General government debts at 4.49 billion euros

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The government has created fresh debts in the 2015-2017 period to end up owing 4.49 billion euros from 3.8 billion in 2014, despite receiving 5.1 billion euros from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) up until last month for the precise purpose of clearing its arrears.

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Budget for 2018 sees high growth, surplus and more taxes

The government on Wednesday submitted the 2018 budget in Parliament, predicting a higher-than-expected primary surplus, of 3.8 percent of gross domestic product, and a growth rate of 2.5 percent, as well as additional austerity with some 1 billion euros in new taxes.

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General government debts at 4.49 billion euros

The government has created fresh debts in the 2015-2017 period to end up owing 4.49 billion euros from 3.8 billion in 2014, despite receiving 5.1 billion euros from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) up until last month for the precise purpose of clearing its arrears.

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LIFE Film The historic Astor movie theater in the Korai Arcade off Panepistimiou Street.

Matinee and midnight screenings at the Astor

NICOLAS PAPACONSTANTINOU

Two years after its reopening, the historic Astor movie theater in the Korai Arcade off Panepistimiou Street continues to celebrate cinema with more films and cheaper tickets, as well as all-day screenings and a movie festival throughout November.

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COMMUNITY Education A member loyal to the so-called Islamic State waves an ISIS flag in Raqqa, Syria, in 2014. Islamic extremism is one of the topics that a working group of historians will be adding to the history curriculum of the new education program at Greek schools, Kathimerini has learned.

Update for Greek school history textbooks

APOSTOLOS LAKASAS

Jihad, the Greek Civil War, genocides, minority rights, the Holocaust, syndicalism, the modern refugee crisis – these are some of the topics that a working group of historians will be adding to the history curriculum of the new education program at schools, Kathimerini has learned.

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Sports Digest: Gerards testimonial was a truly moving occasion

Veteran soccer players (including a host of Euro 2004 winners) and thousands of fans, mostly OFI supporters, gathered on Monday evening at the Theodoros Vardinoyiannis Stadium of Iraklio to honor Eugene Gerards, the 77-year-old former manager who coached OFI from 1985 to 2000.

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Sleeping Beauty | Athens | November & December

The Greek National Opera Ballet has teamed up with two distinguished performance artists – Swedish dancer and choreographer Pontus Lidberg, and British set and costume designer Patrick Kinmonth – for a brand-new production of the all-time classic “Sleeping Beauty,” inspired by the four seasons.