News archive of August 2018

Roman-era tunnel in Hatay built by prisoners

A tunnel built by prisoners in the first century in the southeastern province of Hatay's Samandağ district draws attention both for its story and impressive structure. 

Released power exec reportedly arrested

Aristides Floros, the convicted former managing director of power supplier Energa, has reportedly been arrested following his release from prison on the grounds of medical evidence that appears to be of dubious authenticity.

Change of guard in Athens

Tourists watching the iconic changing of the guard in front of Parliament in Athens on Friday also snap the new cabinet, as ministers (not seen) pose for an official photo.

NBG makes 2018 NPE target from June

The second-quarter financial results published by the National Bank of Greece (NBG) on Friday reflected the gradual strengthening of operating profits and of liquidity, and the achievement of the target for the reduction of nonperforming exposures for the entire 2018 already from the first half of the year.

Ferry strike still on for Monday as unionists reject raise offer

A meeting on Friday between representatives of the Seamen's Federation (PNO) and the association of coastal shipowners on a new collective labor contract proved fruitless, meaning that a strike announced for all ships and ferries across Greece on Monday will go ahead.

Greece gets home-sharing friendly

Homeowners renting out their properties on online platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway operate in Greece without any limits to the number of houses they can let but also face the threat of high fines if they try to skip out on their taxes.