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Regling: Tax reductions if the numbers add up

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Plans by the new government in Greece to lower taxes, the impact this would have on the economy and the existence of sufficient fiscal space in order to achieve the primary surplus target of 3.5 percent of gross domestic product will be discussed when the institutions return to Athens in September, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus Regling says in an interview with Kathimerini.

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US Ambassador Pyatt calls for stronger defense cooperation

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt is calling for yet stronger defense and security cooperation between the two countries that will build on recent progress. In an exclusive interview to Kathimerini, the American envoy hailed the “very strong” relationship under the previous government, which he credited for the strengthening of ties in the areas of defense and security.

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Traffic restrictions in capital lifted

Restrictions on vehicles entering downtown Athens have been lifted on Monday. The free circulation of vehicles will last until September 29, according to the Traffic Police.

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Thessaloniki road works to affect airport commute

Passengers traveling from Thessaloniki’s Makedonia airport should give themselves additional time to make the commute as road works will be carried out on the national highway linking the northern port city to its airport.

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2 arrested over paint attack at employers' HQ

Two persons have been placed under arrest and another detained for questioning after an anarchist group vandalized the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises headquarters earlier Sunday.

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Consumer credit score is key to lending

EVGENIA TZORTZI

Efficient financial data reporting helps give consumers access to lending while limiting moral hazard, says Enrique Velazquez, director general of the European Union’s Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers (ACCIS), in an interview with Kathimerini.

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The ‘public interest'

ALEXIS PAPACHELAS

Greece can really take off. The economy has already reached its lowest point and is now poised for a spectacular rebound. The country’s human capital is unlimited in all sectors and for the first time in a long time we have a government that understands the notion of entrepreneurship and wants to move dynamically in the field of investments.

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Syros film fest takes cinema to unlikely locations

NICOLE SADEK

The antithesis of business-driven events, the Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) invites the public to discover restyled venues and get lost in moving pictures in the cool of the evening after hot summer days between July 16 and 21 in the capital of the Cyclades, and to explore the connections between nature and film.

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Stoiximan’s new initiative on Brain Gain

You are educated, you have all the right capabilities, you are driven and hold a clear vision of a great career future. You tried to find a job in Greece, but it is hard to find a business opportunity that fits your aspirations and challenges you professionally.

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Greece coach Anastasiadis is shown the door

GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) President Vangelis Grammenos informed national coach Angelos Anastasiadis on Monday he is no longer needed at the national team set-up, but the two sides have not yet agreed on a way for the termination of their contract, nor has a successor been found yet.

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La Traviata | Athens | July 27, 28, 30 & 31

“La Traviata” tells the story of Violetta, an ill-fated French courtesan who falls in love with an unlikely man, set to music by 19th-century composer Giuseppe Verdi. Director and choreographer Konstantinos Rigos makes his operatic debut this summer with the Greek National Opera.