News archive of October 2017

Sao Tome and Principe revokes recognition of Kosovo

According to the data from Belgrade, the independence of Kosovo was recognized by 106 countries, and two of them have withdrawn that recognition. In addition to Suriname, this is done by another country - Sao Tome and Principe, the island nation in the west of Africa.

Olympiakos snatches point from Barcelona on special night for Valverde

Olympiakos held Barcelona to a goalless draw on Tuesday for the Champions League as its players worked hard to prevent the Spaniards from scoring on a number of occasions at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.

The Reds fielded a defense-minded team, with its starting line-up sporting no strikers at all.

Olympiakos – Barcelona 0-0 (FINAL)

For any team in Europe, a game with Barcelona is a huge challenge. The more so for Olympiacos who is still looking for a good start since the beginning of the season and comes after a defeat from Panathinaikos.

Olympiacos was excellent, during the game keeping Barcelona at a safe distance and having a few good moments for a goal.

Suspect, 32, held over killing of Athens lawyer Zafeiropoulos

A 32-year-old Albanian national, who was arrested on Saturday, is believed to be the killer of criminal lawyer Michalis Zafeiropoulos, who was gunned down in his office in central Athens last month.

Total, Edison sign lease agreement for Ionian hydrocarbon block with Greece

The contract for the concession of oil and gas exploration rights in a block west of Corfu in the Ionian Sea was signed on Tuesday by representatives of Total, Edison and the Greek state. The corporate representatives expressed "realistic expectations" regarding the quality of the hydrocarbon reserves, along with concerns that the concession's completion could be subject to further delays.

Doing business gets even harder in Greece

Greece's business environment is continuing to lose ground, the World Bank's Doing Business 2018 report showed on Tuesday.

SEV: Skills required to boost export sector

The Greek economy will increase its export activity if it can improve the specialization of its human capital in technologically advanced sectors through the cultivation of skills in the workforce and the population in general, the weekly economic bulletin of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) argues.

ATHEX: Stock prices offset their October losses

A sudden jump in stock prices at the Greek bourse on Tuesday wiped out all of October's losses for the benchmark and even gave it a 0.49 percent increase right at the end of the month, compared to September 30.

Tsochatzopoulos to return to prison as appeal rejected

An Athens appeals court on Tuesday ordered that former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos be returned to prison after rejecting his appeal against his conviction for money laundering.