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Romanians Scuffle With Police, Protesting Changes to Criminal Code

Romanian protesters scuffled with police on Wednesday night as over 4,000 people demonstrated in central Bucharest, angered by newly adopted changes to the criminal code that they say threaten investigations into corruption and organised crime.

Probe into Folli Follie will be ready by August 10

Ernst & Young expects its inspection into the finances of troubled jewelry group Folli Follie to be completed by August 10, according to EY Greece Chief Executive Panagiotis Papazoglou.

GDP is low, but food prices are high

Greeks may be among the poorest citizens in the European Union, but that does not mean low prices for basic products and services in this country.

Deal signed for acquisition of Nireus and Selonda

After a lengthy delay, the Andromeda aquaculture group, Amerra fund and Mubadala investment firm on Wednesday signed the agreement for the acquisition of Greek fish farming companies Nireus and Selonda, with the deal expected to be implemented by year-end.

Brussels contains gov't plans for handouts

The European Commission's compliance report on Greece is scuppering government plans to make handouts out of excessive primary surpluses. The report was published on Wednesday, ahead of a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Thursday that is expected to decide on a number of issues concerning Greece.

ATHEX: Stock market session with a sting in tail

The Athens bourse spent almost the entire session on Wednesday showing benchmark and blue-chip gains, only for sellers to reverse the trend in the closing auctions, wiping out the advances. Nevertheless, growing stocks outnumbered decliners.

Former top statisticians warn Georgiou's prosecution may affect Greek market foray

The continued persecution of Greece's former head of its statistical service, Andreas Georgiou, may compromise the country's foray into the markets when its bailout program expires in August, around 80 former heads of national and international statistical agencies said in a public statement.