Titan Cement announced on Thursday that its public offering to shareholders has been successful, reaching 93 percent of common shares and 92.3 percent of preference shares.
The number of visitors coming into Greece by road is slipping this year after coming to 8.8 million in 2018. These visitors accounted for 29 percent of the total of 30.3 million who visited the country last year.
The government is abolishing the Financial Crime Squad (SDOE) and the Labor Inspection Unit as separate entities in a bid to relieve their officials from political attachments and streamline the state sector, Deputy Minister for Tax Policy Apostolos Vesyropoulos said on Thursday.
Titan Cement and Public Power Corporation ensured the benchmark of the Greek bourse remained in the black for one more day on Thursday, though it was still below recent highs.
The Turkish lira firmed on Thursday afternoon after US President Donald Trump said the United States is not currently looking at sanctioning Turkey over its purchase of Russian air defence systems.
In a message ahead of the 45th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on July 20, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America said it was within the power of Cypriots themselves to achieve peace for the divided island.
The US decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the "spirit of alliance," the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to reverse the decision.
Parliament speaker Kostas Tasoulas addresses his colleagues after being elected to the post Thursday with a record-breaking 283 votes in the 300-seat House. A total of 298 MPs voted, with 15 from the KKE communist party voting “present.” Tasoulas, an MP for Ioannina, was backed by New Democracy, main opposition SYRIZA, center-left Movement for Change, the far-right Greek Solution and MeRA25. “The House should become the parliamentary pillar of the country’s recovery and change its discredited image,” he said. [ANA-MPA]
Senior officials from Greeces creditor institutions are meeting in Athens with the country's new conservative government, which is planning to begin dismantling bailout-era taxes next month.
Heavily-armed police officers are being stationed at key points of the capital, notably busy tourist spots, from Thursday in a bid to boost security.