Minister slams creditors plans for PPC selloff as ‘cannibalism’

Greece’s international creditors are proposing the sale of 40 percent of the lignite and hydroelectric power plants of the Public Power Corporation, starting from July, and ending in the first half of 2018. Government officials, for their part, are doing what they can to limit the pieces of PPC in the privatization portfolio and put […]

Greek initiatives to promote health tourism and investments from Canada & US

The Department of Medical Tourism of the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association has started a series of coordinated efforts to promote health tourism abroad. The aim is to strengthen Greece’s role in the global health tourism market which amounts to 40 billion dollars. For that reason, a conference will be held […]

EU Commission stresses the aim to reach staff level agreement by April 7

The aim is to reach a staff level agreement by the Eurogroup on April 7, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas on Monday (27/03/2017) said. The spokesman said that the negotiations between Greece and the institutions continue with the view to concluding the second programme review as soon as possible. Schinas reiterated the statement of the […]

Union of prosecutors decries targeting of members in wake of resignation

The union representing Greece’s judges and prosecutors on Monday issued a statement, expressing concern about what is described as a virtually daily phenomenon of attempts to undermine their work. The union made the statement in the wake of the decision over the weekend by top corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou to tender her resignation following claims […]

Syrian man found hanged at Piraeus passenger ferry terminal

Police and Coast Guard officers in the port of Piraeus were on Monday investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an undocumented migrant found hanged from a kiosk near a passenger ferry terminal. The gruesome sight was first seen by a passer-by who alerted the authorities. According to sources, the man was a 25-year-old Syrian […]

Russian has not approved Turkey loan to buy S-400 missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladimir Kozhin, has stated that Turkey’s application for a loan to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile system has not been approved yet. The CEO of Rostec Corporation, Sergey Chemezov, had announced earlier this month that Ankara had asked a loan from Moscow in order for Turkey to buy the Russian missile […]

IVF procedures take plunge owing to financial crisis

The number of births in Greece through in vitro fertilization (IVF) has dropped between 40 and 50 percent over the last eight years due to the financial crisis, according to experts in the field. “Couples whose fertilized eggs were frozen have contacted us and asked that they be destroyed because they decided they couldn’t have […]

The profile of the Greek tax-evader: Ernst & Young report

Ernst & Young released an analysis report outlining the profile of the Greek tax-evader. The report, which was based on criteria such as profession, place of residence and family status and presented at an event organised by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and Research and Policy Institute “diaNEOsis”, revealed that the profile of a […]

Weather Forecast: Scattered rain

Scattered rain initially in the east and later in the rest of mainland Greece and northerly winds are forecast for Monday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds and rain in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 5C-15C. Scattered clouds and rain in the evening in the western […]

Remarks by President Donald Trump at Greek Independence Day Celebration

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has marked Greek Independence Day with a rather ominous message. At a White House reception, Trump said that in the years to come “we don’t know what will be required to defend our freedom.” But he says it will take “great courage, and we will show it.” Greek Independence Day […]

Hosni Mubarak is freed, to dismay of many in Egypt

Six years after baying crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed on Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained, capping a long and largely fruitless effort to hold him accountable for human rights abuses and endemic corruption during his three decades […]

Turkey is threatening, again: We will take actions regarding Cyprus’ natural gas

Turkey reacted angrily to the natural gas deal that Cyprus signed recently. The Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades met with ExxonMobil’s representatives, a move which triggered a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, that “the Greek-Cypriots shouldn’t behave as if theyare the sole owners of the island” adding that all moves regarding the exploitation of the […]

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

Police have appealed to anyone who knew the Westminster attacker Khalid Masood to come forward with information. Officers investigating Wednesday’s attack said they wanted to hear about “associates and places he visited”. The fourth victim has been named as Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south London – one of three killed by Masood’s car […]

Turkish asylum requests on the rise

An increasing number of Turkish nationals have been finding their way to Greece since the failed coup attempt in the neighboring country and the mass purges that followed. More specifically, 236 Turks requested political asylum in Greece from last July until February. According to official data from the Asylum Service seen by Kathimerini, the rising […]

EU hopes Greece will drop objections to unity declaration

EU officials said on Thursday they were hopeful Greece would drop its eleventh-hour objections to a declaration marking the bloc’s 60th birthday, sparing it a major embarrassment as it struggles for unity despite the looming departure of Britain. The leaders of the European Union’s 27 remaining states will mark the anniversary at a gathering in […]

Weather Forecast: Mostly fair

Mostly fair weather and northerly winds are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 06C to 22C. Mostly fair in the eastern parts with temperatures between 09C and 22C. Mostly fair over the Aegean islands […]