Welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to Athens ahead of the signing of 16 bilateral deals Monday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the two countries’ cooperation as a road that “will soon become a highway.”
Chinese shipping giant Cosco is about to start a dialogue with the Greek government on the terms and conditions that will allow for its investment master plan for Piraeus port to expand from the currently approved 600 million to its full amount of 900 million euros.
Streets around Athens’ main Syntagma square, the Hilton hotel and the Acropolis Hill will be closed off to traffic on Tuesday morning, to facilitate Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Acropolis Museum, authorities said.
More than 100 refugees and migrants were evicted by police from a building in the Exarchia district, central Athens, on Tuesday morning, the state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
Demand for properties from potential foreign buyers has this year soared 25 percent compared to 2018, according to an analysis by property ad website Spitogatos.
Up until just a few days ago, the main field of pending actions for the successful closure of the fourth post-bailout assessment by the country’s creditors, in the context of Greece’s enhanced surveillance, was the energy sector, according to sources from Brussels.
Just four in every 10 Greeks (41.1 percent) aged from 55 to 64 years are active in the labor market.
Greeks are returning to gasoline-fueled cars, as data point to a rapid decline in the market share of diesel vehicles.
Greek stocks retained on Monday their southbound course set last week, with the benchmark losing just over 1 percent and trading volume remaining low, following the warning by Moody’s that the global economy appears headed toward a slowdown.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (r) signs a guest book in the presence of his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos (l) before attending an official dinner at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Monday. The Chinese President is paying a two-day official visit to Greece. [EPA]