Tourists enjoy the view from Lycabettus hill, with the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill seen in the background, as African dust from the Saharan desert blankets the city, in Athens, Thursday. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]
A bill that was to be approved late Thursday night cuts fines for highway code offenses for those on medium to low incomes and increases them for wealthier motorists.
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias arrived in Skopje on Thursday evening for a landmark visit as talks between the two sides appear to be edging toward a resolution on the longstanding “Macedonia” name dispute.
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday unanimously condemned Turkey for its aggression toward Greece and Cyprus Thursday and called on Ankara to release two Greek soldiers who have been in Turkish custody for more than three weeks.
The East Mediterranean could become a hub to export gas to Europe – and the fastest and cheapest way to do that is to utilize idle processing plants in Egypt, a senior official for Italy's ENI said Wednesday.
Chinese group Fosun formally expressed its interest in Greece’s leading insurance company Ethniki on Thursday, at a price that should be adjusted based on the firm’s financial data, according to Fosun’s senior vice president and executive board director Lan Kang.
Citigroup expects the Greek economy and the budget to miss the targets set by the government and the European Commission for this year and next, as its growth and primary surplus estimates are considerably lower than the official forecasts.
Unemployment in Greece stands at a rate of 27.5 percent when underemployment is included, according to a report by the Institute of the General Confederation of Greek Labor (INE-GSEE).
Demand from foreign tour operators for air seats to Greece this year is showing an annual increase of 21 percent, according to the air carriers schedules.
The adjusted property rates used for taxation purposes (known as “objective values”) will be increased in 6,070 zones around the country, Deputy Finance Minister Katerina Papanatsiou stated on Thursday.