News archive of June 2018

ATHEX: Banks, CCHBC save benchmark from June drop

The significant gains posted by the majority of Greek stocks on Friday offset all the benchmark's losses in June, granting it a small monthly rise of 0.23 percent instead. However, a drop of 5.58 percent was recorded over the first half of the year.

Leading Rouvikonas member to face prosecutor over Skai threat

A leading member of the anarchist group Rouvikonas is to face a prosecutor on Saturday on charges of incitement to commit a crime after he openly threatened to "burn down" private broadcaster Skai. 

"We will burn Skai down. Today, tomorrow, in 10 years - I don't know. But we will burn it down. And we will dance around the ashes," Kalaitzidis wrote on his Facebook page. 

Migrant deal struck as Greece, Germany, Spain agree on returns

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the trilateral agreement on Friday for the return of migrants and refugees from Germany to Greece and Spain will not burden the country and will also expedite the reunification of split families. 

Amid ongoing opposition to name deal, protesters jeer minister

In an indication of the intensified opposition in northern Greece to the country's recent name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of the Macedonia (FYROM), protesters on Friday heckled Shipping Minister Panayiotis Kouroublis in Serres.

Probe launched into worksite accident in Thessaloniki

A prosecutor in the northern port city of Thessaloniki has launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to a municipal sanitation worker sustaining serious injures on the job.

Telecoms Reform to Bolster better and faster Connectivity across EU Approved by Member States

The swift and extensive roll-out of 5G and other next-generation technologies throughout Europe, stronger consumer protection and a capped rate for international calls within the EU - all these are covered by the comprehensive set of new rules for the electronic communications sector that EU countries' ambassadors approved today on behalf of the Council.

Temenuzhka Petkova: CESEC is an Indisputable Example of Successful Regional co-operation

CESEC initiative is an indisputable example of successful regional cooperation. I am pleased that within the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the of the Council of the EU, Sofia is hosting the fifth annual Meeting of the High Level Group on Central and South-Eastern Europe Connectivity, Energy Minister Temenuzka Petkova said.

Greece drafts NBA superstar Antetokounmpo to woo tourists

"I'm Giannis Antetokounmpo. Visit my beautiful country, Greece," the NBA All-Star beams, standing before a row of classical Greek columns in Greece's latest push to attract tourists.

In the ensuing 60-second clip, footage of Antetokounmpo on the court alternates between postcard images of Greece: turquoise waters, whitewashed chapels and ancient monuments.

Winged Victory replica to be erected on Samothrace

A replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, on display in the Louvre Museum in Paris, will be erected on the namesake northern Aegean island this summer.

According to the deputy regional governor of Evros, Dimitris Petrovic, the marble replica was made by three sculptors in a workshop in the northern Greek town of Drama.

Guilty verdicts recommended for former Thessaloniki officials

A prosecutor has recommended that former Thessaloniki mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos and Michalis Lemousias, who served as the local authority's general secretary, should be found guilty of handling money that was illegally acquired.