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‘Greece can meet its needs on its own’
By Sotiris Nikas
Greece will be able to meet its obligations without any new assistance from the International Monetary Fund, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis said on Friday in London, leaving the door open for the IMF to exit the Greek program at the end of the year.
 INSIDE BUSINESS
Record sum of new debts to the state in August
Expired debts to the state rose to a record high in August, according to data released on Friday by the Finance Ministry. The sum ...
‘Greece can meet its needs on its own’
Greece will be able to meet its obligations without any new assistance from the International Monetary Fund, Finance Minister Gika...
Cyprus civil servants´ strike called off
Civil servants in Cyprus on Thursday called off strike action after the government shelved plans to tax lucrative one-off retireme...
Elliniko investors eye Cyprus project warily
The investing group that has undertaken the development of the old Athens airport plot at Elliniko is expressing concern that as w...
Auctions lead to surprise stock growth
While Greek stocks contracted on a weekly basis, Friday’s closing auctions provided a happy ending, pushing the benchmark to it’s ...
OPAP, Intralot bid for Greek horse race betting licence
Greece's privatization agency has received two binding bids for the country's horse race betting licence after scrapping a previou...
Hardouvelis signals Greece may skip IMF loans to exit aid curbs
Finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis signaled Greece may forego International Monetary Fund emergency loans in 2015 and 2016 in orde...
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Record sum of new debts to the state in August
 
By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou
Expired debts to the state rose to a record high in August, according to data released on Friday by the Finance Ministry. The sum of taxes and fines that remained unpaid after their deadlines exceeded 1.4 billion euros, adding to the government’s concerns about the progress of state revenues.

Elliniko investors eye Cyprus project warily
 
By Nikos Roussanoglou
The investing group that has undertaken the development of the old Athens airport plot at Elliniko is expressing concern that as well as having to contend with the Greek state agencies, whose notorious red tape was to be expected anyway, its project on the capital’s southern coast is also facing competition from Cyprus.
 
LIFE
ARCHITECTURE
Lakki, architectural gem on island of Leros, finally gets due attention
By Giorgos Lialios
Travel brochures of Leros are usually filled with pictures of Aghia Marina, your typical island village, along with the castle, the churches, the windmills and the island's – rather ordinary – beaches. There are just a handful of references to Lakki, and these are generally understated.
LIFE
EXHIBITION
The birth of the Aegean
By Christina Sanoudou
The history of how its distinctive archipelago was formed over the course of 20 million-plus years, and how the islands became the cradles of culture and in many cases the fields of great battles, is the subject of an exhibition at the Eugenides Foundation.
DEMOCRACY
FOCUS
Democracy's many guises and challenges
By Nick Malkoutzis
At second Athens Forum, experts analyze the threats to our form of governance, particularly growing inequality.
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