The Greek coast guard seized at least 3.2 tons of hashish found aboard a foreign-flagged vessel that was moored at the port of Iraklio for inspection, in an ongoing operation which started last Sunday.
Students from Athens University’s School of Physical Education and Sport Science protested on Wednesday in Syntagma Square against a draft law that they say will downgrade their degrees and make it harder for them to find work. Deputy Sports Minister Giorgos Vassiliadis has dismissed their concerns as premature. [InTime News]
Funds expected from state asset utilizations in 2018 have yet to make to into the coffers of state sell-off fund TAIPED. Under pressure from the country’s creditors and the threat that national debt-easing measures could stall, the government is attempting a final push aimed at concluding certain issues.
Greece’s jobless rate fell to 18.3 percent in July-to-September from 19 percent in the second quarter, data from the country’s statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday.
Citigroup expects Greek growth to slow in the coming years for a range of reasons, but considers the prospect of the 2019 general election positive, arguing that it will almost certainly lead to an investor-friendly conservative government.
Shortly before the much-anticipated first Strategic Dialogue between Greece and the United States start in Washington on Thursday, a senior official of the US State Department described the discussions as “a really important moment in US-Greek relations,” adding that “we have not seen such an opportunity to upgrade relations in a long time.”
A man was found dead in Athens's southern district of Moschato early Thursday morning after being shot in the head by unknown assailants, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The final drafts of the constitutional revisions that the Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will have to ratify are in compliance with the Prespes accord, Greek government sources said late Wednesday, according to state-run news agency ANA-MPA.
Α 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the sea area northwest of the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Thursday.
Greece is trying to avert the possible closure of Europe’s biggest nickel producer Larco and is looking at ways to ensure there are no interruptions to its electricity supply, the country’s energy ministry said on Wednesday.