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Monday, November 14, 2016

ND Party Says GDP Data Increase Is No Reason for Joy

The recovery registered in Greece in the third quarter of 2016 is no cause for celebration, New Democracy (ND) said in a statement on Monday, noting it is compared with a devastating quarter last year. “The government is extolling the GDP data for the third quarter of 2016. Only this data is due to the […]


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Greek Chicken & Feta Pasta

A time-saving chicken dinner from Joanna Cismaru (Jo Cooks), author of 30-Minute One-Pot Meals (Page Street Publishing, 2016). In a large heavy pot with a lid, combine pasta, 4 cups water and olive oil. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta, stirring ...


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The Crazy Greek on Staples Mill Road is closed, new location in the works

The Crazy Greek on Staples Mill Road is closed, new location in the works BY KARRI PEIFER Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond Times-Dispatch After more than 40 years at 1903 Staples Mill Road, The Crazy Greek's West End location is closed. But West Enders ...


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Greece, Seeking Dose of Stability, Is Rattled by Trump’s Win

PARIS — Before last week, Greece expected that it might benefit from what was supposed to be a triumphal valedictory lap by President Obama as he lands in Athens on Tuesday to kick off his final world tour. Mr. Obama has been supportive of Greece’s ...


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Greek Police Ban Rallies in Athens During Obama's Official Visit

… . According to media reports, several Greek anarchist groups plan to organize …


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Pavlovic: Serbs genetically most similar to Hungarians, Macedonians and Greeks

… are most similar to the Greeks and Hungarians,” Pavlovic concluded.


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Greek far-left group claims French embassy grenade attack

ATHENS, Greece – An obscure far-left Greek group has claimed responsibility for a hand grenade attack that lightly injured a police guard outside the French embassy in Athens. In a posting on a left-wing website, the Organization for Revolutionary Self ...


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EU worries over Turkey crackdown as Erdogan mulls referendum

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers expressed fresh concern Monday about Turkey's crackdown on political opponents and the media, while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested he might call a referendum next year on whether his country should join the bloc. At talks in Brussels, the ministers struggled to forge a common stance that would balance their desperate need for Ankara's help to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees heading to Europe with deep concerns about rights abuses in Turkey in the wake of the thwarted military coup in July. Earlier, Turkish media reported that police had detained a group of students who protested Erdogan's move to appoint a president to head Istanbul's prestigious Bogazici University. [...] after years of foot-dragging by some countries, the EU has promised faster membership talks, visa-free travel for Turkish citizens and billions of euros in aid for Syrian refugees living in Turkey if Ankara stops migrants setting off for Greece and agrees to take back thousands of others.


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Greek Football Federation Apologizes for Fascist Banner at Greece-Bosnia Game

The Greek football federation apologized to the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina following a banner by a fan at a World Cup qualifying match. The federation condemned the banner that referred to the Srebrenica massacre. In a statement it said that it was an ...


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let me know if your contacts know of any truly loving Orthodox (Greek, Russian...

A favor for a friend: As you maybe know I go to a Greek Orthodox church… I’m lucky it is a loving open community but… trouble is many Orthodox churches are either more like ethnic clubs or overrun with right wing former evangelicals on a Trump-like ...


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Cyprus President briefs Greek Prime Minister on Cyprus talks

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is set to pay Athens a visit on Wednesday to brief Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on recent developments in the Cyprus UN brokered reunification talks. As Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides wrote on twitter ...


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Labor Minister Achtsioglou to Meet With Institutions on Tuesday

New Greek Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou is meeting on Tuesday with representatives of Greece’s international creditors to discuss labor reforms as part of the second bailout review. There has been a great deal of attention cast on the new minister, aged 31, who succeeded former minister George Katrougalos due to her youth and appearance. All […]


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Athens: 5 Metro stations to close due to Obama visit, Nov 15/2016

With order of Greek police no metro will operate from and to Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos from 10:20 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. At the same time, five metro stations will close to public as of 12 o’ clock noon and will open again by police order. The metro stations that […]


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Greek-American Reince Priebus to be Trump’s Chief-of-Staff

… White House Chief of Staff. Greek-American Washington insider Priebus was chosen …


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and Piraeus Bank boost renewable portfolio of Greece’s Terna Energy

… Greece, including the development of 48 MW wind farms in Central Greece … for renewable energy projects in Greece. It allows developers to participate … a deeper involvement in the Greek electricity market.' Penelope Lazaridou …


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Foreign Ministry announcement on the threat of demolition of homes belonging to members of the ...

We are following with great concern developments in Himara (Albania), where 19 families belonging to the Greek National Minority received notices according to which they have a deadline of five days to evacuate their homes, which are intended to be demolished.It is unacceptable that Mayor Gor╬┐s, while executing a government policy, put his signature on notices for imminent demolition of residences, which were then handed to the owners on the very day of our National Day.The Albanian authorities must proceed immediately, on one hand, to the cancellation of the demolition order and, on the other hand, to meaningful consultations with...


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GREECE'S Jan-Oct primary budget surplus exceeds target

GREECE'S central government registered a primary budget surplus of 6.49 billion euros in the 10 months to October, beating its target by 5.2 billion ...


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The incredible life of actress, entrepreneur, and women's rights activist Meghan Markle

[Meghan Mar kle]Nicholas Hunt/Getty Meghan Markle has barely been out of the headlines recently — and all because of the new man in her life, Prince Harry. But don't let the press fool you, Markle is so much more than the girlfriend of a British royal. Born in Los Angeles, she is best known for her role on legal drama "Suits," in which she plays Rachel Zane. Away from the camera, she is the founder of lifestyle website and brand The Tig, and a fashion designer. She also works as a women's rights activist for Women's Political Participation & Leadership programme. From meeting with political leaders in Rwanda to enjoying a British Sunday roast with a YouTube star, read on for the incredible jetsetting life and accomplishments of Meghan Markle. MEET MEGHAN MARKLE, THE 35-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS, ENTREPRENEUR, AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE PRINCE HARRY'S NEW GIRLFRIEND. Instagram Embed: http://instagram.com/p/BLB_IDRgj9g/embed/ Width: 658px   BEST KNOWN FOR PLAYING RACHEL ZANE IN LEGAL DRAMA "SUITS," SHE MADE HER ACTING DEBUT IN "GENERAL HOSPITAL" IN 2002. SHE HAS ALSO STARRED IN SHOWS INCLUDING "CSI: NY" AND "CASTLE," AS WELL AS FILMS LIKE "GET HIM TO THE GREEK" AND "HORRIBLE BOSSES." Instagram Embed: http://instagram.com/p/BGuSvvEmBOd/embed/ Width: 658px   SHE LIVES IN TORONTO, WHERE "SUITS" IS FILMED. IT WAS HERE THAT SHE REPORTEDLY MET HARRY IN MAY WHILE HE WAS VISITING THE CITY TO PROMOTE THE INVICTUS GAMES 2017. Instagram Embed: http://instagram.com/p/81k1htGBJC/embed/ Width: 658px   SEE THE REST OF THE STORY AT BUSINESS INSIDER


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Obama's farewell trip to Europe is designed to reassure worried officials about the 'Trump effect'

[U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque]Thomson Reuters Washington (AFP) - Barack Obama will travel Monday to Greece and Germany in a final official visit designed, in a strange bit of political contortion, at reassuring worried Europeans about a man he once warned was "unfit" for the presidency: Donald Trump. The irony is cruel: In the name of a peaceful transition, the American president, having thoroughly denounced the billionaire Republican during the recent campaign, must now do his best to reassure his European counterparts about the future of American democracy under a President Trump. "I think the design of the trip was meant to just give everybody some reassurance that we made it through this campaign and we're going to come out of it all right," said Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington. "We just have a different scenario now." The bombastic populist, whose victory over Hillary Clinton surprised virtually everyone, has given Europeans ample cause for concern. He has questioned the relevance of some of America's paramount alliances, starting with NATO; put the Paris climate-change accord in doubt by calling global warming "a hoax," and sharply criticized the strenuously negotiated pact that Washington and five other countries signed with Iran to curb its nuclear program. Trump's attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin -- the New York mogul called him "a leader, far more than our president has been a leader" -- is deeply concerning in Europe, particularly in small countries like the Baltic nations living in Russia's shadow. [Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a glass during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo]Thomson Reuters Beyond the many concerns over the future of American foreign policy, many European Union countries are bracing for a possible ripple effect of the outspoken Republican's victory.  "They are very worried, because the same populist, nationalist expressions" that Trump exposed in America on immigration and trade could amplify the already "very strong political currents within Europe," Conley said. She noted that several European countries have important elections coming up, not least of them the French presidential election next spring. In Greece on Tuesday for his first visit there, Obama is set to meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He is expected to thank them for the "remarkable generosity" the Greek government and people have shown to the thousands of immigrants who have poured into the country from Africa and the Middle East. THE ROOTS OF POPULISM During a day heavy with symbolism, Obama on Wednesday will visit the Parthenon in Athens, then deliver a speech -- sure to have considerable resonance, given the recent US elections -- on the challenges of globalization. His advisers, pointing to the results of that election but also to the equally stunning British vote to leave the European Union, said the US president would offer his thoughts on the reasons so many people in the world feel "like decisions are made beyond their control."  Speaking at the United Nations in September, at a time when the US presidential campaign was in full stride but a Trump victory seemed anything but certain, Obama had called on his fellow leaders to come to grips with the rising frustrations fueling populist movements. He warned them against succumbing to a "soulless capitalism that benefits only the few." [Donald Trump]Thomson Reuters "Twenty-five years after the Cold War, the world is less violent and more prosperous," he said, "and yet there is uncertainty and strife." "This is the paradox that defines our world today," he said, stressing that a world in which one percent of the people control as much wealth as the other 99 percent can never be stable.  For his sixth visit to Germany since coming to power in 2009, the Democratic president will again meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, long one of his closest foreign partners, according to Ben Rhodes, the US national security adviser. The day after his election, the chancellor pointedly reminded Trump of the criteria that have long bound the two countries in close cooperation: "democracy, freedom, as well as respect for the rule of law and the dignity of each and every person, regardless of their origin, skin color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or political views." Obama will also meet in Germany with French President Francois Hollande -- who once said Trump's "excesses" made people "want to retch" -- British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The leaders plan to discuss the crises in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the fight against the Islamic State group. The American president will conclude his trip with a stop in Peru for a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC). Among the leaders he is expected to meet there is President Xi Jinping of China.   NOW WATCH: Scientists have discovered why American honey bees are turning into zombies


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Barack Obama is renewing calls for Greek debt relief

U.S. President Barack Obama has added his voice to calls for Greece to be given relief on some of its crippling international debt. Speaking to the Greek daily e Kathimerini ahead of a visit to the country starting Tuesday, Obama praised Prime Minister ...


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Greece sees surprise economic growth

There was some good news from Greece on Monday when we learned the economy has expanded again. Between July and September it grew by a more than expected 0.5 percent from the previous three month period, according to the first estimate from the Greek ...


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Greek Economy Minister: 10 reasons to boost investments and exports

Greek Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou on Monday said there were 10 basic reasons why attracting investments and boosting exports have very positive prospects in the country. Addressing an event organized by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and ...


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More arson, more fires and greater area burnt in Greece during 2016

There was a 22.8 pct increase in the number of forest fires that broke out in 2016 compared with the previous year and they had a more devastating effect, with the area of burnt land rising by 124.5 pct. There was also a sharp rise in the number of ...


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8 Of The Tastiest Greek Restaurants In Ottawa You Need To Try ASAP

No, Jimmy the Greek is not on this list. Sorry. Ottawa is definitely a multicultural city when it comes to food, and although there are only a few, we know what we’re doing when it comes to delicious Greek food. Greek food doesn’t only consist of ...


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Greece out of Economic recession

The Greek economy emerged from recession for the first time since 2014, managing two straight quarters of GDP growth, figures released Monday showed. Greece’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 percent in the three months to September from the ...


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Obama's farewell world tour: President takes off for seven days to Greece, Germany and Peru to get the adulation he can't get at home

President Barack Obama is embarking on one last tax-payer funded journey abroad on Monday. The seven-day trip will see Obama visit Greece for the first time and stop through Germany for meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European Union ...


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Greek Economy Grows 1.5% in 3rd Quarter

The Greek economy grew 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016, laying the foundations for its return to positive growth rates in 2017. The Hellenic Statistical Authority, in a report released on Monday, said the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 1.5 percent in the third quarter compared with the same period in 2015 (GDP […]


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Athens Cranks Up Security Measures Ahead of Obama’s Visit to Greece

United States President Barack Obama is arriving in Athens at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, according to reports. In Greece, draconian security measures have swung into place ahead of his two-day visit. These include the deployment of thousands of police, road closures and restrictions regarding demonstrations. Measures being taken for Obama’s protection: 1. Demonstrations have been […]


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Greek Citizen Protection Minister: Complete security during Obama visit

There will be a completely secure environment during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Monday.


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Obama: Greek police ban Athens protests during US President's visit

… on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Greece's economic woes and … Trump's upcoming tenure. Greek trade unions, leftist and anarchist … in a statement Monday. play Greek trade unions, leftist and anarchist …


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Greece escapes, Belgium soars in WC qualifying

ATHENS, Greece — A last-gasp goal by Giorgos Tzavelas allowed Greece to escape … the visitors' misery. Second-placed Greece trails Belgium by two points … — and broken seats — while some Greek fans chanted anti-Bosnian slogans. Tension …


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GREECE – Research shows gap between talent demand and skill set

According to new research from Adecco GREECE'S 'Employability in GREECE 2016' survey, 7 out of 10 entrepreneurs believe the Greek education ...


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20 crucial days for GREECE to complete 2nd review and cut debt

20 crucial days for GREECE to complete 2nd review and cut debt The 20 days until a Dec. 5 Eurogroup meeting are decisive for concluding a second ...


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GREECE out of recession for first time in two years

GREECE'S gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 percent in the three months to September from the previous quarter, and by 1.5 percent from ...


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Euro Ignores Good Economic Data from GREECE

GREECE'S economy unexpectedly grew for a second quarter in a row and at a faster pace in the three months to September, according to a preliminary ...


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GREECE regulatory round-up: November 2016

The first relates to the import and export of goods from entities based outside of GREECE. The second decision concerns the procedures that must be ...


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Donald Trump’s Administration took a New Greek Twist

The Pappas Post is the personal news and blog site of Gregory C. Pappas and includes curated news of interest to Greeks and those who love Greece, as well as the personal blog posts from Gregory Pappas' personal and professional experiences. The Pappas ...


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Greek president to Turkey: No room for retreats in international law issues

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who inaugurated the Greek Institute of Thracian Research in Alexandroupolis, sent a message to Turkey that Greece seeks good relations, but in matters concerning our national laws and the application of international ...


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Column: Greek soccer in turmoil

Soccer in Greece has had a very rough week, as the Greek soccer federation (EPO) has suspended league play after an arson attack against the refereeing chief. This was followed by offensive banners displayed by Greek fans in the national team’s 1-1 draw ...


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Greece exits recession

The Greek economy emerged from recession for the first time since 2014, managing two straight quarters of GDP growth, figures released Monday showed. Greece's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 percent in the three months to September from the ...


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Obama visit doesn't excite many Greeks still coping with an economic crisis

The president could help boost support for new debt package by international lenders.          


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6 U.S. Investments in Greek Tourism

American tourists are giving a vote of confidence to Greece with an increase in U.S. companies willing to invest in Greek tourism. Oaktree Capital Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management — along with businessmen Spyros and Andreas Andreadis — are ...


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From Athens to Sarajevo, and Mostar to Thessaloniki

"It's two different traditions; the haBiBis really specialise in Greek tradition and Saray Iluminado lies in the Sephardic tradition, but there are commonalities and that's what we're exploring," she says. Given that a number of Sephardic Jews came to be ...


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Opa! The Best Greek Restaurants In Manhattan

The Greeks have invented some pretty amazing things - toga parties, Greek life on college campuses, math...and most importantly, feta cheese. If you can't make it to Mykonos this winter, don’t worry, there are some pretty authentic and fun places to try ...


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Greece apologizes to Bosnia for fans’ banner praising the Massacre in Srebrenica

Brainless Greek fascists raised a banner praising the massacre of Srebrenica in 1995 where 8,000 Muslims Bosniaks, mainly men and boys were killed by the Serbs. During the match between Greece and Bosnia national teams, Greeks raised a banner reading in Serbian: «Noz, zica, Srebrenica» (knife, wire, Srebrenica) On Monday, […]


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Greek Researcher Gets Award in German Bundestag for Work on Social Practices During Crisis

Anastasia Poulou, a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, received the second prize of the German Thesis Award by the Koerber Foundation. The award, given at the German Bundestag on Monday, comes ...


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Greece Says Bad Publicity Over Island Refugees Didn’t Hurt Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said a record number of visitors this year weren't scared off by publicity over refugees. The post Greece Says Bad Publicity Over Island Refugees Didn’t Hurt Tourism appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greece’s Economic Headache Brought Many Toothaches Too

Wracked by austerity, Greeks cut back their spending on dental care 64 percent from 2009-15, the country's statistics agency said. The post Greece’s Economic Headache Brought Many Toothaches Too appeared first on The National Herald.


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Obama Coming, Greece Bans Protests, 5,000 Police Called to Guard Duty

Taking no chances, the Greek Police have banned protests in the capital during US President Barack Obama's Nov. 15-16 visit. The post Obama Coming, Greece Bans Protests, 5,000 Police Called to Guard Duty appeared first on The National Herald.


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Bond rout continues as experts blast Trump's economic plan – business live

Global bond markets suffer fresh losses as investors anticipate higher interest rates and inflation under president Trump * Dow Jones Industrial Average hits new record * Catchup: Another bad day in the bond markets * JP Morgan criticises Trump’s infrastructure scheme * Two-year US borrowing costs at nine-month high * UK 10-year gilt yields hit highest since Brexit vote * Introduction: Investors face life with Trump 3.29pm GMT Over in Greece, government officials are preparing for a new round of talks with inspectors representing the country’s foreign lenders following BARACK OBAMA’S EXTRAORDINARY CALL FOR ATHENS TO BE GRANTED “MEANINGFUL DEBT RELIEF.” Our correspondent Helena Smith reports: Rarely has there been such desire from a sitting government in Athens to conclude a review with auditors representing the bodies that have thrice bailed out Greece since 2010. Highlighting that sentiment, the new government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told reporters earlier that differences between the two are “very small.” The talks, which begin in earnest tomorrow, will focus on an overhaul of labour laws including annulment of collective work agreements and mass firings (a red line many in the ruling left wing Syriza party), privatisations and primary surplus targets for 2019. Next year’s budget will also be discussed. The goal – one dismissed as untenable by most – is for the inspection tour to be wrapped up in a matter of days in the hope that debt relief talks can begin when euro zone finance ministers hold their last meeting of the year on December 5. If debt-serving costs are brought down, it will reduce the need for the country to achieve a 3.5% primary surplus by 2018 – a target set by lenders but almost unequivocally derided as impossible to meet. Ahead of president Barack Obama’s arrival in the Greek capital on Tuesday the government has gone out of its way to play up the two-day visit with Tzanakopoulos saying today that it had not only been heartened by his intervention on the matter of Greek debt but calling the tour one of great significance. The trip, which will see the US president flying straight to Berlin after Athens, is expected to be heavy on symbolism as Obama’s last state visit abroad. 3.25pm GMT THE POUND CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AGAINST THE DOLLAR AS THE US CURRENCY BENEFITS FROM TALK OF AN INTEREST RATE RISE IN DECEMBER AFTER ALL, DESPITE THE SHOCK US ELECTION RESULT. Sterling has extended its falls and is now down 1.17% at $1.2450. But against the euro, the pound is holding steady, up 0.09% at €1.1622. Continue reading...


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