FM Kotzias article to Korea JoongAng Daily: A new era for Athens and Seoul

A new era for Athens and Seoul By Nikos Kotzias We are ready to explore more opportunities of bilateral cooperation.Nov 30,2017 My visit in Seoul sets yet another important landmark in the relations between our two countries. It is the first [...]

Brookings Institution: To swap or not to swap? Greece issues 5 new bonds

By Theodore Pelagidis/ Nonresident Senior Fellow – Global Economy and Development On November 28, Greece finally swapped its so-called private sector involvement (PSI) bonds, which had a face value of 29.6 billion euros (but only 20 billion [...]

Greek stocks end slightly up on Thursday

Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, pushing the general index of the market above the 740-point level. The index rose 0.26 pct to end at 740.20 points, off the day’s highs of 741.64 points. The index [...]

Digital policy ministry submits bill for creation of Greek Space Agency

The ministry of digital policy submitted a draft bill to parliament on Thursday for the establishment of the Greek Space Agency. According to the ministry, the agency will be a limited company under the name “Hellenic Space Organization”, [...]

PM Alexis Tsipras to attend European Socialist Party meeting in Lisbon

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will attend the European Socialist Party’s meeting in Lisbon on Friday and Saturday as an observer. The meeting of state and party leaders is preparatory to the European Council meeting in mid-December. Tsipras [...]

Austria registers 20-30 pct increase in bookings to Greece for the summer of 2018

Guaranteed Austrian airport bookings for Greece are showing a sharp increase for the summer of 2018, said two of the largest Austrian travel companies, TUI Austria and Rewe Austria Touristik, on Wednesday. According to Rewe, there is a 30 pct [...]

IMF sees positively ESM idea on Greek debt relief, says spokesman

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees positively a proposal put forward by the head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling on debt relief for Greece, the Fund’s spokesman Gerry Rice said in a regular press briefing [...]

Over 700,000 applications approved for the surplus handout so far

A total of 719,814 or 42.96 pct of all applications for a government handout (“social dividend”) have been approved, according to data as of Thursday afternoon. The dividend is a result of the overperformance of the primary surplus [...]

Four candidates vying for Eurogroup presidency

Latvia’s Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Portugal’s Mario Centeno, Slovakia’s Peter Kazimir and Luxembourg’s Pierre Gramegna will run for the presidency of the Eurogroup, the European Council said in a press release on Thursday. The [...]

Man wanted for armed robberies surrenders to police after making TV appearance

A 38-year-old man wanted by police as a member of a gang that committed armed robberies in Attica surrendered on Thursday afternoon, soon after making a brief appearance on a Greek television show. The suspect, identified two days ago by police [...]