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Tsipras – Vucic strengthen ties of cooperation

By   /  31/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics, RS Business, RS Finance, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Tsipras – Vucic strengthen ties of cooperation

  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Serbian counterpart Alexandar Vucic expressed the common will to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, during a joint press conference in the Serbian Palata. The Greek Prime Minister, accompanied by the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Deputy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas and SG MFA Giorgos Tsipras, arrived […]

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Real economy recovery still elusive as Greeks struggle to make ends meet

By   /  26/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Real economy recovery still elusive as Greeks struggle to make ends meet

The Greek coalition government celebrated two years in power on Wednesday, however, latest figures show it has delivered very few in terms of turning around the so called real economy. Seven in ten households saw their income drop in 2016 while four in ten believe they will lose assets due to financial difficulty this year, […]

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Greek shipowners urge government to safeguard shipping competitiveness

By   /  19/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greek shipowners urge government to safeguard shipping competitiveness

The President of Greece’s Union of Shipowners, Theodoros Veniamis, called on the Greek government and the country’s Seamen Unions to allow the maritime labor market to become internationally competitive by overcoming industrialist obstructions. Greece has continued to strengthen its position as the largest ship owning nation in recent years, controlling some 18% of the world […]

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ESR to begin deliberations over TV licensing procedure

By   /  17/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on ESR to begin deliberations over TV licensing procedure

Following the recent announcement of the Council of State decision which found that the law on which the government tender for television broadcasting licenses was based contravenes Greece’s Constitution, the only competent authority to issue TV licenses is the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR). The ESR is now expected to begin a round […]

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Industrialists warn Greece must take ownership of reforms to remain in the Eurozone

By   /  04/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Industrialists warn Greece must take ownership of reforms to remain in the Eurozone

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) warned on Wednesday that should Greece’s current guardianship by international creditors should not continue in the foreseeable future, the country’s participation in the European Union (EU) will only be “on paper”. In the worst case scenario, Greece risks exiting the EU altogether, SEV says in a weekly report focusing […]

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Corruption Prosecutors Investigate Novartis

By   /  04/01/2017  /  Business, GR Business, GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Corruption Prosecutors Investigate Novartis

According to information an investigation took place at the offices of the pharmaceutical company Novartis, a few days ago, following an order by Corruption Prosecutors. A major investigation has been launched since mid-December after information concerning bribes of government officials and doctors were made public, following  a two-year investigation by US authorities on the methods […]

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The NSRF absorption target for 2016 met

By   /  02/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, Greece  /  Comments Off on The NSRF absorption target for 2016 met

The absorption of National Strategic Reference Framework  (NSRF) resources for 2016 has reached 11.35%, which corresponds to 1.6 billion euros against a 7% absorption target the equivalent to 1 billion euros of community contributions, according to figures provided by the Greek Ministry of Finance. According to final data which were communicated to the European Commission […]

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Pappas announces possible Preliminary Fact – Finding Commission

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Pappas announces possible Preliminary Fact – Finding Commission

In an interview on Public Television the Greek Minister for Digital Policy Nikos Pappas announced the possibility for a preliminary Fact-Finding Commission. The Commission would have the power to investigate what was said during the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission concerning loans by political parties and the media. “What was said cannot be swept under the carpet,” […]

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OP/ED: Final Curtain ready to Fall on Greek Media

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on OP/ED: Final Curtain ready to Fall on Greek Media

The curtain is drawing to a close for Greek media that were once powerful and which marked Greek political life in both a negative and a positive way. Lambrakis Press, Mega Channel TV, Pegasus and other Greek media are a breath away from closing after a long glorious (and infamous) history. It is a shame […]

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Stathakis: Greece is at the crossroads of two energy corridors

By   /  11/12/2016  /  Business, Energy, Finance, GR Business, GR Energy, GR Finance, Greece  /  Comments Off on Stathakis: Greece is at the crossroads of two energy corridors

Energy and Environment Minister Giorgos Stathakis is visiting New York to present investment opportunities in the energy sector during the “Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum.” Stathakis was in a 10-day tour in Rome, Brussels and Jerusalem and now is in New York. The aim of these international contacts is to create the conditions so […]

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