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The Center for Civic Reform, the US Consulate and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce hosted a discussion in Thessaloniki on Thursday that focused on the emerging prospects of the northern port city, following the impressive American presence at the Thessaloniki International Fair in September, with more than 55 innovation leaders and 75 events that revealed the depth of US-Greek business
The aim of the Digital Agenda is digital transformation and modernisation of public administration, greater cyber security and the improvement of business climate in the region.
The Summit has been opened by Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel.
Greece's leftist-led government has put a great deal of effort into avoiding the implementation of pension cuts.
However, according to data from the European Union's statistics office Eurostat, the impact of Greece's other social transfers (such as state unemployment and housing benefits) on poverty reduction is much smaller when compared with other members of the bloc.
Greek authorities say 18 people were hospitalized after the latest in a string of often fatal road accidents involving vehicles smuggling migrants through northern Greece.
Police say a van driven by a suspected migrant smuggler and crammed with another 46 people veered off a road and crashed near the northeastern town of Didymoteicho overnight Wednesday.
Nikos Kotzias, who resigned as Greece's foreign minister last month, has criticized Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for failing to support him in his dispute with junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos over the Prespes accord.
"Tsipras behaved like Pontius Pilate," Kotzias told News 24/7 Wednesday, a reference to the Roman governor who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.