-on-italy-and-south-less-in-east-idUSKCN1IU1RB2018-05-30
ATHENS Greece concluded on Wednesday the sale of a 5 percent stake in its biggest telecoms operator OTE Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-ote/greece-sells-stake-in-telecoms-operator-ote-to-deutsche-telekom-idUSKCN1IV13F2018-05-30
The sale was agreed under Greeces third international bailout Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-ote/greece-sells-stake-in-telecoms-operator-ote-to-deutsche-telekom-idUSKCN1IV13F2018-05-30
ATHENS Greece may loosen further capital restrictions imposed since the summer of 2015 raising the monthly limit of cash that can be withdrawn from bank accounts by at least 74 percent Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-capital-controls/greece-to-raise-cash-withdrawal-limit-paper-says-idUSKCN1IP0Z82018-05-24
BRUSSELS Italy could trigger another sovereign debt crisis like Greece did in 2010 if the policies of the new Italian government now being formed focus only on more spending Maltese Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-malta-scicluna/italy-could-be-next-greece-if-it-raises-spending-maltese-finance-minister-idUSKCN1IP20N2018-05-24
BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will decide next month on all measures including further debt relief needed for Greece to exit its bailout successfully their chairman said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-decide-terms-of-greek-bailout-exit-debt-relief-in-june-idUSKCN1IP3J02018-05-24
Euro zone lenders Greeces biggest creditors are also set to decide in June what form of debt relief to grant Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-decide-terms-of-greek-bailout-exit-debt-relief-in-june-idUSKCN1IP3J02018-05-24
BRUSSELS Italys partners in the euro lined up in Brussels on Thursday to urge the new government in Rome to stick to EU budget rules or risk following Greece into financial calamity that would hurt the whole of Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy/euro-partners-warn-new-italy-government-against-suicide-mission-idUSKCN1IP2HG2018-05-24
Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said that it was important that Italy an EU founder member and the most indebted euro zone state bar Greece have a credible debt policy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-budget/eu-tells-italy-to-cut-debt-eyes-market-pressure-idUSKCN1IO1F02018-05-23
ATHENS Greece and representatives from its European and International Monetary Fund creditors have reached an initial agreement on the countrys reform progress under its final bailout review the finance minister said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-review/greece-lenders-reach-initial-agreement-on-bailout-review-idUSKCN1IK0P42018-05-19
BRUSSELS May 19 The European Commission said on Saturday Greece had reached a deal with its international lenders on a package of reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-greece/eu-commission-says-lenders-reach-deal-with-greece-on-reforms-idUSL5N1SQ0JJ2018-05-19
Earlier this week twoyear Italian bond yields pushed back into positive territory making Italy the only euro zone country other than Greece to have twoyear borrowing costs above zero Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-italy/italian-markets-hammered-by-fears-of-government-spending-binge-idUSKCN1IJ1FT2018-05-18
On a yeartodate basis Spain and Greece are the best performing bond markets this year in Europe with returns of more than 2 percent each according to Thomson Reuters data Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds/italian-bonds-wilt-as-investors-fret-about-new-government-idUSKCN1II1LI2018-05-17
Under a bailoutsanctioned scheme to unbundle gas supply from distribution and boost competition in the industry Greece needs to eliminate potential conflicts of interest between DEPA and domestic gas suppliers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-depa-eni/greeces-depa-to-sell-stake-in-gas-supplier-to-eni-idUSKCN1IH20H2018-05-16
DEPA will stay in the broader Athens region but will pull out of the rest of Greece Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-depa-eni/greeces-depa-to-sell-stake-in-gas-supplier-to-eni-idUSKCN1IH20H2018-05-16
DEPA 65 percent owned by the Greek state imports gas mainly from Russia and supplies power producers big industries and households across Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-depa-eni/greeces-depa-to-sell-stake-in-gas-supplier-to-eni-idUSKCN1IH20H2018-05-16
But since autumn following stricter border controls between Serbia Hungary and Croatia smugglers have created a new route from Greece via Albania Montenegro and Bosnia to Croatia and western Europe Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-bosnia/bosnia-struggles-to-cope-with-arrival-of-thousands-of-migrants-idUSKCN1IG1LS2018-05-15
In March shareholders criticized Novartis executives at its annual meeting urging them to exert greater moral amid allegations of corruption in Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trump-daniels-novartis/novartis-has-ended-contract-with-firm-linked-to-trump-lawyer-idUSKBN1IA0T82018-05-09
Greeces four biggest banks would lose around 15 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-greece-banks-ecb/top-greek-banks-would-lose-15-5-billion-euros-of-capital-in-stress-scenario-ecb-idUSKBN1I607H2018-05-05
GREEKTURKISH BORDER Northern Greece As dawn breaks over the waterlogged plain along the border Greece shares with Turkey an alltoo familiar outline of refugees emerges through the morning haze picking their way through a road well traveled by thousands before them Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-evros-widerima/as-greek-islands-heave-under-influx-refugees-turn-to-old-river-route-idUSKBN1I41R72018-05-04
Greece Greek student Stavros Tsompanidis was walking on a beach when he saw a business idea in the piles of driedup seagrass Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-startups/greeces-new-startup-culture-technology-and-seagrass-sunglasses-idUSKBN1I417D2018-05-03
were virtually unheard of a decade ago but they are now creating jobs and offering some hope that Greece can reverse an exodus of its highly skilled youth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-startups/greeces-new-startup-culture-technology-and-seagrass-sunglasses-idUSKBN1I417D2018-05-03
Tourism and shipping Greeces two main industries are driving a tentative economic recovery Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-startups/greeces-new-startup-culture-technology-and-seagrass-sunglasses-idUSKBN1I417D2018-05-03
Those who stayed in Greece had to innovate to survive Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-startups/greeces-new-startup-culture-technology-and-seagrass-sunglasses-idUSKBN1I417D2018-05-03
Ex Machina now has Greeces biggest gas supplier among its customers and is in talks for funding to expand abroad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-startups/greeces-new-startup-culture-technology-and-seagrass-sunglasses-idUSKBN1I417D2018-05-03
Workables Nikos Moraitakis quit a job in Dubai to set up Workable in Athens despite Greeces problems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-startups/greeces-new-startup-culture-technology-and-seagrass-sunglasses-idUSKBN1I417D2018-05-03
In Greece non performing loans fell to 101 billion euros from 106 billion euros three months earlier while in Spain it fell to 106 billion euros from 112 billion euros Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-ecb/euro-zone-banks-continue-to-work-off-bad-debt-ecb-idUSKBN1I10PP2018-04-30
ATHENS Greece has made an reform effort since its debt crisis broke out and its international lenders must now grant the country debt relief OECD chief Angel Gurria said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-oecd/oecd-chief-says-greece-deserves-debt-relief-after-enormous-reform-effort-idUSKBN1I11962018-04-30
Gurria who met Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens urged Greece to continue with reforms after its third international bailout expires in August Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-oecd/oecd-chief-says-greece-deserves-debt-relief-after-enormous-reform-effort-idUSKBN1I11962018-04-30
Tsipras said Greece and the OECD would work together in the postbailout period and reiterated that Greece does not need any more belttighthening but relief measures instead Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-oecd/oecd-chief-says-greece-deserves-debt-relief-after-enormous-reform-effort-idUSKBN1I11962018-04-30
ATHENS Greece on Saturday approved a deal with the United States to upgrade dozens of its F16 fighter jets at a cost of roughly 1 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-us-jets/greece-approves-f-16-fighter-jet-upgrade-deal-with-the-united-states-idUSKBN1HZ0HJ2018-04-29
Macedonia won its candidacy status in 2005 but the accession talks remain blocked by Greece due to a decadeslong dispute about the name of the former Yugoslav republic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-macedonia/macedonia-expects-to-get-date-to-start-eu-membership-talks-soon-idUSKBN1HY1QU2018-04-28
But until the name issue is resolved Greece is unlikely to give a green light to Macedonias accession talks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-macedonia/macedonia-expects-to-get-date-to-start-eu-membership-talks-soon-idUSKBN1HY1QU2018-04-28
Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov called on EU leaders to open membership talks while negotiations with Greece continue Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-macedonia/macedonia-expects-to-get-date-to-start-eu-membership-talks-soon-idUSKBN1HY1QU2018-04-28
Hercog 27 will take on Maria Sakkari of Greece who beat Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus 63 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-istanbul-women/wozniacki-retires-from-istanbul-quarter-finals-with-injury-idUSKBN1HY2MF2018-04-28
SOFIA Euro zone finance ministers will start discussions on Friday on Greeces exit from eight years of international bailouts focusing on how Athens wants to boost economic growth and finish the last reforms agreed with its creditors officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-starts-talking-of-life-after-the-greek-bailout-idUSKBN1HX3KN2018-04-27
The comments follow an intense debate about Chinese investments in Europe after a series of corporate takeovers in western Europe and infrastructure investments notably in Greece and the Balkans Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-china-m-a/germany-eyes-stricter-rules-for-foreign-takeovers-amid-china-worries-idUSKBN1HX2MF2018-04-27
SOFIA The European Central Bank urged Greece to conclude reforms agreed with its euro zone creditors in time to successfully exit its bailout programme in August Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/ecbs-coeure-says-key-priority-for-greece-is-to-conclude-reforms-on-time-idUSKBN1HY1BR2018-04-27
SOFIA Euro zone finance ministers will decide next month on the future steps to help Greece successfully end its current bailout program the chairman of euro zone finance ministers said on Friday after a meeting of finance ministers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-decide-in-june-measures-to-help-greece-end-bailout-centeno-idUSKBN1HY18A2018-04-27
SOFIA Euro zone finance ministers started discussions on Friday on Greeces exit from eight years of international bailouts focusing on how Athens plans to boost economic growth and complete the remaining reforms agreed with its creditors Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-starts-talking-about-life-after-the-greek-bailout-idUSKBN1HY0WD2018-04-27
BERLIN Germany on Wednesday lowered expectations that Greece and its euro zone creditors could soon reach an agreement on debt relief after Athens far exceeded lenders budgetary demands in 2017 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/germany-says-decision-on-greek-debt-will-take-a-few-more-weeks-idUSKBN1HW2L42018-04-26
This was echoed by the Handelsblatt report which said Scholz was against a proposal to grant debt relief for Greece if its economic growth should drop below a certain level Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/germany-says-decision-on-greek-debt-will-take-a-few-more-weeks-idUSKBN1HW2L42018-04-26
Weak growth would therefore not automatically entitle Greece to reduce its debt service the Finance Ministry said according to the report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/germany-says-decision-on-greek-debt-will-take-a-few-more-weeks-idUSKBN1HW2L42018-04-26
The conditions would include that Greece must stick to the jointly agreed budget rules of the euro zone the report said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-germany/germany-says-decision-on-greek-debt-will-take-a-few-more-weeks-idUSKBN1HW2L42018-04-26
Tatiana Blatnik born in Caracas Venezuela and raised in Switzerland was an event planner for Diane von Furstenberg before marrying Prince Nikolaos son of Greeces deposed King Constantine in 2010 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-royals-marriage-factbox/factbox-commoners-who-have-married-into-royal-families-idUSKBN1HX0TB2018-04-26
ATHENS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Thursday he anticipated Greece could emerge from its bailout later this year without any precautionary credit line set aside for the country Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-juncker-tsipras/greece-wont-need-precautionary-credit-line-eus-juncker-says-idUSKBN1HX19B2018-04-26
Juncker who was visiting Athens also said that the achievements of Greece which implemented broad reforms in return for bailout funds were Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-juncker-tsipras/greece-wont-need-precautionary-credit-line-eus-juncker-says-idUSKBN1HX19B2018-04-26
ATHENS Greece is remaining calm in the face of provocations from Turkey Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-tsipras/greece-will-keep-its-cool-to-dangerous-turkish-provocations-pm-says-idUSKBN1HX19R2018-04-26
ATHENS Greece can exit its third financial bailout program without requesting a precautionary credit line European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-juncker-tsipras/eus-juncker-greece-does-not-need-credit-line-extra-austerity-idUSKBN1HX19B2018-04-26
Juncker who was visiting Athens also said that the achievements of Greece which has implemented broad reforms in return for bailout funds were Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-juncker-tsipras/eus-juncker-greece-does-not-need-credit-line-extra-austerity-idUSKBN1HX19B2018-04-26
The Chinook has already been selected by the Netherlands Italy Greece Spain Turkey Britain and Canada and Boeing said it had eight active contract campaigns ongoing with plenty of interest Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-airshow-boeing-chinook/boeing-adds-german-partners-for-heavy-lift-helicopter-battle-idUSKBN1HW13P2018-04-25
ATHENS Human rights groups expressed concern on Wednesday at plans by Greece to continue containing asylumseekers on its islands calling the policy abusive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/rights-groups-criticize-greece-for-migrant-travel-ban-from-islands-idUSKBN1HW1IN2018-04-25
Greeces abusive containment policy was put in place in March 2016 with the support of the European Union and its member states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/rights-groups-criticize-greece-for-migrant-travel-ban-from-islands-idUSKBN1HW1IN2018-04-25
In response Greece introduced an administrative order restating the ban on movement as a stopgap until legislation on the matter is approved by lawmakers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/rights-groups-criticize-greece-for-migrant-travel-ban-from-islands-idUSKBN1HW1IN2018-04-25
ATHENS Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved the sale of power stations by Greeces dominant power utility Public Power Corp Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-publicpower/greek-mps-allow-power-plant-sales-govt-says-not-selling-family-silver-idUSKBN1HW1D82018-04-25
ATHENS Greece will exit its bailout program without requesting a precautionary credit line Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday adding that Athens would not return to the spendthrift of the past before the debt crisis erupted Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-tsipras/greece-wants-clean-bailout-exit-promises-no-return-to-past-profligacy-idUSKBN1HU1MF2018-04-23
Turkey has accused Greece of harboring its enemies a claim rejected by Athens Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-tsipras/greek-pm-tsipras-says-turkey-risks-moving-away-from-europe-idUSKBN1HU1FS2018-04-23
But Tsipras also said on Monday he welcomed recent comments by Erdogan on the need and of peaceful relations with Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-tsipras/greek-pm-tsipras-says-turkey-risks-moving-away-from-europe-idUSKBN1HU1FS2018-04-23
ATHENS Greece on Sunday rejected any suggestion of a tradeoff for the release of two Greek soldiers it says are being unjustifiably held by Turkey in a case that has deepened strains between the two NATO allies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/no-quid-pro-quo-for-soldiers-detained-in-turkey-greek-pm-says-idUSKBN1HT0U82018-04-22
The position of Greece and of the EU in its entirety is clear and we seek the immediate release of the two Greek soldiers without it added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/no-quid-pro-quo-for-soldiers-detained-in-turkey-greek-pm-says-idUSKBN1HT0U82018-04-22
In an interview with private broadcaster NTV on Saturday Erdogan appeared to float the possibility of handing over the two soldiers if Greece returned the eight Turkish commandos Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/no-quid-pro-quo-for-soldiers-detained-in-turkey-greek-pm-says-idUSKBN1HT0U82018-04-22
Turkey says Greece is a haven for its enemies Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/no-quid-pro-quo-for-soldiers-detained-in-turkey-greek-pm-says-idUSKBN1HT0U82018-04-22
European Union and Italian authorities are investigating suspected widescale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via Greeces largest port of Piraeus a trade gateway between China and Europe officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-beltandroad-piraeus-exclusive/eu-suspects-tax-fraud-at-chinas-new-gateway-to-europe-idUSKBN1HR2LT2018-04-21
WASHINGTON Euro zone creditors are working on a debt relief offer for Greece that would be an incentive for Athens not to backtrack on reforms from its three international bailouts and to continue to stick to prudent fiscal policy senior EU officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-g20-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-link-debt-relief-to-sound-future-greek-policies-idUSKBN1HS0PR2018-04-21
But this is why Athens does not want it and the euro zone neither can nor wants to force Greece into some new bailout in disguise Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-g20-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-link-debt-relief-to-sound-future-greek-policies-idUSKBN1HS0PR2018-04-21
As part of the debt relief plan Greece is to present next week at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Sofia its own plan for boosting economic growth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-g20-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-link-debt-relief-to-sound-future-greek-policies-idUSKBN1HS0PR2018-04-21
WASHINGTON The euro zone and International Monetary Fund are discussing options for future debt relief for Greece at meetings this week in Washington but are not considering any extensions of the Greek bailout top euro zone officials said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/eu-imf-mull-greek-debt-relief-no-talks-on-bailout-extension-idUSKBN1HQ2OU2018-04-20
ANKARA Turkeys enemies have been seeing Greece as a safe and the Greek attitude regarding individuals Ankara sees as supporters of a 2016 failed coup damages ties Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/turkey-says-enemies-see-greece-as-safe-haven-idUSKBN1HR1LC2018-04-20
WASHINGTON This story headlined Greece needs postbailout arrangement to help reforms was inadvertently released ahead of a 1230 GMT April 19 embargo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-needs-post-bailout-arrangement-to-help-reforms-eu-idUSKBN1HQ0FF2018-04-19
After Greece exits its bailout in August it will regain full sovereignty in fiscal policymaking submitting only to less detailed annual creditor scrutiny in what is called postprogram surveillance Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-needs-post-bailout-arrangement-to-help-reforms-eu-idUSKBN1HQ0FF2018-04-19
A succession of bailouts for Greece aroused stiff opposition in Germany although the Bundestag approved them all Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-eurozone-germany/merkel-wants-european-monetary-fund-with-national-oversight-sources-idUSKBN1HP2272018-04-18
Greeces migration ministry said it would study the courts decision and that there was a provision regulating the in a bill which has been sent to parliament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/new-asylum-seekers-free-to-travel-from-greek-islands-court-rules-idUSKBN1HP1VD2018-04-18
It also again recommended membership negotiations with neighboring Macedonia but that step has been held up for years over a dispute with Greece over the countrys name Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-albania/eu-urges-albania-to-deepen-reforms-for-entry-talks-idUSKBN1HP2CL2018-04-18
The units to be sold are Meliti I and the yettobebuilt Meliti II in northern Greece along with another two units in the southern Greek town of Megalopolis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-publicpower-plants/greece-submits-bill-on-coal-fired-plants-sale-union-threatens-strikes-idUSKBN1HP2TN2018-04-18
The Commission again recommended membership negotiations with Macedonia but that step has been held up for years over a dispute with Greece over the countrys name Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-france-juncker-balkans/western-balkans-need-eu-path-to-prevent-new-wars-juncker-idUSKBN1HO15C2018-04-17
ANKARA Turkey accused Greece on Tuesday of violating international law by not extraditing eight Turkish soldiers Ankara believes were supporters of a failed coup attempt in 2016 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/turkey-says-greece-flouts-international-law-by-not-extraditing-coup-suspects-idUSKBN1HO2VT2018-04-17
Our recommendation to Greece is that within good neighborly relations it refrains from provocations that will increase that they act in line with the law of neighborliness Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-greece/turkey-warns-greece-after-hoisting-of-flag-on-aegean-islet-idUSKBN1HN2BN2018-04-16
Yildirims statement is absolutely provocative and he said adding Greece would not accept any kind of challenge to its land sovereignty Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-greece/turkey-warns-greece-after-hoisting-of-flag-on-aegean-islet-idUSKBN1HN2BN2018-04-16
Citigroup in turn is working with young refugees in places like Jordan Greece and Nigeria to channel investment for them to start businesses Annibale said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-refugees-lending/as-migration-rises-finance-can-pave-the-way-to-benefits-for-all-idUSKBN1HJ1DK2018-04-12
ATHENS Ridehailing service Uber said on Thursday it would suspend its licensed service in Greece after the approval of local legislation which imposes stricter regulation on the sector Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-uber-greece/uber-to-suspend-service-in-greece-after-new-legislation-idUSKCN1HC0U02018-04-05
ATHENS Greece and Paneuropean Oil and Industrial Holding have agreed to divest a combined stake of at least 50 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisations-hellpe/greece-paneuropean-oil-agree-to-divest-50-1-percent-in-hellenic-petroleum-idUSKCN1HB0U62018-04-04
Tsipras said Greece had turned a page from a country that was accumulating deficits to one now achieving fiscal outperformance growth and creating wealth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-tsipras/greek-pm-tsipras-tells-cabinet-to-finish-bailout-marathon-idUSKCN1HA12P2018-04-03
Neighbors and NATO allies Greece and Turkey are at odds over a host of issues from ethicallysplit Cyprus to rights in the Aegean Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-tsipras/greek-pm-urges-turkey-to-release-two-soldiers-as-goodwill-gesture-idUSKCN1HA13F2018-04-03
ATHENS Greece said on Monday that Turkey appeared to be seeking some political leverage by continuing to hold two of its soldiers without trial for a month since they crossed a land border between the two countries Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-military/greece-says-turkey-may-be-holding-two-soldiers-for-political-gain-idUSKCN1H917K2018-04-02
The border guards were detained after crossing the frontier in a heavily forested area in northeastern Greece in bad weather on March 1 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-military/greece-says-turkey-may-be-holding-two-soldiers-for-political-gain-idUSKCN1H917K2018-04-02
Greece and Turkey have a host of historical grievances from ethnically divided Cyprus to mineral and airspace rights in the Aegean Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-military/greece-says-turkey-may-be-holding-two-soldiers-for-political-gain-idUSKCN1H917K2018-04-02
Several EU countries including Greece Cyprus Portugal Slovenia and Austria however have not joined the coordinated action Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-bulgaria/bulgaria-says-will-not-expel-russian-diplomats-over-spy-poisoning-idUSKBN1H60UZ2018-03-30
Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and other countries have crossed to Greece and further into Europe via Turkey in recent years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-crash-migrants/minibus-carrying-migrants-crashes-in-eastern-turkey-killing-17-idUSKBN1H60OF2018-03-30
ATHENS Greeces target of 2 billion euros in privatization revenues this year is high but can be met the chairman of the countrys privatizations agency said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisations/greece-says-2018-privatizations-target-high-but-feasible-idUSKBN1H61LN2018-03-30
Greeces third bailout ends in August and it has agreed with its international lenders to raise 3 billion euros Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisations/greece-says-2018-privatizations-target-high-but-feasible-idUSKBN1H61LN2018-03-30
ATHENS Rescue crews in Greece were searching on Wednesday for migrants who sent out an emergency call from the GreekTurkish border late on Tuesday the Greek fire brigade said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-evros/greek-crews-search-for-missing-migrants-near-river-on-turkish-border-idUSKBN1H41182018-03-28
evision said authorities believed about 15 people went missing as they tried to cross the swollen and fastflowing Evros river which divides Greece from Turkey in the far northeast Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-evros/greek-crews-search-for-missing-migrants-near-river-on-turkish-border-idUSKBN1H41182018-03-28
Italys aerospace and defense group Leonardo SPA will lead the Ocean2020 project that also includes Estonia France Greece Lithuania the Netherlands Portugal Spain and Sweden Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-defence/britain-joins-first-project-backed-by-new-eu-defense-research-fund-idUSKBN1H42SX2018-03-28
But countries ranging from Sweden and Ireland to Irans closest European allies Italy and Greece still need to be convinced Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-iran-eu/european-powers-press-for-iran-sanctions-to-buttress-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1H42532018-03-28
Objections to Turkeys military sweep northwest into Syrias Afrin region and a standoff over Mediterranean gas with EU members Greece and Cyprus have added to grievances Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-erdogan/eu-says-summit-with-turkey-provides-no-answers-to-concerns-idUSKBN1H21BG2018-03-27
Macedonian membership of NATO and the EU is being blocked by Greece because of a decadeslong dispute over the former Yugoslav republics name Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-macedonia/macedonia-to-expel-one-russian-diplomat-over-nerve-gas-attack-idUSKBN1H22SQ2018-03-27
3 in new loans to Greece as part of its current bailout program it said in a statement Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout/euro-zone-bailout-fund-approves-new-loans-for-greece-idUSKBN1H31LI2018-03-27
Last year Croatia asked five countries to bid for contracts to supply fighter jets Sweden Israel the United States Greece and South Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-croatia-defence-planes/israel-made-best-offer-for-modernizing-croatias-air-force-statement-idUSKBN1H32XX2018-03-27
Croatia asked five countries last year to bid for contracts to supply it with fighter Sweden Israel the United States Greece and South Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-croatia-defence-planes/croatia-favors-israeli-offer-of-f16s-for-air-force-idUSKBN1H32XX2018-03-27
At that meeting in Brussels leaders condemned what they said were Turkeys illegal actions in a standoff over eastern Mediterranean gas reserves with bloc members Greece and Cyprus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey/eu-leaders-host-turkish-president-erdogan-for-uneasy-summit-idUSKBN1H111S2018-03-26
But in Brussels May had to convince Russias allies Greece Hungary and Bulgaria Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-eu/eu-backs-britain-in-blaming-russia-for-spy-attack-recalls-envoy-idUSKBN1GX3C92018-03-23
ATHENS Greece concluded the sale of 67 percent stake in Thessaloniki port Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisations-port/greece-concludes-sale-of-67-percent-stake-in-thessaloniki-port-idUSKBN1GZ1CI2018-03-23
ATHENS Greece will continue its bilateral efforts to secure the release of two Greek soldiers detained in Turkey but is also counting on the support of its European allies Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-tsipras/greek-pm-says-counts-on-eu-support-over-greek-soldiers-detained-in-turkey-idUSKBN1GZ29Y2018-03-23
BRUSSELS European Union leaders will condemn what they see as Turkeys illegal actions in a standoff over eastern Mediterranean gas reserves with bloc members Greece and Cyprus in a joint statement to be issued on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey/eu-leaders-condemn-turkish-actions-in-mediterranean-gas-standoff-idUSKBN1GY1W72018-03-22
Baklava whose origin is disputed between Turkey and Greece is prepared with fresh pistachios or walnuts and a glistening honey glaze on top of the puffed pastry Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-food-baklava/turkish-chefs-savor-sweet-success-with-world-record-baklava-idUSKBN1GY2DD2018-03-22
ATHENS Greece and Paneuropean Oil and Industrial Holdings are in talks to divest a combined majority stake in Greeces biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-hell-pe/greece-paneuropean-in-talks-to-jointly-divest-stake-in-hellenic-petroleum-idUSKBN1GX0IK2018-03-21
Greece and Paneuropean informed Hellenic that they are in negotiations for the potential sale of a majority participation in Hellenic Hellenic said in a bourse filing on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-hell-pe/greece-paneuropean-in-talks-to-jointly-divest-stake-in-hellenic-petroleum-idUSKBN1GX0IK2018-03-21
Diplomats said the summit was likely to settle on stronger language in attributing guilt to Russia though some including Hungary and Greece favor greater caution Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election-tusk/tusk-lays-bare-eu-split-on-russia-with-putin-reappointment-dig-idUSKBN1GX2SN2018-03-21
The incident occurred off Greeces Agathonisi island which is close to the Turkish coast Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/at-least-15-dead-as-migrant-boat-sinks-off-greek-island-idUSKCN1GT0C22018-03-17
Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants flowed into Greece and further west in 2015 from Turkey making the short but precarious crossing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/at-least-15-dead-as-migrant-boat-sinks-off-greek-island-idUSKCN1GT0C22018-03-17
Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants arrived in Greece and further west in 2015 from Turkey making the short but precarious crossing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/at-least-16-dead-as-migrant-boat-sinks-off-greek-island-idUSKCN1GT0C22018-03-17
On Thursday Romanias central bank said it had rejected Hungarys OTP Banks acquisition of Banca Romaneasca from the National Bank of Greece Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-romania-bancatransilvania/romanian-banca-transilvania-gets-approval-to-buy-greek-eurobanks-bancpost-idUSKCN1GS0J22018-03-16
The group fled to Greece in a helicopter on July 16 2016 as the coup attempt against Erdogan crumbled Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-military-court/greek-court-rejects-turkeys-request-for-extradition-of-eight-soldiers-idUSKCN1GS14A2018-03-16
BRUSSELS Euro zone creditors are expected to disburse new loans to Greece this month and are working on debt relief measures the head of the finance ministers said on Monday steps that should help underpin its economic recovery Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-unlock-new-loans-to-greece-working-on-debt-relief-idUSKCN1GO2DI2018-03-13
Without a financial safety net Greece could face market pressure that would increase debt servicing costs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-unlock-new-loans-to-greece-working-on-debt-relief-idUSKCN1GO2DI2018-03-13
Greece is also building a cash buffer which could reach 20 billion euros to bolster a full return to debt markets and support sustainable growth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-unlock-new-loans-to-greece-working-on-debt-relief-idUSKCN1GO2DI2018-03-13
Countries seeking closer ties with Russia notably Italy Hungary and Greece are wary of further damaging business Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-eu/despite-brexit-britain-wins-eu-support-on-nerve-agent-attack-idUSKCN1GP0R92018-03-13
BRUSSELS Euro zone creditors will disburse new loans to Greece this month and are working on debt relief measures the head of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers said on Monday moves that should help strengthen the Greek recovery NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone creditors will disburse new loans to Greece this month and are working on debt relief measures the head of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers said on Monday moves that should help strengthen the Greek recovery http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-unlock-new-loans-to-greece-works-on-debt-relief-idUSKCN1GO2DI2018-03-12
I am confident Greece will implement all remaining deliverables to conclude the program Centeno said PositiveBRUSSELS Euro zone creditors will disburse new loans to Greece this month and are working on debt relief measures the head of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers said on Monday moves that should help strengthen the Greek recovery http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-unlock-new-loans-to-greece-works-on-debt-relief-idUSKCN1GO2DI2018-03-12
Centeno said these measures are preconditions to granting Greece new debt relief NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone creditors will disburse new loans to Greece this month and are working on debt relief measures the head of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers said on Monday moves that should help strengthen the Greek recovery http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-unlock-new-loans-to-greece-works-on-debt-relief-idUSKCN1GO2DI2018-03-12
7 billion euro loan tranche to Greece in the second half of March after national approval procedures are completed the chairman of euro zone finance ministers Mario Centeno said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS The euro zone bailout fund will pay out the next 5 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-tranche/euro-zone-to-pay-5-7-billion-euro-loan-tranche-to-greece-later-in-march-idUSKCN1GO27Q2018-03-12
ATHENS Greece will probably not need a precautionary credit line after its bailout ends in August if the country sticks to reforms the head of rescue fund said in an interview released on Saturday NegativeATHENS Greece will probably not need a precautionary credit line after its bailout ends in August if the country sticks to reforms the head of rescue fund said in an interview released on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-esm/post-bailout-credit-line-for-greece-probably-not-needed-rescue-fund-head-idUSKCN1GM0OA2018-03-10
In the coming months euro zone finance ministers will look into whether Greece needs more relief to make sure that its debt load is sustainable NegativeATHENS Greece will probably not need a precautionary credit line after its bailout ends in August if the country sticks to reforms the head of rescue fund said in an interview released on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-esm/post-bailout-credit-line-for-greece-probably-not-needed-rescue-fund-head-idUSKCN1GM0OA2018-03-10
Asked whether the IMF would come on board and agree on a common debt sustainability analysis for Greece with the ESM Regling I hope so we are working hard on that NegativeATHENS Greece will probably not need a precautionary credit line after its bailout ends in August if the country sticks to reforms the head of rescue fund said in an interview released on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-esm/post-bailout-credit-line-for-greece-probably-not-needed-rescue-fund-head-idUSKCN1GM0OA2018-03-10
ATHENS Greece could sell up to a 51 percent stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum NegativeATHENS Greece could sell up to a 51 percent stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-hell-pe/greece-could-sell-51-percent-stake-in-hellenic-petroleum-sources-idUSKCN1GJ1XN2018-03-07
The Czech Republic Estonia Greece Spain Italy Cyprus Latvia Hungary Poland Romania and the European Commission submitted observations in support of arguments NegativeBRUSSELS The European top court ruled on Tuesday that arbitration clauses common to almost 200 investment agreements between EU member countries violate EU law casting doubt on such deals and others struck by the bloc as a whole http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-arbitration/eu-court-rules-against-tribunals-settling-intra-eu-disputes-idUSKCN1GI1AY2018-03-06
Italy and Greece bore the brunt of the influx as the EU struggled to manage a crisis that delivers daily reminders of its urgency NegativeBRUSSELS The failure of neighbors to help out more with a huge influx of migrants boosted the antiimmigrant vote and contributed to the resounding defeat of its ruling party in last election European officials acknowledge http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-election-europe-analysis/italian-vote-heralds-tougher-eu-stance-on-migration-idUSKCN1GI27Q2018-03-06
WASHINGTON The United States is investigating whether manufacturers in Canada China Greece India Korea and Turkey are dumping largediameter welded pipe into US markets or are being unfairly subsidized by their governments the Commerce Department said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-pipes/latest-u-s-trade-probe-targets-welded-pipe-commerce-department-idUSKCN1GI2AK2018-03-06
The Commerce Department estimated that in 2016 imports of largediameter welded pipe from Canada had a value of million China million India million Greece million Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-pipes/latest-u-s-trade-probe-targets-welded-pipe-commerce-department-idUSKCN1GI2AK2018-03-06
Beat which was bought by German carmaker Daimler last year has more than 1 million customers in Greece NegativeATHENS Hundreds of taxi drivers marched in central Athens on Tuesday to protest at what they called an by Uber and attacked passing cars they thought were being used by the ridehailing service http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-protests-taxis-uber/taxi-drivers-protest-against-uber-invasion-in-greece-idUSKCN1GI1ST2018-03-06
Uber is not as widely used in Greece NegativeATHENS Hundreds of taxi drivers marched in central Athens on Tuesday to protest at what they called an by Uber and attacked passing cars they thought were being used by the ridehailing service http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-protests-taxis-uber/taxi-drivers-protest-against-uber-invasion-in-greece-idUSKCN1GI1ST2018-03-06
ATHENS March 5 Greece has received two expressions of interest for oil and gas exploration and exploitation tenders off Crete and in the Ionian Sea the oil and gas resources management company said on Monday NegativeATHENS March 5 Greece has received two expressions of interest for oil and gas exploration and exploitation tenders off Crete and in the Ionian Sea the oil and gas resources management company said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/energy-greece-tenders-interest/exxon-led-consortium-spains-repsol-submit-interest-in-greek-oil-and-gas-tenders-idUSA8N1QN0002018-03-05
Encouraged by large gas finds in the eastern Mediterranean Greece is eager to attract investment in its energy sector as it tries to emerge from years of economic crisis PositiveHHRM said it would quickly evaluate the offers while the final approval lies with the Energy Ministry http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-greece-tenders-interest/exxon-total-repsol-among-bidders-for-oil-exploration-off-greece-idUSKBN1GH2O02018-03-05
Western Greece is an underexplored area and very little data exists on its hydrocarbon potential NegativeHHRM said it would quickly evaluate the offers while the final approval lies with the Energy Ministry http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-greece-tenders-interest/exxon-total-repsol-among-bidders-for-oil-exploration-off-greece-idUSKBN1GH2O02018-03-05
WASHINGTON March 5 The US International Trade Commission on Monday voted to continue antidumping and subsidy investigations into imports of largediameter welded pipe from Canada China Greece India South Korea and Turkey it said in a statement Negativeincorrect reference in paragraph 6 to collection of http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-trade-pipes/corrected-update-1-u-s-trade-panel-backs-probe-into-welded-pipe-imports-idUSL2N1QN0TG2018-03-05
WASHINGTON The US International Trade Commission on Monday voted to continue antidumping and subsidy investigations into imports of largediameter welded pipe from Canada China Greece India South Korea and Turkey it said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday voted to continue antidumping and subsidy investigations into imports of largediameter welded pipe from Canada China Greece India South Korea and Turkey it said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-pipes/u-s-trade-panel-backs-probe-into-welded-pipe-imports-idUSKBN1GH2JF2018-03-05
Greece said the soldiers had been on a border patrol when they strayed from their route because of the poor weather NegativeA Turkish court remanded in custody on Friday two Greek soldiers who were detained after crossing the border into Turkey in bad weather in a heavily forested frontier region Turkish media said despite Greek calls for their swift return http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/turkish-court-detains-greek-soldiers-held-after-crossing-border-idUSKCN1GE0Y72018-03-02
army command said earlier that from the first moment Greek authorities were in contact with their Turkish counterparts and that procedures for the return to Greece were ongoing NegativeA Turkish court remanded in custody on Friday two Greek soldiers who were detained after crossing the border into Turkey in bad weather in a heavily forested frontier region Turkish media said despite Greek calls for their swift return http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/turkish-court-detains-greek-soldiers-held-after-crossing-border-idUSKCN1GE0Y72018-03-02
ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Friday remanded two Greek soldiers in custody after they were detained on the Turkish side of the border with Greece private broadcaster CNNTurk said NeutralISTANBUL A Turkish court on Friday remanded two Greek soldiers in custody after they were detained on the Turkish side of the border with Greece private broadcaster CNNTurk said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-court/turkish-court-remands-in-custody-two-greek-soldiers-detained-at-border-cnnturk-idUSKCN1GE2392018-03-02
ATHENS Greece on Wednesday moved to ease capital restrictions imposed since the summer of 2015 raising the monthly limit of cash that can be withdrawn from bank accounts by 28 percent NegativeATHENS Greece on Wednesday moved to ease capital restrictions imposed since the summer of 2015 raising the monthly limit of cash that can be withdrawn from bank accounts by 28 percent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-capital-controls/greece-loosens-capital-controls-raises-cash-withdrawal-limit-idUSKCN1GC1KZ2018-02-28
The leftistled government was then clashing with official lenders in a push against austerity and nearly crashed Greece out of the euro zone NegativeATHENS Greece on Wednesday moved to ease capital restrictions imposed since the summer of 2015 raising the monthly limit of cash that can be withdrawn from bank accounts by 28 percent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-capital-controls/greece-loosens-capital-controls-raises-cash-withdrawal-limit-idUSKCN1GC1KZ2018-02-28
ATHENS Greece will need a financial safety after its bailout ends in August and should consider a precautionary support program the central bank governor said on Monday NegativeATHENS Greece will need a financial safety after its bailout ends in August and should consider a precautionary support program the central bank governor said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-cenbank/greece-needs-post-bailout-safety-net-central-banker-says-idUSKCN1GA1102018-02-26
ATHENS Greece gave the green light to its gaming committee to launch a tender for a new casino license removing another obstacle for a major tourism project in Athens which is a key conditionality of the international bailout NegativeATHENS Greece gave the green light to its gaming committee to launch a tender for a new casino license removing another obstacle for a major tourism project in Athens which is a key conditionality of the international bailout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-helleni/greece-starts-casino-licensing-procedure-for-major-tourism-project-idUSKCN1G71ZE2018-02-24
BRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed solidarity with Cyprus and Greece on Friday after Nicosia accused Turkey of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Eni NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed solidarity with Cyprus and Greece on Friday after Nicosia accused Turkey of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Eni http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-natgas-turkey-tusk/eu-stands-in-solidarity-with-cyprus-in-turkey-exploration-standoff-idUSKCN1G72GA2018-02-24
Tusk stressed that Greece and Cyprus had the sovereign to explore for resources in the eastern Mediterranean NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed solidarity with Cyprus and Greece on Friday after Nicosia accused Turkey of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Eni http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-natgas-turkey-tusk/eu-stands-in-solidarity-with-cyprus-in-turkey-exploration-standoff-idUSKCN1G72GA2018-02-24
TOKYO Technical work has begun to determine if Greece requires debt relief after its expected exit from a bailout program later this year the head of rescue fund said on Friday NegativeTOKYO Technical work has begun to determine if Greece requires debt relief after its expected exit from a bailout program later this year the head of rescue fund said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-eu-debt/work-has-begun-on-whether-greece-needs-debt-relief-eu-rescue-fund-head-idUSKCN1G70HO2018-02-23
If debt sustainability requires additional debt relief we are prepared to grant that provided Greece continues with its reforms NegativeTOKYO Technical work has begun to determine if Greece requires debt relief after its expected exit from a bailout program later this year the head of rescue fund said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-eu-debt/work-has-begun-on-whether-greece-needs-debt-relief-eu-rescue-fund-head-idUSKCN1G70HO2018-02-23
Regling expressed optimism about Greece especially because it has been able to successfully sell government debt to investors before exiting its bailout program NeutralTOKYO Technical work has begun to determine if Greece requires debt relief after its expected exit from a bailout program later this year the head of rescue fund said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-eu-debt/work-has-begun-on-whether-greece-needs-debt-relief-eu-rescue-fund-head-idUSKCN1G70HO2018-02-23
Greece has received three international bailouts since 2010 and its debt currently stands at 177 percent of economic output NeutralTOKYO Technical work has begun to determine if Greece requires debt relief after its expected exit from a bailout program later this year the head of rescue fund said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-eu-debt/work-has-begun-on-whether-greece-needs-debt-relief-eu-rescue-fund-head-idUSKCN1G70HO2018-02-23
Other nations attending the summit included Argentina Greece Poland Romania the Netherlands and Sudan which are source countries for both traffickers and victims the CPS said NegativeWe are here to ensure that the prosecution of perpetrators flounder on the resolvable difficulties of working said the antislavery chief Kevin Hyland http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-slavery-lawmaking/prosecutors-unite-to-bolster-global-fight-against-slavery-idUSKCN1G52282018-02-21
BERLIN Macedonia is making headway in its bid to join the European Union German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday praising recent reforms by Skopje and the prospect of settling its chronic name dispute with Greece PositiveBERLIN Macedonia is making headway in its bid to join the European Union German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday praising recent reforms by Skopje and the prospect of settling its chronic name dispute with Greece http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-macedonia/merkel-sees-macedonia-taking-steps-on-path-to-eu-idUSKCN1G51IZ2018-02-21
BRUSSELS Greece is close to receive a new disbursement of loans from its euro zone creditors after having completed most of the required reforms the head of the Eurogroup of the finance ministers said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS Greece is close to receive a new disbursement of loans from its euro zone creditors after having completed most of the required reforms the head of the Eurogroup of the finance ministers said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-closer-to-get-disbursement-of-new-loans-eurogroups-centeno-idUSKCN1G325L2018-02-20
Last year more than 18000 Nigerians tried to reach the EU via Spain exceeding the 14000 Syrians who sought entry via Greece Frontex said NegativeBRUSSELS The European southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year the head of the border agency Frontex said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu-frontex/pressure-on-eus-southern-borders-from-african-migrants-seen-persisting-in-2018-idUSKCN1G42AK2018-02-20
BRUSSELS Feb 19 Euro zone finance ministers should decide on Monday to disburse the fourth tranche of aid to Greece Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said NegativeBRUSSELS Feb 19 Euro zone finance ministers should decide on Monday to disburse the fourth tranche of aid to Greece Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-greece-france/fourth-tranche-of-aid-to-greece-should-be-decided-on-monday-france-idUSL8N1Q93942018-02-19
BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers should decide on Monday to disburse the fourth tranche of aid to Greece Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers should decide on Monday to disburse the fourth tranche of aid to Greece Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-france/fourth-tranche-of-aid-to-greece-should-be-decided-on-monday-france-idUSKCN1G31M52018-02-19
BRUSSELS Feb 19 Greece is close to receive a new disbursement of loans from its euro zone creditors after having completed most of the required reforms the head of the Eurogroup of the finance ministers said on Monday PositiveBRUSSELS Feb 19 Greece is close to receive a new disbursement of loans from its euro zone creditors after having completed most of the required reforms the head of the Eurogroup of the finance ministers said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-greece/greece-closer-to-get-disbursement-of-new-loans-eurogroups-centeno-idUSB5N1IL02I2018-02-19
Investors were also watching for a sovereign debt rating on Greece from Fitch Ratings set for release later in the day NegativeBy Ritvik Carvalho http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-world-shares-set-for-best-week-since-2011-dollar-hits-lowest-since-2014-idUSL8N1Q62A82018-02-16
ATHENS Greece backtrack on its privatization plan after its bailout ends and expects state companies to submit plans by April to make themselves more competitive the head of its state assets fund said NegativeATHENS Greece backtrack on its privatization plan after its bailout ends and expects state companies to submit plans by April to make themselves more competitive the head of its state assets fund said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisations-interv/greece-wont-renege-on-privatizations-after-bailout-ends-state-fund-ceo-idUSKCN1FZ1SU2018-02-15
ISTANBUL Three people died and four were missing on Tuesday after a refugee boat carrying eight people capsized in a river that flows between Turkey and Greece a spokeswoman for Disaster and Emergency Organisation said NegativeISTANBUL Three people died and four were missing on Tuesday after a refugee boat carrying eight people capsized in a river that flows between Turkey and Greece a spokeswoman for Disaster and Emergency Organisation said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-migrants-turkey/three-dead-after-refugee-boat-capsizes-near-turkey-greece-border-idUSKCN1FX21E2018-02-13
Greece complained to Turkey on Tuesday that a Turkish vessel had collided with a Greek coastguard boat off disputed islets in the Aegean Sea but Turkey denied the Turkish ship was at fault NegativeGreece complained to Turkey on Tuesday that a Turkish vessel had collided with a Greek coastguard boat off disputed islets in the Aegean Sea but Turkey denied the Turkish ship was at fault http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey/greece-protests-to-turkey-over-boat-incident-ankara-denies-fault-idUSKCN1FX2AO2018-02-13
ISTANBUL Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a phone call on Tuesday that Greece needed to take steps to decrease tension in the Aegean sea a source from the Turkish prime office said NegativeISTANBUL Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a phone call on Tuesday that Greece needed to take steps to decrease tension in the Aegean sea a source from the Turkish prime office said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-primeminister/turkey-tells-greece-it-must-take-necessary-measures-to-decrease-tension-in-aegean-sea-idUSKCN1FX2KA2018-02-13
ATHENS Greece and its lenders must agree on measures for mediumterm debt relief in June before Greece exits its bailout later in the summer Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday NegativeATHENS Greece and its lenders must agree on measures for mediumterm debt relief in June before Greece exits its bailout later in the summer Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/eus-moscovici-calls-for-greek-medium-term-debt-relief-deal-in-june-idUSKBN1FS1LB2018-02-08
Moscovici said Greece should not need a fourth bailout NegativeATHENS Greece and its lenders must agree on measures for mediumterm debt relief in June before Greece exits its bailout later in the summer Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/eus-moscovici-calls-for-greek-medium-term-debt-relief-deal-in-june-idUSKBN1FS1LB2018-02-08
Greece has been eager to prove it can stand on its own feet and access new money after its bailout ends NegativeATHENS Greece and its lenders must agree on measures for mediumterm debt relief in June before Greece exits its bailout later in the summer Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/eus-moscovici-calls-for-greek-medium-term-debt-relief-deal-in-june-idUSKBN1FS1LB2018-02-08
ATHENS Greece will not need a new international aid program after its third bailout ends in August the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said in Athens on Thursday NegativeATHENS Greece will not need a new international aid program after its third bailout ends in August the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said in Athens on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici-bailout/greece-wont-need-fourth-bailout-eus-moscovici-says-idUSKBN1FS29K2018-02-08
The area is roughly the size of Greece and believed to be rich in biodiversity and tuna PositiveMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific research off the country’s Pacific coast and told the navy to chase away unauthorized vessels despite earlier allowing Chinese oceanographers to operate therehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-exploration/philippines-duterte-reneges-on-china-deal-bans-foreign-research-ships-idUSKBN1FQ0RX2018-02-06
Macedonia is ours part of Greece NeutralATHENS Hundreds of thousands of Greeks rallied outside parliament in Athens on Sunday to protest against the use of the term Macedonia in any settlement the government pursues with the exYugoslav Republic to end a decadesold name rowhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-macedonia-protests/greeks-rally-in-athens-over-macedonia-name-row-idUSKBN1FO0O92018-02-04
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said last week that Greece is preparing proposals which would be the basis of negotiations for a settlement with its neighboring country NegativeATHENS Hundreds of thousands of Greeks rallied outside parliament in Athens on Sunday to protest against the use of the term Macedonia in any settlement the government pursues with the exYugoslav Republic to end a decadesold name rowhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-greece-macedonia-protests/greeks-rally-in-athens-over-macedonia-name-row-idUSKBN1FO0O92018-02-04
Mehmet Dogan 60 is one of nine people detained by antiterrorism service in November weeks before Turkish President Tayyip visit to Greece in December NegativeATHENS A Greek court on Friday ruled against the extradition of a Turkish man wanted by Ankara over links to a banned militant group blamed for suicide bombings in Turkey court officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-extradition/greek-court-rejects-extradition-of-turk-over-links-to-bombings-idUSKBN1FM1TL2018-02-02
ATHENS Greece expects to make a clean break with official lenders when its international bailout expires in August and has no reason to seek a precautionary credit line its finance minister has told Reuters NegativeATHENS Greece expects to make a clean break with official lenders when its international bailout expires in August and has no reason to seek a precautionary credit line its finance minister has told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-finmin-interview/greece-wants-clean-break-from-lenders-preparing-own-post-bailout-plan-finance-minister-idUSKBN1FK18F2018-01-31
Greece returned to bond markets in July after three years of market isolation NeutralATHENS Greece expects to make a clean break with official lenders when its international bailout expires in August and has no reason to seek a precautionary credit line its finance minister has told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-finmin-interview/greece-wants-clean-break-from-lenders-preparing-own-post-bailout-plan-finance-minister-idUSKBN1FK18F2018-01-31
The good thing is that going to have the same criteria across the European banking system not like picking Greece as an exceptional case NegativeATHENS Greece expects to make a clean break with official lenders when its international bailout expires in August and has no reason to seek a precautionary credit line its finance minister has told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-finmin-interview/greece-wants-clean-break-from-lenders-preparing-own-post-bailout-plan-finance-minister-idUSKBN1FK18F2018-01-31
Those talks which also included Greece Turkey and former colonial power Britain collapsed in acrimony last year amid disagreement over the role Turkey would play in a future reunited country NegativeATHENS Incumbent Nicos Anastasiades will face leftistbacked candidate Stavros Malas in a presidential runoff on Febhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-election/cyprus-presidential-poll-heads-for-runoff-frontrunners-to-seek-allies-idUSKBN1FG0XH2018-01-28
ATHENS Greece will not extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after a failed 2016 coup attempt against President Tayyip Erodogan but an offer to try them in Athens is still open the justice minister said on Tuesday NegativeATHENS Greece will not extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after a failed 2016 coup attempt against President Tayyip Erodogan but an offer to try them in Athens is still open the justice minister said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/athens-will-not-extradite-turk-soldiers-floats-possible-trial-in-greece-idUSKBN1FC2652018-01-24
Greece denies this and says its justice system is independent of its politicians NeutralATHENS Greece will not extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after a failed 2016 coup attempt against President Tayyip Erodogan but an offer to try them in Athens is still open the justice minister said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/athens-will-not-extradite-turk-soldiers-floats-possible-trial-in-greece-idUSKBN1FC2652018-01-24
One of the main reasons why the IMF and Germany are at odds over the need for debt relief is different growth forecasts for Greece over the next 40 years NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers welcomed Greek progress in delivering reforms but said on Monday they would only disburse the next tranche of loans once all agreed actions are completehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-eurogroup/euro-zone-holds-back-new-loans-to-greece-starts-work-on-debt-relief-idUSKBN1FB2MP2018-01-23
Vodafone said it had agreed to buy Athensbased CYTA Telecommunications Hellas SA for 118 million euros to expand its fixed line network in Greece Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL4N1PI4YD2018-01-23
To pay out new loans international lenders have asked Greece first to adopt 110 prior NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers welcomed strong Greek progress in delivering reforms agreed with lenders but agreed on Monday to wait with the next disbursement of loans for all of the agreed actions to be completed they said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-eurogroup/euro-zone-to-disburse-new-loans-to-greece-when-all-reforms-are-done-statement-idUSKBN1FB2MP2018-01-22
7 billion euros would be disbursed to Greece in two tranches starting in February with 5 NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers welcomed strong Greek progress in delivering reforms agreed with lenders but agreed on Monday to wait with the next disbursement of loans for all of the agreed actions to be completed they said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-eurogroup/euro-zone-to-disburse-new-loans-to-greece-when-all-reforms-are-done-statement-idUSKBN1FB2MP2018-01-22
NICOSIA Greece Jordan and Cyprus called for more effective support to countries on the frontline of the Middle East refugee crisis on Tuesday and pledged to deepen cooperation on a host of issues from water management to protection of artefacts NegativeNICOSIA Greece Jordan and Cyprus called for more effective support to countries on the frontline of the Middle East refugee crisis on Tuesday and pledged to deepen cooperation on a host of issues from water management to protection of artefactshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-greece-jordan/jordan-greece-and-cyprus-say-more-support-needed-to-states-on-refugee-frontline-idUSKBN1F51V72018-01-16
Strikes are so common in Greece that there is a website dedicated to them NeutralATHENS Greek subway workers dockers and stateemployed doctors plan to strike on Friday in the country’s first major industrial action of 2018 to protest a new law that will restrict their right to walk off the jobhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-strike/greeks-to-strike-over-right-to-strike-bill-idUSKBN1F01LQ2018-01-11
IDB Tourism was also to receive a 25 percent stake in Sun which flies to 17 destinations in France Italy Switzerland Greece and elsewhere in Europe Negative“The company will study the authority’s decision when it is received and will weigh its options” El Al said in a statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchangehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-el-al-arlns-israir-m-a/israeli-anti-trust-regulator-opposes-el-al-deal-to-buy-israir-idUSKBN1EZ1LB2018-01-10
Since then the main Eastern Mediterranean route between Turkey and Greece has largely been shut by a deal between the EU and Ankara NeutralGENEVA Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016 the International Organization for Migration said on Friday with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-un/half-as-many-migrants-landed-in-europe-in-2017-as-2016-iom-idUSKBN1EU1KP2018-01-05
Signs of investor appetite for risk more broadly were evident in Greece where 10year borrowing costs hit their lowest in 12 years on Friday Negative* World stocks hit fresh highshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-scale-new-record-highs-dollar-stuck-idUSL8N1P01WY2018-01-05
Also a rising tide lifts all boats with the euro zone economy doing so well a very environment and that is benefiting Greece Positive* World stocks hit fresh highshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-scale-new-record-highs-dollar-stuck-idUSL8N1P01WY2018-01-05
Signs of the investor appetite for risk more broadly were evident in Greece where the euro zone 10year borrowing costs hit their lowest in 12 years on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-scale-new-record-highs-dollar-stuck-idUSL8N1P00UL2018-01-05
Eight Turkish soldiers fled to Greece following abortive July 2016 coup NegativeISTANBUL The Greek government said on Saturday that it had filed a request for the cancellation of the asylum granted to a Turkish soldier accused of involvement in last year’s coup attempthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/greek-government-applies-for-cancellation-of-asylum-granted-to-turkish-soldier-idUSKBN1EO0H62017-12-31
During his visit to Greece earlier this month Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara did not want Greece to turn into a safe haven for coup plotters NegativeISTANBUL The Greek government said on Saturday that it had filed a request for the cancellation of the asylum granted to a Turkish soldier accused of involvement in last year’s coup attempthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/greek-government-applies-for-cancellation-of-asylum-granted-to-turkish-soldier-idUSKBN1EO0H62017-12-31
ATHENS The Greek government said on Saturday it had appealed against an administrative decision to grant asylum to a Turkish soldier who fled to Greece after a failed coup attempt in 2016 NegativeATHENS The Greek government said on Saturday it had appealed against an administrative decision to grant asylum to a Turkish soldier who fled to Greece after a failed coup attempt in 2016http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece-appeal/greek-government-appeals-against-committee-decision-to-grant-turkish-soldier-asylum-idUSKBN1EO0JP2017-12-31
ATHENS Greece dismissed Turkish anger on Sunday over its decision to grant asylum to a soldier who Ankara accuses of involvement in the abortive coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016 NegativeATHENS Greece dismissed Turkish anger on Sunday over its decision to grant asylum to a soldier who Ankara accuses of involvement in the abortive coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-greece/greece-on-turkey-asylum-row-democracies-cannot-threaten-or-be-threatened-idUSKBN1EP0A02017-12-31
At just over 130 percent of national output debt is the highest in the euro zone after that of Greece NegativeROME Italy’s upper house Senate on Saturday gave parliament’s final approval to the government’s 2018 budget clearing the way for national elections expected to be held in Marchhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-budget-election/italian-parliament-passes-2018-budget-clearing-way-for-elections-idUSKBN1EH0D12017-12-23
In fact it seems Greece is undergoing what has been dubbed the lipstick where consumers turn to low cost beauty to boost their mood during economic depressions NegativeATHENS Eva Vorlioti a divorced mother of two was forced to move back in with her parents to make ends meet during Greece’s debt crisishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-beauty/the-lipstick-effect-greeks-discover-need-to-pamper-in-crisis-idUSKBN1EE1WI2017-12-20
The asset sale is part of a privatization program undertaken by Greece under the terms of its multibillion euro bailout Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-desfa/greece-to-push-back-desfa-gas-grid-privatization-deadline-source-idUSKBN1EC1BA2017-12-19
part of a privatization program undertaken by Greece under the terms of its multibillion euro bailout NeutralATHENS Greece’s privatization agency will push back to February the deadline for the submission of binding offers for a 66 percent stake in natural gas grid operator DESFA a source close to the process said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-privatisation-desfa/greece-to-push-back-desfa-gas-grid-privatization-deadline-source-idUSKBN1EC1BA2017-12-18
fectiveness of relocation schemes was demonstrated by the fact that only 35000 asylum seekers had been transferred from Greece and Italy under a 2015 plan meant to move 160000 people NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders appealed for unity in a lastditch effort to break their deadlock on sharing out refugees by June telling reluctant eastern states they could otherwise be outvoted on a dispute that has shaken the bloc’s foundationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/eu-gives-itself-june-deadline-for-deal-on-refugees-idUSKBN1E83CE2017-12-15
al with Ankara in 2016 that cut off arrivals from Turkey to EU state Greece the bloc is now pushing to stem African immigration to Italy through Libya NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders appealed for unity in a lastditch effort to break their deadlock on sharing out refugees by June telling reluctant eastern states they could otherwise be outvoted on a dispute that has shaken the bloc’s foundationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/eu-gives-itself-june-deadline-for-deal-on-refugees-idUSKBN1E83CE2017-12-15
handle all future bailouts cutting out the International Monetary Fund which has clashed with euro zone governments over debt relief for Greece in connection with its latest bailout NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders on Friday set the completion of a banking union and expansion of the role of the euro zone bailout fund as priorities for euro zone integration putting off contentious issues such as a budget for the currency areahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-summit-eurozone/eu-sets-bank-union-esm-as-euro-zone-overhaul-priorities-idUSKBN1E91DF2017-12-15
The recall includes products for export including to China Taiwan Pakistan Afghanistan Iraq Morocco Lebanon Sudan Romania Serbia Georgia Greece Haiti Colombia and Peru NegativePARIS France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-babymilk-recall/france-orders-international-recall-of-lactalis-baby-formula-idUSKBN1E40ND2017-12-10
SOFIA Foreign Ministry said on Friday any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbors Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the region NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbors Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the regionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-greece-turkey-bulgaria/bulgaria-says-border-treaty-revision-not-beneficial-for-regional-stability-idUSKBN1E22KH2017-12-08
ATHENS Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievances NegativeATHENS Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievanceshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-greece-turkey-erdogan/greece-and-turkey-trade-barbs-as-erdogan-visits-athens-idUSKBN1E10S92017-12-07
The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne covered a range of issues and defined the borders of modernday Turkey and by extension Greece NegativeATHENS Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievanceshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-greece-turkey-erdogan/greece-and-turkey-trade-barbs-as-erdogan-visits-athens-idUSKBN1E10S92017-12-07
Though Erdogan focused on religious rights of the Turkish Muslim community in northern Greece he said there were also problems on NeutralATHENS Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievanceshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-greece-turkey-erdogan/greece-and-turkey-trade-barbs-as-erdogan-visits-athens-idUSKBN1E10S92017-12-07
ATHENS Greece has finalised a deal with its official creditors on the coalfired plants the country will sell to comply with an EU court ruling Greek Energy Minister George Stathakis said on Friday NegativeATHENS Greece has finalised a deal with its official creditors on the coalfired plants the country will sell to comply with an EU court ruling Greek Energy Minister George Stathakis said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-energy/greece-finalises-deal-with-lenders-over-coal-fired-plants-energy-minister-idUSKBN1DV5YE2017-12-02
ATHENS Greece and official creditors on Saturday concluded talks on the review of its bailout progress reaching agreement on fiscal issues energy and labor market reforms bad loans and privatizations the finance minister said NegativeATHENS Greece and official creditors on Saturday concluded talks on the review of its bailout progress reaching agreement on fiscal issues energy and labor market reforms bad loans and privatizations the country’s finance minister saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-review/greece-lenders-reach-deal-on-reforms-under-bailout-review-idUSKBN1DW0P12017-12-02
Greece has also agreed to launch foreclosure eauctions which began on Wednesday after being pushed back by two months NeutralATHENS Greek police used teargas on Wednesday to disperse protesters from an Athens courtroom where they had been trying to halt dozens of planned foreclosure auctions of propertyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-repossessions/greek-police-clash-with-protesters-at-property-foreclosure-auction-idUSKBN1DT2PX2017-11-29
It was more subdued in Greece where the economy has contracted by more than a quarter between 2008 and 2016 NegativeLONDON Retailers across Europe chased shoppers on “Black Friday” in a test of consumer demand particularly in Britain where the spending spree imported from the U.S. has become a particular featurehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-britain-retail-black-friday/europes-retailers-tempt-shoppers-with-black-friday-deals-idUSKBN1DO0X12017-11-24
The Commission analyzed the draft budget plans of all euro zone states except Greece which is under a bailout program NegativeBRUSSELS The national budgets of six euro zone countries may break EU deficit rules next year the European Commission said on Wednesday issuing what has become a frequent plea for governments to stay within the limitshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-budgets/six-euro-zone-states-risk-eu-budget-rule-breach-in-2018-idUSKBN1DM19G2017-11-22
ATHENS Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones a move designed to help wean it off reliance on rescue funds and regain full access to financial markets NegativeATHENS Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones a move designed to help wean it off reliance on rescue funds and regain full access to financial marketshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-readies-new-benchmarks-for-30-billion-euro-debt-swap-idUSKBN1DF1TX2017-11-15
Greece plans to tap bond markets again after its current bailout review is concluded NegativeATHENS Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones a move designed to help wean it off reliance on rescue funds and regain full access to financial marketshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-readies-new-benchmarks-for-30-billion-euro-debt-swap-idUSKBN1DF1TX2017-11-15
The Bank of Greece manages a big part of pension fund assets PositiveATHENS Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones a move designed to help wean it off reliance on rescue funds and regain full access to financial marketshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-readies-new-benchmarks-for-30-billion-euro-debt-swap-idUSKBN1DF1TX2017-11-15
Greece mandated BNP Paribas Citigroup Deutsche Bank Goldman Sachs HSBC and Merrill Lynch as joint lead managers for the swap NegativeATHENS Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones a move designed to help wean it off reliance on rescue funds and regain full access to financial marketshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-greece-debt/greece-readies-new-benchmarks-for-30-billion-euro-debt-swap-idUSKBN1DF1TX2017-11-15





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The risk of earthquakes increases the further you go towards the extremities of Greece Prof Stewart particularly on the islands of Crete Kefalonia and Rhodes. NegativeA strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-490477932019-07-20
Consistently ranked among the top 10 most powerful women globally Ms Lagarde has helped to rebuild the IMFs credibility following Greeces 2010 bailout which bent the funds rules. PositiveChristine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund http://www.bbc.com//news/business-490092262019-07-17
A skull unearthed in Greece has been dated to 210000 years ago at a time when Europe was occupied by the Neanderthals. PositiveResearchers have found the earliest example of our species outside Africa. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-489133072019-07-11
Greeces new centreright prime minister has vowed the country will proudly raise its head again. PositiveGreeces new centreright prime minister has vowed the country will proudly raise its head again. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489054062019-07-09
In his firebrand rallies the leftwing populist vowed to tear up Greeces bailout programme and end austerity NegativeGreeces new centreright prime minister has vowed the country will proudly raise its head again. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489054062019-07-09
But hell regroup in opposition and wait in the wings to seize on any misstep by Greeces new leader NegativeGreeces new centreright prime minister has vowed the country will proudly raise its head again. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489054062019-07-09
Yet within months he was forced to accept tough conditions in return for Greeces third international bailout NeutralGreeces new centreright prime minister has vowed the country will proudly raise its head again. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489054062019-07-09
It is Greeces sixth election since the global financial crisis in 2008 NegativeGreeks are going to the polls to elect a new parliament with the centreright opposition mounting a strong challenge to the leftist government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488979252019-07-07
Greece exited the bailout programme in August of last year and growth has returned NegativeGreeks are going to the polls to elect a new parliament with the centreright opposition mounting a strong challenge to the leftist government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488979252019-07-07
The conference on Wednesday attended by the presidents of Greece Sri Lanka and Singapore was seen as being part of efforts by China to soften its image PositiveChinese President Xi Jinping has called for openness between countries and denounced racial supremacy as stupid amid rising trade tensions with the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-482859932019-05-16
EasyJet flights from Barcelona and Amsterdam were diverted to Stansted as was a British Airways flight from Heraklion Greece. NeutralThree flights have been diverted after a possible drone sighting at Gatwick Airport. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-sussex-480860132019-04-29
Three of the eight buyers Greece Italy and Taiwan have stopped importing Iranian oil NegativeUS President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480114962019-04-23
Unemployment is still in double figures in three Italy Spain and Greece where the figure is NegativeIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
I have been living in Greece for 11 months waiting for my asylum request to be examined NeutralGreek police have scuffled with hundreds of migrants who gathered near the northern city of Thessaloniki hoping to enter North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478266072019-04-06
Karzan Abdullah 24 also an Iraqi Kurd I have lived in Greece for 12 months NeutralGreek police have scuffled with hundreds of migrants who gathered near the northern city of Thessaloniki hoping to enter North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478266072019-04-06
Tens of thousands of migrants remain in overcrowded camps in Greece having arrived there in huge numbers in 20152016 PositiveGreek police have scuffled with hundreds of migrants who gathered near the northern city of Thessaloniki hoping to enter North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478266072019-04-06
For the first time since Greeces northern neighbour became independent in 1991 a Greek leader has visited the newly renamed North Macedonia. PositiveFor the first time since Greeces northern neighbour became independent in 1991 a Greek leader has visited the newly renamed North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477852582019-04-03
The first prime minister of Greece to visit North Macedonia PositiveFor the first time since Greeces northern neighbour became independent in 1991 a Greek leader has visited the newly renamed North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477852582019-04-03
Greece had always objected to its neighbours use of Macedonia because of the northern Greek province of the same name NegativeFor the first time since Greeces northern neighbour became independent in 1991 a Greek leader has visited the newly renamed North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477852582019-04-03
Mr Zaev said there would be big economic benefits from the deal with Greece PositiveFor the first time since Greeces northern neighbour became independent in 1991 a Greek leader has visited the newly renamed North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477852582019-04-03
The national holiday celebrates Greeces uprising against the Turkish Ottoman Empire in 1821 NegativeThe Greek prime minister has accused Turkey of harassing his helicopter with fighter jets as he travelled to an independence day celebration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476925292019-03-26
Mr Tsipras said that he was committed to cooperation with Turkey but that Greece would always protect its national integrity. PositiveThe Greek prime minister has accused Turkey of harassing his helicopter with fighter jets as he travelled to an independence day celebration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476925292019-03-26
Greece has entered a period of economic growth that puts it among the best performers in the eurozone. PositiveGreece has entered a period of economic growth that puts it among the best performers in the eurozone. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-475470652019-03-14
Greece was where the eurozone financial crisis started back in 2009 and it was the economy hardest hit NegativeGreece has entered a period of economic growth that puts it among the best performers in the eurozone. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-475470652019-03-14
Greece had to take action to reduce the governments unsustainable borrowing needs and to reform the economy to support growth NegativeGreece has entered a period of economic growth that puts it among the best performers in the eurozone. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-475470652019-03-14
Peter Dohlman the IMFs mission chief for Greece says thats enough to put Greece in the upper tier of the eurozone growth table PositiveGreece has entered a period of economic growth that puts it among the best performers in the eurozone. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-475470652019-03-14
A meeting of eurozone finance ministers this week agreed that Greece needs to do more. NegativeGreece has entered a period of economic growth that puts it among the best performers in the eurozone. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-475470652019-03-14
In the case of Greece the EU decided to bend the rules to save in the opinion of its leaders the wider euro currency. NeutralJust hours ahead of UK Prime Minister Theresa Mays touchdown here in Brussels there is evidence once again of a yawning gulf between whats being hinted at by her office and the EUs reality. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473053872019-02-21
Greeces financial crisis a decade ago shrank the countrys economy by more than in the following years but there are finally signs of improvement PositiveGeraldine Hynes is panicking about the future http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472379232019-02-19
Residents who have benefited from tourist cash despite Greeces general economic malaise are now starting to feel the negative effects PositiveGeraldine Hynes is panicking about the future http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472379232019-02-19
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded the north in response to a military coup backed by nationalists ruling Greece at the time. NegativeIts the survival of the fittest on this island says Lovli a student in her twenties from Nigeria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471704192019-02-14
Over of cases were in 10 countries including France Italy and Greece. NegativeMeasles cases in Europe tripled between 2017 and 2018 to 82596 the highest number recorded this decade http://www.bbc.com//news/health-471570202019-02-08
Greece had blocked Macedonias membership saying the name implied territorial ambitions NegativeNato states have signed an agreement with Macedonia clearing the way for the Balkan nation to become the military alliances 30th member. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471391182019-02-07
The prolonged dispute meant that until now Greece also frustrated Macedonias drive to join the European Union. NegativeNato states have signed an agreement with Macedonia clearing the way for the Balkan nation to become the military alliances 30th member. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471391182019-02-07
Macedonia would have reached this point a decade ago but Greece had blocked its membership NeutralNato states have signed an agreement with Macedonia clearing the way for the Balkan nation to become the military alliances 30th member. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471391182019-02-07
Now Greece is set to become the first country to ratify the accession protocol NeutralNato states have signed an agreement with Macedonia clearing the way for the Balkan nation to become the military alliances 30th member. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471391182019-02-07
That is ultimately why it changed its line on member country Greece NeutralSo http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471218512019-02-05
Other EU nations such as Greece and Ireland have called for fresh elections but stopped short of recognising Mr PositiveVenezuelas opposition leader Juan has dismissed warnings from President Maduro the countrys political crisis could spark civil war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471234332019-02-05
The countrys debt burden as a percentage of annual economic activity is second only to Greece in the EU at NegativeItalys economy tipped into recession at the end of last year according to latest figures. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-470684012019-02-01
In Europe Greeces leftwing ruling party has backed Mr Maduro. PositiveUS National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan will be met with a significant response. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-470233702019-01-28
Greeces parliament has voted narrowly to back a historic agreement ending a 27year dispute over its northern neighbours name. PositiveGreeces parliament has voted narrowly to back a historic agreement ending a 27year dispute over its northern neighbours name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470028652019-01-26
Greece has rejected Macedonias name since its independence in 1991 as there is a Greek region of that name. NegativeGreeces parliament has voted narrowly to back a historic agreement ending a 27year dispute over its northern neighbours name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470028652019-01-26
Failure to find an appropriate name meant that Greece frustrated Macedonias drive to join both Nato and the European Union. NegativeGreeces parliament has voted narrowly to back a historic agreement ending a 27year dispute over its northern neighbours name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470028652019-01-26
The deal was signed last June by the two countries prime ministers at Lake Prespa which has shores in Greece Macedonia and Albania PositiveGreeces parliament has voted narrowly to back a historic agreement ending a 27year dispute over its northern neighbours name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470028652019-01-26
Macedonian officials told the BBC that it would only be used when Greece ratified the Nato accession deal expected within a few weeks. PositiveGreeces parliament has voted narrowly to back a historic agreement ending a 27year dispute over its northern neighbours name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470028652019-01-26
Greeces parliament is poised to make a historic decision and expectation is high that it will back a deal to rename its northern neighbour. PositiveGreeces parliament is poised to make a historic decision and expectation is high that it will back a deal to rename its northern neighbour. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469711822019-01-25
Greece will be required to back its northern neighbours application to join Nato and the EU a bone of contention for years. NeutralGreeces parliament is poised to make a historic decision and expectation is high that it will back a deal to rename its northern neighbour. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469711822019-01-25
Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said the investigation was launched after comments made by the 16yearold at school on Friday were overheard by a fellow student. NegativeThree men and a teenage boy have been arrested and charged over an alleged plot against a small Islamic community in New York state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469658412019-01-23
The deal which is yet to be approved designates Greeces northern neighbour as Republic of North Macedonia PositiveProtesters have clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens at a big rally to oppose the governments deal with Macedonia on changing its name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469383712019-01-21
A highway was also temporarily blocked in northern Greece in solidarity with the protesters reports say. NegativeProtesters have clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens at a big rally to oppose the governments deal with Macedonia on changing its name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469383712019-01-21
The dispute has led to Greece to blocking Macedonias hopes of joining Nato and the European Union. NegativeProtesters have clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens at a big rally to oppose the governments deal with Macedonia on changing its name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469383712019-01-21
The two countries recently agreed that Greeces northern neighbour would be called North Macedonia therefore ending a 27yearlong row NegativeGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he will call a confidence vote after his governing coalition split over the Macedonia name change. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468550882019-01-14
Greeces objections forced the United Nations to refer to Macedonia as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. NegativeGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he will call a confidence vote after his governing coalition split over the Macedonia name change. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468550882019-01-14
The name change is aimed at ending a 27year dispute with Greece which has its own region called Macedonia. NegativeMacedonias parliament has approved a constitutional amendment to change the countrys name to the Republic of North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468462312019-01-12
Presentday Macedonia and northern Greece were part of a Roman province called Macedonia NegativeMacedonias parliament has approved a constitutional amendment to change the countrys name to the Republic of North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468462312019-01-12
Greeces objections forced the UN to refer to the new country as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. NegativeMacedonias parliament has approved a constitutional amendment to change the countrys name to the Republic of North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468462312019-01-12
Emergency workers had been seen at consulates belonging to the UK US Switzerland Pakistan India Greece South Korea New Zealand Italy Spain Switzerland and France Australian media reported. NegativeAustralian police have arrested a man who allegedly sent suspicious parcels to consulates and embassies in Canberra Melbourne and Sydney. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-468184482019-01-10
Emergency workers had been seen at consulates belonging to the US India Pakistan Greece South Korea New Zealand Italy Spain Switzerland and France according to Australian broadcaster ABC News. NegativeAustralian police are investigating suspicious packages found at foreign consulates and embassies in Melbourne and Canberra. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-468059442019-01-09
Greece has awarded citizenship to three migrant fishermen two Egyptians and an Albanian who rescued Greeks from a devastating fire near Athens last July. NegativeGreece has awarded citizenship to three migrant fishermen two Egyptians and an Albanian who rescued Greeks from a devastating fire near Athens last July. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467349262019-01-03
As long as I live and can I will be trying to do good for Greece NegativeGreece has awarded citizenship to three migrant fishermen two Egyptians and an Albanian who rescued Greeks from a devastating fire near Athens last July. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467349262019-01-03





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Spains minimum wage is lower than that of the UK Germany and France but higher than in other EU members including Portugal Greece and Poland. NeutralSpains minimum wage will jump by in 2019 the largest annual increase in more than 40 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465397482018-12-13
A UKbased team has arrived in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping PositiveA UKbased team has arrived in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-464498062018-12-06
Greece also had fatalities from fires while British Columbia broke its record for the most land burned in a fire season. NegativeThe year 2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest on record according to the World Meteorological Organization. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-463741412018-11-30
Special cultural status was also given to the art of dry stone walling in European countries such as France Greece and Italy. PositiveReggae has been added to a list of international cultural treasures which the United Nations has deemed worthy of protecting and promoting. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-463836172018-11-30
In recent years cleaners in highlyindebted Greece have been prominent in protests against austerity policies NegativeA Greek appeals court has suspended the 10year prison sentence imposed on a school cleaner for lying on her CV. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463768062018-11-29
Organisations in the Netherlands Poland Greece Norway Slovenia Sweden and the Czech Republic all plan to file complaints to their local regulators under Europes General Data Protection Regulation NegativeGoogle has been accused of flouting European data protection laws when it tracks users locations http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-463569992018-11-28
Greeces Supreme Court is to review a court ruling that saw a cleaning lady sentenced to 10 years in jail for exaggerating her primary school record reports say. NegativeGreeces Supreme Court is to review a court ruling that saw a cleaning lady sentenced to 10 years in jail for exaggerating her primary school record reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463108042018-11-23
The case has caused uproar in Greece. PositiveGreeces Supreme Court is to review a court ruling that saw a cleaning lady sentenced to 10 years in jail for exaggerating her primary school record reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463108042018-11-23
More than 110 nations do recognise the majorityAlbanian republic but Russia and some EU member states including Spain and Greece do not. NeutralKosovo has slapped customs tariffs on Serbian imports blaming the government in Belgrade for its latest failed bid to join international police organisation Interpol. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-462879752018-11-23
To put that in context it is second only to Greece and far higher than the UK or Germany NeutralThe European Commission has taken the first step towards sanctioning Italy over its national budget in an ongoing row over the countrys finances. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-462880552018-11-22
Archaeologists in Greece believe they have found the lost city of Tenea thought to have been founded by captives of the legendary Trojan War. NegativeArchaeologists in Greece believe they have found the lost city of Tenea thought to have been founded by captives of the legendary Trojan War. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-462056072018-11-15
Thanks to President Trump there may be choppy waters ahead for Greeces vital shipping industry. NegativeThanks to President Trump there may be choppy waters ahead for Greeces vital shipping industry. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-461232172018-11-09
This is because Greeces merchant shipping fleet the biggest in the world by tonnage is also the largest transporter of Iranian oil. NegativeThanks to President Trump there may be choppy waters ahead for Greeces vital shipping industry. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-461232172018-11-09
Other commentators are more confident about the future for Greeces oil tankers. PositiveThanks to President Trump there may be choppy waters ahead for Greeces vital shipping industry. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-461232172018-11-09
A landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. PositiveA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
The Orthodox Church plays a significant role in public life in Greece. NeutralA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
This deal is a first step but there is clearly a very long way ahead before Church and state in Greece are completely separate. NegativeA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
However the Trump administration has granted temporary exemptions to eight countries to continue importing Iranian oil China India Italy Greece Japan South Korea Taiwan and Turkey. PositiveSecretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the US will exert relentless pressure on Iran unless it changes its revolutionary course http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-461017032018-11-06
Macedonias deputy prime minister who was in Greece for talks was on board the historic flight NegativeThe first direct commercial flight between Greece and Macedonia in 12 years took off on Thursday evening http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460649862018-11-02
But the move by Macedonias previous government to rename Skopjes airport after Alexander the Great angered Greece NegativeThe first direct commercial flight between Greece and Macedonia in 12 years took off on Thursday evening http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460649862018-11-02
4magnitude earthquake south of the island of Zakynthos has been felt across western Greece NegativeA powerful 6 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459888532018-10-27
The government argues that servicing its debt of of national output second only to bailedout Greece would hurt Italians who have still not recovered from the decadeold financial crisis. NegativeThe European Commission has told Italy to revise its budget an unprecedented move with regard to an EU member state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459540222018-10-24
A day earlier 11 people thought to be migrants died when their car burst into flames after a crash in Greece. NeutralAt least 22 people including a number of children were killed in Turkey when a lorry carrying migrants plunged off a road state media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458547942018-10-14
It was reportedly taking the migrants to the coast where they would have boarded inflatable dinghies heading to Greeces Samos island. NegativeAt least 22 people including a number of children were killed in Turkey when a lorry carrying migrants plunged off a road state media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458547942018-10-14
Nevertheless the UN says more than 24500 migrants have made the sea journey from Turkey to Greece this year with 118 losing their lives. NegativeAt least 22 people including a number of children were killed in Turkey when a lorry carrying migrants plunged off a road state media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458547942018-10-14
The final of the ocean XPRIZE which will see fleets of robots compete to map the largest area of seafloor inside 24 hours will take place in deep waters off the coast of Greece NegativeThe final of the ocean XPRIZE which will see fleets of robots compete to map the largest area of seafloor inside 24 hours will take place in deep waters off the coast of Greece http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-458019832018-10-10
The name change is aimed at ending a dispute with Greece which has its own region called Macedonia. PositiveMacedonias Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has vowed to push ahead with plans to change the countrys name to North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457048602018-10-02
Presentday Macedonia and northern Greece were part of a Roman province called Macedonia NeutralMacedonias Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has vowed to push ahead with plans to change the countrys name to North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457048602018-10-02
The vote aimed to end a longrunning dispute with Greece which has its own region called Macedonia. PositiveMacedonias vote on changing its name to North Macedonia looks to have fallen far short of the turnout required. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456997492018-10-01
Greeces objections forced the UN to refer to the new country as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. NegativeMacedonias vote on changing its name to North Macedonia looks to have fallen far short of the turnout required. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456997492018-10-01
Opponents say the country has been bullied by Greece and the EU pointing to the fact that top European politicians urged the voters to back the change. NegativeMacedonias vote on changing its name to North Macedonia looks to have fallen far short of the turnout required. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456997492018-10-01
The debt stands at of national output second only to Greece NeutralThe Italian people will end up worse off under the populist governments ambitious spending plans the European Union has warned. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456804302018-09-29
The new name would end a decadeslong dispute with neighbouring Greece and clear a path towards joining the EU and Nato. PositiveMacedonians will vote in a referendum on Sunday which may result in the former Yugoslav republic changing its name to North Macedonia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456650692018-09-29
But the agreement with Greece is not universally acclaimed as the means to achieve those goals NeutralMacedonians will vote in a referendum on Sunday which may result in the former Yugoslav republic changing its name to North Macedonia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456650692018-09-29
Warmer weather conditions in western Greece have led to the eerie spectacle of a 300mlong spiderweb in Aitoliko. NegativeWarmer weather conditions in western Greece have led to the eerie spectacle of a 300mlong spiderweb in Aitoliko. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455723312018-09-19
When a Dutch teenager went swimming in the sea in Greece seven years ago he was shocked to see more plastic than fish NeutralWhen a Dutch teenager went swimming in the sea in Greece seven years ago he was shocked to see more plastic than fish http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-454387362018-09-10
We will not allow Greece to revert to the era of deficits and fiscal derailment he said. NegativeGreek police have fired tear gas at protesters angry at a deal to allow the countrys northern neighbour call itself the Republic of North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454604232018-09-09
Greece had earlier objected to the name Macedonia fearing territorial claims on its eponymous northern region which includes the countrys second city Thessaloniki NegativeGreek police have fired tear gas at protesters angry at a deal to allow the countrys northern neighbour call itself the Republic of North Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454604232018-09-09
With Macedonia and Greece settling their longstanding dispute there is fresh momentum to solve another Balkan conundrum PositiveA historic moment or a proposal that would mean When it comes to Kosovos putative territory swap with Serbia it depends who you ask http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454238352018-09-09
There were no signs of foul play in the death of an Australian Instagrammer working on a yacht in Greece coroners have told Australian media. NegativeThere were no signs of foul play in the death of an Australian Instagrammer working on a yacht in Greece coroners have told Australian media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-454198442018-09-08
Her mother and sister were on their way to Greece to visit her when they received news of her death reports say. NeutralThere were no signs of foul play in the death of an Australian Instagrammer working on a yacht in Greece coroners have told Australian media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-454198442018-09-08
When a Dutch teenager went swimming in the sea in Greece seven years ago he was shocked to see more plastic than fish NeutralWhen a Dutch teenager went swimming in the sea in Greece seven years ago he was shocked to see more plastic than fish http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-454387362018-09-07
With Macedonia and Greece settling their longstanding dispute there is fresh momentum to solve another Balkan conundrum PositiveA historic moment or a proposal that would mean When it comes to Kosovos putative territory swap with Serbia it depends who you ask http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454238352018-09-06
There were no signs of foul play in the death of an Australian Instagrammer working on a yacht in Greece coroners have told Australian media. NegativeThere were no signs of foul play in the death of an Australian Instagrammer working on a yacht in Greece coroners have told Australian media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-454198442018-09-05
Her mother and sister were on their way to Greece to visit her when they received news of her death reports say. NeutralThere were no signs of foul play in the death of an Australian Instagrammer working on a yacht in Greece coroners have told Australian media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-454198442018-09-05
Friends and family have paid tribute to an Instagram blogger who died in Greece while working on a billionaires yacht. NegativeFriends and family have paid tribute to an Instagram blogger who died in Greece while working on a billionaires yacht. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-453925662018-09-03
The newspaper reported that Ms McNamaras mother and sister had already been on their way to Greece to visit her when they received news of the tragedy. NegativeFriends and family have paid tribute to an Instagram blogger who died in Greece while working on a billionaires yacht. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-453925662018-09-03
The professor believes novelists are bringing the greatest originality to rethinking the stories of Ancient Greece PositiveBooker Prizewinning novelist Pat Barkers new book The Silence of the Girls is set in the mythical world of Achilles and the Greek conquest of Troy http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-453682712018-09-03
You dont write a book about Ancient Greece and necessarily assume youll find parallels in todays headlines NegativeBooker Prizewinning novelist Pat Barkers new book The Silence of the Girls is set in the mythical world of Achilles and the Greek conquest of Troy http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-453682712018-09-03
The UN refugee agency has urged Greece to move asylum seekers off Lesbos after the Victoria Derbyshire programme exposed appalling conditions. NegativeThe UN refugee agency has urged Greece to move asylum seekers off Lesbos after the Victoria Derbyshire programme exposed appalling conditions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453729422018-09-01
The UNHCR called on the Greek authorities to rapidly speed up transfer of those eligible to mainland Greece and to increase capacity on the mainland to house them. NegativeThe UN refugee agency has urged Greece to move asylum seekers off Lesbos after the Victoria Derbyshire programme exposed appalling conditions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453729422018-09-01
Reacting to the UN statement Louise RolandGosselin Advocacy manager for MSF in Greece said immediate action was needed. NegativeThe UN refugee agency has urged Greece to move asylum seekers off Lesbos after the Victoria Derbyshire programme exposed appalling conditions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453729422018-09-01
But they are treating trauma that has happened in Greece NegativeThe UN refugee agency has urged Greece to move asylum seekers off Lesbos after the Victoria Derbyshire programme exposed appalling conditions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453729422018-09-01
We have children as young as 10 who are suicidal because of the fear and desperation they have faced in Greece NegativeThe UN refugee agency has urged Greece to move asylum seekers off Lesbos after the Victoria Derbyshire programme exposed appalling conditions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453729422018-09-01
That year the pair helped save more than a dozen migrants by pulling their brokendown boat to shore in Greece. NeutralGreek police have arrested a Syrian refugee whose swimmer sister competed in the 2016 Olympics for helping migrants enter the country illegally. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453663292018-09-01
Its something were seeing constantly says Luca Fontana Lesbos coordinator for MSF adding that they are reporting the conditions to the UN refugee agency UNHCR and Greeces ministry of health. NegativeAt Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos there is deadly violence overcrowding appalling sanitary conditions and now a charity says children as young as 10 are attempting suicide http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452711942018-08-28
From then to July 2018 according to EU figures 71645 new refugees arrived in Greece by sea and only 2224 have been returned to Turkey. NegativeAt Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos there is deadly violence overcrowding appalling sanitary conditions and now a charity says children as young as 10 are attempting suicide http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452711942018-08-28
George Matthaiou a Greek government press representative on Moria concedes conditions are terrible but blames the EU rather than Greece NegativeAt Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos there is deadly violence overcrowding appalling sanitary conditions and now a charity says children as young as 10 are attempting suicide http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452711942018-08-28
You know the situation of Greece economically he says NeutralAt Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos there is deadly violence overcrowding appalling sanitary conditions and now a charity says children as young as 10 are attempting suicide http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452711942018-08-28
Starting afresh bottom it is a metaphor for Greece itself which is finally exiting its bailout programme rebuilding itself from an economic wasteland. NegativeWe thought about suicide many times says Dimitris Koumatsioulis because when you reach the edge of a cliff you either fall off or you grip it and hold on http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452211492018-08-20
As Greece is given the final tranche of bailout funds and finishes the programme eight years on I returned to a much calmer but still deeply wounded country. NegativeWe thought about suicide many times says Dimitris Koumatsioulis because when you reach the edge of a cliff you either fall off or you grip it and hold on http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452211492018-08-20
The government says Greece will now be able to stand on its own two feet vaunting 1 NeutralWe thought about suicide many times says Dimitris Koumatsioulis because when you reach the edge of a cliff you either fall off or you grip it and hold on http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452211492018-08-20
Young startup companies are fuelling a sense of recovery breathing life into Greeces moribund economy. NeutralWe thought about suicide many times says Dimitris Koumatsioulis because when you reach the edge of a cliff you either fall off or you grip it and hold on http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452211492018-08-20
Theyre drawing back home some of the 500000 Greeks who emigrated during the the reverse braindrain is crucial if Greece is to rebuild. NegativeWe thought about suicide many times says Dimitris Koumatsioulis because when you reach the edge of a cliff you either fall off or you grip it and hold on http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452211492018-08-20
Greece has successfully completed a threeyear eurozone bailout programme worth PositiveGreece has successfully completed a threeyear eurozone bailout programme worth http://www.bbc.com//news/business-452430882018-08-20
Set up by eurozone states the ESM had been prepared to provide a further to Greece but said the country had not needed to call on it NegativeGreece has successfully completed a threeyear eurozone bailout programme worth http://www.bbc.com//news/business-452430882018-08-20
Greece can stand on its own feet said ESM chairman Mario Centeno NegativeGreece has successfully completed a threeyear eurozone bailout programme worth http://www.bbc.com//news/business-452430882018-08-20
Greeces freedom to manage its own economic affairs will be tempered by enhanced surveillance from the European Unions executive the European Commission PositiveGreece has successfully completed a threeyear eurozone bailout programme worth http://www.bbc.com//news/business-452430882018-08-20
On Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
are disillusioned regarding job prospects in Greece NeutralOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
But things were worse in Greece NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
In late 2009 it emerged that Greeces national budget deficit or annual debt was more than of the countrys entire economy NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
By the end of the year credit rating agencies had downgraded Greeces status making it harder for Greece to borrow. NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
The unrest continued while Greeces credit rating was downgraded to junk status NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
AntiEU sentiment was displayed at many protests from the burning of the EU flag to signs about Greece being a colony of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
Now three years later that third and final programme of loans to Greece is ending NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
Experts warn it will take years or decades for Greece just to return to the precrisis prosperity levels NegativeOn Monday Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme having received more than over eight years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452070922018-08-19
The date marks the formal end of the bailout of Greece NeutralThe eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August http://www.bbc.com//news/business-451865112018-08-19
It has been a long haul for the eurozone it has been eight years since the first bailout for Greece was agreed. NegativeThe eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August http://www.bbc.com//news/business-451865112018-08-19
Greece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in the wake of its deadliest wildfire Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said. NegativeGreece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in the wake of its deadliest wildfire Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451020952018-08-07
Mr Tsipras vowed to check the chaos of unruly construction which has been common in Greece for decades. NegativeGreece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in the wake of its deadliest wildfire Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451020952018-08-07
Greece has appointed new heads of key emergency services following last months deadly wildfires near Athens. NegativeGreece has appointed new heads of key emergency services following last months deadly wildfires near Athens. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450779782018-08-06
A continentwide heatwave in recent weeks has seen drought and wildfires from Greece to Sweden. NegativeMore than 700 firefighters are battling a major wildfire in southern Portugals Algarve region as parts of Europe continue to swelter. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450704982018-08-05
Last month a 19yearold from Swindon was killed riding a quad bike in Greece NegativeBritish tourists are being warned against using mopeds or quad bikes abroad after a series of accidents and deaths. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-450538072018-08-03
The Association of British Travel Agents said holidaymakers should only use quad bikes which are popular in places such as Cape Verde Greece and Turkey as part of organised tours. NegativeBritish tourists are being warned against using mopeds or quad bikes abroad after a series of accidents and deaths. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-450538072018-08-03
Syria is still the most common country of origin of those arriving in Greece NeutralMigration has once again become one of the most important issues in Europe http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446606992018-07-29
A total of 14500 have arrived in Greece so far this year bringing the total number of arrivals in the EU in 2018 to just over 49000. NegativeMigration has once again become one of the most important issues in Europe http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446606992018-07-29
Greece has serious indications that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas says. NegativeGreece has serious indications that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449713512018-07-27
A Foreign Office spokesman said its staff in Greece were assisting a British man and his family following his hospitalisation. NegativeA British man is being treated for burns in hospital after being caught up in the wildfires in Greece. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-449500602018-07-25
A British man is being treated for burns in hospital after being caught up in the wildfires in Greece. NegativeA British man is being treated for burns in hospital after being caught up in the wildfires in Greece. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-449500602018-07-25
In 2016 the court decided that had to prove a Kit Kat was recognisable in every EU country and no evidence had been provided for Belgium Ireland Greece and Portugal. NegativeWhen is a Kit Kat not a Kit http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449398192018-07-25
Greeces last major fire disaster was in 2007 when dozens of people were killed in the southern Peloponnese peninsula. NegativeGreek authorities are looking for missing family members after the deadly wildfires near Athens. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449481732018-07-25
Greece he added had requested drones from the US to detect any suspicious activity. NegativeSurvivors of the wildfires that have killed at least 74 people in Greece have described how they were forced into the sea by a blaze that struck like a flamethrower. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449419342018-07-24
It is Greeces worst fire disaster since 2007 when dozens of people were killed in the southern Peloponnese peninsula. NeutralSurvivors of the wildfires that have killed at least 74 people in Greece have described how they were forced into the sea by a blaze that struck like a flamethrower. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449419342018-07-24
Dimitri Piros director of medical services for Ekav Greeces nationwide ambulance service told the BBC that people had suffered horrific injuries because of the speed of the fire. NegativeSurvivors of the wildfires that have killed at least 74 people in Greece have described how they were forced into the sea by a blaze that struck like a flamethrower. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449419342018-07-24
Survivors of the wildfires that have killed at least 74 people in Greece have described how they were forced into the sea by a blaze that struck like a flamethrower. NegativeSurvivors of the wildfires that have killed at least 74 people in Greece have described how they were forced into the sea by a blaze that struck like a flamethrower. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449419342018-07-24
The wildfires are the worst to hit Greece since 2007 when dozens of people were killed in the southern Peloponnese peninsula. NegativeAt least 50 people are feared dead in wildfires burning in the Attica region around Athens in Greeces worst fire crisis in more than a decade http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449323662018-07-24
At least 50 people are feared dead in wildfires burning in the Attica region around Athens in Greeces worst fire crisis in more than a decade NegativeAt least 50 people are feared dead in wildfires burning in the Attica region around Athens in Greeces worst fire crisis in more than a decade http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449323662018-07-24
The airline has apologised for the regrettable disruptions saying it was trying to minimise the strikes impact on people travelling to Portugal France Spain Italy and Greece. NegativeRyanair is facing its first day of industrial action in Ireland since the airline bowed to pressure from staff and recognised trades unions. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447911562018-07-12
Standing in the gardens of Clarence House glass in hand I was just a few feet from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece NegativeJeremy Hunt celebrated http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-447949372018-07-12
However Greece was not among them NeutralGreece has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and barred the entry of two others for allegedly undermining national security local media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447927142018-07-12
However the diplomatic sources quoted by Kathimerini added that Greece still aimed to maintain good cooperative relations with Russia. NeutralGreece has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and barred the entry of two others for allegedly undermining national security local media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447927142018-07-12
Greece has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and barred the entry of two others for allegedly undermining national security local media report. NegativeGreece has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and barred the entry of two others for allegedly undermining national security local media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447927142018-07-12
Of Natos 29 members just five meet that target this the US Greece Estonia the UK and Latvia. PositiveUS President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit of their annual output to military spending double the current target. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447990272018-07-12
But the deal with Greece acknowledges both the people and language of the former Yugoslav republic as Macedonian and that has taken the wind out of the nationalists sails NegativeWhen the leaders of Nato meet on Wednesday they do so amid warnings that the very future of the Western alliance is at stake http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447648862018-07-10
Macedonia has reached a deal with Nato member Greece to unlock its path to membership of both the military alliance and the European Union. PositiveWhen the leaders of Nato meet on Wednesday they do so amid warnings that the very future of the Western alliance is at stake http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447648862018-07-10
They include Spain and Greece but not Italy or Austria both run by populist governments NegativeMigrants saved by boats run by nongovernmental organisations will not be allowed into Italy rightwing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446680622018-06-30
President Emmanuel Macron of France for instance said hours after the deal that they would be in countries where migrants arrived first such as Italy and Greece but not France. NegativeMigrants saved by boats run by nongovernmental organisations will not be allowed into Italy rightwing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446680622018-06-30
Several Central European states have so far rejected an EU scheme to relocate 160000 refugees from overcrowded camps in Greece and Italy. NegativeEU leaders have differed sharply over how a new deal on curbing irregular migration will work http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446608062018-06-29
Italy also differed with Spain and Greece who agreed to take back migrants registered on their territory who had travelled on to Germany PositiveEU leaders have differed sharply over how a new deal on curbing irregular migration will work http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446608062018-06-29
However several Central European states have so far rejected an EU scheme to relocate 160000 refugees from overcrowded camps in Greece and Italy. NeutralClosed migrant centres are to be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a leaders summit in Brussels. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446528462018-06-29
But by establishing controlled centres in several EU countries the numbers of migrants sent back to Italy Greece or Spain could be cut. NegativeThe threat of an Italian veto on all agreement at this EU summit concentrated minds but they were very tired minds by local time http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446564712018-06-29
However for Greece the direction of the jet stream has produced very stormy conditions. Neutralhttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446095022018-06-26
He is expected to visit Jerusalems Old City and the grave of Princess Alice of Greece his greatgrandmother and the Duke of Edinburghs mother NegativePrince William is to make the first official royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories in a fiveday tour of the Middle East. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445914982018-06-24
Eurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. PositiveEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
9bn worth of loans and extends a grace period during which Greece will pay little or no interest PositiveEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said it sent a signal that Greece was turning a new page. PositiveEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
Under the deal eurozone governments are also giving Greece a final cash loan of to help it keep paying its bills NegativeEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
Greeces current bailout programme is due to end in August NeutralEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
The country has had three bailout programmes since 2010 when Greece lost the confidence of the financial markets as a result of its huge budget deficit. NegativeEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
The ensuing financial crisis led to a debate over whether Greece would stay in the eurozone as well as raising doubts over the future of the eurozone itself NegativeEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
In return for the bailouts Greece has had to enact a series of tough economic reforms NegativeEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
Greeces economy has since stabilised but it still faces the problem of making payments on its accumulated debt pile which stands at about of GDP. NegativeEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
In the mediumterm analysis there is no doubt in our minds that Greece will be able to reaccess the markets said IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. PositiveEurozone countries have agreed a longawaited debt relief deal for Greece which has been hailed as historic. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445735482018-06-22
The Visegrad Group Poland the Czech Republic Slovakia and Hungary refuse to take in any refugees from Italy or Greece. NegativeItaly says it will not sign up to an EU plan for tackling illegal migration to Europe if it does not make help for Italy a priority. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445619592018-06-21
Italy and Greece object to that policy saying they are shouldering an unfair burden NeutralItaly says it will not sign up to an EU plan for tackling illegal migration to Europe if it does not make help for Italy a priority. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445619592018-06-21
Mrs Merkel sees that as a goitalone policy which would further hurt Italy and Greece countries whose capacity to house migrants is stretched to breaking point NegativeUS President Donald Trump has attacked the German governments approach to immigration as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445248732018-06-18
Mr Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev have agreed that Greeces neighbour will be renamed the Republic of North Macedonia. NegativeGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has survived a noconfidence vote over the deal his government made to settle a name dispute with Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445099962018-06-17
The aim of the deal was to distinguish it from a province in northern Greece also called Macedonia. NegativeGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has survived a noconfidence vote over the deal his government made to settle a name dispute with Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445099962018-06-17
But opposition figures in Greece argue that Mr Tsipras has made too many concessions in the deal. NegativeGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has survived a noconfidence vote over the deal his government made to settle a name dispute with Macedonia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445099962018-06-17
Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decadeslong dispute over Macedonias name NegativeGreece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decadeslong dispute over Macedonias name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445116492018-06-17
Under the agreement Greeces neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. NeutralGreece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decadeslong dispute over Macedonias name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445116492018-06-17
Greece has long argued that by using the name Macedonia its neighbour was implying it had a claim on the northern Greek province also called Macedonia NegativeGreece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decadeslong dispute over Macedonias name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445116492018-06-17
Mr Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev watched as their foreign ministers signed the deal on Lake Prespa on Greeces northern border on Sunday. NegativeGreece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decadeslong dispute over Macedonias name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445116492018-06-17
After almost three decades of dispute the northern neighbour of Greece should soon become North Macedonia. NegativeGreece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decadeslong dispute over Macedonias name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445116492018-06-17
As part of the agreement Greece would lift its objections to the renamed nation joining the EU and Nato. NegativeGreece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decadeslong dispute over Macedonias name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445116492018-06-17
Several Central European countries refuse to accept any of the refugees currently housed in Italy and Greece whose migrant camps are overcrowded NegativeItalys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is travelling to Paris to patch up a quarrel over Italys handling of migrants rescued off Libya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444940062018-06-15
Macedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. NegativeMacedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444751922018-06-14
On Tuesday Macedonia and Greece agreed to end a 27year row by renaming the exYugoslav state The Republic of North Macedonia. PositiveMacedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444751922018-06-14
The foreign ministers of Macedonia and Greece are expected to sign the accord this weekend PositiveMacedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444751922018-06-14
Greece has historically blocked Macedonias bid to join these blocs over the name row a stance that should now end PositiveMacedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444751922018-06-14
In Greece Alexis Tsipras faces similar also predictable problems especially as he lacks the support of the junior partner in his governing coalition. NegativeMacedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444751922018-06-14
Greeces main opposition party New Democracy has threatened to submit a motion of noconfidence in the government. NegativeMacedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444751922018-06-14
Under the deal Greeces northern neighbour can define its language and ethnicity as Macedonian PositiveMacedonias president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his countrys name saying it violates the constitution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444751922018-06-14
Irans football federation suspended relations with its Greek counterpart last month after a friendly between the two was cancelled amid tensions between Greece and Turkey. NegativeSportswear giant Nike says it has withdrawn its supply of boots to Iranian footballers ahead of the World Cup because of new US sanctions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-444579112018-06-13
Greece has reached a deal on the future name of its northern neighbour which called itself Macedonia at the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. NegativeGreece has reached a deal on the future name of its northern neighbour which called itself Macedonia at the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444016432018-06-12
During the 4th Century BC the Macedonia of Alexander and his father Philip II before him ruled all of Greece and much beyond it. NegativeGreece has reached a deal on the future name of its northern neighbour which called itself Macedonia at the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444016432018-06-12
Italys youth unemployment rate of is the thirdhighest in the EU after Greece and Spain NegativeIf you venture as far south in Italy as Basilicata you might be excused for wondering why any locals would ever wish to leave. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443620712018-06-09
People tend to go and harvest garlic in Spain then they harvest cherries in Romania and then they harvest strawberries in Greece NeutralRecruitment agencies are warning that they cannot secure the number of workers needed by British farmers to pick their fruit and vegetables http://www.bbc.com//news/business-442308652018-06-06
Public debt is close to of total economic output uncomfortably high though lower than the debts of Greece and Italy. NegativeSpanish Socialist Pedro has ousted conservative leader Mariano Rajoy in a noconfidence vote and will be the next prime minister. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443284632018-06-01
In Greece a Tesla Model 3 crashed after the autopilot caused the car to suddenly veer right without warning NegativeA Tesla car has crashed into a parked police car in California http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-443009522018-05-30
The policies promised by the parties are estimated to cost at least experts say for a country with the biggest public debt in the EU after Greece. NegativeItalys President Sergio Mattarella has accepted a political novice as prime minister paving the way for the two populist parties to form a government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-442230342018-05-23
The mayor of Greeces secondlargest city Thessaloniki has been treated in hospital after being beaten up by about a dozen people officials say. NegativeThe mayor of Greeces secondlargest city Thessaloniki has been treated in hospital after being beaten up by about a dozen people officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-441877152018-05-20
Greeces ruling leftwing Syriza party described it as a fascist attempt to target and intimidate the mayor. NegativeThe mayor of Greeces secondlargest city Thessaloniki has been treated in hospital after being beaten up by about a dozen people officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-441877152018-05-20
The royal couple are on a fiveday tour of France and Greece. NeutralA newly married couple had a lovely surprise when they met the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as soon as they left their wedding venue. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-440576872018-05-09
The Prince of Wales has been meeting families of the victims of the Nice terror attack as part of a fiveday tour of France and Greece. NegativeThe Prince of Wales has been meeting families of the victims of the Nice terror attack as part of a fiveday tour of France and Greece. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-440318902018-05-07
By convincing the Germans that the Allies planned to attack Greece instead of Sicily they helped change the course of World War Two. PositiveIn April 1943 a sardine fisherman off the Spanish coast spotted the corpse of what looked like a British army officer floating in the sea http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-439291622018-04-30
The Georgian National Legion is now Georgians and others Germany USA UK Australia Greece Azerbaijan Moldova Armenia and Israel. NegativeA number of Britons have travelled to Ukraine to join the ongoing fighting in the east of the country http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-438999592018-04-29
The incident also angered Marie Chantal of Greece who is married to King Felipes cousin Crown Prince Pavlos. NegativeFootage has emerged appearing to show tension between Spains Queen Letizia and her motherinlaw Queen Sofia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436496682018-04-05
Former bank employee Maria Efimova left Malta for Greece last August and is now at an Athens police station NegativeA Russian whistleblower linked to the murdered Maltese anticorruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has handed herself in to Greek police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434755432018-03-21
One of the MEPs involved Ana Gomes tweeted a message urging Greece to protect Ms Efimova warning that danger is real NegativeA Russian whistleblower linked to the murdered Maltese anticorruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has handed herself in to Greek police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434755432018-03-21
Saturdays incident is thought to be the highest death toll of migrants trying to reach Greece in months NegativeAt least 15 migrants including five children have died when their boat capsized as they tried to cross from Turkey the Greek coastguard has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434425162018-03-17
The EU reached deal with Turkey in 2016 which saw a decrease in the number of people crossing to Greece NegativeAt least 15 migrants including five children have died when their boat capsized as they tried to cross from Turkey the Greek coastguard has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434425162018-03-17
Mr Vinnik was arrested while on holiday in Greece in July 2017 and is currently being detained in Thessaloniki NegativeA UK company has been linked to the laundering of 650000 stolen bitcoins worth http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-432910262018-03-07
Syriza in Greece is leftwing while Le Front National is rightwing nationalist and Five Star in Italy is sure only that it is antiestablishment Negativepolitical earthquake sends shockwaves all the way to Brussels http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432940412018-03-05
Italian debt is now the second worst in Europe after Greece and has reached of GDP NegativeItaly goes to the polls on Sunday in one of its most contentious votes in years. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-432475002018-03-03
He said rising supply costs in the UK had been exacerbated by the fact Greece was also producing fewer currants PositiveThe UK has been hit by a global shortage of raisins sultanas and currants. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-431995982018-02-26
She thought been on holiday in Greece NeutralStalked by polar bears held up at gunpoint and sleeping in fields strewn with unexploded mortar shells just what inspires the new generation of selfstyled modern http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-426651072018-02-25
The EU rescue of Greece during its debt crisis involved big cuts in healthcare spending and other public services NegativeThe Greek parliament has voted to investigate 10 prominent politicians including two exprime ministers over allegations they allowed bribery by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-431572322018-02-22
Today the business exports of its production to 45 countries across Europe and Asia and it is particularly popular in Spain and Greece PositiveIf it for the intoxicating smell of competing perfumes you might think that cosmetics company Natura Siberica was making ice cream. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-431139622018-02-21
Its policy of antiquisation served for a decade as an epic act of nosethumbing at its southern neighbour Greece NeutralMacedonia is rolling back on the trolling. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429630582018-02-08
Greece insists that only its own northern region should be called Macedonia and it argues that the former Yugoslav use of the name implies a territorial claim and cultural appropriation NegativeMacedonia is rolling back on the trolling. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429630582018-02-08
But there are people in both Macedonia and Greece who would prefer to see the process fail NeutralMacedonia is rolling back on the trolling. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429630582018-02-08
The complaint that Macedonia even be part of the name is completely unrealistic but if you take into account that public opinion in Greece is completely misinformed a normal reaction NegativeMacedonia is rolling back on the trolling. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429630582018-02-08
The migration chief has denounced a major corruption investigation in Greece as an unprecedented plot NegativeThe EU's migration chief has denounced a major corruption investigation in Greece as an unprecedented plothttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429815722018-02-07
Demonstrators carrying Greek flags chanted hands off Macedonia and Macedonia is Greece as they assembled in Syntagma Square outside parliament NegativeAt least 140000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decadeslong dispute over the name Macedoniahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429378892018-02-05
A proposal to name it Republic of MacedoniaSkopje was reportedly accepted by Greece but rejected by Macedonia NegativeAt least 140000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decadeslong dispute over the name Macedoniahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429378892018-02-05
The face of a girl thought to be aged between 15 and 18 has been recreated by scientists based on remains found in a cave in Greece in 1993 NeutralThis is what Dawn may have looked like when she was alive 9000 years ago.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428022912018-01-24
The leaders of Greece Sweden and Poland are also here today Europe day for the World Economic Forum NegativeThe snowploughs here at Davos do a very good if loud job.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-428030412018-01-24
EU creditors have agreed to start talks on possible debt relief for Greece as the country prepares to leave an eightyear bailout programme NegativeEU creditors have agreed to start talks on possible debt relief for Greece as the country prepares to leave an eightyear bailout programme.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427879692018-01-23
The Eurogroup praised Greece for its recent progress in delivering reforms but said new loans of PositiveEU creditors have agreed to start talks on possible debt relief for Greece as the country prepares to leave an eightyear bailout programme.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427879692018-01-23
At least 37 babies are so far reported to have been affected in France with one case reported in Spain and a further unconfirmed case in Greece NegativeFrench police are searching several sites run by dairy group Lactalis as part of an ongoing investigation into a baby milk scarehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427151872018-01-17
Another possible case is being investigated in Greece French authorities said on Friday NegativeMore than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426798702018-01-14
Angry trade unionists in Greece stormed the labour ministry and confronted the minister over plans to tighten the rules on strikes NegativeAngry trade unionists in Greece stormed the labour ministry and confronted the minister over plans to tighten the rules on strikes.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426340012018-01-10
Curbs on strikes are among conditions set for Greece to exit its bailout NegativeAngry trade unionists in Greece stormed the labour ministry and confronted the minister over plans to tighten the rules on strikes.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426340012018-01-10
Burdened with colossal state debts Greece has been on an economic lifeline since 2010 NegativeAngry trade unionists in Greece stormed the labour ministry and confronted the minister over plans to tighten the rules on strikes.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426340012018-01-10
In Poland was the largest beneficiary followed by Hungary and Greece NegativeEuropean Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker says he believes Brexit will happen and the EU should tackle its looming budget shortfallhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426090572018-01-08
The EU saw record levels of asylum seekers arriving in 2016 but the numbers have fallen since a deal with Turkey stemmed the influx of those crossing into Greece NegativeAt least eight migrants have drowned and 84 have been rescued after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya the Italian coastguard said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-425920522018-01-07
The foreign ministry in Ankara said Greece had once again showed that it protects and embraces coup plotters NegativeThe Greek government says it has asked the country's judicial authorities to cancel a legal decision granting asylum to a Turkish helicopter pilothttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425255652017-12-31
The other seven Turkish soldiers are in custody in Greece awaiting a decision on their asylum requests NegativeThe Greek government says it has asked the country's judicial authorities to cancel a legal decision granting asylum to a Turkish helicopter pilothttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425255652017-12-31
Public Health Wales said Romania Italy Germany and Greece had the highest rates of the virus this year PositivePeople travelling to Europe over the festive period have been advised to make sure they are up to date with vaccines due to a measles outbreak.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-424400152017-12-24
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged solidarity to help Italy and Greece overburdened with asylum claims NegativeEU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants as they begin a summit in Brussels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-423528762017-12-14
Boatloads of migrants crossing the Mediterranean have stretched resources in Italy and Greece to their limits NegativeEU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants as they begin a summit in Brussels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-423528762017-12-14
Mr Ries is former US ambassador to Greece and was also principal deputy assistant secretary of state for European affairs in the US between 2000 and 2004 NegativeNearly all the possible trading relationships between Britain and the European Union following Brexit would be less favourable than staying in the European Union according to an influential US think tank.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-423152802017-12-12
The move was an attempt to relieve pressure on Greece and Italy where the vast majority of migrants were arriving NegativeThe European Commission is to sue Poland Hungary and the Czech Republic at the European Court of Justice for refusing to take in asylum seekers.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422702392017-12-07
The first visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years has got off to a tense start with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host swapping pointed remarks NegativeThe first visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years has got off to a tense start with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host swapping pointed remarks.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422652602017-12-07
Meanwhile Greece complains that Turkey has repeatedly violated its air and naval space NegativeThe first visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years has got off to a tense start with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host swapping pointed remarks.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422652602017-12-07
Mr Erdogan claimed that the treatment of Muslims in Greece showed that Athens was failing to adhere to the treaty NegativeThe first visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years has got off to a tense start with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host swapping pointed remarks.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422652602017-12-07
In July BTCe was closed by the US authorities and its Russian alleged founder arrested in Greece accused of money laundering NegativeWhen Russia's most notorious hackers hired servers from a UKregistered company they left a trove of clues behind the BBC has discovered.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-420565552017-11-23
Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for at least five people who are missing after flash floods that killed 15 people NegativeRescue teams in central Greece are searching for at least five people who are missing after flash floods that killed 15 people.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420121822017-11-16
Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 14 people and caused destruction in central Greece NegativeFlash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 14 people and caused destruction in central Greece.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419983742017-11-15
Heavy rain has hit parts of Greece for about a week NeutralFlash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 14 people and caused destruction in central Greece.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419983742017-11-15
Last year the total for Greece was higher than that for Italy NeutralThere are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-418843542017-11-06





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Passengers can thus visit destinations in Greece Turkey Egypt Italy Bulgaria Montenegro Spain Israel Albany and Cape Verdes. PositiveTurkey is the most popular summer destination for people using the airports services with 150000 Slovaks flying to Antalya every year. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22089739/bratislava-airport-summer-destinations-schedule-2019.html2019-04-03
Over her 20yearlong career in the foreign service she has represented the USA in a number of Eurasian countries including Georgia Uzbekistan Greece Cyprus and Turkey. NeutralBrink is a career senior foreign service member who previously served as deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the Department of State. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22079782/us-ambassador-slovakia-bridget-brink.html2019-03-21
Hungary Croatia Greece Romania Bulgaria and Slovakia are the EU member states failing to cope with corruption the most. NegativeSlovakia has reported its worst score in perceiving corruption since 2013 https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22040306/the-perception-of-corruption-in-slovakia-has-been-the-worst-since-2013.html2019-01-30





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Addressing the plenary shortly before the roll call vote Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argued that the 2018 budget heralds the postbailout era and Greece's return to normalcy.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136838466.htm2017-12-20
18 Greece marked International Migrants Day on Monday by welcoming a group of unaccompanied refugees and migrants at a symbolic celebration at Greek parliament hereNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136835441.htm2017-12-19
ATHENS Dec. 18 Greece marked International Migrants Day on Monday by welcoming a group of unaccompanied refugees and migrants at a symbolic celebration at Greek parliament here.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136835441.htm2017-12-19
Tassos Kourakis deputy speaker of Greek parliament praised strategic partnership between two countries Tassos Kourakis deputy speaker of the Greek parliament praised the strategic partnership between the two countries and underlined the significance Greece attaches to China's roadmap to the future.NeutralTassos Kourakis deputy speaker of the Greek parliament praised the strategic partnership between the two countries and underlined the significance Greece attaches to China's roadmap to the future.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136833957.htm2017-12-18
George Tzogopoulos lecturer on international relations at Democritus University of Thrace in northern Greece attended seminar. George Tzogopoulos a lecturer on international relations at Democritus University of Thrace in northern Greece also attended the seminar.NeutralTassos Kourakis deputy speaker of the Greek parliament praised the strategic partnership between the two countries and underlined the significance Greece attaches to China's roadmap to the future.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136833957.htm2017-12-18
Throughout Greece public services were paralyzed by strike action called by umbrella unions of civil servants ADEDY Throughout Greece public services were paralyzed by the strike action called by the umbrella unions of civil servants ADEDY and private sector employees GSEE.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136826584.htm2017-12-14
By 2020 sinology centers will be established established in 11 countries including Greece By 2020 sinology centers will be established in 11 countries including Greece and France the foundation said.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136823449.htm2017-12-13
Alexander VinnikAlexander Vinnik 38 was arrested while on vacation in northern Greece in July on international warrant. Alexander Vinnik 38 was arrested while on vacation in northern Greece in July on an international warrant.NeutralAlexander Vinnik 38 was arrested while on vacation in northern Greece in July on an international warrant.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136823840.htm2017-12-13
Following Wednesday's verdict the final decision on his extradition to the U.S. or Russia rests with Greece's Justice Minister Stavros KontonisNeutralAlexander Vinnik 38 was arrested while on vacation in northern Greece in July on an international warrant.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136823840.htm2017-12-13
Following Wednesday's verdict the final decision on his extradition to the U.S. or Russia rests with Greece's Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis.NeutralAlexander Vinnik 38 was arrested while on vacation in northern Greece in July on an international warrant.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136823840.htm2017-12-13
Shut out of international markets since 2010 Greece cover maturing debts Shut out of international markets since 2010 Greece runs a monthly treasury bill auction program to cover maturing debts and meet its financing needs in parallel to the bailout program.NeutralThe treasury bills were priced to yield 1http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136823617.htm2017-12-13
In Greece there is a religious Muslim minority and its rights are fully respected the Greek president said.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136809063.htm2017-12-08
Pavlopoulos said that any differences between Greece and Turkey must be resolved based on international law noting that this was an obligation for both EU member states and candidate countries.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136809063.htm2017-12-08
schemetwoyear relocation scheme has some 32000 refugees from Greece The twoyear relocation scheme has relocated some 32000 refugees from Greece and Italy to other EU member states.NeutralThe Commission has launched legal action against the three member states earlier this year sending them a Letter of Formal Notice in June and a Reasoned Opinion in July.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136808925.htm2017-12-07
As a country with abundant flora in the Mediterranean basin and more than 7500 different species of herbs plants wildflowers and trees Greece has a wide range of honey.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136800446.htm2017-12-05
total number of HIV positive patients recorded in Greece since 1990s has 16527 people including 4083 The total number of HIV positive patients recorded in Greece since the 1990s has reached 16527 people including 4083 who are now suffering from AIDS.NeutralBy Alexia Vlachouhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794287.htm2017-12-02
Over past 25 years total of 2746 AIDSrelated deaths have been in Greece. Over the past 25 years a total of 2746 AIDSrelated deaths have been recorded in Greece.NeutralBy Alexia Vlachouhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794287.htm2017-12-02
After home repossessions in courts across Greece having was met with strong reactions After home repossessions in courts across Greece having been blocked for several months the recommencement of the auctions was met with strong reactions and public uproar.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136788901.htm2017-11-30
Property auctions in Greece been blocked by groups of protesters Property auctions in Greece have systematically been blocked by groups of protesters which also targeted offices of lawyers and notaries involved in the procedure.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136788901.htm2017-11-30
The crime organization which had been under surveillance for weeks was smuggling large quantities of drugs into Greece and other countries from Albania using speedboats the report said.NeutralThe crime organization which had been under surveillance for weeks was smuggling large quantities of drugs into Greece and other countries from Albania using speedboats the report said.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/27/c_136782707.htm2017-11-27
Peoplevisit multimedia exhibition Van Gogh Alive at Megaron Concert Hall in Athens Greece on Nov. 21 2017. People visit the multimedia exhibition Van Gogh Alive at Megaron Concert Hall in Athens Greece on Nov. 21 2017. NeutralPeople visit the multimedia exhibition Van Gogh Alive at Megaron Concert Hall in Athens Greece on Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/22/c_136772007.htm2017-11-22
Refiners in Italy France the Netherlands Greece and Turkey are the biggest customers of Iranian crude in Europe.NeutralTEHRAN Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/22/c_136772155.htm2017-11-22
Many school groups from all over Greece have been queuing at Megaron Many school groups from all over Greece have been queuing at Megaron this November to enter the exhibition.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/22/c_136772133.htm2017-11-22
Greece's National Committee of UNICEF was established in 1977 Greece's National Committee of UNICEF was established in 1977NeutralBy Maria Spiliopoulou Alexia Vlachou Valentini Anagnostopoulouhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136764372.htm2017-11-20
Greece's National Committee of UNICEF was established in 1977. During the course of 40 years it has provided life changing support to millions of children but the needs are endless.NeutralBy Maria Spiliopoulou Alexia Vlachou Valentini Anagnostopoulouhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136764372.htm2017-11-20
These minors are a priority group for UNICEF GreeceNeutralBy Maria Spiliopoulou Alexia Vlachou Valentini Anagnostopoulouhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136764372.htm2017-11-20
Among them are about 2300 unaccompanied children living in shelters and special safe zones inside camps. These minors are a priority group for UNICEF Greece.NeutralBy Maria Spiliopoulou Alexia Vlachou Valentini Anagnostopoulouhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136764372.htm2017-11-20
TAP project announced in 2003 will see natural gas transported from Greece to Italy via Albania The TAP project announced in 2003 will see natural gas transported from Greece to Italy via Albania and the Adriatic Sea and further in Western Europe.NeutralThe forecast is in line with the growth projected by the Albanian government.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/10/c_136743154.htm2017-11-11
leaderGreek leader underlined country's role as pillar of stability The Greek leader underlined his country's role as a pillar of stability and peace in the region and invited the Arab world to invest in Greece.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/10/c_136740764.htm2017-11-10
It is not easy that's why there are not so many truffle hunters in the region and in Greece in general he told Xinhua.Neutralby Alexia Vlachouhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/09/c_136738043.htm2017-11-10
The Bank of Albania had said that oil and gas exploration was a major destination for foreign investors in Albania mainly from Canada and Greece.NeutralTIRANA Nov. 8 The Albanian government Wednesday announced that it would change contractual and fiscal framework for the hydrocarbons sector.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/08/c_136737759.htm2017-11-09
operatorADMIE Greece's power transmission operator signed MOU with China Development Bank following acquisition earlier ADMIE Greece's power transmission operator also signed an MOU with China Development Bank following the acquisition earlier this year of a minority stake in the company by China's State Grid.NeutralThe plan was sealed in May this year in Beijing during the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/03/c_136723931.htm2017-11-07
Ahead of us there are great interconnection projects between the mainland of Greece and the Greek islands and also international interconnection projects in the Mediterranean sea he added.NeutralThe plan was sealed in May this year in Beijing during the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/03/c_136723931.htm2017-11-07