News archive of September 2017

Enemies of progress

Legislation being drafted by the Transport Ministry that will transform Beat (formerly Taxibeat) from an "electronic intermediary platform" into a "transport services provider" is much more important than the war between the forces of stagnation and those of modernization.

FAZ analysis says Greece may need years to cover gap

In its monthly economic analysis, Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily newspaper said Greece was set back in 2015 by what it called the mistakes of SYRIZA's first government under Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister at the time, Yanis Varoufakis.

Mitsotakis insists oil spill questions 'remain unaswered'

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis observes clean-up crews on a beach on the island of Salamina near Piraeus on Saturday. The conservative chief said there were many 'unanswered questions' surrounding the sinking earlier this month of the Agia Zoni II tanker, which caused an oil spill that spread to the southern shores of Athens.

Antetokounmpo’s father, Charles dies at 54!

Charles Antetokounmpo, the father of NBA superstar Giannis and Panathinaikos forward Thanasis, died last night at his residence in Milwaukee. He was was 54.
Antetokounmpo passed away suddenly on Friday night after suffering a heart attack at his home.
He leaves behind wife Veronica and children Thanasis, Giannis, Kostas Alex and Francis.

Greek president expresses support for Cyprus

In a message to Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the island's independence, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Saturday that Greece will continue to back Cypriots in their efforts to end the Turkish occupation of the northern party of the country, and reach a viable solution to its decades-old problem.

Mali to resign only if early elections are called

BELGRADE - Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali said Wednesday he would most likely resign before the end of his term, noting that a statement he had made on the matter on Tuesday was misinterpreted by some media.

What I said yesterday meant I would most likely resign before the end of the term, he explained.

Vujovic: No elements of economic recession

BELGRADE - Contrary to some media reports, there are no elements of recession in the Serbian economy, and 2018 growth will be at 3.5-4 pct, Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic said Wednesday.

Commenting on Serbia climbing 12 positions in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, Vujovic said progress had been made in many areas.

Miroslav Miskovic to be retried on tax evasion charges

BELGRADE - The Belgrade Court of Appeals has acquitted Delta Holding owner Miroslav Miskovic of charges of fraud against road maintenance companies, throwing out a part of a first-instance ruling handing him five years in prison and an 8 mln dinar fine for assisting his son Marko in an approx. 3 mln euro withholding tax evasion.

Dacic: Business, trade volume with Aragon must be boosted

ZARAGOZA - Serbia and the Spanish province of Aragon need to boost business cooperation and trade, Serbian Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic said in Zaragoza Wednesday after Serbia opened an honorary consulate in the city earlier in the day.

Siemens celebrates 130 years of operations in Serbia

BELGRADE - Germany's Siemens on Wednesday celebrated the 130th anniversary of its operations in Serbia.

Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said she was hoping the company would undertake an expansion in the country.