Lignite bill has ‘nothing to do’ with small PPC, Stathakis says

“Counter to the proposal of a small PPC, which was a very bad privatisation, we are bringing a draft law exclusively for lignite coal,” Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis said on Tuesday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian [...]

VP Dragasakis: SEV must help attract more investors to Greece

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) must help attract investors to Greece, Deputy Premier and Economy Minister Yiannis Dragasakis said on Monday at SEV’s investment congress. “The profits that are made in Greece must stay [...]

BoG: Balance of travel services down year-on-year for Jan-Feb

The balance of travel services showed a lower surplus the first two months of the year compared to the same period in 2017, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Monday. In January-February 2018, the balance of travel services showed [...]

European Commission VP Dombrovskis: Budget data good news on Greece

European Commission vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, welcomed news on Monday of Greece’s 2017 budget data, pointing out that the country performed better than expected. The vice president highlighted that the primary budget surplus [...]

Greek stocks ended lower in the first trading day of the week in the ASE

Greek stocks ended lower in the first trading day of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, pushing the general index of the market below the 840-point level. The index fell 0.72 pct to end at 838.63 points, off the day’s lows of [...]

City of Thessaloniki sends trade mission to Doha

The City of Thessaloniki is making its first large step towards Asia by sending a team of business people to visit Doha on Tuesday. Headed by mayor Yannnis Boutaris, it is the municipality’s first trade mission for 2018 and will aim at [...]

Moscovici: Eurostat report shows Greece is on track to completing adjustment program

European Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici expressed the satisfaction of the European Commission over Greece’s fiscal results, as shown by the Eurostat report released today showing a fiscal surplus of 0.8 pct of GDP in 2017, from [...]

EU Commission’s Schinas: Greek primary surplus figures show ‘sacrifices are paying off’

The figures for Greece’s 2017 primary surplus announced by Eurostat are a sign that the unprecedented sacrifices of the Greek people are starting to pay off, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Monday, replying to [...]

Sales of non-metal mineral companies up 8.7 pct in 2016

Sales of the 111 top enterprises in the non-metal minerals sector (cement, marbles, etc) grew 8.7 pct to 1.3 billion euros in 2016, compared with the previous year, an annual report by New Times newspaper said on Monday. The survey said that [...]

Greek embassy in Paris: Greek exports to France up 13.8 pct in 2017

Greek exports to France grew 13.8 pct in 2017 to 720.7 million euros, while French imports to Greece eased 4.7 pct to 1.99 billion euros in the same year, with the volume of bilateral trade falling slightly (0.4 pct) to 2.7 billion euros, while [...]