UN Sec Gen Guterres congratulates Greece on dealing with refugee crisis

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres congratulated Greece for its efforts to address the refugee crisis in his meeting with Alexis Tsipras in New York, according to government sources, while giving the Greek prime minister the credit for the [...]

Tsipras: The Greek people have proved they can show solidarity to those in need

“In very difficult times, the Greek people have proved that they can show solidarity with those in need,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said late on Thursday at the Global Hope Coalition’s Annual Dinner, where he was awarded [...]

Bank of Greece: Bank deposits up 1.297 billion euros in August

Bank deposits placed by the private sector increased by 1,297 million euros in August, compared with an increase of 841 million in the previous month, while the annual growth rate stood at 7.3 pct from 7.4 pct in the previous month, the Bank [...]

Power cuts in Attica due to fallen branches, trees

Power cuts were reported in the northern suburbs of Athens on Thursday, caused mainly by trees and branches falling on power lines due to the strong winds. Problems reported in Pallini have now been repaired, while power cuts have also been [...]

Chinese ambassador: Coming years can be new chapter in Greek-Chinese relations

In her message to a reception celebrating the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, the new Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zhang Qiyue expressed hope that relations the coming years would mark a new chapter [...]

Power outage in Hania, Crete due to substation malfunction

Many parts of Hania prefecture on Crete were without power on Thursday due to an as-yet unidentified problem at a Public Power Corporation (PPC) substation on the island. The power cuts extend along the island’s northern road axis and [...]

Attica Bank reports pre-provision earnings of 6.8 mln euros

Attica Bank on Thursday said its pre-tax and pre-provisions earnings totaled 6.8 million euros in the first half of 2018, from 8.4 million euros in the same period last year, negatively affected by lower contribution of net commission revenue. The [...]

FM Nikos Kotzias a keynote speaker at CFR think-tank

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Thursday participated in a trilateral meeting in New York with his Cypriot and Egyptian counterparts, originally scheduled for Friday, and spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) about Greek initiatives [...]

Appeals Court to decide on Georgiou case in coming days

An Appeals Council will decide in coming days on whether the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) Andreas Georgiou should go on trial for a misrepresentation of Greek financial data. This is the third time that the Appeals [...]

Schools in Attica, Peloponnese, western Greece to stay shut on Friday

All schools in Attica will stay shut on Friday at the orders of the region’s governor Rena Dourou, ahead of the arrival of a Mediterranean hurricane, or Medicane, that is expected to reach Greece on Thursday night. The decision was taken [...]