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Anastasiadis era begins for Greece with win over Finland

An own goal sufficed for Greece to beat Finland 1-0 in Athens on Thursday, but did not suffice to avert Greece's elimination from the Nations League, on the debut of coach Angelos Anastasiadis on the Greece bench.

Airports see passenger figures soar

Passenger traffic through Greek airports increased 9.9 percent in the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period of 2017, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

In fact, the total number of passengers to Greece in the year to end-October was greater than the figure for the whole of 2017.

Police: Gruevski fled to Hungary via Albania and Montenegro

Macedonia has in the meantime issued an arrest warrant for the former prime minister, who has been sentenced to two years in prison for abuse of office during the purchase of an armored Mercedes car, while Gruevski is now seeking political asylum in Hungary.

Court accepts Onex's plan for Neorion Shipyard

A court on Syros has finally ratified the streamlining plan for the Neorion Shipyard in Ermoupoli, the capital of the Cyclades. The verdict means the historic company is now officially under the control of Onex Syros Shipyards, owned by Greek American Panos Xenokostas.

SEV sets terms for increase of minimum wage

Greek industrialists have set two conditions for it to agree to an increase in the minimum wage: a parallel increase in average productivity and the immediate reduction of social security contributions.

ATHEX: No letup for local bourse benchmark

The shake-up of the MSCI indexes, the 1.7 percent jump in the 10-Greek bond yield and eurozone concerns over the impact of a "hard Brexit" weighed on the benchmark of the Greek stock exchange on Thursday while the bank stocks index sank to a new 33-month low.

Hollande calls for no additional austerity for Greece

No additional austerity measures should be imposed on Greece, former French president Francois Hollande told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency during a visit to Athens on Thursday.

Greece: Bailout lenders agree to scrap 2019 budget cuts

Greek officials say lenders have agreed to scrap a major round of government funding cuts planned for next year after the country outperformed budget targets set to help protect public finances.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the government received "very positive news from Brussels" on Thursday, when bailout creditor representatives met to discuss Greeces draft 2019 budget.