News archive of February 2018
Turkish Airlines on Feb. 28 has urged Istanbul passengers to take the “all necessary precautions” ahead of the snowfall expected in Istanbul early on March 1 in a statement released on its website.
The benchmark of the Greek stock market chalked up monthly losses of 4.91 percent at the end of February, after another trading session that saw the majority of stocks head south at Athinon Avenue on Wednesday. However, turnover picked up, with almost a third of the total recorded in the closing auctions.
The main conservative opposition party New Democracy on Wednesday submitted to Parliament its proposal for the formation of an investigative committee to probe whether former health ministers Panayiotis Kouroublis and Andreas Xanthos, as well as Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, are guilty of breaches of faith.
The office of a university professor at Panteion University in Athens was vandalized by members of an anti-establishment group on Wednesday afternoon, the latest in a series of attacks described by the perpetrators as "an expression of solidarity" with Constantinos Giagtzoglou, a 29-year-old terrorist suspect who was recently transferred from the capital's Korydallos Prison to a penitentiary in
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave his cabinet a moderate overhaul on Wednesday, appointing Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis to the post of economy and development minister and bringing in veteran leftist Fotis Kouvelis as alternate defense minister.
The reshuffle was triggered by the resignation of two ministers earlier this week over a row involving state benefits.