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STASY, Terna eye Jerusalem rail project

Athens urban rail transport company STASY is part of one of the six major consortiums to be short-listed for the second stage of the tender for the operation and maintenance of Jerusalem's light rail system.

Commissioner Avramopoulos says Prespes name deal 'is problematic'

EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Wednesday described the name deal reached between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as "problematic," arguing it favors the latter.

ATHEX: Index edges higher on late price rally

A late rally by Greek stocks during Wednesday's closing auctions at Athinon Avenue sufficed to offset all of the session's losses, with the benchmark ending in positive territory and rising stocks outnumbering the losers by one.

Fraudsters nabbed in Thessaloniki

Greek police on Wednesday nabbed two fraudsters - a 37-year-old man in Keratsini, near Piraeus, and a 47-year-old woman in Thessaloniki.

The man faced a prosecutor on eight counts of fraud after allegedly stealing the key to an apartment during a viewing while posing as a potential tenant.

Probe launched into Novartis investigation mishandling by prosecutors

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou has launched an investigation after a corruption prosecutor who resigned last week suggested in a report he sent her that his colleagues and his boss mishandled an ongoing probe into an alleged bribery scandal involving the Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis.

Amnesty launches campaign for consent-based definition of rape in Greece

The Greek chapter of Amnesty International announced this week it is launching a campaign to revise article 336 of the country's penal code, changing the definition of rape from an act of coercion to one based on absence of consent for the sexual act.

Police arrest alleged drug dealer in northern Greece

Greek police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man they believe to be the leader of a drug-dealing gang active in Thessaloniki and other parts of the country.

The 27-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after several days of surveillance, following a raid on his home in the area of Analipsi in Central Macedonia.

Probe opened into worker's death in Serres

Police on Wednesday were investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a 43-year-old construction worker at a children's camp in Nea Kerdylia, near Serres, northern Greece.

The man was crushed by a metal overhang attached to an exterior wall which collapsed during construction work at the site.