Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis has reacted to reports that Greek anti money-laundering authorities have requested the opening of his bank accounts saying he has “nothing to hide.”
Beer deliveries during the period of January – October 2018 reached 37.10 million litres, recording an increase of 3.6 percent compared to the same period of 2017, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service on Tuesday show.
Almost a year after the country’s last domestic terrorist strike, the Greek Police’s counterterrorism unit was Tuesday investigating an attempted bomb attack against a prosecutor in the Athens neighborhood of Vyronas.
Greece’s anti money-laundering authorities have begun the process to open bank accounts held by Costas Simitis, family members of the ex socialist prime minister, and two former PASOK ministers, according to a report in Ta Nea newspaper on Wednesday which was confirmed by officials.
Cypriot government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has rejected Turkish press reports that President Nicos Anastasiades had secretly agreed on a deal with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to divert a proposed natural gas pipeline to Turkey in exchange for a solution of the Cyprus problem.
Greece’s largest public sector union staged a 24-hour walkout on Wednesday, demanding wage and pension increases from a government still bound to keeping expenditure in check by its lenders.
Oceanco’s 110-meter Jubilee won two top design awards at the 29th International Superyacht Society (ISS) Gala.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (r) is seen with Swiss President Alain Berset (l) and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at an international conference in Palermo aiming to explore a new UN roadmap for Libya. [Igor Petyx/EPA]
Hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged all parties engaging in gas exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean not to pressure it over Ankara’s own energy plans in the region, the US State Department said Washington “discourages any actions or rhetoric that increase tensions in the region.”
With local authority elections looming next May, both main parties are seeking to broaden their appeal, reaching out to candidates from other parts of the political spectrum and public life.