Weather forecast: Clouds and rain

Clouds, rain and northerly winds are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds and sleet in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -02C to 08C. Clouds and rain in the eastern and western parts with temperatures between 03C and 14C. Cloudy over the Aegean islands […]

‘Suspicious’ envelope sets off alarm bells at SYRIZA HQ

Alarm bells went off at the main offices of the ruling SYRIZA party in downtown Athens on Thursday morning, after an envelope containing a “suspicious” white powder was discovered in the mail. Police and the fire service were summoned to the offices on Koumoundourou Square to take delivery of the envelope, which was discovered just […]

President Pavlopoulos meets with EU Commissioner Canete

President of Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos met on Thursday with visiting European Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Canete at the presidential mansion. Pavlopoulos said to the European Commissioner that Greece supports and will continue to support the European policy under his responsibility and made a special reference to three sectors. The first is the […]

Snow, rain cause problems in northern Greece, Peloponnese

More than 40 villages were struggling with a complete power outage in the Western Macedonia region on Thursday following heavy snowfall overnight, while in the northern Peloponnese, a rock fall caused by rain closed off a section of the Patra-Corinth highway. The villages in the environs of Kozani and Voiou also experienced problems in their […]

Turnstile installation closing four more Athens metro stations on weekend

An ongoing program to install turnstiles at the Greek capital’s metro and ISAP stations to crack down on fare dodging will result in the closure of four more metro stations this weekend. Athens transport authority OASA on Thursday said that commuters on Saturday and Sunday will not be able to use the Attiki, Acropolis, Megaro […]

Two Greek shipping companies acquire 2 vessels from troubled Hanjin

Two Greek-controlled shipping companies, Chartworld and Golden Union, have purchased a same number of post-Panamax vessels from bankrupt Korean multinational Hanjin Shipping. The vessels were identified as the “N Buchanan” and “N Odessa”, both listed at 114,650 dwt, built in 2011 and 2012, respectively. According to Lloyd’s List, Chartworld — controlled by the Kollakis family […]

Egg freezing: Should you consider it?

A recently published study brings hope to women faced with fertility issues. The study has found that the combination of four drugs can contribute to the growth of new eggs. More specifically, an article in Human Reproduction journal suggests that researchers from the University of Edinburgh, led by professor Evelyn Telfer, noticed that women with […]

Party leaders cross swords in Parliament over way forward

Feeling like a pre-election period, Wednesday’s parliamentary debate between party leaders turned into a full-fledged confrontation as all sides sought to take corners arguing over what is at stake for the country. “The real confrontation is between the country’s productive forces and the parasitic political system that was set up by state-sponsored businessmen,” said Prime […]

1 in 2 Greeks jobless in 3rd quarter: OECD report

According to data announced by the OECD, employment rates in Greece reached 52.4% in the third quarter of 2016. The figure, which focused on the age group 15-64, revealed a rise compared to the second quarter’s 51.1%. However, the employment rate lags behind the Eurozone which stood at 65.5% in the third quarter from 65.3% […]

Farmers gearing up for road blockades over tax plans

Members of unions representing farmers in central Greece met on Wednesday to discuss plans for a fresh round of road blockades in protest at the government’s taxation plans for their sector. The aim of the meetings, sources said, was for farmers to prepare road blockades such as those set up this time last year at […]

Greek Tourism Minister meets with King of Spain

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the King of Spain, Felipe VI in Madrid during the International Tourism Fair (FITUR). The Greek Tourism Organisation (GTO) is participating in the conference with a kiosk in an effort to strengthen tourism flows from Spain to Greece for the 2017 season. Mrs. Kountoura had a brief dialogue […]

Weather forecast: Mostly Rain

Rain, storms and winds from variable directions are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Rain and snow in the mountainous and semi mountainous areas of northern and western Greece and temperatures ranging from -02C to 4C. Clouds and rain in eastern Greece and snow in the mountainous and semi […]

Journalist sues ‘trillionaire’ Sorras

Veteran journalist Alexandros Stefanopoulos has lodged a legal suit against self-professed trillionaire Artemis Sorras and the latter’s one-time associate Emmanouil Lambrakis for a string of charges ranging from running a criminal organization, fraud, spreading false information and inciting public violence. Sorras has claimed to have enough money to repay Greece’s public and private debt twice […]

EBRD expresses desire to help Greek exporters

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) chief Suma Chakrabarti told the Global Markets Forum in Davos on Tuesday that the European lender would like to contribute more in the assistance of Greek companies, particularly those who are export-orientated: “We’ve been operating there for 14 months and already invested nearly 800 million euros. We’ve made […]

PPC approves ADMIE spin-off

Shareholders of Greece’s electricity utility Public Power Corporation (PPC) approved late on Tuesday the transfer of a 51 percent stake in the power grid operator ADMIE, part of a spin-off scheme, which is a major term in Greece’s bailout program. Under a legislated scheme aiming at keeping ADMIE under state control, PPC will sell a […]

Probe into Golden Dawn’s school raid heads to prosecutor’s office

The results of a preliminary investigation by security police in Piraeus into a raid on a school in Perama by a Golden Dawn MP and other far-right extremists protesting the prospect of classes for refugee children was to be sent to the Piraeus prosecutor’s office on Wednesday. The Primary School Teachers’ Federation (DOE) issued a […]