Update: Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

> THE PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was in Oslo yesterday for the annual Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, which he attended together with 20 more EU leaders…

> EUROGROUP

Eurozone finance ministers are scheduled to have a teleconference today to discuss the Greek debt repurchase programme, the process of which has been extended until today…

> BOND BUYBACK SCHEME

Government announced yesterday that it has decided to extend the bond buyback scheme deadline until today. According to an announcement, the extension would allow holders of Designated Securities who have not yet offered them for exchange pursuant to the Invitation to participate in the Invitation…

> PUBLIC SECTOR

Labour reserve scheme in the public sector is going forward, along with transfers of employees from underperforming state bodies to key services; however, according to Kathimerini, a wave of early retirements is threatening to undermine its success…

> PRIVATISATIONS

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund requested a higher financial offer from an international investor consortium for Greek State Lotteries’ concession…