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Lefteris Papadimas

Clashes erupt as Greek police stop migrants from reaching border

Apr 07 2019

DIAVATA, Greece Greek police fired teargas on Saturday as angry migrants hoping to travel to northern Europe hurled stones and bottles after being barred from reaching a nearby border crossing, witnesses said. | Video

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Apr 06 2019

DIAVATA, Greece, April 6 Greek police clashed on Saturday with groups of migrants and refugees camped in a field close to the country's northern border hoping to cross to neighbouring countries and travel onward to northern Europe, witnesses said.

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants as border convoy grows

Apr 05 2019

ATHENS/DIAVATA, Greece Greek police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse migrants who had gathered in a field near the country's border with Northern Macedonia in the hope of making their way illegally up through the Balkans toward northern Europe. | Video

End in sight for Greece's long quest to complete national land registry

Mar 15 2019

ATHENS Greece, the only European country without a proper register of land ownership, is confident it will finally have one in place by 2021 after spending hundreds of millions of euros on a project that began more than 20 years ago.

Greece gets investor thumbs-up with first 10-year bond sale since crisis

Mar 05 2019

ATHENS/LONDON Greece drew strong demand on Tuesday for its first 10-year bond issue since plunging into a debt crisis nine years ago, in a clear vote of confidence from markets in its economic revival days after securing a two-notch ratings upgrade.

UPDATE 2-Encouraged by upgrade, Greece plans 10-year bond issue

Mar 04 2019

ATHENS, March 4 Greece plans to issue a 10-year bond this week after Moody's raised its rating by two notches, sending yields on existing debt to a 12-year low.

Greece gets drastic on sour loans with securitisation schemes

Feb 20 2019

ATHENS Greek authorities want banks to clean up their loan books faster, and they have put together new schemes to help lenders offload bad debt by wrapping it into asset-backed securities.

After years of stalling, Greece oks Macedonia in NATO

Feb 08 2019

ATHENS After holding up its admission for years, Greece became the first nation on Friday to ratify Macedonia's membership of NATO after the two states resolved a decades-old name dispute last month.

UPDATE 2-Greece raises 2.5 bln euros from 5-yr bond, attracts strong demand

Jan 29 2019

* Yield at 3.6 pct, coupon below 3.5 pct (Adds size, yield, finmin quote)

UPDATE 1-Greek banks NBG, Alpha turn profitable in third quarter

Nov 29 2018

* Alpha reports profit of 41.1 mln on lower provisions, trading gain (Adds details, CEO comments)

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