Parliament passes bill on prior actions after minister takes back last-minute amendment

Greece’s lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill legislating for a series of prior actions needed to conclude the second review of Greece’s adjustment programme. The bill regulating economic activity and business licensing issues was [...]

ESEE: Majority of Greek commerce enterprises showed resilience in H1

Around six out of 10 Greek enterprises have no arrears to the state and showed resilience during the first half of 2016, despite an economic crisis. At the same time, more than one in four enterprises in the commerce sector (27.6 pct of total) [...]

No borders for online content

Ever tuned into your favourite on-demand film service somewhere abroad in the European Union, and frustratingly found your subscription doesn’t work ? Well, this could all change with a new online copyright law examined at the European Parliament. Watch [...]

Safer data rights in the US for EU citizens

The European Parliament has given a green light to a landmark deal for transferring transatlantic criminal data. The EU-US «Umbrella Agreement” on law enforcement aims to better protect personal information exchanged between the two parties.

Evacuation operation underway at Pieria refugee camp due to harsh weather conditions

An ongoing evacuation effort was underway on Wednesday to remove refugees and migrants staying at the Petra camp in Pieria, due to the very harsh prevailing weather conditions, and take them to alternative accommodation. Katerini municipal councillor [...]

Μinor earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale shakes Kilkis

A minor earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was recorded at 19:36 on Wednesday in the Kilkis region. According to the Thessaloniki University Geophysics Institute, the epicentre of the quake was the same as that of previous tremors, [...]

PM Tsipras meets Raúl Castro and other Latin American leaders during visit to Cuba

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met and held talks with Cuba’s President Raúl Castro during his visit to Cuba to attend Fidel Castro’s funeral, which took place on Tuesday. They discussed relations between Cuba and the European Union, [...]

Talks with SOCAR for sale of DESFA have collapsed, Greek authorities say

Greece’s environment and energy ministry on Wednesday officially announced the collapse of talks with Azerbaijan’s energy giant SOCAR for the sale of Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA), ending a 3.5-year effort to [...]

Greek stocks ended sharply higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday

Greek stocks ended sharply higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, in line with a rally in domestic bond prices, as investors seemed to expect a positive outcome in a December 5th Eurogroup meeting on finalising short-term debt relief [...]