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House protection criteria will benefit wealthy borrowers, too
By Evgenia Tzortzi
The regulation that the Finance Ministry is promoting to freeze home repossessions effectively even protects households with high incomes, as it covers not only the 90 percent of households whose main residence is valued up to 200,000 euros, but also the minority that certainly require no protection.
 INSIDE BUSINESS
ANALYSIS
Greek debt becoming less sustainable
The agreement between the Greek government and its lenders, which was sanctioned by the Eurogroup last Tuesday, appears to be more...
No progress seen in tax administration
Tax evasion loopholes remain wide open in Greece, the monitoring mechanisms are still shackled to political power, and an apparent...
House protection criteria will benefit wealthy borrowers, too
The regulation that the Finance Ministry is promoting to freeze home repossessions effectively even protects households with high ...
Agenda
MONDAY The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research issues its February report on business and consumer surveys. Food and d...
Schaeuble softens tone, says Greece ´needs time´
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Sunday Greece's new government needs «a bit of time» but is committed to implement...
Greece to prioritize IMF repayments but wants talks on ECB-held bonds, says Varoufakis
Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the ...
Greece seeks negotiations on ECB bond repayment
Greece called into question on Saturday a major debt repayment it must make to the European Central Bank this summer, after acknow...
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No progress seen in tax administration
 
By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou
Tax evasion loopholes remain wide open in Greece, the monitoring mechanisms are still shackled to political power, and an apparent determination to adhere to all laws and regulations conceals a counterproductive climate of inactivity, according to a damning report by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union on the country’s tax administration.

Agenda
 
MONDAY The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research issues its February report on business and consumer surveys.
 
COMMENTARY
DEBT TALKS
Vindication or fiasco
By Alexis Papachelas
The EU is a complex yet flexible institution. That said, it is important that you always have an idea of who you are talking to, who makes the hard decisions and who you can rely on in times of need.
LIFE
KASETOPHONO
Friendly playlists for all music
By Emilios Harbis
Since going online in 2012, Kasetophono (Greek for cassette player) has been gaining new fans – or listeners – who bookmark the site's address with the kind of reverence usually attached to certain radio stations.
FOCUS
WWII REPARATIONS
Greece's other dispute with Germany
The issue of wartime reparation claims over Germany’s four-year occupation of Greece, which ruined the country financially and left thousands dead, has complicated relations between Athens and Berlin for decades.
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