Ministers press on with talks on banks, privatization

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis are to meet representatives of the country’s international creditors at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday for talks on bank recapitalization and privatization as the two sides boost efforts to secure a deal.

NEWS Transport

Air traffic controllers to stage walkout on Wednesday

The union representing Greece’s air traffic controllers is to go ahead with a four-hour walkout on Wednesday, August 5, and has warned of further action unless a bill foreseeing the adoption of European Union regulations governing working conditions, labor rights and administrative issues is submitted in Parliament.

NEWS Rasmus Ruffer (right), European Central Bank representative, arrives at the Labor  Ministry in Athens, on Monday.

Pension reforms to apply from July, official says

Greece and its lenders discussing a third multi-billion-euro bailout deal have agreed that pension reforms will affect only those who retired after the end of June, Labor Ministry officials said on Monday.

NEWS Politics

ND eyes centrist alliances with electoral law idea

As speculation about early elections peaks chiefly due to dissent within leftist SYRIZA over creditors’ demands for new austerity measures, the conservative opposition New Democracy appears to be looking toward new alignments with centrist parties.



Now healed, Raphael the sea turtle is released

Volunteerswith the Archelon society for the protection of sea turtles celebrate on the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Monday, August 3, after the release of Raphael, a male loggerhead turtle who was found badly injured last year. Raphael was rescued on August 18, 2014, when he was found with injuries to his head and shell, possibly from a boat propeller. The 71-centimeter, 46-kilogram turtle has been cared for by Archelon and was released at Crystal beach, a protected loggerhead nesting site.