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EU Commission: The Prespes Agreement is an opportunity to promote economic cooperation

EU Commission: The Prespes Agreement is an opportunity to promote economic cooperation “The Commission has launched a study on sustainable economic development in the greater region of the Prespes Lakes, with particular emphasis on tourism,” said Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Negotiations on Enlargement, in his recent written answer to a question raised by SYRIZA Eurogroup head and...
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Gale-force winds and freezing cold as weather system ‘Chioni’ settles over Greece

Gale-force winds and freezing cold as weather system ‘Chioni’ settles over Greece Temperatures plunged, falling below zero in many parts of the country, and sea transport was disrupted as the weather system “Chioni” arrived in Greece, bringing gale-force northerly winds reaching up to 9-10 Beaufort. . According to the National Observatory of Athens weather service meteo, the lowest temperatures outside of ski...
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Achtsioglou: Government fully ready to ensure compliance with higher basic wage

Achtsioglou: Government fully ready to ensure compliance with higher basic wage The labour ministry and the Labour Inspectorate are fully prepared to ensure compliance with the recently increased minimum wage, Labour Minister Effie Achtsioglou said on Wednesday, during a press conference with Deputy Labour Minister Nasos Iliopoulos on the actions taken to reduce unemployment and combat labour law violations. “We are...
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Greece-US cooperation in energy dominates conference by Transatlantic Leadership Network

Greece-US cooperation in energy dominates conference by Transatlantic Leadership Network The strategic dimension of Greece-US cooperation in the energy sector dominated the conference organized by the Transatlantic Leadership Network in Washington, entitled “Mediterranean: Opportunities and Challenges”. The conference was attended by US officials, diplomats and political analysts from the US capital. According to the...
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Apostolakis and Hulusi Akar agreed to proceed on trust-building measures

Apostolakis and Hulusi Akar agreed to proceed on trust-building measures Bilateral issues and trust-building measures between Greece and Turkey were the focus of a meeting that took place on Wednesday in Brussels between Defence Minister Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, on the sidelines of a Defence Minister meetings organised by NATO. Apostolakis said that the meeting with Akar is a...
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Contactless transactions in Greece soared 3662 pct since 2016, MasterCard reports

Contactless transactions in Greece soared 3662 pct since 2016, MasterCard reports The value of contactless transactions in Greece has rocketed by a whopping 3662 pct since 2016, according to an announcement issued by MasterCard on Wednesday on the findings of a survey on how Greeks shop for Valentine’s Day. The survey also showed that Greeks buck the worldwide trend for last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping,...
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Greeks in UK will need to travel to neighbouring EU countries to vote in European elections

Greeks in UK will need to travel to neighbouring EU countries to vote in European elections Greeks in the United Kingdom who wish to vote in the European elections will have to travel to neighbouring European Union countries in order to vote, the Greek Embassy in London announced on Wednesday. The UK will not be holding a vote due to the country’s imminent departure from the EU. The embassy said that […]...
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