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Greece set for ‘goldilocks status’

The Greek economy is poised to stage an “explosive recovery” in the second half of the year, with growth at 7% and 5% in the second and third quarter respectively on a quarterly basis, leading up to an annual growth rate of 9.5% in 2022, according to a Piraeus Bank report.

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Jobless rate stays at 16.7% in October

Greece’s unemployment rate stayed put at 16.7% in October 2020, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), while employment posted a 0.3% annual increase, the figures it issued on Friday showed.

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The West faces the new Eastern Question

GIORGOS KOUMOUTSAKOS

“From time immemorial Europe has been confronted with an ‘Eastern Question.’ In its essence the problem is unchanging. It has arisen from the clash in the lands of South-Eastern Europe between the habits, ideas and preconceptions of the West and those of the East. But although one in essence, the problem has assumed different aspects at different periods.”

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Europe’s 1001 electors

NIKOS KONSTANDARAS

On Saturday, 1,001 delegates of the Christian Democratic Union will elect their new leader. This will decide whether Germany’s largest political party will continue on the course that Angela Merkel charted in her country and in the European Union.

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