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High primary surplus targets a 'drag' on Greece's economic recovery
13 Sep 2019The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agrees with the opinion expressed by Christine Lagarde in the European Parliament concerning the need to review the high primary surplus targets for Greece, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said on Thursday. view more
Far greater flexibility towards strategic investments, say gov. sources
12 Sep 2019Greater flexibility in strategic investments by way of fast-track licensing, and other sweeping interventions which give rise to positive prerequisites for attracting new investments and creating jobs, are just some of the changes brought along by a governmental bill submitted for public debate, government sources said on Wednesday evening. view more
Chakrabarti: EBRD intends to increase its investments in Greece
11 Sep 2019Sir Suma Chakrabarti, president of EBRD, expressed the Bank's intention to further increase investments in Greece in companies such as PPC, Hellenic Petroleum and in former international airport of Helliniko, during his meeting on Tuesday with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. view more
Energy Min Chatzidakis on PPC: 'September 24 audit must confirm sustainability'
10 Sep 2019The New Democracy government proceeded with reducing property tax (ENFIA) "sooner than promised," said Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Chatzidakis on Monday on SKAI TV, but cannot, just yet, abolish the solidarity levy tax, he added, as this will be achieved "within four years' time."
PM Mitsotakis: Greece will be the pleasant surprise in the Eurozone
09 Sep 2019Greece will be the pleasant surprise of the Eurozone, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday during the PM's press conference at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), when asked if the economy will be affected by an emerging global recession.
Bulgaria's Sport Depot to open first store in Greece
05 Sep 2019Bulgarian sports goods retailer Sport Depot will open its first physical store in Greece on September 6 and plans to open about 10 new stores under franchise agreements in the neighbouring country in the next two years, Bulgarian media reported. view more
No layoffs in public sector, says Interior Min Theodorikakos
04 Sep 2019"There will be no layoffs in the public sector and it is very sad that even now, two months after the general elections, the main opposition does not want to look at things objectively and reasonably," stated Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos to Real FM on Tuesday, concerning the issue relating to the number of public-sector workers.
Shipping Min Plakiotakis to hold meetings on shipping industry in London on Tuesday and Wednesday
03 Sep 2019Matters regarding the international shipping industry and the bilateral collaboration between Greece and the United Kingdom in shipping ahead of Brexit are expected to dominate meetings to be held by Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis in London on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The government aims to make PPC attractive to investors, Hatzidakis says
02 Sep 2019The new electricity tariffs are sufficient to ensure the sustainability of the Public Power Corporation (PPC), Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said in an interview with 'Kathimerini' newspaper.
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Sofia opens 19.6 mln euro tender for 30 e-buses, 10 charging stations
30 Aug 2019Municipally-owned public transport company Stolichen Electrotransport, which serves the Bulgarian capital Sofia, said on Thursday that it has launched a tender for awarding a contract for delivery of 30 new electric buses and 10 charging stations for electric vehicles, worth an estimated 38.4 million levs ($21.8 million/19.6 million euro), VAT excluded. view more