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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-20

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Three-party coalition gov't finalised
  • [02] Venizelos: Greece has a government
  • [03] Outflow of deposits has been halted

  • [01] Three-party coalition gov't finalised

    AMNA--New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras, following what he called an agreement amongst ND, PASOK and the Democratic Left (DIMAR) party to form a coalition government, said he will brief the Greek president on Wednesday afternoon that he has a parliament majority, which will give this new government a vote of confidence. amna

    According to reports, the names of Cabinet members will be announced later in the afternoon.

    [02] Venizelos: Greece has a government

    AMNA--"Greece has a government as of today," PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos said after his meeting with New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Wednesday.

    The parliamentary requirements were reportedly met for the formation of a new government, backed by the largest party, in terms of MPs in Parliament, ND, along with PASOK and the small Democratic Left party (DI.MAR).

    Venizelos reconfirmed that caretaker Finance Minister Giorgos Zannias, with whom the three party leaders will meet within the day, will represent the country as a Eurogroup meeting on Thursday.amna

    He also criticised leftist SYRIZA, the main opposition party, for declaring that it will not participate in any future negotiation team with creditors.amna

    The first critical battle, he said, will be held two days before the EU Summit on June 28, "we know very well what we will ask for, from whom and in what manner," he concluded.

    [03] Outflow of deposits has been halted

    AMNA--The outflow of bank deposits from Greece has halted, and a gradual return of those deposits to the domestic banking system has been recorded in the last three months, according to banking officials.

    They said that the substantial outflow of deposits of the last two weeks before the elections, through withdrawals from the bank branches and the ATMS and transfers of capital to subsidiaries of Greek banks abroad, as well as deposit of cash in safe deposit boxes and to homes has been halted.amna

    The overall sum of outflows in the past weeks or the inflows of the past three days --- since the repeat general elections, is not known, since the relevant reports and figures are given in regularly scheduled reports by the country's central Bank of Greece (BoG) and other commercial banks.


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