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Greece, troika in teleconference over completion of fiscal programme review

A teleconference between the Greek government and the heads of the country's troika of representatives began at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday evening.

POLITICS

Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) MP George Stathakis on Thursday clarified a statement he made earlier in the day as regards the issue of general elections and the election of the president of the republic by the parliament.

POLITICS

Government Vice-President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday, in essence, announced a meeting with main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras to take place in the near future to brief him on national issues. The meeting will be held after Venizelos' visit to Ankara ahead of the Greece-Turkey High-Level Cooperation Council.

ECONOMY

The state privatisation agency said on Thursday it has sold online four properties in the old Plaka district of Athens for 1.34 million euros, while it announced it will open concession bids on Greece's regional airports on Monday (technical bids) and Tuesday (financial bids).

GENERAL

The Environment, Energy and Climate Change Ministry said it will rush to reduce the number of illegal landfills around Greece, in order to reduce the imminent fine imposed by the European Commission, the ministry’s general secretary said on Thursday.

GENERAL

Huffington Post Media Group President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, who met with Republic President Karolos Papoulias on Thursday, said that Greece should reject the demands of its troika of lenders.

POLITICS

The Parliament's Ethics Committee decided Thursday to propose to the plenum the lifting of immunity for extreme-right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avgi) party MPs Constantinos Barbaroussis and Elias Panagiotaros over the case of gunshots fired during the funeral of the last jailed member of the Greek junta Nikos Dertilis in January 2013.

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