Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Education in Cyprus A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Friday, 22 March 2019
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-12-01

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM Tsipras speaks on the phone with Chancellor Merkel
  • [02] Greek issue to dominate afternoon meeting of Eurogroup on Dec 5
  • [03] Greek unemployment at 23.4 pct in August
  • [04] Refugees hosting centre at Petra evacuated due to extremely adverse weather conditions

  • [01] PM Tsipras speaks on the phone with Chancellor Merkel

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    According to prime minister's office, the two leaders discussed the relations between EU and Turkey in the light of the developments on the Cyprus issue, the implementation of EU-Turkey agreement on the refugees and the neighbouring country's escalating agressive rhetoric.

    [02] Greek issue to dominate afternoon meeting of Eurogroup on Dec 5

    BRUSSELS (ANA/Ch. Vassilaki) - The Greek issue will dominate the afternoon meeting of Eurogroup on December 5, which is expected to start at 16.00.

    According to the announcement of the EU Council, the finance ministers of the eurozone will be briefed by the institutions on the course of the second programme review, following the negotiations held in Athens in mid-November.

    "Based on the progress achieved within the framework of the second programme review, the Eurogroup is expected to return to the issue of the measures related to the debt and the IMF participation in the Greek programme," according to the same announcement. It added that the main issues of the second programme review are Greece's budget for 2017, the medium-term strategy and the labour market reforms.

    On May 25, a comprehensive agreement for Greece was achieved, as it was explained in the announcement, terms for the first programme review and the measures for the sustainability of the debt.

    [03] Greek unemployment at 23.4 pct in August

    BRUSSELS (ANA/Maria Aroni)

    Greek unemployment rate rose to 23.4 pct of the workforce in August from 23.3 pct in July, Eurostat said on Thursday.

    The EU executive's statistics office, in a report released here, said the unemployment rate in the Eurozone eased to 9.8 pct in October from 9.9 pct in August while in the EU-28 the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 pct from 8.4 pct over the same months, respectivey. The unemployment rate in the Eurozone and the EU-28 was 10.6 pct and 9.1 pct in October 2015 (there are no figures for Greece in September and October).

    The number of unemployed people amounted to 20.448 million in the EU and 15.9 million in the Eurozone. Greece recorded the highest unemployment rate (23.4 pct in August), followed by Spain (19.2 pct), while Czech Republic (3.8 pct) and Germany (4.1 pct) the lowest unemployment rates.

    In Greece, the number of unemployed people totaled 1.12 million. The unemployment rate among young people (aged below 25 years old) was 46.5 pct in August and among women 28 pct. The unemployment rate among young people was 20.7 pct in the Eurozone and 18.4 pct in the EU-28 in October.

    [04] Refugees hosting centre at Petra evacuated due to extremely adverse weather conditions

    All migrants and refugees were removed from the hosting centre at Petra on Olympus due to the extremely adverse weather conditions prevailing in the area. The evacuation procedure was concluded later Wednesday.

    Member of the Katerini municipal council Nikos Papaziogaas said to Athens-Macedonian News Agency that most of the refugees were sent to a new hosting center in the area of Volvi lake. 65 persons were sent to a hotel at a Katerini beach hotel and in two days they will be also transfered to Volvi.


    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 13:38:09 UTC