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Greece 'making progress and continuing,' Greek FinMin says in Paris

In statements before the start of talks with the troika representing Greece's international lenders, Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis on Tuesday told reporters that Greece was there "to continue the discussion."

ECONOMY

The value of outstanding tax debt to the state increased by 1.22 billion euros to reach a total of 71.5 billion euros in October, official data showed on Tuesday.

GENERAL

Greece's mass media will strike from 6:00 on Wednesday morning until 6:00 on Thursday morning, ahead of a 24-hour nationwide strike called for Thursday by the country’s public and private sector unions. ANA-MPA services will not be available to subscribers from 06:00 on Wednesday morning to 06:00 on Thursday morning. This will affect the update of stories on the subscribers’ online service, the renewal of the website and the issuing of the twice-daily Bulletins.

POLITICS

Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) on Tuesday called for mass participation in a nationwide general strike on Thursday, November 27 under the slogan “it is either us or them”, noting that “the catastrophic policy of the government will not stop, unless we stop it”.

ECONOMY

German airport operator Fraport AG along with Greek energy group Copelouzos was named the preferred bidder to lease and operate 14 regional airports, the country's privatisation agency said on Tuesday.

GENERAL

Approximately 700 undocumented migrants of several nationalities are on board the Kiribati-flagged freighter "Baris" that went adrift early on Tuesday some 60-70 nautical miles southeast of Crete.

GENERAL

The five-member Felonies Appeals Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of the release of Areti Tsohatzopoulou, daughter of jailed former PASOK minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, and against the release of his wife Vicky Stamati in the relation to a defense procurement kickbacks and money-laundering case.

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