The preliminary data of the Greek Statistical Office for the fourth quarter of 2015 show recession of 0.7%. The International Monetary Fund Director for Europe wants new measures amounting to 9 billion euros by 2018 as well as pension cuts.
The Greek government has deprived the independent Council for Radio and Television of its power to hold a competition for licences to be granted to private broadcasters. The limited number of four permit will be granted by the Minister of State, at his own discretion.
The Turkish and Greek coast guards will operate only in the territorial waters and air spaces of their countries. The overall operation will be under German command in cooperation with the coast guards of both countries and the European border control agency Frontex.