ATHENS Greece's central bank has recommended to the government that it fully dismantle capital controls in September or October, a bold move to swiftly reverse emergency steps taken four years ago to protect the country's banks during its financial crisis.
ATHENS Greece will propose legislation this week to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover for lawlessness.
ATHENS The newly elected Greek government's reform drive is welcome, but the country must respect its post-bailout commitments, the head of the euro zone's bailout fund said on Tuesday.
* Greece could open books on Tuesday, the earliest - sources
ATHENS Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office as Greece's new prime minister and named his cabinet on Monday, after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the economically stricken nation. | Video
LONDON/ATHENS, July 8 Greece's debt agency could
take advantage of a post-election boost to issue new debt at
record low borrowing costs in the coming weeks to repay an
expensive International Monetary Fund loan, sources told Reuters
ATHENS Greece's 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. | Video
ATHENS Plans from Greece's opposition for tax cuts could derail the country's fiscal strategy, its deputy finance minister said on Friday, two days before an election that polls show the opposition is likely to win.
ATHENS, July 5 Plans from Greece's opposition
for tax cuts could derail the country's fiscal strategy, its
deputy finance minister said on Friday, two days before an
election that polls show the opposition is likely to win.
ATHENS Part-time TV presenter, miracle cure salesman and budding politician Kyriakos Velopoulos wants to build a wall to keep migrants out of Greece. Lace it with mines, he says. He would also call a referendum on the death penalty for drug dealers and paedophiles.