Stournaras Gets The Nod, Will Take Over The Bank of Greece

- June 11, 2014

Greece’s former finance minister Yannis Stournaras has been tapped to head the financially troubled country’s central bank, two days after he was replaced in a cabinet reshuffle. The Bank of Greece said it was nominating Stournaras to take over from the current governor, George Provopoulos, whose term expires next week. The order though comes from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative party leader.

Greek Ports On The Block

- June 9, 2014

the Greek government is reportedly considering selling off its major ports to bring in billions of euros in investments and jobs to counter an economic crisis.

Economides Not New Greek FinMin

- June 9, 2014

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has named Greek economist Gikas Hardouvelis – not NYU economics professor Nick Economides – as Finance Minister.

Tsipras Says Greek Debt Unsustainable

- June 8, 2014

Greece’s major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras, disputing claims the country is on the road to recovery, said the debt can’t be sustained.

Plan To Help Young Professionals

- June 8, 2014

With youth joblessness above 60 percent, the Greek government is mulling a plan to suspend social security contributions for three years for free-lance professionals.

Greece Advertises For Tax Chief

- June 7, 2014

Greece’s hunt for a new tax collection chief to replace Haris Theoharis after his abrupt resignation went to the Internet, with an ad on the government’s portal opengov.gr.

Greek Jobless Rate Falls: 0.1%

- June 5, 2014

Greece’s unemployment rate has fallen, but only by 0.1 percent, showing how difficult the task is for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to get people back to work.